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Councilmember Rita Burks

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Rita Burks ran an uncontested race for Seaside City Council in the November 2022 election. She was sworn in as councilmember on Dec. 15, 2022, for a four-year term.

The California native is a homeowner in Seaside and says she and her family are deeply committed to the long-term stability of the community. An experienced dual immersion school principal, Burks is a first-generation college graduate, earning a bachelor’s in liberal studies from San Diego State University and a master’s in educational administration from Concordia University.

Burks has given back to the community by volunteering with the Association of California School Administrators, the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators, and Hispanas Organized for Political Equity (HOPE).

Notable quote: “I work, live and play in Seaside, and believe all residents should have the opportunity to do the same.” (Rita Burks’ campaign statement)

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