Sergio Lopez is a nonprofit leader and community advocate. Raised in the Campbell community, he is the son of two immigrants and, after attending public schools his whole life, was the first in his extended family to graduate from college.
Over the course of nearly a decade, he has worked at all levels of government, from local politics to the White House. He served as Political Director on a gubernatorial race and drafted policy for a presidential campaign. His policy work for Gavin Newsom's campaign for Governor, on innovation, automation, and California's economy, helped lead to the creation of the state's Future of Work Commission. Currently, he serves as an elected delegate to the California Democratic Party, representing Campbell at the state level.
Previously, Sergio was National Organizing Director for Rise, which works to pass a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights in all 50 states. Under his leadership, Rise became the most successful legislative advocacy organization in modern history, passing bills in around a dozen states, including California's AB 1312. His work reforming his college’s sexual assault policies was covered by the New York Times and Huffington Post, and he has been profiled by USA Today, Telemundo, and NBC Bay Area. He has written two original book-length manuscripts on history and politics, and his writing has been published in the Sacramento Bee.
Currently, he works at the Junior State of America Foundation as Director of Development & Community Engagement, working to strengthen our democracy by ensuring all high school students have access to quality civic education. He also serves on the board of the Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House Foundation, where he is working to help stage the group's first-ever Fundraising Gala to support the Foundation’s mission of making local history accessible to all residents.
A proud California and Campbell resident, he runs marathons and trains along the Los Gatos-Campbell Creek Trail with his rescue dog Pecos, while working on running a long distance race in all 58 counties in the state. Sergio Lopez graduated from Yale University with degrees in History and English. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.