Women 4 Omar
Gender equality is about recognizing that both our country and our society are stronger when we are purposefully inclusive of womens' perspectives - in business, in leadership, at home, or all three front and center. I am grateful for the support of these amazing people.
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Erin Passons, Omar's wife & Business Owner
"I’ve known Omar since we were kids, and he’s always been committed to helping people. He feels a strong personal responsibility to make the world a better place, in whatever ways he can. This campaigning process isn't easy, and I wouldn't sacrifice so much of our time, hard work, and energy if I didn't believe strongly in Omar's ability to make a difference."
Kathleen Ferrier, Transportation Advocate
"I support Omar because he thinks big and strategically, and follows through with the work it takes to get things done. As a parent, I support his dedication to ensuring strong starts for all youth. It's not only his passion, he has the expertise to craft and implement meaningful programs. I have known Omar to be a strong community advocate in North Park since he's lived here and I know he will do the same for District 4."
Kim Carter, Attorney
"Omar Passons is a dedicated community leader with a plan to ease the burden on San Diego families. He understands change, and the initiatives necessary so that our community, and quality of life, can flourish. He's dedicated to keeping America's finest city, a reality for years to come. I proudly support Omar Passons for County Board of Supervisors, District Four. "
Megan Lim Blair, Non-Profit Leader
"I know and trust Omar to be well informed and to make smart and balanced decisions on the subjects that matter to me the most - access to education, investment in our youth, and a thriving San Diego community."
Cecilia N. Brennan, Attorney, Activist, Proud Mom
"I support Omar's campaign because I believe that San Diego can and will elect local officials that truly care about our children, our families, and our local economies. San Diego can stand for true diversity and transparency in our Board of Supervisors. It is time that we have a grassroots, dedicated Supervisor who listens and responds to San Diegans; Omar is the answer!"
Melinda Forstey, Senior Advocate
"Over the last year, i have had the pleasure of getting to know Omar. He has taken the time to learn about some of the issues I am most passionate about: seniors, homelessness, and affordable housing. Omar has truly demonstrated a sincere interest in learning about the issues our community faces and embodies the integrity, values, and vision of a community leader. I wholeheartedly endorse Omar for County Supervisor."
Ashley Harrington, Non-Profit Professional
"I support Omar's campaign because I want steady, policy-driven leaders on the Board of Supervisors. Omar brings a deep acumen for County governance, and a passion for making substantive changes that will uplift our most vulnerable San Diegans."
Melissa Lewis, Attorney
"I support Omar because he wants to make San Diego a place where everyone has a fair chance and can live a happy fulfilling life. He cares for people of all ages, colors, religions, and backgrounds. I am proud to have him as a friend and encourage everyone to vote for him on June 5, 2018."
Chelsi Sparti, Non-profit professional
"Omar wins my vote with his compassion and integrity. I am moved by his genuine commitment to the well-being of children, elders, and those facing challenges. He listens to us, and knows that our county is at its best when all people are thriving. Omar’s leadership will create a more equitable San Diego."
Melani Gordon, Business Owner
"I support Omar Passons for San Diego County Supervisor. His experience as an attorney, community leader and business advocate demonstrates how real leaders should take charge and lead from the front lines. His perspective on how to improve and ultimately fix our homeless problem is long overdue. He's in touch with the real issues in San Diego and has several clear plans of action on how to make change."
Nancy Stagg, Attorney/Business Owner
"I proudly support Omar Passons for San Diego County Supervisor because I have seen firsthand Omar’s dedication to improving the lives of San Diego’s youth. I believe that Omar will work smart and hard to make a positive difference in the lives of many San Diegans if he is elected. Omar IS a true San Diego success story, and we are fortunate he now wants to use his skills and talent to make San Diego County a better place for all us. Omar’s exciting vision for our county’s future is one that I share. I look forward to seeing Omar lead San Diego County into that future."
Francine Maxwell, Educational Activist
"I support Omar because he has an unwavering dedication to all underserved youth and families. He knows that anyone given a true chance in life can thrive and he has a proven track record of helping people and connecting them to needed support. Omar will bring much needed drive, passion and hard work to the 4th District County Supervisor's office.."
Laura Kohn, Community Advocate for Early Education & PK-12 grade
"After working side-by-side with Omar on several projects, I can testify that he acts from both the head and the heart - what makes sense and what matters. He brings innate, unshakable integrity to anything he does. And he is not afraid to speak truth to power, but does so with grace, persistence and a lawyer’s instinct for how best to make a successful argument. Our county needs Omar now.."
