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Meet Mariso

Why I'm Running

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.

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

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 I am currently a San Ramon City Councilmember.

I am running for State Senate because our community needs an advocate who will not give up. 

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.



As Your State Senator I Will Work To:

  • Advocate For a Statewide Universal Healthcare System

  • Promote a Green Economy to Address Climate Change & Protect Our Environment

  • Protect a Woman’s Right to Choose

  • Address Homelessness with Living Wages & Affordable Housing

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

…and more

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