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Los Angeles County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Assembly District 54

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Elias Saigali

Education Policy Advocate
9,598 votes (4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I would like to increase voter registration and promote participation in municipal elections.
  • I would like to raise awareness for education funding quotas across the County.
  • I would hope to represent an environmental restoration committee to ensure our County remains sustainable.



Profession:Education Policy Advocate
President, Students for Change at Berkeley — Appointed position (2013–2015)
Director of Community Outreach, California State Senator Ben Allen - Ben Allen for State Senate Campaign (2014–2014)
Instructor/Contract Specialist, Jun Chong Martial Arts Center (2011–2013)
Vice President of Leadership, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society - Beta Kappa Delta Chapter at Santa Monica College — Appointed position (2012–2013)


University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2015)
Santa Monica College IGETC; Certificate of Achievement, General Education (2013)

Community Activities

Committee Organizer, The Californians' Senior Class Council (2015–2015)
Student Legislative Advocate, Fund the UC (2014–2014)


I am a public servant at heart. I have launched organizations, led successful campaigns, and advocated on behalf of a handful of sociopolitical topics pertaining to California state legislation. I have climbed the public education ladder, if you will, to earning a degree from the premier public institution in the entire world; the University of California, Berkeley. My degree in Political Science has enabled me to pave a path to law school to study Constitutional Law and influence state and federal legislation in my distant future. I aspire to run for public office on the national stage, and I see myself doing wonderful work representing our beautiful County. 

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am a passionate Democrat, and I live a moderately-progressive lifestyle that enables me to share core values with many of you. I support an increase in minimum wage, a woman's right to choose, passing gun control and education reform legislation, and further developing the Affordable Care Act to accomodate all citizens, not only a majority of low-income families. I believe Comprehensive Immigration Reform is vital to the success of our nation and to our platform for diversity. Enabling paid sick/family leave and investing in education as opposed to incarceration are two additional liberal stances of mine. 

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