San Diego Black Women are among Women in politics making moves

Black women across the globe are making huge progress in running for political office. In fact, there’s an entire website with a comprehensive list of over 100 Black women running for office.  In   the state of Arizona, there are 8, California 38 and in Texas, there are a whopping 76. 

By the way, let’s give a shout out to Stacey Abrams of Atlanta, who just won the Democratic gubernatorial primary! If she wins she’ll make history by becoming the first woman elected governor of Georgia, the first African American elected governor of Georgia, and the first black woman to govern any state in the United States of America.

In the city of San Diego, there are four accomplished, active candidates running for a seat in 2018.   

Listed below are the San Diego candidates. Please visit their respective websites to find out more about platforms and stances their running on. 

Please note: This is not an endorsement. Click on their websites to find out what their stances and beliefs are. Get out and vote June 5th.

Myrtle Cole

Running for San Diego City Council District 4 in California 

Local Seat, Incumbent, 4th District 


















Geneviéve Jones-Wright

Running for District Attorney, San Diego County in California 

Local Seat, Challenger 


Monica Montgomery

Running for San Diego City Council in California 

Local Seat, Challenger, 4th District 

















Dr. Shirley Weber

Running for Assembly in California 


State Seat, Incumbent, 79th District 




















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