The daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico, Leticia Munguia has spent her career advocating to improve public education, support our small businesses, protect access to quality healthcare, build stronger communities, and expand economic development in our region.
ORGANIZING STRONGER COMMUNITIES
Leticia spent decades as a community organizer where she was a tireless advocate for working families. Her real-world experience is an invaluable asset that she will bring to our city council, serving our community effectively and passionately. While attending law school, Leticia managed the Department of Justice’s Domestic Violence Program and developed a Spanish speaking outreach and communications campaign. Leticia worked at the San Diego County Alternate Public Defender’s Office ensuring representation in the justice system for everyone. She was the first Latina investigator hired by the San Diego Alternate Public Defender.
FIGHTING FOR ECONOMIC SECURITY
Leticia has been a leader in organizing workers and communities to ensure fair wages, retirement security and access to healthcare. At the MAAC Project, Leticia developed and implemented community outreach and engagement campaigns in some of our region’s most underrepresented communities. She worked to build up affordable housing stock, increase civic engagement and train youth and recent immigrants on how to access resources. From her current work at the University of California to her previous roles at AFSCME District Council 36 and the California School Employees Association, Leticia has been on the frontlines advocating for workers' rights, universal healthcare, equity for women, and immigrants' rights, supporting our small businesses and fostering economic development in our region. Leticia has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by our families, an unwavering commitment to improving their quality of life, and expanding opportunities for all Chula Vistans.
DEEP COMMUNITY ROOTS
Leticia was born in San Diego and grew up in southeast San Diego County. She attended local public schools, City College, and graduated from San Diego State University. She earned her JD from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and lives in Chula Vista with her partner, Paul, and their dog Toby. Now, Leticia is running for Chula Vista City Council to ensure everyone who calls Chula Vista home has the opportunity to thrive.