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Pride & Prejudice: Is the Democratic Party Tent Big Enough to Rule the World? A Conversation with Anna Caballero

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Anna M. Caballero was elected in November 2018 to the California State Senate to represent the 12th Senate District, which includes the Salinas Valley, San Benito County, Merced County and portions of Stanislaus, Madera and Fresno Counties.

Anna has a 30-year legacy of public service in her community. She received her undergraduate degree from UC San Diego, and her law degree from UCLA. She moved to Salinas to provide legal services to farmworkers and then ran for Salinas City Council where she focused on affordable housing, strengthening the business and commercial opportunities for growth, the redevelopment of downtown, and providing more parks and recreational space for families. In 1998, Anna became the first female Mayor of Salinas where she put a measure on the ballot to raise money for essential services during a state budget crisis. She also raised private funds for city libraries.

Anna was first elected to the State Assembly in 2006, where she continued to focus on meeting the needs of local residents. In 2011, she joined Governor Brown’s cabinet as Secretary of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. Under her leadership, millions were allocated to build housing and provide services for homeless veterans. Anna has been a tireless advocate for families, farmers, veterans, workers, the disabled, seniors, and teachers. She is honored to continue this work in the State Senate.



California Field Green Salad
Diced Apple, Sliced Grape, & Toasted Walnuts
Creamy Poppy Seed Dressings


Sea Salt & Pepper Crusted Tri-Tip
Caprese of Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil
Lemon Asparagus Orzo with Asiago Cheese & Summer Vegetables


Grilled Vegetable & Tofu Skewers with Pesto Sauce
Lemon Asparagus Orzo with Asiago Cheese & Summer Vegetables


Chocolate Mousse Cake
Coffee and Tea