My name is Katherine Perez-Estolano and I am running to be your next State Senator in District 25. I love California and I believe in the people who make up this great state. From a young age, my mother – a lifelong school teacher –taught me that serving our community is a responsibility we all share, a lesson that has motivated me throughout my career and inspires me to serve.
The Greater San Gabriel Valley has been my home for nearly 25 years. As a parent, wife, small business owner, educator and resident, I have a deep commitment to our community and a diverse professional background that has prepared me to be our community’s champion.
I am building a campaign with a focus on the future and needs of our community. My campaign is about harnessing the innovation and creativity of this district and how together, we can work to maintain our quality of life and create the future we all deserve. My priorities include: investment in community college and universal preschool, creating living wage jobs, expanding our transportation systems, protecting our parks and forests, and solving our homelessness crisis.
Our community is special. Our next state representative needs to understand our uniqueness, and make the needs of our residents a top priority. I will be the champion you deserve, someone who will protect our quality of life, create new opportunities for businesses to thrive and ensure everyone is able to live healthy, prosperous lives. I want to hear from you. What are your dreams and challenges? I hope you will join my campaign and support my effort to serve as our next State Senator. To share your ideas, visit www.katherine4sd25.com.
I look forward to working with you to build a better community for our families, our children and our future.
Katherine Perez-Estolano got her start in public service as Deputy Mayor of Pasadena 1998. She is an expert in urban planning, transportation, and community engagement. In 2013, she was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Board of Directors of the California High Speed Rail Authority. She has a Master’s Degree in urban planning and transportation from UCLA and a Bachelor’s Degree in political science from California State University Northridge. She has taught at UCLA and is now an adjunct professor at the USC School of Planning and Development.
** California Senate District 25 includes Sunland-Tujunga, Glendale, Pasadena, Altadena, Atwater Village, La Cañada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, South Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Duarte, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, San Antonio Heights, Upland, and most of Burbank.
*** State and presidential primary on Tuesday, June 7, 2016