Born: Jan. 4, 1964 in Stockton. She’s the fifth
generation in her family to live in Stockton, dating back to
Current residence: Livingston. She plans to
move to a residence in Stockton that she already owns.
Education: Tokay High School graduate in 1982.
She lived in what is now the Bear Creek High attendance area, but
Bear Creek hadn’t been built when she was in high school. Later
attended San Joaquin Delta College and California State University,
Candidate: For new Fifth State Senate District
seat, which includes Lodi, Galt and all of San Joaquin County, part
of Modesto and Delta areas west to Brannan Island Road.
Current position: Elected to the Assembly in
the 17th District in 2006, 2008 and 2010. District includes about
half of Stockton, plus Tracy, Patterson, Merced and Los Banos.
Previous positions: Interned and paid staffer
for then-Assemblyman Patrick Johnston, of Stockton; worked for
then-Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi; chief of staff for
then-Assemblywoman Barbara Matthews, of Tracy; physical therapy
aide at San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp and Dameron
Hospital in Stockton.
Affiliations: Child Abuse Prevention Council
Auxiliary of San Joaquin County, advisory member of Crime Victims
United of California, member of the American Legion Auxiliary and
the High Speed Rail Committee of Merced.
Family: “I’m married to my job.”
— Source: Cathleen Galgiani