SAN DIEGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Run Women Run (RWR), a San Diego based political action committee, voted to endorse seven candidates running for positions in San Diego County at its endorsement meeting on Thursday, November 14, 2013.
The RWR endorsed candidates and the positions they are seeking are:
Sarah Boot, San Diego City Council District 2
Myrtle Cole, San Diego City Council District 4
Carol Kim, San Diego City Council District 6
Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego County District Attorney
Mary Salas, Mayor of Chula Vista
Olga Diaz, Mayor of Escondido
Nora Vargas, Southwestern College Board of Trustees
"Our endorsed candidates represent more than qualified, electable women candidates. They are leaders for both the present and the future with the ability to create the changes that our region and country need," said Jamie Quient, co-chair of the Run Women Run's Political Action Committee.
"We know that having more women in elected office enhances the discussion and leads to better outcomes. For example, it was the women in Congress who led the resolution of the recent federal government shutdown."
"In order for our country to move forward, we need a government with a critical mass of women's voices to set the agenda. Through our support efforts at Run Women Run, we hope to start this shift locally and create a momentum on a larger scale."
About Run Women Run (www.runwomenrun.org)
Run Women Run (RWR), a political action committee (PAC), inspires, recruits, trains, mentors, and supports pro-choice women to state and local government in San Diego County. RWR supports candidates who share a desire for pay equity, a woman's right to choose, civil rights of all and equal access to education and opportunity. RWR strives to bring a balanced perspective to the dialogue and decisions that create good governance and public policy. RWR offers clarity and prioritization of important issues through forums, networking and education. It also provides active volunteer committees where members can help plan and execute programs, research and endorse candidates, and assist in membership and marketing.
SOURCE Run Women Run