Mary Salas Fundraiser

Dear Friends,

I¹m excited to announce that both Chancellor Emeritus Augie Gallego and Superintendent Rudy Castruita are hosting an event for me on November 30th.

I hope you can join me.  The invitation and directions are attached.  Please feel free to forward to our friends in education.

Mary Salas

From the Desk Of
Dr. Rudy Castruita                     Augie Gallego

November 14, 2005

Dear Friends of Education,

We invite you to join us for a reception in support of Mary Salas, candidate for the 79th Assembly District to replace Juan Vargas, who is currently serving his last term in the State Assembly.  We are certain that when you meet Mary and learn of her commitment to education, you will agree that she will be a strong advocate and champion for us in Sacramento.  Join us on:

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Home of Augie Gallego

6330 Elmhurst Drive, San Diego, CA 92120-3958

(Directions attached)

When Mary first ran for Chula Vista City Council in 1996 we hosted her first fundraiser. We have been impressed with her service during her eight years on the Chula Vista City Council.  Mary proved to be a strong, ethical and capable leader who put the needs of her community first.

We believed in Mary because of her volunteer service as President of MANA, A National Latina Organization. Through her leadership, the organization established a mentorship program and scholarship fund that still flourish today. Her commitment to education continues.  Currently we are working with Mary on two important projects. Mary and Dr. Rudy Castruita are co-chairs of the Blue Ribbon Committee for the San Diego Preschool for All implementation plan and she serves with Augie Gallego on the Blue Ribbon Committee to establish a four-year university in Chula Vista.

We hope you can attend the fundraiser we are holding on her behalf. If you cannot make it, we urge you to send a suggested contribution of $200, $500, $1,000, or the maximum of $3,300 in the enclosed envelope or contribute online now at  The educational community needs Mary¹s leadership in Sacramento. Your contribution will be an investment in a better future for the people of California!  Please RSVP by November 26, 2005, to Mary Darling at or (619) 937-5879.


Dr. Rudy Castruita, Superintendent of Schools  Augie Gallego, Chancellor Emeritus

San Diego County Office of Education    San Diego Community College District

Invitation Email.docInvitation Email.pdf Invitation Email.docGallego Directions.pdf