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John Rinaldi

Bio

John Rinaldi is THE Progressive Democrat to take on Duncan Hunter in November! For a full biography, and to read about John's vision for the future, go to http://www.RinaldiForCongress.org.

John Anthony Rinaldi was born in Fairfax, Virginia, the third child of Hazel and Chuck Rinaldi. Throughout his childhood, John's parents instilled the strong values of patriotism and service to God and country, believing as many who lived during John F. Kennedy's presidency that we must ask what we can do for our country, not what our country can do for us. John graduated with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Political Science from Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. During and after college, he served as a sworn city police officer in Ocean City, Maryland.

John then began graduate theological studies in order to become an ordained minister. During Desert Storm, John served as a commissioned officer in the United States Naval Reserve and came to San Diego, California for Chaplain Training. During times of war, there is always a pressing need for ministry to marines in boot camp and John was asked to extend his duty. John received the Navy Achievement Medal.

Upon completion of his service in San Diego, John returned to police work and became a teacher in West Virginia where he taught high school. During this time, he completed his Master studies in Divinity in preparation for ordination.

John returned to San Diego in 1993, and has made San Diego his permanent home. Here, John served his church as full time minister for five years and then as an associate minister while pursing business interests.

John has extensive experience in financial services. John worked as a stock broker and became a principal of his brokerage. John's other experience includes working as an investment banker, as a mortgage banker, and as a real estate agent. He is currently part owner of the San Diego branch of Silver Linings Mortgage. John enjoyed great success in real estate and worked tirelessly to help many people who would traditionally be excluded from purchasing real estate find homes. Along the way, John earned a Masters of Theology from the University of San Diego focused on ethics in government and business, and he is currently finishing his dissertation in the Doctoral program at the University of San Diego in leadership studies, again with a focus on ethics in politics and business.

John has many personal interests, including hiking and camping. He is an avid motorcycle rider and a pilot.

Endorsements

ORGANIZATIONS

California State Service Employees International Union

Service Employees International Union, Local 2028

2006 California Labor Confederation, AFL-CIO COPE

Chicano Democratic Association

Asian Pacific Islander Democrats of San Diego County

San Diego State University Democratic Club

San Diego County Young Democrats

San Diego-Imperial County Labor Council

San Diego Democrats for Disability Rights

United Auto Workers Region 5 CAP Council

AFSCME/AFL-CIO Local 127

Santee Democratic Club

Citizens for a Better Veterans Home

Reform Party CA CALVETS Investigation Committee

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees- Dist 36

American Federation of Government Employees- 12th District

American Federation of Government Employees- Local 1399

American Federation of Government Employees- Local 2391

American Federation of Government Employees- Border Patrol Council

American Federation of Government Employees- Local 2805

American Federation of Government Employees- Local 2879

American Federation of Government Employees- Local 3619

American Federation of Government Employees- Local 3723

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-District Council 36

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-Local 127

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-Local 2620

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-Local 3299

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-Retiree Chapter 57

American Federation of Teachers - Local 1931

American Federation of Teachers - Local 4289

American Federation of Teachers - Local 1278

American Federation of Teachers - Local 2034

American Federation of Teachers - Local 2357

American Federation of Teachers - Local 4522

American Federation of Teachers - Local 6161

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Amalgamated Transit Union-Local 1309

American Postal Workers Union-Local 197

American Federation of Musicians-Local 325

Bakery , Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers-Local 315

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers-Local 4

Building and Construction Trades Council-Imperial County

Cement Masons- Local 500

California Faculty Association-SDSU

Communication Workers of America - Local 9400

Communication Workers of America - Local 9511

California Conference of Machinists

California Faculty Association-San Diego

California Faculty Association- San Marcos

California State Employees ASSN.- DLC 701 (SEIU Local 1000)

California State Employees ASSN.- DLC 709(SEIU Local 1000)

California State Employees ASSN -DLC 710(SEIU Local 1000)

Cement Workers-Local 500, Area 744

Communication Workers of America/ UPTE-Local 9119

Communication Workers of America-Local 9400

Communication Workers of America-Local 9509

Communication Workers of America-Local 9511

Communication Workers of America-Local 9590

Communication Workers of America-Local 14904

Communication Workers of America -Local 54 (N.A.B.E.T.)

