Olga Diaz

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Olga Diaz is a U.S. politician. As of 2010, Diaz is a member of the city council of Escondido, California.

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Escondido, California highlighted in red

Quotes[edit]

“I’ve got two years left on my term. I’m not sure that I have any political value anymore. I lost pretty badly, right?” 11/25/14 N.C. Times

Successes[edit]

Although she has been a California resident her whole life, she is notable as the first Latina and a liberal Democrat elected to the generally conservative council.[1]

Recall Effort[edit]

Recall effort reported 1/28/14 by San Diego Union. Residents are upset and are heading up a recall of Olga Diaz.

Education[edit]

Diaz graduated from Santa Clara Universitywhere she successfully got a Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree in accounting, and after her graduation, she was wanted by a global accounting firm called PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She continued to serve her alma mater by doing Institutional Research for it.[2]

Personal Information[edit]

She is married to an Escondido police officer and owns two coffee shops in Escondido.[3] she no longer owns The Blue Mug.

Political background[edit]

Diaz had unsuccessfully run in the 2006 city council election.[4] She won in November 2008 with support not only from urban areas with a liberal voting pattern, but also from affluent areas that normally vote for conservatives.[5]

Diaz's election to the council changed the majority position of the council on immigration issues. The Escondido City Council had become known as the "city without pity" for illegal immigrants.[6] But as a result of Diaz' election, discussions about implementing controversial immigration laws ended.[7]



References[edit]

San Diego Union RECALL story 1/29/2014

External links[edit]

  • Olga Diaz at OlgaDiaz.com (official councilmember website)