Former Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares
Senate District 23 can be won in 2024 by a strong Republican candidate who is a proven fundraiser, with a strong winning track record, and an experienced campaigner. Former Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares is that candidate.
In the State Assembly, Valladares was one of the founders of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, she passed legislation protecting crime victims, and delivered cost-saving measures for homeowners, businesses, and parents. That is why retiring Senator Scott Wilk and other leaders have asked Suzette Valladares to run for this seat.
In 2022, Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares came within 522 votes of defeating her Democrat opponent despite running in what was by far the most Democrat-leaning seat of any contested race in 2022, a district that Joe Biden won in 2020 by a +17% margin and Gavin Newsom won in 2018 by a +10% margin. Valladares’ 2022 election vote totals exceeded those of GOP Gubernatorial candidate Brian Dahle. Valladares raised $1.7 million for her campaign.
Valladares resides in Acton with her husband, Shane, and their daughter. Acton is midway between the Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valley portions of the district. Suzette has grown up, graduated from college, worked, and is raising her family in the district. It’s home turf for her.