Nancy has been part of this community for many years, working tirelessly to make it a better place.
Running as a strong Green New Deal candidate for Congress to help raise the alarm about the climate emergency, and send a message to Washington that voters want bold action taken on climate.
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Nancy Casady (with husband Derek) says she attended a three-day Al Gore training in Los Angeles. “He raises these three questions: Can we change, must we change, will we change? … The central question. Are we going to have the leadership we need to address the problem on the scale and at the speed that is required?” Photo by Ken Stone
Times of San Diego - September 10, 2019
Democrat Nancy Casady announces she is running for Congress against incumbent Democrat Scott Peters in California’s 52nd Congressional district on August 26, 2019 in San Diego, California.
(Sam Hodgson/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Union Tribune – August 26, 2019
Today I am announcing that I am running as the Green New Deal Candidate for Congress in the 52nd District.
I’m running to make my case to voters in this district that we are in a climate emergency and we to act like it.
This campaign is about sending a message to Washington that business as usual is over!
Nancy Casady is a native Californian, born in Bell Gardens in the L.A. area and educated at San Diego State University. Her father emigrated from Scotland and was a 52-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. She grew up in Alhambra, California.
She is the retired general manager of O.B. People's Food Co-op, which is owned by 12,000 families and is the only food co-op south of Los Angeles.
She served as Vice President of the national board of the National Cooperative Grocers Assn., headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa and was awarded the Howard Bowers Fund Cooperative Service Award, the highest award in the field of grocery cooperatives.
Prior to joining the co-op she was a co-owner of Casady's Whole Foods in Encinitas, an organic and natural food store.
A longtime pro-choice supporter, Nancy served as the paid lobbyist for the California Abortion Rights Action League in Sacramento while her husband worked as an administrative assistant in the California Senate.
During her time in Sacramento she was appointed to the State Dental Board by Governor Jerry Brown.
Seven year ago Brown appointed her to the California Food and Agricultural Board, where she currently is serving her second term.
Nancy is a member of the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee and treasurer of the La Jolla Democratic Club. She is a lifelong Democrat and ran for Congress in 1996 in a district that included Hillcrest.
In 2006 she was featured in a San Diego Union-Tribune feature article entitled "Just a Natural Leader," about her management of the co-op, which doubled in membership in her first decade there.
Nancy has four daughters and a son and four grandchildren. She lives with her husband, Derek, in La Jolla.