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Meet Your Portuguese-American Elected Officials in California: Jimmy Dutra

June 13, 2018

 

Jimmy Dutra, 38, was born and raised in Watsonville, where he attended Salesian Sisters, E.A. Hall Middle School and graduated Watsonville High School in 1993. He then attended Santa Clara University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1997.

 

While at Santa Clara University Dutra was chosen among thousands of applicants to be a White House Intern for President Bill Clinton. While at the White House Dutra worked in the Office of Presidential Personnel, as well as the First Lady's office (Hillary Clinton). He was also elected to be the head intern representing the entire intern staff. After graduating from Santa Clara,

 

Dutra worked on some high-profile campaigns including a California Gubernatorial campaign and former Vice-Presidential Candidate Geraldine Ferraro's NY Senate race.

 

He currently has been working with his family's business, Dutra Farms and operates Jimmy's Pumpkins which is located on East Lake Avenue next to St. Francis High.

He is currently on the City Council of Watsonville and running for Supervisor for Santa Cruz County.

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