Sandra Fluke declares candidacy for California State Senate
Thursday, February 6, 2014
The Democrat previously stated she would run for a seat in the United States Congress being vacated by retiring Congressman . She informed the that she decided to run for the California State Senate instead of the U.S. Congress because she felt she would be able to accomplish more for the people of California as a state Senator.
She will attempt to gain election to the seat currently occupied by California. Lieu is currently in the beginning of his own campaign for Congressman Waxman's seat representing ., a Democrat from ,
|My entire career has been devoted to the public interest, whether representing victims of human trafficking or advocating for working families.|
In a release to the press, Fluke said: "I am extremely moved by the outpouring of local and national support I have received since I announced that I was considering running for office. My entire career has been devoted to the public interest, whether representing victims of human trafficking or advocating for working families."
She described her intentions for the California legislature: "I am committed to continuing that fight in Sacramento, working to protect our environment, ensure our access to health care, and create the jobs that are desperately needed. While I strongly considered offering my candidacy for Congress, I feel there is a better way for me to advance the causes that are important to our community."
|I am eager to get to work fighting for the causes that matter most to our future as a community, state and nation.|
Fluke characterized herself as a new voice for: "I believe that the families and communities of this district — from West Hollywood to West L.A. and from Santa Monica to Torrance and beyond — deserve to have a fresh perspective from a new generation of progressive leadership in Sacramento, and I am eager to get to work fighting for the causes that matter most to our future as a community, state and nation."
After graduating from law school, Fluke moved to Los Angeles where she used her skills as a lawyer to help improve conditions for individuals related to improving the and advocating for better for children.
Fluke was nominated as a candidate by Time magazine for their Person of the Year of 2012. Time concluded Fluke helped give U.S. President Barack Obama an edge in his 2012 presidential re-election campaign.
Fluke was a featured speaker on September 5, 2012 at the North Carolina. Fluke spoke to attendees at the convention about the consequences for women of electing Republican candidate for Mitt Romney over incumbent President Barack Obama. Fluke campaigned with President Obama in his bid for re-election.in ,
She was recognized April 22, 2012 with the Stand Up for Choice Award. Fluke was given the Stand Up for Choice Award at the "Third Annual Multi-Generational Brunch" of the organization New York City (NYC), New York in the United States.which was held in
Fluke received a nomination in March 2012 as a candidate formagazine's 100 most influential people in the world. The list is released annually as a special edition of Time magazine, titled .
She gave testimony to the US Congress on February 23, 2012 before the at a hearing about and . She also worked for Sanctuary for Families in NYC which worked to crack down on human trafficking and domestic violence.
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