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This week the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to sue the Trump Administration for its policy on asylum seekers, who are now left in local communities without any resources while their cases are processed. After Republican Supervisor Kristin Gaspar cast the only vote against the lawsuit, County Democratic Party Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy issued the following statement.
SAN DIEGO -- Last Tuesday the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee elected a new leadership team for the 2019-2020 election cycle, resulting in the youngest Executive Board in the County Democratic Party's history. Among the newer members elected to the board are six millennial officers, including new Party Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, 31, a U.S. Marine Veteran and the president of the California Young Democrats and San Diego Democrats for Equality.
After months of organizing and campaigning, our local Democrats who were elected in November have now all been sworn in, stepping into roles from city halls to the U.S. House of Representatives. Most of the officials new to their positions replaced incumbent Republicans; some highlights are listed below. These Democrats joined many others now serving on city councils, school boards, and special district boards throughout the county. With the campaigns behind them, their important work of policymaking and public service now begins.