Glaziers & Floor Coverers-Local 1399

Graphic Communications International Union-Local 432M

Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees-Local 30

Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees- Local 30

International Association of Firefighters - Local 145

International Association of Firefighters - Local 2180

International Association of Firefighters - Local 2744

International Association of Firefighters - Local 1434

International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers of America - Local Lodge 755

International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers of America - Local Lodge 726

International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers of America - Local Lodge 389

International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers of America - Local Lodge 1125

International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers of America - Local Lodge 2765

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees- Local 122

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local-905

International Alliance of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers-Local 18032

International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers-Local 229

International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers-Local 627

International Brotherhood of Teamsters- Local 36

International Brotherhood of Teamsters- Local 542

International Brotherhood of Teamsters- Local 481

International Brotherhood of Teamsters- Local 911

International Brotherhood of Teamsters- Local 683

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 465

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 569

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 2139

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades � Local 333

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers - Local 2139

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers - Local 569

International Longshoremen�s Association-Local 29

International Union of Elevators Constructors-Local 18

International Union of Operating Engineers-Local 12

International Union of Operating Engineers � Local -501

Inlandboatmen�s Union

Ironworkers- Local 229

Laborers International Union of North America-Local 89

Laborers International Union of North America-Local 1184

Laundry and Dry Cleaning-Local 52

Legal Aid Workers, U.A.W.- Local 2320

National Association of Letter Carriers - Branch 70

National Association of Letter Carriers- Branch 252

National Association of Letter Carriers- Branch 1100

NACTA � Local 16

National Writers Union, UAW - Local16

Office & Professional Employees International Union- Local 30

Office & Professional Employees International Union �Local 537

Office & Professional Employees International Union �Local 277

Pari-Mutual Employees Guild- SEIU.,Local 280

Professional Airways Systems Specialists- Chapter 319

Printing Specialties and Paper Products- Local 714

Projectionist- (I.A.T.S.E.,Local 297

Professional Airways Systems Specialists- Chapter 319

San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council

Service Employees International Union- Local 535

Service Employees International Union- Local 2028

Sheetmetal Workers - Local 206

Screen Actor�s Guild

San Diego Building Trades Council

Service Employees International Union-Local 535

Service Employees International Union-Local 1877

Service Employees International Union-Local 2028

Sheet Metal Workers International Association-Local 206

Tradeshow and Sign Craft-Local 831

Tile, Marble & Terrazzo Workers-Local 18

Transport Workers Union of America-Local 502

Transport Workers Union of America-Local 564

United Domestic Workers of America

United Food and Commercial Workers-Local 135

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United Nurses Association of California- Local 1199

United Nurses Associations of California, Union of Healthcare Professionals, NUHHCE, AFSCME-Local 119

United Union of Roofers- Local 45

United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters-Local 230

United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters-Local 250

United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters-Local 345

United Food and Commercial Workers-Local 135

Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees-Local 288

United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Region Five- Local 506

United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Association of Student Employees- Local 282

United Farm Workers of America

United Health Care Employees

UNITE-Local 75

UNITE-Local 818

Utility Workers of America-Local 246

Utility Workers of America-Local 132

San Diego Democratic Club 100% rating

San Diego Young Stonewall Democrats, Supported Campaign Designation

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Rocky Delgadillo, L.A. City Attorney; Democratic candidate for Attorney General, California

Honorable Stephen C. Padilla, Mayor Of Chula Vista

Honorable Lori SaldaƱa, California State Assembly Member, District 76

Honorable Christine Kehoe, California State Senator, District 39

Honorable Toni Atkins, City of San Diego Councilmember, District 3

Honorable Mary Salas, former City of Chula Vista Deputy Mayor; Democratic candidate for California State Assembly, District 79

INDIVIDUALS*

Peter Moore-Kochlas, Democratic candidate for Mayor, El Cayon; 2002 & 2006 Democratic Candidate for Congress, 52nd District

Chris Larkin, Democratic candidate for State Assembly, District 77

Judith Walters, JD, Delegate 77th AD

Bob Herbst, former Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and National Parks; former Acting Secretary for the Department of Interior

Charles A. Hunnicutt, former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs

Richard Barrera, Candidate for County Supervisor

Philip O. Stewart, Former Assistant Director of the National Park Service

Nicole Murray-Ramirez, City Commissioner

Rabbi Wayne Dossick

Michelle Krug, AFSCME PEOPLE's Steering Committee, Local 127 Executive Board

Miriam Kanter Plotkin, Dedicated Democrat, 619-469-4200

Andrea Kimball, Esquire

Donald R. Lake, U.S. Air Force Veteran

John D. Coffey, U.S. Army Veteran

Michael Growe, San Diego Democratic Club, former board member

Andrew S. Rosenberg

Kevin Tilden

Robert Gleason

Judy Ki, Science Teacher (SDEA/CTA/NEA), Delegate (75th AD)

Brian van de Mark, Union-Tribune's San Diego County 2005 Teacher of the Year

Dr. Paul W. Synder, Ph.D.

Josie Valverde

Musette O'Hara

Mary Fimiss

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