Lissette Espinoza-Garnica

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Lissette Espinoza-Garnica
Place of birth Redwood City, California
Nationality American
Pronouns she/her, they/them[1]
Gender identity nonbinary

Lissette Espinoza-Garnica is a nonbinary queer Chicanx and a council member for District 3 in Redwood City, California. They won the city council spot in 2020, defeating incumbent Janet Borgens.[2]

Although they are a member of the Democratic Socialists of America Silicon Valley chapter, they ran as an independent candidate with no party affiliation.[3]

Lissette's platform included support for rent control, reducing the police budget, COVID-19 relief, stronger public transit, government transparency, and eco-friendly initiatives.[4]

They have an English degree from Santa Clara University.[3]

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  1. Instagram bio retrieved November 20, 2020
  2. Acosta, Danny (November 19, 2020). "Generational shift: How a 24-year-old democratic socialist won a seat on Redwood City's council". Medium. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bajko, Matthew S. (November 13, 2020). "Redwood City voters elect Bay Area's 1st nonbinary city council member". The Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  4. "Platform". Lissette Espinoza-Garnica for Redwood City Council District 3. Retrieved November 20, 2020.