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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 64

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Theresa Sanford

Public School Teacher
31,300 votes (26.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • A vibrant economy and jobs for communities within the 64th Assembly District.
  • Safety: Adequate police and fire services for our communities & preservation of your 2nd Amendment right to protect yourself and loved ones from harm.
  • Protect Prop. 13 and prevent additional tax increases that hurt working families and those on fixed incomes.



Profession:8th Grade Science Teacher
Middle School Science Teacher, LAUSD (2005–current)
ParaEducator, LAUSD (1998–2005)


Graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University Dominguez Hills Bachelor's Degree, Liberal Studies with emphasis in Science & Teaching Credential (2005)
Los Angeles Harbor College Associate's Degree, Liberal Arts (2000)

Community Activities

Volunteer Area Coordinator & Secretary, Southland Collie Rescue (1995–current)


I am married and the mother of two adult children.  I grew up in the South Bay and graduated from LAUSD schools.  earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts at Los Angeles Harbor College, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies  and Teaching Credential from California State University Dominguez Hills.  I currently teach 8th grade science at the middle school I attended in my youth.   

I am running for public office because I am frustrated with failed leadership and the lack of fiscal responsibility in Sacramento.   Exercising my right to vote is no longer enough.   I feel it is time to get into action, to aspire to be part of the conversation in Sacramento.





Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $9,696

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of Sanford, Theresa
Employees of Sandord, Theresa
Employees of Kasai, Douglas

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (92.82%)
Small contributions (7.18%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

 If elected I will vote to support measures that support public safety, and stimulate the economy and job growth.  I will vote to protect Prop 13 for residential and commercial property owners. I support cutting taxes to stimulate economic growth in the private sector and preserving tax credits for the working poor. 

I will support legislation that improves K-12 education and returns as much control as possible over spending and decision-making to  local school sites and support the creation of more vocational training opportunities and college readiness programs for youth in our communities.  

I will fight to derail the bullet train project that Californian’s cannot afford, and divert funding desperately needed for local transportation and water infrastructure projects. 

I will also vote to protect California residents’ 2nd Amendment and Constitutional rights.  I will support measures that provide funding for housing and other services needed by our veterans.  

I will support measures that would allow out-of-state insurers to do business in California and provide our citizens with a variety of health plans that better meet their needs, rather than the current one-size-fits all approach.  

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Sanford for Assembly 2016

PO Box 2054, Gardena  CA 90247


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