16 Feb

Join me this Tuesday for Coffee & Conversation!

Women of the Year 2018 Nominations!
Nomination Deadline: Thursday, March 1st, 2018

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Council President Soria is excited to host her 4th Annual Women of the Year Awards. The Women of the Year Awards recognize exceptional women in District One, who embody courage, hard work, and are passionate about strengthening our community. Please tell us about the remarkable women who live, work, or volunteer in District One and deserve a little more appreciation for all they are doing to make Fresno and District One a better place.

District One encompasses areas in West Cental Fresno, Tower District, Fresno City College, Central High School, Fresno High School, Highway City, Inspiration Park, Quigley Park, Lions Park, and neighborhoods west of Highway 99. A woman must be nominated in one of the six categories.

The categories include: Business, Community Engagement/Advocacy, Education, Health & Wellness, Youth (Ages 14-22), Arts & Culture, and Public Safety/Military.

To nominate a Woman of the Year, please download the application here. Submissions are due Thursday, March 1st, 2018 and can be emailed to or mailed to:

Office of Council President Esmeralda Soria
2nd Floor, 2600 Fresno St. 
Fresno, CA 93721

Contact our office with any questions at (559) 621-7816 or at


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16 Feb

My Pledge

Asif Mahmood

Dear Democrat,

I moved to the United States over twenty years ago with one goal in mind — to help others. It’s why I’ve spent my life fighting for Californians, whether it’s in my doctor’s office, in free clinics, or across my community.

My principles are the same now as they have always been — Californians need someone to fight to make sure that everyone is able to lead healthy and prosperous lives. We need someone who can crack down on abuses by predatory companies, and we need our leaders to stand up for our progressive values against the agenda of hate coming out of DC.

As Insurance Commissioner, I pledge that I will always put Californians first. That’s why I refuse to take a dime from pharmaceuticals or insurance companies. Because YOU are my constituents — not Big Pharma.

I know firsthand that the insurance system in this country is a nightmare for everyday people. In times of need, our insurance system should work on behalf of consumers — not nickel and dime them.

As Insurance Commissioner, I want to make sure that Californians are taken care of now and in the future.

If you think it’s time for our state’s leaders to stand up to Big Pharma, I hope you’ll join me in this race.

I want to hear from you. What keeps you up at night? What ideas do you have to fix the insurance industry in this state? How can I help you?

Email me. Tweet at me. I’m eager to hear from you!

Thanks for your hard work,

Dr. Asif Mahmood
Candidate for Insurance Commissioner

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