– Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano and Bassett Unified School District Board Member Armando Barajas Unite in Support of Rubio Following Victory in June Primary –

BALDWIN PARK, CAClassroom teacher and school board member Blanca Rubio announced today that her campaign for State Assembly District 48 has received the endorsement of Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano and Bassett Unified School District Board Member Armando Barajas, both of whom were primary opponents of Rubio on the June 7th ballot.

Their endorsements add to the broad base of support and continued momentum for the frontrunner, and quickly follow her endorsement by the California Professional Firefighters and the California Labor Federation.  AD 48 has a wide Democratic performance advantage, and Rubio is the clear frontrunner over her Republican opponent in the November general election – following her strong performance in the hotly contested June primary.

“As a local teacher and school board member, Blanca Rubio has a strong and proven record of improving the lives of Baldwin Park’s children,” Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano said. “I’m proud to endorse Blanca Rubio for State Assembly.”

“I’m honored to have the support of Manuel Lozano and Armando Barajas – two deeply dedicated public servants who have strong records of creating opportunity for families in our communities,” Rubio said.

Barajas and Lozano’s endorsements add to the widespread support for Rubio’s campaign. In addition to their endorsement, Rubio has earned the support of the California Professional Firefighters, the California Labor Federation, the California Latino Legislative Caucus, the Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus, the Stonewall Young Democrats, the Women’s Political Committee, Latinas Lead California, and Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County as her campaign continues to solidify its frontrunner status.

For more information on Blanca Rubio‘s campaign and recent endorsements, please visit www.blancarubio.com.

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Blanca Rubio is a classroom teacher, local school board member, and mother, who has dedicated her life to improving our schools, strengthening our communities, and giving children and working families the tools to succeed.

The daughter of a factory worker and housekeeper, Blanca Rubio learned the values of hard work, fairness, and a good education at a young age. Born in Juarez, Mexico, Blanca came to the United States with her parents at a young age in pursuit of a better quality of life and new opportunity. She understands first hand the struggles that immigrant and working families face because she lived them.

Those experiences have shaped Blanca’s life and inspired her to dedicate herself to public service. Blanca attended public schools and graduated from Azusa Pacific University where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and later earned a Masters Degree in Education with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

A classroom teacher and educator for 15 years, Blanca has taught kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade. In 2003, Blanca was elected to the Baldwin Park Unified School District Board of Education, serving as President and Vice President of the board twice.

As a member of the Baldwin Park School Board, Blanca helped lead successful efforts to improve academic standards in the classroom and put more children on the path to college or a good career. During her tenure, student test scores have consistently improved and the graduation rate is at an all-time high with 96% of all seniors graduating.

Blanca is running to succeed termed out Assemblymember Roger Hernandez in the 48th Assembly District. The district covers the Cities of West Covina, Glendora, Baldwin Park, Covina, Azusa, El Monte, Duarte, Bradbury, Irwindale, Monrovia and un-incorporated areas of Valinda, Charter Oak, Ramona, Bassett, East Arcadia, Citrus and Royal Oaks.