Escondido attorney seeks congressional seat in 50th District
Escondido resident Tracy Emblem will run for the 50th District congressional seat on a campaign, focused mainly on creating jobs, reforming health care and bolstering education in the election next year.
Emblem, a mother of seven, said she believes she is the best qualified candidate because she really has a heart for the people in the 50th District. She has lived in Escondido since 1964.
“I have the grit to go to Congress — I will stand up for issues I believe in,” Emblem said.
Emblem has the financial support of six labor unions backing her campaign due to her concentration on reinvigorating wages and finding jobs in a declining economy.
“Labor is the backbone of our community,” Emblem said. She hopes to have a lot of blue-collar support from the community for her campaign.
Tracy will take on Francine Busby, who served as president for the Cardiff School District Board of Trustees, and Dave Roberts, a Solana Beach City Council member, in the Democratic primary next June. The winner will face Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray in the general election in November 2010.
Emblem said she wants to prove that you do not have to be a career politician to be able to make change in this country.
With her daughter, Erin Emblem-Sprague, as campaign manager, Emblem said she is proud to be one of several politicians, such as Nancy Pelosi, to have their family members working as part of their campaigns.
If successful, Emblem would represent Escondido, San Marcos, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Carlsbad, parts of La Jolla, University City and sections of Pacific Beach.
In addition to her legal work as a criminal appellate attorney, Emblem has served on the California Innocence Project board, as a board member of the League of Women Voters of Escondido, the Escondido Democratic Club and the California Democratic Party’s 75th Assembly District Committee.
For more information about Emblem’s campaign visit tracyemblemforcongress.com.
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