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Voices

I surveyed a group of voters and community leaders and asked them if they thought I should run for Supervisor. Here is what they told me.

You have the ability to think through problems so large most folks can’t begin to conceptualize solutions. It is this intelligence and drive that led me to dedicate hours of unpaid time to you beginning in December of last year after just a single meeting. Since then I have heard you describe the scope of the challenges we face, and the priorities you list are absolutely correct. In this historical moment we have the opportunity to shift the future of San Diego dramatically from 2020-2024. A Democratic majority on the County Board of Supervisors for the first time in my lifetime. I know you understand better than most the desperate need for radical action to tackle climate change and income inequality. I don’t know if there is anyone else as prepared to advocate for, and achieve radical action on the Board of Supervisors. If you don’t think so either, then get ready, and run, because this historical moment necessitates it.
— Spencer Katz
Dr. Terra Lawson-Remer is an incredible strategist with a huge heart for our community. I fully support her run for County Board of Supervisor because she is not only a qualified individual but also a natural leader who will fight for us at the county level.
— Domingo Alvaro
Yes ... please!
— Elaine Galinson
Terra should run for the County Board of Supervisors, because she has the clearest vision of anyone I know for developing our regional economy in a way that will benefit working families and build the middle class - with a great 21st century public education system at the core.
— Richard Barrera
The best County Supervisors are smart, hard working, and sincere. Terra is more than that. She’s highly intelligent, has a truly progressive, nuanced point of view and a deep understanding of the issues our county faces. Also, importantly, she has proven to be a successful campaign strategist and fund raiser.
— Michael Gelfand
Terra is a social justice warrior who shares the progressive values of our community. She is a forward thinker that puts community first and works tirelessly for real change. I wholeheartedly endorse her campaign to represent all of us in the County Board of Supervisors.
— Cipriano Vargas
Yes! This office is something I’ve learned more about since 2016, and its local impact is outsized and lopsided. We need to represent liberal values on this board and I think you’d be a great candidate to do that!
— Nikki Faddick
Terra Lawson-Remer is an excellent organizer, fearlessly determined in executing a vision, and extremely dedicated to serving her community. Terra has the unique ability to bridge both sides of public service- as she can just as easily talk detailed policy and build high-level coalitions, as she is willing to roll up her sleeves and do the thankless work of community-building. If Terra serves District 3 with as much passion as she has served the 49th over the last two years, all of San Diego County will benefit.
— Amanda Mascia
Terra Lawson-Remer has shown outstanding leadership and political acumen as one of the founders of the “Flip the 49th” organization following the 2016 election. She is a smart, energetic, and inspirational leader — an excellent candidate for the 3rd District Supervisor in 2020.
— Lee Haydu
Bright, experienced, and committed describes Terra. She not only has great values very much in tune with the needs of the 3rd Supervisorial District, she also has the background and savvy to know how to advance them. She would make an excellent 3rd District Supervisor and has my enthusiastic support and endorsement.
— Dwight Worden
YES Terra you should run. You should start now and run hard to the end. This last election showed us once again that it is the candidates who have a passion to serve, a “fire in the belly”, a story to tell, a determination to get out and connect with voters, this are the candidates that win in the end. Knowing you, if you run you will have that passion and work hard and with more passion than the incumbent. You have a passion to do “good” and to serve all voters.
— Bernie Rhinerson
I support Dr. Terra Lawson-Remer running for County Board of Supervisors because she is a problem solver who will fight for issues we face on a daily basis. She will bring a much needed perspective to the board and our entire county will benefit.
— Edith Santos
I believe you’ll generate much enthusiasm among the same network of folks that helped put Mike in office. I’ve thought for a long time that whatever you want to go for you will get. One question I have is is the Sup role the right one? The impact of local issues on the national landscape is pretty strong, and I do see you in national office at some point, presuming you want it.
— Michael Gordon
Absolutely you should run for County Board of Supervisors! You already have the backing of all of the volunteers in the 49th to help you. I already like that fact that you are asking me what I think! Good idea to keep that open dialogue.
— Debbie Hanna
I’m in your court, Terra. You would be a breath of fresh air for our smoggy County Board!
— Liz Dernetz
Yes! I grew up in this area and feel strongly that it’s time to flip our republican tendencies particularly in this political climate to prevent districts from following the national government in undoing all the progress we have made in the last 20-30 years.
— Alejanda Sacio
I absolutely believe you should run and I would be behind you 1000%! You are amazing and brilliant and just what the SD County Board of Supervisors needs. And I think you could pull it off with all the support you will have behind you.

So exciting and I hope to be a part of it!
— Barb Amador