Sarah Dolgen Shaftel, Women's Rights Advocate
"I am proudly supporting Omar Passons because of his commitment to the children of San Diego. Omar knows first hand how vital it is that we put our children’s education first. His commitment to setting our local children up for success is unique and genuine. Omar is a loud and proud ally to and for women. He cares and values what women have to say. He shows up and stands up for and with us. Once elected, Omar will lead not just intelligence but with heart. This is the change we need to see for our city and in our country."
Heather Lattimer, Professor of Education
“Omar is a passionate advocate for children, youth, and families in San Diego. He is committed to making a meaningful difference in creating opportunity for the next generation.”
Bridget Rawlings, Owner - Real Expressions and P.E.A.R.L.S.
"Omar is not in this race just for a title. He has seen and felt first hand what our current system has to offer. His passion for the job will make the change that is needed."
Nichole Sykes, Brewer Lady & At-large member Pink Boots Society
"For years Omar has been trying to make our neighborhoods a better place. I constantly seem him reaching out to neighbors on NextDoor and letting them know about issues that affect all of us and taking the time to break them down in non-partisan layman’s terms as well as share how we can make our voices heard. He is a champion for my industry, the craft beer scene, because he sees the economic impact as well as the philanthropic impression they strive to leave on their communities. It always comes down to community for him. I support Omar because he WILL make our communities stronger through his honest love for San Diego."
Jean Walcher, Business Owner
"Omar walks the walk he talks about: He is passionate about helping our community, inspired by his own challenging experiences as a child raised within the foster care system, and demonstrates this through his work with organizations such as United Way, Voices for Children and Rachel’s Women’s Center. With a background as a land use and construction attorney, Omar is the only candidate in this race with significant experience in the private sector. For starters, I see Omar as the right candidate to lead us through our housing and homelessness crises in this region."
Anne Wilson, Affordable Housing Advocate
"Omar will bring strong private sector business experience to the job of Supervisor. He understands how to provide more opportunities for homeowners and affordable apartments AND he understands the county's role in healthcare, senior and youth services. Few candidates bring this hands-on experience."
Joy Utomi, Attorney
"It's not everyday that a candidate running for office is as selflessly committed to improving the community as Omar Passons. Omar is tenacious, innovative, and compassionate, and I am honored to support his candidacy for San Diego County Supervisor!"
Teresa Stivers, Non-Profit Executive
"I support Omar because his expertise and commitment to important issues such as early childhood education will improve the lives of children and families throughout San Diego County and make our community a better place to live and work."
Kristen Victor, CEO Sustainability Matters
“My support for Omar Passons stems from his knowledge and experience within the Public Health sector as the ONLY candidate with a Masters in Public Health. I believe you must be educated and experienced to lead the San Diego region in successfully rising up our homeless population. Omar has committed to the deep research necessary to identify the cracks in our current system and govern through appropriate collaboration, thoughtful policy reform, supportive services with authentic programming to create a fair San Diego for all people.”
Laurie Black, Civic Leader
"Omar Passons is a community leader whose visionary leadership creates other leaders, not followers. He has the capacity to translate his vision for San Diego County into a reality for everyone from infants to seniors. The implementation of his #Housing4All and #StrongStarts4All plans would be positive fundamental change throughout San Diego County. We need Omar's heart in government!"
Sara Stroud, Owner Carnitas' Snack Shack
"It has been my pleasure to have developed a relationship with Omar, throughout these past 6 years. He started as a loyal customer and his dedication to our neighborhood and the causes dear to us, made him a lifelong friend. Omar is a tireless advocate for small businesses, our community and the disadvantaged. I wholeheartedly support his campaign for District 4 County Supervisor."
Joanne Sherif,Small Business Owner
"I am a small business owner/resident of North Park. I really can't remember if I first met Omar at my cafe, a Bird Park Concert or at a North Park Community Association meeting. I do know that he is woven into the fabric of North Park and greater San Diego as a volunteer, a supporter of small business, and a neighbor. He cares deeply about the quality of life of our children, homeless individuals and Seniors. He has worked hard to support a livable, walkable,& bikable community and he has the character, fortitude and experience to create a better San Diego. We can depend on him to take a fresh look at the issues facing our county and do the work to create solutions needed now and into the future. Omar has been there for us and I know he'll show up for you too."
Simone Henriques, former Clairemont Town Council Board Member
"The San Diego County Board of Supervisors should reflect the diversity of its community. As a former foster child, a lawyer, and an African-American man, Omar has the diverse background that the County needs. I am glad to support him."
