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Meet Laurette Healey
I have given my all as a community advocate, businesswoman, and resident of the Valley for 20 years, and I have witnessed firsthand that our community is struggling. Working families are stressed by the instability of their jobs, and mounting foreclosures have devastated our home values. Our government must get down to business. I believe I can offer real solutions before we run out of time.
During these tough times I coordinated the largest renewable energy workforce training in the State of California, which re-trained displaced workers in the construction industry in State Certified green building technologies which resulted in one of the highest job placements (over 50%) statewide.
As as a former Deputy State Controller, I worked to root-out waste, fraud and abuse in government, in order to make sure our state gets the most out of its financial resources. When I take my place as an elected representative of our community, I'll lead our fight to make Sacramento more efficient, and take swift action to fuel small businesses, protect our senior citizens, fix our schools, and stabilize the lives of working families. I have a seasoned track record of knowing how to do it.
A well-recognized leader in the Valley.
- Healey currently serves on the board of the Valley Economic Alliance. The Valley Economic Alliance was established in 1994 as a consortium of business leaders to rebuild the economy of the San Fernando Valley following the Northridge earthquake of 1994. Founder and Chairman, David Fleming has committed his support and resources to her campaign.
- In 2002 Healey was elected to the first Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council and served for three years as its Chairwoman of Government Affairs.
- In 2008 Healey ran as a Democratic candidate in the primary for the then 40th Assembly District and received 20.8% of the aggregate vote. 26% of the 40th AD is incorporated into the new 46th AD.
- Healey has a long history of social and civil rights advocacy stemming from the 1999 assault on a Jewish daycare center in the San Fernando Valley that killed a Filipino postal worker. In 2000 Healey helped to raise $5 million dollars working with the Human Rights Campaign to enact national hate crimes legislation. Arlene Alpert has endorsed Healey’s campaign and was recently honored with the Community Hope Award for her outstanding volunteerism at Haven Hills Children’s Crisis Shelter in the Valley, offering her skills as a teacher to this vulnerable population for more than 26 years.
- The identified LGBT voter registration for the new 46th AD is approximately 7%. Healey has proven human rights credentials - currently serving on the board of the National Stonewall Democrats, and current Vice President of the Los Angeles Stonewall Club. Healey is an appointed member of the Sheriff’s LGBT advisory board as well as the San Fernando Valley advisory council for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
- Among a long established record of Valley advocacy, Healey led a neighborhood name change in 2009, which resulted in renaming a portion of Van Nuys to Sherman Oaks. The entire renamed area is within the new 46th AD.
- Healey has been engaged with the Democratic Party throughout much of her professional career. Healey was a board member of the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DP/SFV), and currently serves as the Vice President of Stonewall Democratic Club the largest Democratic Club in Los Angeles.
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