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Dr. Jen Campbell
Dr. Jennifer Campbell grew up ready to help people. Raised in a working-class family – her father, a union machinist, and her mother, a secretary and community volunteer – Jen learned at a young age the value of citizen involvement in our democracy and how government affects people’s daily lives.
She attended public schools and studied history at George Washington University, where she became involved in the civil rights movement, marching with Martin Luther King Jr. and against the Vietnam War. This activist sense of duty and dedication to helping those in need inspired her to return to school to become a doctor. While women had little opportunity to pursue medicine, Jen was accepted to the University of Pittsburgh Medical School on her merits. In her first year, she became a single mother, but carried on with her education, raised her children, earned her medical degree, and completed her residency in the specialty of Family Medicine. Dr. Jen practiced and taught for 37 years.
Since moving to San Diego 13 years ago, ultimately settling in the Bay Ho neighborhood, Dr. Jen has been an active member of the community and regularly attends neighborhood meetings. She has served on the executive boards of the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, Clairemont Town Council, and San Diego County Democratic Party’s Central Committee. She has been a key leader of the GO Team, a local organizing and civic engagement project. Her years of dedicated grassroots activism earned her the support of regional champions of progressive policy and ultimately pushed her across the finish line in June’s primary election.
While best-known in San Diego for his time on the air at rock stations like FM 94/9 and 91X, Tommy Hough has been serving political and environmental causes for well over 15 years. Along with his citizen lobbying efforts on behalf of the California State Parks Foundation, Tommy was the founder and host of Treehuggers International on FM 94/9, and used his morning show to organize post-Cedar Fire volunteer efforts at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and heighten awareness about state and federal hearings over the proposed toll road at Trestles and San Onofre State Beach. Tommy later served as communications coordinator for the San Diego Surfrider chapter, and led media and communications efforts at Oregon Wild in Portland. A 2017 Sierra Club FEAT Awardee, Tommy is currently running for San Diego City Council in District 6, and announced his candidacy at the annual San Diego County Democratic Party convention in Oct. 2017.
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