“I am both humbled and excited to announce that I am running for the 39th State Assembly District. After recent events leading to a vacancy in our Assembly district, I am grateful to all the people throughout our district that personally reached out to me and asked me to run. I am so incredibly grateful for this outpouring of support within our community, that I have decided to run for the Assembly. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve our communities again. The State Assembly represents our very diverse and incredible communities that comprise the 39th Assembly District. I am excited to have the opportunity to bring my dedication, passion, and much needed experience back to this position and to represent our great community in the California State Legislature once again.”
“Our district needs a fighter. And whether it is protecting this district from crime, poverty, pollution, high speed rail, or any other threat, I will be your tireless advocate and champion in the State Assembly. I will work collaboratively with all my colleagues in the Assembly, in order to strengthen our ability to assist all our fellow Californians. As your Assemblywoman, I will be a voice on behalf of the voiceless and a fighter for economic fairness and social justice for all Californians. I am asking you to join me in this fight.”
During her time in Sacramento, Assemblywoman Lopez authored critical environmental and anti-poverty legislation known as the” Right to Dry” Bill. The Bill prohibits Managers/Owners of apartment complexes and multiple family residential dwellings from preventing individuals from drying their clothing on a clothes line instead of using a traditional dryer. Additionally, she authored economic legislation that requires an independent filmmaker to sit as a board member on the California Filming Commission. She also authored the first-in-the-nation anti-crime legislation that made intentional prosecutorial misconduct a felony offense in California.
In 2016, she was honored by the National Women’s Political Caucus as the recipient of their annual Woman of the Year leadership award and received the annual Green Leadership Award for her strong environmental voting record. She received an A+ rating from the Courage Campaign for her voting record. She was also honored by the California Defense Attorney’s Association.
Patty Lopez has been a staunch and proud activist for immigrant rights, the rights of transgendered individuals and the educational rights of public school students.
She was also the catalyst who worked diligently with L.A. Mission College, Sacramento, and the Community’s Mission College Satellite Committee. To finally bring their much needed College Satellite to the Sunland-Tujunga region of the Northeast San Fernando Valley as committed by Measure J, passed by the voters in 2007.
Patty Lopez and her husband, Juan, continue to raise their family while residing in the City of San Fernando, since 1988.
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