Greetings neighbor!

I have lived in this district for 38 years and have dedicated my career to making our community a better place to live. I moved to this district to work as a lawyer for farmworkers. I started a non-profit “Partners for Peace” to develop strategies to reduce youth violence. We focused on early childhood education, literacy, afterschool programs, youth employment and strengthening family communication. I have also fought to maintain agriculture as a vibrant economic force in California, helping the industry secure the resources that it needs, including access to water, to fuel our rural economies.

Throughout my public service career, I have represented rural agricultural communities. I have served as a City Councilmember, Mayor, and State Assemblymember. In each of these positions, I have been elected by and have represented rural, agricultural communities. In 2011, Governor Jerry Brown asked me to serve in his Cabinet to help him reduce California’s $26 billion dollar budget deficit. I worked with the Governor to make the state more efficient, customer service oriented, and fiscally accountable. I loved working with the Governor and helped resolve issues that threatened our community, such as getting state approval for local public school construction projects and improvements, working with local leaders to resolve disability access issues, and helping federal and local authorities make sure contracts were in order for a new Veterans Cemetery at the former Fort Ord.

We need someone who knows how to get things done and who will fight for rural California and for agricultural communities. I am that person. I would be honored to have your vote. You can count on me.

Anna Caballero

Testimonials

Maricella Cruz, Board Member, Alisal Union School District

Maricella Cruz, Board Member, Alisal Union School District

I was 22, an ex-gang member in Salinas trying to turn my life around, when I met Anna Caballero. I began working with her as a founding member of the Strengthening Families Program at Anna’s organization, Partners for Peace. I became a certified instructor in the program, helping families reconnect and learn to talk to and support one another. For the first time I felt like I could give something back to the community and help deal with the gang plague that had nearly taken my life. I was growing as a productive member of society. Anna noticed the “diamond in the rough”, the potential in me, and gave me an opportunity. Now I work for the Monterey County Office of Education, where today, through the Alternative Education Program, I help point at-risk kids towards college instead of gangs.


Tim McCarthy, Salinas Community Leader

Tim McCarthy, Salinas Community Leader

I have known Anna since 1979, and was her partner in our law firm for over twenty-five years. I know her well. Anna brings a wealth of great experience to state and local government. She knows how to get things done. She is smart and savvy, and she is a bridge builder. She is principled and looks for solutions, and she knows how to “reach across the aisle” when it can lead to productive action. I know of no one who would better than Anna to represent us in the California State Senate. I urge you to join me by voting for Anna Caballero for the State Senate.