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March 3, 2020 — Primary Election

Condado de RiversideCandidato para Supervisor, Distrito 1

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Debbie Walsh

Small Businesswoman
20,406 votos (24.5%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Reduce crime and homelessness to ensure that our communities and neighborhoods are safe.
  • Provide more funding to increase response times for law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders.
  • Reduce traffic congestion and commute times by creating real high paying jobs in Riverside County instead of creating more toll lanes



Profesión:Small Business Owner
Supervisor's Legislative Assistant, Riverside County (2008–2012)


Cal Baptist Masters Degree, Public Administration (2014)
University of California, Riverside BA Degree, Political Science /Administrative Studies (2004)


Debbie Walsh was born in Southern California and attended Riverside Community College earning an AA Degree, the University of California, Riverside earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/Administrative Studies and California Baptist University earning a Master of Public Administration Degree.

Over 30 years ago, Debbie moved to Riverside County to raise horses and enjoy a rural lifestyle. For over 30 years, Debbie has worked to protect our communities by speaking before the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and numerous other government bodies to implement policy changes to improve the quality of life for residents living within the 1st District of Riverside County. Debbie organized hundreds of community events, while pushing through a rural community plan and community trails system.

Debbie was part of the Riverside City/County Arroyo Committee that successfully developed the Arroyo Watershed Policy Study Guide designed to protect the numerous arroyos, hills, and streams in the City of Riverside and nearby Woodcrest. The Greenbelt, Victoria Ave. and Hills are an important part of what makes Riverside a special place to live.

Debbie spoke out against the DHL night flights that disrupted sleep to thousands of Orangecrest, Mission Grove and Canyon Crest residents. She walked the streets of Riverside against Measure L that would have devastated Measure C and Prop R that preserve the hillsides, arroyos and open space greenbelt in the City of Riverside. Debbie is still speaking out for the rights of residents in the battle against massive logistics warehouses being approved next to our schools, churches, playgrounds and homes.

Debbie has been fighting hard against logistics warehouses for years and her group RAMV just won a lawsuit against two massive logistics warehouses for violations of CEQA. Our current Supervisor approved these warehouses even though it was clear there are numerous CEQA violations in the EIR. These massive warehouses are being built right next to our homes, churches, schools and playgrounds. The trucks from these warehouses are impacting the air we breathe which is among the worst in the nation. The freeways are already over capacity sending logistics trucks into our neighborhoods to bypass congested freeways. Yet, our Riverside County Supervisor continues to approve more of these massive warehouses and their thousands of trucks without any infrastructure improvements to accommodate the additional traffic.

While in college, Debbie worked as a Legislative Intern for Riverside County and was later hired full time as the Supervisor's Legislative Assistant gaining valuable knowledge and experience in County government. During the next five years, she assisted constituents throughout the First District to improve their quality of life.

Debbie has the experience and knowledge to tackle the tough challenges that Riverside County faces today and in the future. There is a choice, maintain the status quo with increased crime, homelessness, traffic congestion, commute times, gridlocked streets and budget deficits or make a change to improve Riverside County and your quality of life.


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Homelessness is one of my highest priorities as it affects all aspects of our quality of life.  I will work with non-profit agencies, the State, County and cities to make sure that every homeless family in Riverside County is provided not only a place to live but also the resources to put them back on their feet again.  Over 2,600 children have experienced homeless in 2017/2018 in the RUSD school district alone.  

The County of Riverside is clearly not doing enough to solve homelessness.   Billions of dollars are now being spent to address homelessness.  We can and must work to find better solutions that will prevent and reduce homelessness.  No child should have to live on the street or in a shelter.

I grew up loving the environment and have worked for over thirty years to protect the environment.  Currently, hundreds of massive logistics warehouses are threatening our health and quality of life.  I have a history of fighting these gigantic warehouses next to our homes, churches and playgrounds.  I have fought to protect our open space, green belts, rural communities, streams, watersheds, arroyos, plants and birds.

I worked with Riverside County and community residents to create and implement a rural community plan and trails system in 1995.

I organized over 40 community clean up days so that residents could dispose of their unwanted items free instead of dumping them in vacant fields or on the side of the road.

I see Riverside County as a thriving County with vast amounts of open space, clean watersheds, year round springs and creeks with residents that work close to home instead of spending hours a day commuting to jobs in other Counties.  That requires Riverside County to create real manufacturing and professional jobs instead of building more toll lanes to Orange County.  Today’s jobs are low paying temporary jobs created by logistics warehouses. Not only are we exporting our high paying jobs, but we are adding thousands of logistics trucks to our freeways and tons of air pollution into the environment.  

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