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Biographical Profile for Marilyn M. Singleton
Previous Candidate for United States Representative District 13, California
Party: No Party
Phone: (510) 421-5800
Address: PO Box 2767
Oakland, CA 94602
Marilyn M. Singleton's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
I am running for Congress because this is a government of "We the People". I would like to do my part to bring citizen legislators back to Washington.

I have chosen to run as a nonpartisan candidate because there is power in independence. Just as I have had when voting over the years, I will have the freedom to put common sense above a "party line". When Republicans have gone wrong, I'll say so. When Democrats have an idea that I feel may be in the best interest of the nation, I'll say so. My allegiance will be to my constituents, not a political party.

I am running for Congress because the career politicians seem to have forgotten for whom they work. I'm tired of politicians passing laws they have not read. I am tired of politicians who refuse to answer questions from constituents who disagree with their point of view. I am tired of politicians who say they want to bring us together, and then tear us apart by putting us into hyphenated groups of voting blocs.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
I was born and raised in southeast San Diego. I have lived in Oakland for many years. My biggest joy is my family: my son, Brad, my husband, Dan, my ancient cat I found in Redwood Park, and two spoiled rescue dogs.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
I enrolled in Stanford University and later went on to medical school at University of California at San Francisco. After a couple of years of Surgery residency at UCSF, I moved to Boston for my residency in Anesthesiology at Harvard's Beth Israel Hospital. I was accepted to U.C. Berkeley (Boalt) Law School while working at Alta Bates and graduated in 1995.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
I worked as a patient advocate at San Francisco General Hospital and at the Chinese Free Clinic. I moved to Baltimore, Maryland to take a position as an instructor, then an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. While the East Coast had its good points, I was more than ready to return to my native California. I was pleased to take a position at the highly ranked Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a level 1 trauma center affiliated with UCLA. In addition to teaching residents and serving on the Peer Review Committee, it was challenging to deal with transfusion issues during the emergence of HIV-AIDS. I moved to Oakland and practiced at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley. In my law career, I had the opportunity to intern at the National Health Law Project, work at two top law firms practicing insurance and health law. Now I teach a Constitution class and practice medicine part-time.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
no response
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Alternate Public Member of the San Francisco Parole Board, Board of Directors, Oakland Youth Chorus, Instruction, Prevention of Elder Abuse to probation officers; Physicians for Human Rights.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
no response
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Roman Catholic
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Being a good mother, saving lives as a physician trump all the pieces of paper in my file cabinet
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