Politician Info

The first LGBTQ Latina elected San Diego City Council President, Gomez ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2020.  Her website said "In Congress, Georgette will fight for treatment programs for non-violent drug offenders, federal legalization of marijuana, eliminate mandatory minimums, end cash bail and increase funding for the FBI’s Civil Rights Division."

Candidate in race for State Assembly District 80 on Tuesday, November 8, 2022


The first LGBTQ Latina elected San Diego City Council President, Georgette’s legislative accomplishments include expanding affordable housing, strengthening protections for low-income renters, leading implementation of the city’s landmark Climate Action Plan and delivering millions in new funding for community priorities including street repairs, parks and libraries.

A longtime community organizer, Georgette is a former associate director of the Environmental Health Coalition, where she led the Toxic Free Neighborhoods Campaign to protect kids from lead paint and keep polluting industries out of residential communities. Earlier in her career, Georgette worked as a victims’ advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

A first generation Mexican-American and native San Diegan, Georgette grew up in San Diego’s Barrio Logan community to working class immigrant parents – her father was a gardener and her mother worked minimum wage jobs.

Georgette is a graduate of San Diego State University and holds a BA in Environmental and Natural Resource Geography. Georgette and her partner, Dr. Raquel Pacheco, live in City Heights with their dog, Canela.


Position on Marijuana Legalization

Favors federal legalization. 

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