President – Susan Peinado
Susan is an active Democratic Party member and known within the San Diego activist community as a supporter of progressive causes. After previously serving as Club Secretary, in 2013 she was elected President of the Point Loma Democratic Club. Susan attends the Democratic California Party State Convention as a delegate of the 78th Assembly District. She is an alternate member of the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee, a Precinct Leader for the GO Team, and worked with OFA in Las Vegas, 2012.
She grew up in Jacksonville, FL and, as an elementary school teacher under court-ordered integration, worked to integrate an all-black school as one of its first white teachers. She has lived in Ocean Beach for forty-one years.
Susan has been a Trustee at the San Diego History Center since 2011. She served as President of the San Diego Museum of Man’s Collectors Club, and was a docent at the museum. She has an extensive collection of Native American art, enjoys history and archeology. She was lucky enough to spent five weeks in Scotland in the summer of 2012 visiting Neolithic stone sites with an archeologist friend.
Susan has been a Sunday school teacher, a Girl Scout leader and served on the Point Loma Girl Scout Service Unit as treasurer and Outdoor Trainer. She has served numerous PTAs in various capacities, including administration of the Young at Art Program at Silver Gate Elementary School and other PTA art and membership programs. She was awarded the PTA Community Service Award by Point Loma High School and Correira Junior High School.
Susan has a degree in education from Stetson University in Deland, FL and a certificate in Non-profit Fund Raising and Development from UCSD.
She has two children, Philip and Susana, and was married for 39 years to Arthur G. Peinado, Esq. who died in 2010.
Vice President – Mike Johnson
Mike’s father William Johnson served in the U.S. Navy during Word War 2, and Mike was born in San Diego in 1946. The family moved several times in the next 8 years before settling back to San Diego. Mike graduated from Lincoln High School in 1965 and two years later was drafted to tour Vietnam. He exited the U.S. Army at the age of 22, going on 32!
Mike married his high school sweetheart in 1970 and has three wonderful children the eldest of which is currently studying at UCLA.
Mike spent most of his life working construction in California, Nevada and Arizona depending on where the latest housing boom was taking place. He retired in 2009 and joined the Point Loma Democratic Club in 2012 after becoming a Precinct Leader for the GO Team, and working with OFA in Las Vegas.
The San Diego County Democratic Party presented Mike with the Making a Difference Award at the Roosevelt Dinner in 2015, after his canvassing for the 2014 election, his Vote to Honor a Veteran video, his registering of new voters, and for being an all-round great guy.
He was, is, and will always be a lifelong Democrat.
Secretary – Deborah Currier
Like many of her generation, Deborah’s interest in politics began with John F. Kennedy’s presidency. At 14, she was ecstatic to see him in her hometown of Ft. Worth, Texas, then an hour later profoundly shattered by his death. She joined the Young Democrats and has since remained an active campaigner for liberal causes.
Deborah studied journalism at UT-Austin, worked as a newspaper reporter, columnist, commercial artist, and finally as an engineering draftsman, technical writer and editor at General Dynamics’ Ft. Worth aircraft division. She studied studio art at UCSD after her husband Phil transferred to the company’s San Diego electronics division in 1985.
After her San Diego neighborhood of Del Mar Heights redistricted to CA-49, she campaigned for Dave Peiser, who later appointed her as a delegate to the California Democrats State Convention. In 2015, she joined the Point Loma Democratic Club because it serves an area similar to her own and is such an outstanding club.
Deborah is an avid reader of early American history and the life of George Washington and devotes as much time as possible to her son, two stepdaughters, and ten grandchildren.
Treasurer – Jonathan Wubbolding
Jonathan served in the U.S. Navy as a Mineman and is currently studying Political Science at San Diego State University, expecting to graduate with a B.A. Spring 2017.
Jonathan tutors Political Science, Geography and Writing at San Diego Mesa College veteran’s center. Responsibilities include assisting veterans with college general education level classes, and easing transition into college coursework and systems.
As Treasurer Jonathan manages fundraising and budget administration and nsures finance filings are compliant with California standards. Jonathan also serves as Chair of the Membership Committee overseeing club growth.