SDLA board member — Caridad Sanchez

Caridad Sanchez
San Diego and Imperial Counties regional Director for United States Senator Barbara Boxer

Caridad Sanchez is the San Diego and Imperial Counties regional Director for United States Senator Barbara Boxer. Caridad oversees the day-to-day operation of the San Diego office. She also serves as a liaison for Senator Boxer to the communities in San Diego and Imperial counties. In addition to her work as liaison, she also provides strategic input regarding relevant legislation.

Caridad's interest in public affairs developed from her experiences growing up in San Diego's toughest inner-city neighborhoods. She remembers her mother, a housekeeper, working hard to provide improve their quality of life. Caridad and her mother, Cristina, actively participated in political campaigns and organized voter registration drives. Through these life experiences, Caridad developed an understanding of and deep commitment to improving her community and country.

Born in San Diego, Caridad grew up in the neighborhoods Logan and Sherman Heights. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in History and Political Science. Sanchez previously worked as a senior community representative in the office of United States Congresswoman Susan Davis in San Diego. She previously chaired the San Diego Cesar E. Chavez Commemoration Committee, is active in the San Diego Jewish Latino Coalition, the Chicano Democratic Association as well as the San Diego Leadership Alliance.

Long time residents of San Diego, Caridad and her husband Nicolaz Portillo remain active in local politics and civic organizations. They live in Southcrest, where they are raising their sons Nicolaz, Jr. and Cruz.



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