Dr. Victor Olivieri - California Democratic Party Delegate


CALIFORNIA STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DELEGATE (AD17)

I was appointed in 2016 by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as a delegate to the California Democratic Party. For the past two years, I have served on the resolutions committee, collaborating with community activists, labor leaders, and elected officials to amend 239 resolutions pertaining to workers rights, healthcare, economic development, immigration, and numerous equity issues touching the lives of people throughout California.

I’m proud to have now been elected by the voters of San Francisco in Assembly District 17 to serve for two more years. As a child who immigrated to the U.S. without speaking much English, I attended a community college to get back on track academically, and joined the US Army to pay for my college education. I eventually went on to earn a PhD in Political Science and teach at the university level while conducting transformative academic research throughout the world.

I believe in public service and I look forward to hearing from you, working with you, and being your voice to the California Democratic Party.

Victor Olivieri, PhD

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IMPROVE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY EMBRACE INNOVATION
Establish a Two-Year Promise so students can graduate on time or make their next career move. Lower barriers to education and help make San Francisco a livable city for our students, faculty, and staff. Foster partnerships that connect our students to the jobs of tomorrow with bold, environmentally-friendly, local initiatives.
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IMPROVE STUDENT SUCCESS
Establish a Two-Year Promise so students can graduate on time or make their next career move.
read more >

SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY
Lower barriers to education and help make San Francisco a livable city for our students, faculty, and staff.
read more >

EMBRACE INNOVATION
Foster partnerships that connect our students to the jobs of tomorrow with bold, environmentally-friendly, local initiatives.
read more >

Testimonials

Victor has taught hundreds of students as an educator and improved the lives of students, faculty, and staff as a senior university administrator. Here are the voices of a few of them.
"Victor has shown his commitment to education, opportunities and students, but most importantly, he has shown that he can, and has, 'served those who could do nothing for him.' I believe that this is one of the most important qualities that a leader can possess." "Victor is the kind of person that genuinely cares about others. I really want to see more people like him in government. I’m so excited that he’s running because I can’t wait to see all the things he can do."
Marielena D.
Former Student
Alexa L.
Former Student
Victor has taught hundreds of students as an educator and improved the lives of students, faculty, and staff as a senior university administrator. Here are the voices of a few of them.
Marielena D.
Former Student
"Victor has shown his commitment to education, opportunities and students, but most importantly, he has shown that he can, and has, 'served those who could do nothing for him.' I believe that this is one of the most important qualities that a leader can possess."
Alexa L.
Former Student
"Victor is the kind of person that genuinely cares about others. I really want to see more people like him in government. I’m so excited that he’s running because I can’t wait to see all the things he can do."

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    Perseverance

    Friends,

    It has taken me a long time to write this… I gave everything I had to that election.

    I want to begin by thanking everyone that helped the campaign along the way. People from all over the city supported me with their time, their volunteering, and their fundraising. Together, we inspired thousands of people. We reminded them of just how important City College is for San Francisco and, more importantly, we reminded them that our students deserve better. I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you.

    In the end, 101,368 people voted for me. They voted to change the status quo. We fell short.

    I have received hundreds of texts, emails, and calls from friends in the last month. People stop me in the street and they tell me “I voted for you!” Words cannot adequately convey these feelings. I have been overwhelmed at times, because I love San Francisco and what we started here, and because I’m sorry I couldn’t get us there.

    It’s time to put aside the results of the campaign and focus on what is truly important – making a difference. I have always been driven by the desire to do the most good, whether I was serving our country, teaching in the classroom, or running for office. This is the essence of public service.

    Looking ahead to the new year, Assemblymember David Chiu asked me to join his slate of 14 candidates for the California Democratic Party Assembly Delegate election on January 12th. For those of you who live in Assembly District 17, please join me here.

    As I pick myself up from this campaign, I want to assure you that I will continue to champion the policy goals we set forth at the beginning of our campaign for City College, continue my work on the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commission, and remain involved in the city through various Democratic clubs and civic organizations.

    I wouldn’t be where I am today without setbacks along the way, I’m used hearing “no, this isn’t for you.” I’ve always persevered, and this is no different.

    We ran a solid and principled campaign. Stay tuned for much, much more in the coming years.

    Thank you for your love and support,

    Victor