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Esmeralda Soria Receives United Nurses Associations of California Endorsement for Assembly District 27

Apr 15, 2022

Contact: Josh Pulliam (916) 444-5353
APRIL 15, 2022
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Esmeralda Soria Receives United Nurses Associations of California Endorsement for Assembly District 27

FRESNO, CA – Today, Fresno City Councilwoman and Fresno City College Adjunct Professor Esmeralda Soria announced winning the endorsement of the United Nurses Associations of California. In announcing UNAC’s support for Councilwoman Soria, Denise Duncan, RN, UNAC/UHCP President released the following statement:

“Esmeralda Soria has been a champion for expanding access to healthcare and has stood with frontline healthcare workers when they needed it most. We know Esmeralda will treat the issues of California with the same care and compassion that our nurses treat their patients. We could not be more proud to endorse Esmeralda Soria for State Assembly.”

United Nurses Associations of California is the latest group to join a broad and growing coalition united behind Esmeralda Soria that includes labor, business leaders, local elected officials, and more. Soria’s early endorsements include:

  • Assemblymember Blanca Rubio
  • Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua
  • Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula
  • Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia
  • Assemblymember Evan Low
  • Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez
  • Assemblymember Jose Medina
  • Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
  • Assemblymember Luz Rivaz
  • Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell
  • Assemblymember Robert Rivas
  • Assemblymember Rudy Salas
  • Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantez
  • Board of Equalization Boardmember Malia Cohen
  • Board of Equalization Boardmember Tony Vasquez
  • Former Assemblymember Henry T. Perea
  • Former Assemblymember Juan Arambula
  • Former Assemblymember Luis Alejo
  • Former Assemblymember Richard Alatorre
  • Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • Former Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante
  • Former Merced City School District Board Trustee Miguel Lopez
  • Former Senator Gil Cedillo
  • Former Senator Richard Polanco
  • Former State Center Community College Trustee Dottie Smith
  • Former State Center Community College Trustee Eric Payne
  • Former State Center Community College Trustee John Leal
  • Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
  • Senator Anna Caballero
  • Senator Lena Gonzalez
  • Senator Monique Limon
  • Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • State Center Community College Trustee Annalisa Perea
  • State Center Community College Trustee Danielle Parra
  • State Center Community College Trustee Madgalena Gomez
  • State Center Community College Trustee Nasareen Johnson
  • State Center Community College Trustee Richard Caglia
  • State Controller Betty Yee
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond
  • AFSCME California PEOPLE
  • California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
  • California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Central Labor Council
  • City of Fresno Firefighters Local 202
  • Equality California
  • Faculty Association of California Community Colleges
  • Fresno Madera Tulare Kings Building & Construction Trades
  • Fresno Stonewall Democrats
  • IBEW Local 100
  • North Valley Labor Federation
  • Operating Engineers Local 3
  • Planned Parenthood
  • SEIU California State Council
  • UDW/AFSCME3930
  • United Nurses Associations of California
  • Alex Salazar, Madera Realtor & Small Businessowner
  • Alma M. Beltran, Mayor of Parlier
  • Annissa Fragoso, Business Owner/President of Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Artesia City Councilmember Ali Sajjad Taj
  • Barbara Thomas, Former Fresno County Office of Education Trustee
  • Benjamin Torralva, Small Business Owner
  • Central Unified School District Boardmember Yesenia Zamora
  • Central Unified School District Vice-President Naindeep Singh Chann
  • Cindy Laskbrook, Riverdance Farms/Farmer and Former Merced College Board Trustee
  • David Cardenas, Fowler City Mayor
  • Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights Leader
