The Coastside Democrats and friends will have the opportunity to hear Josh Becker, the Democratic candidate for the California Senate, District 13, speak on Sunday the 13th, from 2-3 pm. District 13 has been represented by Club friend Senator Jerry Hill, who is termed out and cannot run again. Josh is opposed by a Republican and is very likely to win the seat. Our Club endorsed his candidacy last week.
This is an excellent opportunity for Club members and guests to hear directly from Josh and to ask him questions. He comes from Menlo Park and is interested in learning more about the issues on the Coastside.
Here are some facts about his background:
- Created the Full Circle Fund, which funds non-profits creating positive change and building civic leaders for the future.
- Founding Trustee at the University of California, Merced.
- Serves as a County Commissioner on the Child Care Partnership Council in San Mateo County.
- Appointed by Governor Brown to serve on the California State Workforce Development Board.
- Founded Clean Tech for Barack Obama.
- Founded a legal tech accelerator to support entrepreneurs who want to innovate in law and public policy.
- Co-founded and managed the Stanford Board Fellows program, which trains students to serve on the boards of local non-profits.
- Co-founded New Cycle Capital, a pioneer in building socially responsible businesses.