Senior Campaign Advisor/Union Liaison Jeanette Collins has lived in the area since 1986. She worked as a classified public school employee for thirty-two years – seven years in Los Angeles USD and then twenty-five years in Lake Elsinore USD.
In 1986, Jeanette became a member of California School Employees Association. Eventually, she was elected to the Chapter 598 Executive Board. While she was on the Executive Board, Jeanette served as 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and Secretary. In her last three years on the Executive Board, Jeanette served as President. Jeanette also served as a job steward, political activist and unity organizer. She served twelve years on the contract negotiation team, District Insurance Committee and the Budget & Site Development Committees. After retiring in 2010, Jeanette co-founded and became President of CSEA Southwest Wisdom Retiree Council.
Over the years, Jeanette has participated in numerous political campaigns for local candidates, including School Board candidates. She has also worked on state propositions. This will be her first Congressional campaign.
Jeanette is married to Gary Collins, a professional musician and retired school band director. They have three grown children, 10 grandchildren and two amazing dogs. Jeanette and Gary live in Murrieta with their grandson, Timothy.