  • Doreen Dominguez, Vanir CEO
  • Ernesto Flemate, Retired Migrant Education Counselor
  • Farmersville Councilmember Greg Gomez
  • Fernando Aguilar, Business Owner/Director of Atlas Soccer Team
  • Firebaugh City Councilmember Felipe Perez
  • Firebaugh City Councilmember Freddie Valdez
  • Firebaugh-Las Deltas School District Boardmember Eliseo Gamino
  • Former Central Unified School District Boardmember Terry Cox
  • Former Fresno City Councilmember Dan Ronquillo
  • Former Fresno City Councilmember Oliver Baines III
  • Former Fresno County Board of Supervisor Henry Perea
  • Former Fresno County Board Supervisor & Attorney at Law Susan Anderson
  • Former Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea Sr.
  • Former Fresno County Young Dems President Clara Varner
  • Former Merced City School District Board Trustee Miguel Lopez
  • Fresno City Councilmember Luis Chavez
  • Fresno City Councilmember Miguel Arias
  • Fresno City Councilmember Nelson Esparza
  • Fresno City Councilmember Tyler Maxwell
  • Fresno County Board of Education Trustee James Martinez
  • Fresno County Board of Education Trustee Kimberly Tapscott-Munson
  • Fresno County Board of Supervisor Brian Pacheco
  • Fresno County Democratic Party Chair Ruben Zarate
  • Fresno County Fair Boardmember Chuck Riojas
  • Fresno County Fair Boardmember Gary Chahil
  • Fresno County Young Dems President Navkaran Gurm
  • Fresno Unified School District Trustee Claudia Casarez
  • Fresno Unified School District Trustee Veva Islas
  • Gary Brar, Madera Farmer
  • Gurdeep Shergill, Fresno Community Leader and Business Owner
  • Gustine Unified School District Boardmember Zachery Ramos
  • Huron Mayor Rey Leon
  • Joe Murillo, Attorney
  • Josephine Kiran, Small Business Owner
  • Karina Quintanilla, City of Palm Desert Councilmember
  • Keith Ford, Fresno City College Professor & President of SCFT 1533
  • Kerman Councilmember Espi Sandoval
  • Kerman Councilmember Ismael Herrera
  • Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez
  • Kimberly Helms Lewis, Merced County District Attorney
  • Kingsburg City Councilmember Jewel Hurtado
  • Livingston City Councilmember Jose Moran
  • Madera City Councilmember Artemio Villegas
  • Madera City Councilmember Jose Rodriguez
  • Madera City Councilmember Steve Montes
  • Madera County Democratic Central Committee Chair & CDP Vice-Chair of Rural Caucus Susan Rowe
  • Madera County Supervisor Leticia Gonzalez
  • Madera Mayor ProTem Anita Evans
  • Madera Mayor Santos Garcia
  • Marcelino Valdez, Fresno Small Business Owner
  • Mary Gonzales-Gomez, Kings County Board of Education Trustee
  • Mendota City Councilmembers Oscar Rosales
  • Mendota Mayor Pro Tem Victor Martinez
  • Mendota Mayor Rolando Castro
  • Merced City Councilmember Bertha Perez
  • Merced Community College District Trustee Mario Mendoza
  • Merced County Supervisor Rodrigo Espinoza
  • Michelle Roman, Kingsburg City Councilwoman
  • Mirna Garcia, Realtor
  • Monica Diaz, City of Fresno Planning Commissioner & Business Woman
  • Nancy Reding , Merced Community Leader
  • Pastor DJ Criner, St. Rest Baptist Church
  • Pastor Paul Binion, Westside Church of God
  • Paul Boyer, Mayor of Farmersville
  • Paula Amezola, Culver City School Board Trustee (originally from Madera)
  • Raj Beasla, Fresno Sikh Leader
  • Randy Villegas, Visalia Unified School District Trustee
  • Reza Assemi, Fresno Business Leader/Developer
  • Reza Nukumanesh, Community Leader
  • San Joaquin Mayor Julia Hernandez
  • Sandy Corrales, Former Palmdale School Boardmember
  • Santa Nella County Water District Boardmember Patricia Ramos-Anderson
  • Jose Barajas Jr. – City of Merced
  • Leonard Cabrera – City of Fresno
  • Ron Manning – City of Fresno
  • Sol Rivas, Merced County Businesswoman and Leader
  • Teresa Acosta, Carlsbad Councilmember
  • Tyler Mackey, Pinedale County Water District Boardmember & Tower District Community Leader

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California’s New Assembly District 27 is an open Latino Majority District. It consists of portions of Merced, Fresno, and Madera Counties and includes the cities of Fresno, Coalinga, Kerman, San Joaquin, Merced, Mendota, Dos Palos, Madera, Los Banos, Firebaugh, Huron, Atwater, Chowchilla, and Livingston.

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