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Madera County Supervisor Leticia Gonzalez Endorses Esmeralda Soria In Race for Assembly District 27

Aug 15, 2022
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Madera County Supervisor Leticia Gonzalez Endorses Esmeralda Soria In Race for Assembly District 27

Madera County Board of Supervisors’ sole woman of color cites Esmeralda Soria’s experience as a city councilmember and commitment to public service in endorsing her candidacy for State Assembly

FRESNO, CA – Today, Fresno City Councilwoman and Fresno City College Adjunct Professor Esmeralda Soria announced that Madera County Supervisor Leticia Gonzalez endorsed her campaign. In announcing her support for Councilwoman Soria, Supervisor Gonzalez had the following to say:

“I could not be more proud to endorse Esmeralda Soria for Assembly. Her time as a Fresno City Councilmember has reflected her deep commitment to honesty and integrity in public service. She will provide a sorely needed voice in Sacramento for the Valley.”

Madera County Supervisor Leticia Gonzalez is the latest high profile leader 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 Laura Friedman
Assemblymember Luz Rivaz
Assemblymember Mike Fong
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell
Assemblymember Robert Rivas
Assemblymember Rudy Salas
Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantez
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo
Board of Equalization Boardmember Malia Cohen
Board of Equalization Boardmember Tony Vasquez
California Democratic Party Region 4 Regional Director Alex Carrillo
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
Lt. Governor Eleni Koulanakis
Senator Anna Caballero
Senator Lena Gonzalez
Senator Maria Elena Durazo
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
U.S. Senator Alex Padilla
California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus
California Democratic Party
California Federation of Teachers
California Labor Federation
California Latino Legislative Caucus
California School Employees Association
California Young Democrats
California Women’s List
Central Labor Council
Central Valley Leadership Roundtable
City of Fresno Firefighters Local 202
Equality California (EQCA)
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC)
Fresno Bee / Merced Sun-Star
Fresno Madera Tulare Kings Building & Construction Trades
Fresno Stonewall Democrats
IBEW Local 100
Latinas Lead
Madera Democratic Party
North Valley Labor Federation
Operating Engineers Local 3
Planned Parenthood
SEIU 2015
SEIU 521
SEIU California State Council
UA Local 246
United Farm Workers
United Nurses Associations of California
Women’s Political Committee
Alex Salazar, Madera Realtor & Small Businessowner
Alma M. Beltran, Mayor of Parlier
Anissa 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
Chowchilla Mayor, John Chavez
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 Firebaugh Mayor Brady Jenkins
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 Tyler Maxwell
Fresno County Assessor Paul Dictos
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 Fire Chief Kerri Donis
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 Guttierrez, Merced Community College District Trustee/ Businessowner
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
Madera School Trustee Lucy Salazar
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 District Attorney Kimberly Lewis
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
Sgt. Jose Barajas Jr. – City of Merced
Sgt. Leonard Cabrera – City of Fresno
Sgt. 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



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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