LUZ RIVAS WINS DEMOCRATIC PARTY ENDORSEMENT IN LANDSLIDE VOTE
Assembly candidate Luz Rivas last night won the endorsement of the California Democratic Party in a landslide vote. Rivas, a first-time candidate, won over 68% of the vote, compared with just 11% for Antonio Sanchez and 5% for Patty Lopez.
Rivas is running in the 39th Assembly District in in both the April 3 Special Election to fill out the remainder of the current term, and in the regularly scheduled 2018 election for the new term that begins in January.
“This is a huge boost to my campaign,” said Rivas. “It shows that I am the candidate most in touch with core Democratic values, especially economic opportunity, quality schools and, access to affordable health care.”
“I will stand up for California against right-wing assaults from Washington DC,” she added. “We cannot not allow them to break up families, pollute our neighborhoods, and put the American Dream out of reach for everyone except their campaign contributors.”
Rivas has dedicated her professional career to helping young girls pursue training and careers in science, engineering, and technology. As the founder of DIY Girls, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls become interested in math and science, she has helped set thousands of young women on the path towards economic empowerment, independence, and self-confidence. Previously, Rivas has been endorsed by Congressman Tony Cardenas, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn, and LA Councilwomen Nury Martinez and Monica Rodriguez. She has also been endorsed by over 50 leaders in the fields of education and engineering, who know firsthand about the importance of creating economic opportunity through science and technology.
The 39th District includes Arleta, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga, Sylmar, and San Fernando.