Health care worker Kate Schwartz is facing Republican incumbent Marie Waldron in the 75th Assembly District contest, and the two candidates disagree on several key issues confronting constituents.
Schwartz, a Fallbrook Democrat, is a director on the Fallbrook Regional Health District board and has been a licensed behavioral health care provider for more than three decades.
She said she’s eager to bring her experience in the health care industry to Sacramento and to help residents of the 75th Assembly District battle through the coronavirus pandemic, which has sickened nearly 50,000 people and killed more than 800 countywide.
“I’ve spent my entire career working to assist people experiencing mental health illnesses and crises,” Schwartz said in a phone interview. “And of course, working on the community level, I see the inherent, systemic problems with our health care system and want to help to fix it.”
Waldron, of Escondido, is a four-term