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Mary Lou Finley for Board of Equalization - District 3 PDF Print E-mail

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Mary Lou Finley

Mary Lou Finley was born in Missouri in 1944, and lived in California with her family from 1945 to 1956. After college in Missouri and Kentucky, she returned to California from 1966, where she worked for Los Angeles County Hospitals as a medical case worker, and took night classes at East Los Angeles College in 1967. She became an activist in the struggle against the Vietnam War through a Methodist student group. From 1970 through 1989 Mary Lou worked a succession of jobs in Missouri, Arizona, New York and New Jersey in social work, with a year-long stint as a live-in nanny. Settling in San Diego in 1989, Mary Lou Finley has worked there as a childcare worker, behavioral technician and special education assistant, presently employed by the San Diego Unified School District. She is a member of the California School Employees Association, and serves as Secretary of San Diego Paraeducators Chapter #759.

Since 1990 Mary Lou Finley has been active in the Native American Rights Network. Working with people she met through this group, she became an active supporter of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, and became active in the Peace and Freedom Party in the early 1990s. She has been involved in San Diego with work against police brutality, and with local political campaigns for progressive candidates. Her concern with the distorted California tax system, in which the burden has been placed mainly on working people while taxes on the rich have been cut repeatedly, has led Mary Lou Finley to seek the Peace and Freedom Party nomination for Board of Equalization, California's elected tax board, in the 3rd District.

The 3rd District includes San Diego, Imperial, Orange, and Riverside Counties, most of San Bernardino County except for part of the southwest corner, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula and a narrow strip of Long Beach in Los Angeles County.

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