Suzette Martinez Valladares continues to gain momentum in her run for the 38th Assembly District. Today, the Los Angeles County Republican Party has endorsed her candidacy. This endorsement comes on the heels of endorsements from the Ventura County Republican Party, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove, State Senator Scott Wilk, Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, former LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, and a host of other elected officials.
“I’m proud to have earned support from the grassroots leaders of the Los Angeles County Republican Central Committee,” said Suzette. “Now with the overwhelming support of both the LA and Ventura County Republican Central Committees, our campaign for balance in Sacramento has built a strong foundation to make the March top-two and beat the status quo in November.”
Suzette is the former Executive Director of Southern California Autism Speaks and is currently the CEO of Little Steps of Faith, a non-profit preschool committed to providing quality childcare to under deserved families.
Background: An unlikely Republican story, Suzette grew up in the San Fernando Valley, the granddaughter of a farmworker who worked alongside Cesar Chavez in the vineyards near Bakersfield. She was blessed with loving parents who valued education, family and community responsibility. In 2012, Suzette became Executive Director of Southern California Autism Speaks. Her career is based on serving others, with a passion for early childhood education and advocacy.
After her mother’s passing in 2018, Suzette was asked to assume her mother’s role as CEO of Little Steps of Faith, a faith-based non-profit preschool that provides quality childcare to underserved families in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.
Suzette and her husband Shane were blessed with their first child, daughter Charlotte, in April 2017.
(California’s 38th Assembly District includes the Santa Clarita and Simi Valleys as well as a portion of the San Fernando Valley.)