Endorsements

Congresswoman Linda Sánchez

A former labor lawyer, Linda T. Sánchez represents California’s 38th congressional district. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, Sánchez is the first Latina to serve on the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Judiciary Committee. A lifelong progressive, Sánchez has devoted her career to helping working people get ahead: advocating for families, improving America’s education system, and bringing jobs to Southern California.

I look forward to working with her and her offices to address Montebello Unified School District issues and amplify the voices of the district. We have a lot of work to do and I am glad Congresswoman Sánchez is fighting for us!

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Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano

Congresswoman Grace Flores Napolitano represents California’s 32nd District. Her Los Angeles County-based district covers several cities and communities in the San Gabriel Valley – El Monte, West Covina, Covina, Baldwin Park, Azusa, Duarte, Irwindale, Industry, La Puente, Avocado Heights, West Puente Valley, Valinda, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne and Monrovia.

Napolitano is the highest-ranking California member and Hispanic member of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure where she currently serves as Chairwoman on the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, which oversees EPA’s Clean Water Act and US Army Corps of Engineers water programs. Congresswoman Napolitano is also deeply aware of the issues facing Hispanic families in her district. She served as the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and still actively participates in Caucus business.

Run For Something

Run for Something is a progressive American political organization dedicated to recruiting and supporting young candidates running for down-ballot office.

Montebello Teachers Association

The Montebello Teachers Association is the exclusive bargaining representatives of the certificated employees of the Montebello Unified School District.

Los Angeles Community College Trustee David Vela

From 2007-2015, David served on the Montebello Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education as the first openly LGBTQ+ School Board Member. Mr. Vela is credited with implementing a near-perfect attendance program which improved the District’s Average Daily Attendance to over 96%. David contributed to increased API and AYP scores as well as a 94 % district graduation rate. Furthermore, Mr. Vela implemented College Bound Today — a college preparatory program, which matches mentors with high school sophomores to guide them through the college application process and championed dual enrollment for students at East Los Angeles College. Mr. Vela’s tenure on the Board also included the successful passage of the first Project Labor Agreement (PLA) in MUSD history for an anticipated $600 million school bond to modernize classrooms and schools for the 21st century.

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California School Employees Association 

The California School Employees Association is the largest classified school employee union in the United States, representing nearly 250,000 school support staff throughout California.

State Senator Bob Archuleta

Senator Bob J. Archuleta, a former Presidential Appointee and Pico Rivera city mayor, has dedicated his life to serving his community and his country proudly.

He was elected in November 2018 to the California State Senate to represent the 32nd Senate District, which includes portions of Los Angeles County and Orange County.

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MUSD Board of Education Member Marisol M. Uribe

Marisol Uribe was born and raised in Montebello, California. As a first-generation Latina, she would go on to earn both her Bachelors and Master’s Degrees from California State University Los Angeles. Currently, Marisol is an instructor of Chicano/a Studies for the Los Angeles Community College District.

While in college, Marisol served as a Program Leader for Inspiring, Caring, Exciting, and Stimulating (ICES) Education program, where she worked with at-risk and economically challenged students, by helping them with homework and other enrichment activities.

As a parent of children who attend Montebello Unified District Schools, Marisol wants to ensure that MUSD will serve her children and all children attending MUSD schools, preparing them to be college ready and able to compete in the global economy. Marisol has a deep interest in improving the educational pipeline and firmly believes that all students deserve access to a good quality education that is equal for all.