Rochelle Wilcox

Rochelle Wilcox for Congress

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Thank you, Everyone!

Over the past several months, I've been inspired and amazed by the commitment of the people of this District to improving the lives of everyone who lives here. I've been grateful for the tremendous support that's been given to me and the other candidates by people determined to elect a representative who puts her constituent's interests ahead of the interests of wealthy donors.

I've also been clear that I will leave the campaign if and when I decide that the best way forward for the District is for me to step back. That time has come. I've decided to suspend my campaign and give more space for the voters to get to know the other candidates, so that they can decide who will best represent our District in Congress. As I've told many people I've gotten to know this year, you're still going to see me because I'm committed to flipping this seat, and then working to improve the lives of everyone in this District. But I've decided I can best do that without the constraints of a campaign that forces me to downplay some of the issues about which I care the most, because I'm afraid of alienating voters we will need. In addition to helping elect our first female representative for this District, I'll be joining the Poor People's Campaign (at www.breachrepairers.org) to fight more broadly for the social justice issues that as a country we must fix before we can become everything we know we can be.

Thank you so much to my campaign team Dyana Polk, Luis Amezcua and Nolan Pack, to Kris Johnson and Tita Bladen for their untiring support of our campaign, and to everyone else across the District who is showing up and fighting for the things that matter. Together, we will create a better world for our kids.

Rochelle in the News

Will McClintock finally face a real challenge?

MARC BOYD
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 8:27 AM


Four determined women have stepped up to challenge one of the most conservative members in the House of Representatives, Rep. Tom McClintock.

Last week, the Calaveras County Democrats gave a large crowd of foothill voters an opportunity to meet these women.

…Rochelle Wilcox, also of Roseville, completed law school in 1998 and became a partner of one of the top-rated media defense practices in the nation. She specializes in government transparency and accountability, and protecting First Amendment rights. Wilcox wants to help bring campaign finance reform to federal elections. She also wants to help return government’s focus to the people, not the interests of politicians and their donors.

“We have a Congressman who does not represent our district and does not work for us,” said Wilcox, drawing the loudest applause of the evening.

Since all four candidates have extraordinary backgrounds, it will come down to the one who works the hardest raising money, signing up volunteers, connecting with voters and getting endorsements.

Marc Boyd is an educator and businessman living in Arnold. Email: columns@modbee.com

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