Los Angeles County District One Supervisorial Race Campaign Kick Off
by Hilda Solis
April 30, 2014 • 280 views
El Monte -
This April, I was proud to officially kick-off my campaign for Los Angeles County supervisor before a crowd of over 400 hundred supporters at my campaign headquarters in El Monte after a year of engaging local community advocates and leaders. It was an outdoor event with live music, a wide representation of community and civic leaders, and, most important of all, plenty of good energy. I was moved by the joy, affection, and commitment to a better tomorrow by everyone who was in attendance. As a former trustee for the Rio Hondo Community College Board, coupled with my legislative record in Sacramento and Washington D.C., I am honored to have represented the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County for over twenty-five years. It is this experience that helped me garner the support of Congresswomen Judy Chu and Lucille Roybal-Allard, California State Senators Ed Hernandez and Norma Torres, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Dolores Huerta, L.A. County Firefighters Association, the Sierra Club, and the National Organization for Women California, among others.
Now, nearly three weeks after my kick-off, I am running a grassroots, “hands-on” campaign. I am going door-to-door, calling voters, attending community events, and reaching out to the many constituents in District 1 to ensure that I directly hear people’s concerns and share my priorities. I am most concerned about: job training, economic development, education, securing our communities, and implementing a culture of accountability and transparency at the county level. I will also work tirelessly to strengthen our health and safety net. I am committed to reforming the county’s child welfare system to ensure that our most vulnerable children are safe; improving, overall, public transportation, and increasing affordable housing in the county. Vote by Mail will begin within nine days, please be sure to vote.