38th A.D. Republican Nominee Suzette Valladares
Suzette’s is an unlikely Republican story. She 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 high school, she was told, “you’re Latina, therefore you are a Democrat.” But then she heard then-Vice President Al Gore speak at a local high school. Suzette quickly realized that she did not believe in the values he espoused. It was then that she was drawn to the Republican Party ideals of liberty, limited government, self-reliance, and quality of life – the same values Suzette’s parents had instilled in her.
After college, she went to work as a District Representative for former local Congressman Buck McKeon. During that time she was honored as a “SCV 40 under Forty” by the Santa Clarita Business Journal. In 2012, Suzette left the public sector and 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. A big winner in the March 2020 primary election, Suzette is poised to retake this important Assembly seat for the Republican Party in November. Join us to find out how you can help!