All posts tagged: San Diego County California

Nancy Witt

Nancy Witt 
- Volunteer of the Year!

As many of you already know, Nancy Witt has been named San Diego County Democratic Party Volunteer of the Year! Nancy will be officially honored at the Roosevelt Dinner “Painting The Town Blue” on May 4th. We hope that everyone will attend to help celebrate! Nancy was raised in Wisconsin, the fifth eldest of twelve children. Her mother was a great organizer with boundless energy and Nancy remembers being trained to sell raspberries from their farm, door-to-door to neighbors at the age of six – so her canvassing skills were developed at an early age! After college in Wisconsin Nancy started work with the Social Security Administration in South Bend, Indiana. She and her first husband moved from the cold Midwest to sunny San Diego in 1971. While she was working as a federal employee she could not fully participate in political activity under the rules of the Hatch Act. President Clinton was the first to authorize that federal employees could join political clubs (but still only run for non-partisan elected positions). Nancy & Stewart …

Francine Busby Plans Outreach and Growth for San Diego County Dems

Francine Busby has been elected to serve as Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party, vowing to reach out to varied constituencies and build on the achievements of her predecessor, Jess Durfee. A resident of Cardiff by the Sea, Busby has been a leader in the Democratic Party since her first campaign for Congress in the 50th District in 2004 – when she ran against Randy “Duke” Cunningham – and in subsequent high-profile campaigns against former Rep. Brian Bilbray. Busby on KPBS: “We’re eager to put our policies into place because people voted for Democrats.” She has served as the North County Vice Chair of the County Party and has represented the Party in other leadership roles ranging from fundraising and strategic planning to candidate training. Busby is also the Executive Director of Run Women Run, an organization that mentors, trains, and supports pro-choice women for elected office. “I am honored to follow in Jess Durfee’s footsteps,” said Busby, noting that at the end of his nine-year tenure, 71% of the County Democratic Party’s …