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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 76

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Maureen "Mo" Muir

School Boardmember/Businesswoman
9,642 votes (8.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Bring greater accountability and transparency to our state's education system
  • Strengthen our state's long term fiscal health
  • Implement policies that help protect our communities



Profession:School Board Member / Businesswoman
Trustee, San Dieguito High School Board — Elected position (2014–current)
Trustee, Encinitas Union School District — Elected position (2010–2014)


Maureen “Mo” Muir currently serves as Vice President of an elected board member of the highly acclaimed San Dieguito Union High School District (recently ranked #1 by “Niche,”), and has served as an elected official since 2008. Mo Muir is a well-recognized public figure, dedicated community contributor, and tireless elected public servant.

First elected in 2008 to the Encinitas Union High School, Mo’s reputation as an accountable, transparent, and engaged board member resulted in her successful run for a second term as an unopposed candidate in what has historically been a highly competitive race. Mo was later appointed to serve her board peers as Clerk of the board. While on the Encinitas board, she received community acclaim for her “no” vote on a wasteful school bond, and authored the "No" rebuttal position on the bond in the San Diego Voting Ballot Guide.

In 2014, voters elected Mo as their #1 choice out of 7 candidates to the San Dieguito Union High School District (a 100,000K+ voter district), far ahead of three popular incumbent challengers. In her current position as Board member for this approximately 13,000 student district, Mo has earned a reputation as a fiscally responsible watchdog of public funds, voting “no” on a master contract giving staff (even new hires) a 12.5% pay raise in addition to a salary provision that guaranteed further raises if needed to ensure that the teachers would be the highest paid in all of San Diego county’s 42 school districts (without allocation protections tied to the fiscal health of the district). The Master Contract, which she voted against, ultimately earned the “Golden Fleece” award from San Diego County’s Taxpayer’s Association in 2016.

When not serving in her official capacity, Mo actively supports family and community needs as an active volunteer at the regional and local levels. Community contributions have included her service through appointments to San Diego County’s First 5 Technical and Professional Advisory Committee by the county’s Board of Supervisors, the Advisory Board of the world renown non-profit LifeSharing (which is a division of the UCSD Medical Center dedicated to lifesaving and life-enhancing organ and tissue donation), the North Coast Consortium for Special Education (a state required regional consortium to ensure that the legal and fiscal needs of students with disabilities are being met), and the board for the Friends of the Encinitas County Library. She has also been an active volunteer with the reading literacy program of the Kiwanis, Math 24 (a program designed to improve math literacy among elementary school students), a founder of a charter dedicated to supporting the needs gifted students with support of USC faculty member Sarah Kaplan, and a board member of a local elementary school parent teacher association.

As a result of her many contributions, she has received recognition from Congressman Brian Bilbray for my work on behalf of North County families, from Assemblyman Martin Garrick for my educational work and was honored as "Educator of the Year" in 2010 from the New Encinitas Business Network, to name a few

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $147,939

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Wells Fargo (Commercial Lender) Maureen Muir (Personal Lender)
Maureen "Mo" Muir
Employees of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Employees of Encinitas
Employees of Gail White - Author
Employees of Mobil Gas Station (Birmingham)
Employees of White & Robinson

More information about contributions

By State:

California 97.89%
Florida 1.50%
Colorado 0.34%
Oregon 0.20%
Other 0.07%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.33%)
Small contributions (0.67%)

By Type:

From organizations (54.75%)
From individuals (45.25%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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