She’s a mom, fourth-generation San Diegan, and three-term Mayor who’s been standing up for us for over a decade.

Catherine’s served her community on the Encinitas Traffic & Public Safety Commission and was elected by her neighbors to the Encinitas City Council in 2014. She’s also served as a Board Member of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Regional Solid Waste Association and San Elijo Joint Powers Authority.

As mayor, Catherine made her city the first in the County to deliver 100% renewable power and passed a tough climate action plan to reduce emissions.

When the pandemic hit, Catherine delivered emergency financial assistance to help local businesses keep their doors open, and she’s one of California’s most effective leaders against gun violence. Catherine banned ghost guns, passed tough safe gun storage requirements, and supported red flag laws to keep guns out of the hands of people who are a potential threat and make her city one of the safest in California. And as Vice President of the San Dieguito Water Board, she’s improving our water infrastructure so we have a reliable, clean water supply.

With women’s reproductive rights facing the greatest threat in a generation, count on Catherine to be 100% pro-choice, 100% of the time. That’s why she endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest and NARAL Pro-Choice California.

“With a woman’s right to make her own decisions under assault by extremist Republicans like my opponent, you deserve a State Senator who champions your right to determine when, whether, and with whom to have a child – without interference from the government,” says Catherine.

In the State Senate, count on Catherine to strengthen the economy and fight inflation, champion our small businesses, fight gun violence and reduce crime, take on the homelessness and poverty epidemic, build more affordable housing, and create more opportunities so every California family can thrive.

Honors and Recognition

  • Named the 2021 Partner of the Year by the non-profit transit agency Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation (FACT), in gratitude for her role as Chair of SANDAG. “Mayor Blakespear has truly been a partner in every sense, consistently supporting our mission of improving access to transportation for the people who need it most.”
  • Given the 2020 Climate Courage Award from the Climate Action Campaign. “Mayor Blakespear has demonstrated her commitment to bold climate action by tackling some of our region’s largest sources of emissions: transportation, energy, and housing.”
  • Awarded the 2020 Chair’s Award at the 40th annual Roosevelt Honors by the San Diego County Democratic Party for “bravery in doing the right thing on homelessness, housing, and transit, even when it’s unpopular.”
  • Designated by the San Diego Housing Federation for their 2020 Ruby Award for Outstanding Government Agency or Elected Official. “Her newsletters and thoughtful, nuanced approach to explaining the importance of housing… to residents should be a model for leaders across the region.”
  • Received the 2019 Walk the Walk Momentum Award from Circulate San Diego for being “a leader in creating protected safe bicycle facilities in her city, and for pushing to bring Encinitas into compliance with state housing laws.”
Sorry, you are not in the 38th Senate District.
You are in the 38th Senate district!