COLTON, CA -- In her home town of Colton, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes announced her re-election campaign for California State Assembly District 47 with a kick-off event.
Over 200 people from the community were in attendance to show their strong support for the re-election of Assemblymember Reyes. She was also joined by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Congressman Pete Aguilar, Congressman Mark Takano, Senator Connie Leyva, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Assemblymember Jose Medina, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, and many community leaders from within and without the 47th Assembly District. Her supporters cheered her on as she spoke of the accomplishments she has had in the legislature and community since being elected in 2016. As a freshman Assemblymember, Eloise Reyes successfully introduced 19 bills, with 8 bills signed into law by the Governor. She managed to get 5 million dollars added to the California state budget for bilingual teacher education preparation, $500,000 for a new fire engine for the Colton Fire Department, $13 million for the new Mt. Vernon Bridge, and the final funding for a Rosa Parks statue that will be placed at the State Building in San Bernardino.
“As the sitting incumbent of the 47th Assembly District, I am committed to passing legislation that benefits the people of San Bernardino, Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Grand Terrace, Bloomington and Muscoy,” said Assemblymember Reyes. “My role as the Assemblymember is to be accessible to the people of the Inland Empire. I will continue to fight to solve the issues that impact their lives. Today, I am asking for their endorsement and support to be re-elected in 2018, so we can continue moving the Inland Empire forward.”
Prior to being elected to the State Assembly in 2016, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes was the first Latina in the Inland Empire to open her own law firm. As an Attorney, she represented injured workers and also volunteered her time with Legal Aid to help those who could not afford representation. She is considered, by many, a champion for the people in the Inland Empire. In 2013, she volunteered to represent Colton residents in a successful effort to prevent a toxic waste dump from being located in their neighborhood.
She served on the UCR Dean's Medical School Mission Committee, the Board of Directors of the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association,
San Bernardino Valley College Foundation, Brightest Star Foundation, the Board of Directors of the National Orange Show, the American GI Forum (Inland Empire Chapter), and a member of the Inland Empire Future Leaders Program (Mock Trial Founder & Advisor).
Paid for by Eloise Reyes for Assembly 2018