Who am I?
My name is Kerri Condley. I'm a mother, wife, activist, volunteer and life-long Democrat. I was born in Lodi, California to a police officer and work at home mom. I learned the value of hard work and community service at an early age.
When I was 12 my family moved to Oregon. After graduating high school I taught preschool in San Francisco for three years before returning to the Northwest. I saw a need for local news in my area so I founded and published a community newspaper and started a graphic design company. Both businesses were certified by the State of Oregon as WBE (Women Business Enterprise). The newspaper covered local news and events and helped to bridge a gap between business, charitable organizations and community members. I sponsored events, participated in fundraisers and served on the1987 Annual Conference of Oregon Women in Business committee. I received a proclamation from Governor Neil Goldschmidt for
exposing fraudulent youth employment practices in Oregon.
My husband Tim and I met in 1988, have been married for 21 years and are parents to our daughter, Olivia who is 15 years old. We moved to Wildomar, California to enjoy the sunshine and discover all that this part of the state has to offer. The proximity to the beach, mountains and desert is perfect.
Those of us who live here in Wildomar and the surrounding communites like Menifee, Murrieta and Corona are good, hard-working people who deserve opportunities for employment, a sense of community pride and excellent representatives.
Why am I running?
The Inland Empire is rich in history and has a diverse population. The citizens in California's 42nd Congressional District deserve the best representation. They need a representative that can be trusted to fight for them. The partisan bickering and childish refusal to face the challenging problems we face by members of Congress have kept us from making progress on issue after issue. It's time we said enough.
We need to grow the middle class and create good-paying jobs. We need to stand up to climate change deniers and protect the planet for future generations. We need to rebuild our infrastructure and re-invest in education. We need to pass sensible gun control laws, require and enforce universal background checks and make sure there are no loopholes. In my lifetime our society has gone from not being able to carry a concealed weapon to owning assault rifles and 100-round clips. As the daughter of a police officer it is hard to see where our country is at regarding firearms and how quickly we got there. A Congress that doesn't act after 20 first graders are heinously murdered will never be acceptable. Several U.S. senators made the decision to vote against the will of the people and stalled progress to make our society safer, to make our schools safer. Now it is the responsibility of the people to vote them out of office.
I'm running because we need to get Congress moving again. I want to make a positive difference in the lives of my fellow citizens. I'm running because I care and people can trust that I will do right by them. I'm running because the time is right for me and I'm passionate about the issues.
I will work to pass and enforce sensible gun control laws to keep our children safe at school. No parent should have to worry about their child's security at school. Having a real-time visual on persons entering and exiting all K-12 campuses is a the first line of defense for school security. I will work tirelessly to make sure our schools safe not just some of them, all of them.
I support a woman's right to make her own healthcare decisions without interference from politicians. As a life-long supporter of Planned Parenthood I'm committed to providing affordable access to women's health services and supporting the funding of clinics that provide health care to neglected or underserved communities. Women may never have true equality in this country in terms of pay and representation in government, but I will fight to make sure my daughter and all our daughters have a better chance.
Achieving comprehensive immigration reform is crucial to bring undocumented workers into the tax roster and give them the opportunities they've fought for. Millions of immigrants who live in the United States work hard, contribute to our society and deserve to be treated fairly. I support a pathway to citizenship that will allow these future Americans a chance to openly participate in our society.
My DFA Values
I will protect unions and the right of all workers to organize and collectively bargain. Unions make our middle class stronger and I will support policies that create jobs and help working families.
I support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Violence Against Women Act because these laws provide critical support that's essential for women to achieve full equality. I will defend these laws in Congress.
Every American deserves access to affordable health care. The Affordable Care Act has moved us closer to that goal than ever before. I will fight to ensure that the best parts of the bill such as protections for people with pre-existing conditions and allowing children to stay on their parents' plans until age 26 will remain in force.
My Campaign is People Powered!
My fundraisers are chief advisors to the Progressive Congress and former Obama staffers. The field plan is focused on energizing and activating the Progressive base in my district while the fundraising operation will target progressive contributors across the Country.
I have been communicating with the State Progressive Caucus as well as the progressive members of the California Congressional and Assembly delegations.