Alicia Gaines, Membership

Alicia has reintroduced herself to the Monterey Peninsula as a striving political trainee. Before embarking on the politics in this community, Alicia attended the two local Junior Colleges and graduated from both, studying dual diagnoses. She is currently working on a degree in Addiction Studies. Alicia has been involved with several organizations such as the IHELP Program for Women, where she held the position as program coordinator for the first year. Alicia has served as a volunteer treasurer for two organizations on the Peninsula: VFW Post #811 Marina, CA (where she was also the president for a brief moment), and the retired Men’s Social Club in Seaside. She is a member and past Chaplin of the American Legion Post 591, and a member of Moose Lodge. She sits in a District 4 seat for the Monterey County Democratic Central Committee, and is Membership Chair for the Democratic Women of Monterey County. She is the Executive President for the IHSS Supervisor’s Advisory Executive Board, representing Jane Parker’s District 4 on the IHSS Advisory Committee. She is also the President of the E.T. Price Social Club, and an active member of the Order of the Eastern Carmelita #38, and also a Daughter of the Shriners Menelik Court #53.

Her most precious position is being a caregiver for her mother (aged 88) with Alzheimer’s. Alicia says she enjoys the opportunity she has gained as a Board member, serving her 2nd year as Membership Chair. The issues that most concern Alicia are: Freedom of Choice, care for the elderly, and health and education for all. She hopes to become a politician in her community of Seaside, CA, perhaps as a councilwoman to start the process.