– CA Labor Continues to Unite in Support of Rubio Following Victory in June Primary –

BALDWIN PARK, CA – Classroom teacher and school board member Blanca Rubio announced today that her campaign for State Assembly District 48 has received the endorsement of the California School Employees Association (CSEA).

CSEA’s endorsement adds to the broad base of support and continued momentum for the frontrunner.  AD 48 has a strong 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.

Writing in a letter of support, CSEA President Dave Low congratulated Rubio on her endorsement, saying, “CSEA’s endorsement of your candidacy is based on your support for public education and labor issues of importance to classified employees.”

“I’m proud to have the support of California’s classified school employees,” Rubio said. “In the Assembly, I look forward to continuing our work together to support public education in California.”

His endorsement adds to the widespread support for Rubio’s campaign. In addition to their endorsement, Rubio has earned the support of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, 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, recent endorsements, and the complete polling memo, 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.