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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 6

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Mario Galván

6,354 votes (4.5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • My primary objective is to revitalize democracy at the grassroots level, by giving voters ongoing input into my votes in Congress via our new electronic technology.
  • An extension of my first priority is to move our politics away from the polarized, winner-take-all battles we're experiencing today, toward an inclusive, community-based partnership in which everyone (of any or no party) can have a voice.
  • While my first two priorities include placing the voices of my constituents before my own, I will speak out for reduced military spending, and a more partnership-based foreign policy.



Profession:I'm a retired teacher (high school), but also taught for several years at the community college level.
Teacher, High School - Credentialed in Art, Spanish, and Social Science, San Juan Unified School District (2006–2014)
Substitute teacher, High School, Various CA school districts (1988–2006)
Graphic artist, Special T's and Sports (1985–1988)
Artist and graphic designer, Self-employed in my own business, Imagination Arts (1979–1985)
Instructor, Art History (part-time), Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA (1975–1979)


National University, Sacramento, CA Teaching Credential, 1988, Social Studies was my original credetial, and I later added Spanish and Art credentials. (1988)
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA BA in Art History, 1974, In addition to Art History, I took many studio art classes, as well as literature, anthropology, philosophy and music. (1979)

Community Activities

Co-founder, Zapatista Solidarity Coalition (1994–current)
Member and volunteer, served on local and national board of directors, Peace Action (1994–current)
Member and volunteer, Association of Raza Educators (2012–current)
Member, Ethnic Studies Now Coalition, Sacramento (2015–current)

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— June 2, 2016 Mario Galván

This three and a half minute video explains why I'm running, and what I plan to do when elected.

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