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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

California State AssemblyCandidate for District 48

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Blanca E. Rubio

Democratic
School Boardmember/Teacher
87,321 votes (64.1%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Education
  • Creating economic opportunity to battle income inequality
  • Public Safety

Experience

Biography

Blanca E. 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.

In 1997, Blanca was elected to the Valley County Water District, becoming the youngest person ever elected to that seat.  She would go on to serve two full terms.

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 reached an all-time high with 96% of all seniors graduating.

Blanca is running to succeed termed out Assemblymember Roger Hernandez in the 48thAssembly 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.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $752,164

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
AFSCME California
$17,000
1
California Association of Realtors
$17,000
1
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
$17,000
2
California Faculty Association
$12,750
3
Professional Engineers in California Government
$10,500

More information about contributions

By State:

California 93.44%
District of Columbia 1.44%
Texas 0.99%
New Jersey 0.63%
Other 3.50%
93.44%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.37%)
Small contributions (0.63%)
99.37%

By Type:

From organizations (83.37%)
From individuals (16.63%)
83.37%16.63%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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