Mariko Yamada

State Senate 2016

In It to Win It!


Dear Friends:

Thanks to so many of you, we’re in the “Top Two” to be the next State Senator for the Third District—all of Napa and Solano, and parts of Contra Costa, Sacramento, Sonoma and Yolo counties.

The stakes couldn’t be higher and the choices more clear.

Throughout my 40 years in public service—as a lifelong Democrat, social worker, school volunteer, Yolo County Supervisor and State Assemblywoman who raised two daughters and cared for an aging parent—I’ve earned the reputation for always standing up for what’s right, not what’s easy.

Over the past 18 months, together we’ve taken on the special corporate interests that spent millions to buy this seat. Our strong message to them: “This seat is NOT for sale”.

Serving for six years in the California Assembly from 2008 to 2014 was a high honor for me. Together we survived those difficult years, but there are still many challenges ahead that will require experienced and energetic leadership. We must boost our economy and protect small businesses and the lives of working people whose labor supports it. We must also ensure that the promises made for a secure retirement are kept fair for all Californians, and ensure that care is accessible for the most vulnerable in our State. I have always put Main Street ahead of Wall Street, and I always will.

I am the candidate who will fight to protect retirements by increasing penalties on financial institutions that engage in fraud against seniors, invest in childcare and universal preschool, and address student debt and veteran’s services.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Your endorsement and a contribution of any amount will help share our message. Principled leaders like Congressman John Garamendi, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, State Controller Betty Yee, EMILY’s LIST, the California League of Conservation Voters, and California Federation of Teachers are on my team. Join me, and sign up to receive updates on my campaign for State Senate here.

Thank you for your consideration, because “We’ve got work to do!”



Mariko Yamada

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