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Meet Mariso

Why I'm Running






I lift people up." Today, despite her learning disabilities, she is in college pursuing a double major in Psychology and Spanish.

I knew I was not the only person who had to stand up to an unresponsive healthcare and education system. So, I earned a Neurobiology degree to help not only my daughter, but families like mine have a better future.

As an educator and scientist, I continued to broaden the scope of my activism. I helped start a nonprofit focused on women’s reproductive health and a fund that provides protections for individuals being cared for day programs. I am also a current San Ramon City Councilmember where I helped establish the first ever Climate Action Task Force charged with informing our City's Climate Action Plan and with chartering a Sustainability Committee.

I am running for State Senate because our community deserves a State Senator who has the integrity to make sure to deliver on their promises, the comprehensive personal, professional, and political experience to effectively address our most complex issues, and the accountability to maintain an open line of communication with their constituents.

You will not have a more tenacious and dedicated representative in Sacramento.

This is why my daughter is now a long-term cancer survivor and college student. 

This is why I am asking for your vote.


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I have always been determined to turn every obstacle into an opportunity and to make every challenge a chance for progress.

When my infant daughter was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, doctors advised hospice care instead of treatment. However, I would not give up on my daughter. I advocated for her, researched various treatments, and chose one that led to her recovery.

Similarly, upon graduating high school, district representatives advised me to be "realistic" with my daughter about her future expectations to attend college and to enter the medical field, but I simply responded, "I am not in the business of setting ceilings.

As Your State Senator I Will Work To:

  • Dedicate more resources towards our housing affordability crisis, creating more homes that working families can afford.

  • Ensure that California has the most comprehensive reproductive health care laws in the country.

  • Secure more investments to address public safety, including help for at-risk youth, gun violence prevention, and efforts to disrupt vehicle break-ins and retail theft.

  • Champion laws that help EVERY Californian attain access to quality, affordable, and timely health care, including mental health care.

  • Expand programs that help us all age with dignity and independence.

  • Prioritize pre-K through college education and services that help the unhoused rebuild their lives.

  • Tackle the homelessness crisis from every direction, connecting people experiencing homelessness with the wraparound services and housing they need to rebuild their lives.

  • Act with urgency to address our climate crisis.

  • Protect our cherished open spaces and allocate resources to revitalize our downtowns, transit, and safe streets for all.

CA Senate District 9

California Senate District 9


  • Concord

  • Antioch

  • San Leandro

  • San Ramon

  • Danville

  • Pittsburg

  • Bay Point

  • Clyde

  • Martinez

  • Pleasant Hill

  • Walnut Creek

  • Clayton

  • Lafayette

  • Moraga

  • Orinda

  • Alamo

  • Rossmoor

  • Diablo

  • Blackhawk

  • San Lorenzo

  • Castro Valley

  • Cherryland

  • Ashland

…and more

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