Lorrie Brown

Class of 2017

Lorrie Brown is an elected State Delegate for Assembly District 37 and a community activist who ran for Ventura City Council twice. She owns a consulting business called Final Polish which handles content management, branding and public affairs. She holds a Master in Public Policy, a Bachelor in Communication: Journalism and an Associate in Bilingual-Cross Cultural Studies.
She has worked for the City of Oxnard’s Community Development Department in project management and most recently the County of Ventura‘s Public Works department  as a management assistant. She was also a Program Coordinator for PathPoint, a nonprofit that provides job training for developmentally disabled adults and she served as a youth advocate for a young women’s leadership and service learning group called the Young Ladies of Legacy. She is an accomplished public speaker who is certified to substitute teach.
She serves as an advisor to the County Board of Supervisors on the Ventura County Women’s Economic Roundtable, and also as Chair of the Young Women’s Advisory Council of that same body, and as an active member of Political Action Committee of the Ventura County Women’s Political Council. She will soon be running for Ventura County Democratic Party’s Central Committee and for secretary.
She has an invested interest in the State of California as a progressive state that must continue to set an example for human rights and democracy for our country. It will be important to stand up for our Sanctuary Cities, affordable housing and women's rights.  She believes it will be more important than ever to continue serving at-risk populations, the marginalized and generally all underserved populations. This includes minority youth, low-income families,  and immigrants.
She chose a career in public service because of the cause of social justice which is reflective of the fields of study she chose, the university she attended and the work she does. As a former redevelopment professional she understands how Prop 13 has affected the 482 incorporated cities of California and how it still has a continued ripple effect today.
She has participated in many long-term strategic planning initiatives, chaired committees, sat on boards, lead focus groups, written policy and managed staff.  Her core values are rooted in the belief that everyone deserves a voice at the decision-making table and her goal is to continue to seek justice, promote progressive policy and help the State of California set strong precedents in the next four years.
Lorrie comes from a family that serves. She is a proud mother of a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. Her father is a Vietnam veteran who was born and raised in Central California, her mother is a retired Register Nurse, she has extended family in Northern California and as a native  Southern Californian she considers it a privilege to participate in Emerge California. 

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