Kristen Byrne, Small Business Owner
"I support Omar because his work and life experience make him the most qualified candidate for County Supervisor. But more importantly, I support him because his motivation to run for office is truly based on a desire to serve - he will help the public and private sectors work together to give ALL San Diegans the opportunities they need to succeed."
Amanda Aguirre Allen, Attorney
"I support Omar Passons because he has lived a life personally and professionally that has uniquely prepared him for public service and we need his experience and commitment to move our county forward for all San Diegans. Omar is dedicated to issues facing our youth and he has the tools as a lawyer and community leader to address the housing crisis in San Diego."
Abrina Wheatfall, Corporate Compliance Professional
"Omar Passons has been a mentor for me for a number of years. He gave me my first opportunity to participate in a professional leadership position and encouraged me throughout my early career. His work ethic and commitment to the community has inspired me and provided a great example of what service means. I know he would work tirelessly for the county of San Diego."
Nicole Burgess, Bicycle Advocate
"Omar is a knowledgeable, personable, and progressive leader that believes in a healthy future. I appreciate Omar’s continued desire to learn, listen, and collaborate with others to create changes that will enhance the quality of life for our future generations in San Diego."
Eden Yaege, Attorney
"I support Omar Passons for County Supervisor because I share his commitment to finding sustainable, systemic answers to the problems facing San Diego. We both believe in the critical importance of taking care of our youth and other vulnerable populations. In addition, we also agree that this must be done in a fiscally responsible manner. Omar will bring his experience as an attorney, his public health background and his dedication to serving on local, community groups to this position and it will be a strong, multi-dimensional perspective."
Linda Katz, Civic/Social Activist
"I am a proud supporter for Omar Passons for County Supervisor in the 4th District. Omar will work to ensure everyone in the San Diego region has the opportunity to achieve. Omar will work to keep our communities safe, thriving, and affordable. Omar is a community advocate, a local business leader, a tireless advocate for San Diego and deeply committed to making our community work for everyone.”
N. Diane Moss, Co-Founder Project New Village
"I support Omar's campaign because I know him to be a smart and honest person with the courage and commitment to address issues that are important to me. Omar's campaign has prioritized the well-being of the most vulnerable of humankind; and equitable access and use of public resources. Also, close to my heart, is the issue of community food sovereignty. I trust that he will represent me and my interests in the public arena; and I know he will be an excellent public servant-leader in San Diego County for the greater good."
Mana Monzavi, North Park resident and Small Business Owner
"Omar’s background and experience make him ideally positioned to ensure a brighter future for all the residents of San Diego county. I respect his values and his commitment to the needs of every child in the community. You only need to spend a few minutes talking to him to see his passion and the extent of his knowledge when it comes to the most important issues we face today. "
Chelsea Klasseus, Civil Servant
"Omar lives a life that represents my values. He is committed to supporting people, organizations, and policies that uplift the disenfranchised - not because it is good optics - but because of his upbringing and character. And it doesn’t just stop at support. Omar has always actively worked to understand the root cause and facilitate solutions to the regions most pressing issues."
Kristin Blackson, Environmental Planner
"Omar has my support, not only because is values align with mine, but because I trust Omar to make the right decisions for the right reason. I know Omar will work diligently, including all stakeholders, to resolve the issues facing the County of San Diego."
Julie Darling, Small Business Owner; Founder, Just Call Us Volunteers;
"I am a big fan of Omar after meeting him in person and speaking with him. We are both very interested in helping/serving our homeless and breaking the cycle of homelessness in our youth. With Omar’s personal experience in foster care, he has a perspective that I have rarely if ever found in our elected officials. I have found him to be passionate, sincere, honest and full of integrity. These qualities and his core values are what we need in all our elected officials."
Rochelle Bold, Youth Advocate
"I met Omar through our shared passion to fight for children in need. I support Omar because I believe in his character and commitment to improving our community for all of San Diego's children.”
Anahid Brakke, Non-profit Executive
"Omar Passons has my vote because of his deep understanding of the challenges that so many children and youth face in our region. Every child deserves his or her best chance at success, and I know Omar will do everything he can to ensure this. From expanding after school programs to supporting economic growth for good paying jobs, Omar will lead our community to a more prosperous future for all San Diegans!"
Connie Broussard, Attorney
“I support Omar because he understands and cares about the needs of all of San Diego. His wide range of knowledge will help the County to thrive as it faces all of its current and future challenges.”
Jaylin Knight, Business Owner
"I don't care for politics, but I have come to know Omar as a compassionate leader who is genuine, knowledgeable, and cares about the issues our communities face. As a business owner, I like his private sector background. I usually don't get involved but feel strongly that Omar will be great for our region."
Jeanne Jones, Arts Advocate