Barrett Holman Leak for Congress



    Experience Equality  Empathy

Like you, I want a public servant leader from San Diego, who is experienced in life and work, culturally diverse, empathetic, responsive, and has integrity.

Like you, I know we do not need multi-millionaires buying seats in Congress – people out of touch with working class people and who use any unethical means for their political gain.

Like you, I am weary of the lack of congressional representation from San Diego’s working class and ethnically diverse communities.

I am a Nike Generation member (also known as GenX) who graduated college into a high inflation rate recession with low wages, scarce jobs, and overseas wars; therefore, I know it is important to realize the way to solve injustice is to take action towards solutions. Just do it!


Washington D.C. will only get better when we send better people.

I know we can be better as a country.  I descend from ancestors who resiliently came through immigration, slavery, sharecropping, the battle for the right to vote as a woman and an African American, Jim Crow segregation and a continued struggle for ethnic and gender equality.


San Diego is my home and I know we can do better with racial justice, Indigenous Peoples rights, affordable housing, criminal justice reform, universal child care, support for our military families, voting rights, climate justice, LGBTQ+ rights, care for military families, Medicare for All, gun violence in schools/workplaces and more,  – if we have a working class, inclusive representative as our voice in Washington, D.C.

Therefore, I am running for House of Representatives in CA-53.  (including Mission Valley, La Presa, College, North Park, South Park, Hillcrest, Del Cerro, Lemon Grove, La Mesa, Bonita, El Cajon, Chula Vista)




Who Am I?

Multiethnic polyglot Jewish Black woman

Four decades in San Diego

Raised by a resilient widowed mother

Working since the age of 12  (saving for college)

Master’s degree educated in the USA and EU




U.S. gov’t. federal employee

Adjunct university lecturer on religion, gender culture and media

Business consultant to female founders

Director, intercultural events organization  (involving diplomatic foreign relations)

Children’s book author




Elementary school teacher

Global humanitarian worker

Construction volunteer (helping build houses for low-income households)

Advocate for sexual assault, rape and domestic violence survivors


I realize the world is broken into chaos and injustice. It is everyone’s job to do everything they can to bring wholeness, peace and justice.


Thank you very much for your support