“I am deeply honored to represent my constituents in Sacramento,”
Sacramento, California – Lisa Calderon (D-Whittier) was sworn in today at the State Capitol as the Assemblymember for the 57th Assembly District.
“I am deeply honored to represent my constituents in Sacramento,” stated Assemblymember Calderon. “I look forward to being a strong advocate for our communities in the 57th District and addressing the challenges facing Californians today.”
Lisa Calderon is a thirty year resident of her district’s community. She served as one of the first Latina legislative aides in the State Legislature, working on a number of issues, including increasing access to affordable healthcare and empowering small business owners. She also brings with her twenty years of experience as a successful businesswoman, where she created good-paying jobs and helped workers gain new skills in order to succeed.
As a leader in her community and a staunch advocate against Proposition 187, she organized marches, phone bank operations, and a strong coalition of activists, inspiring hundreds to speak out and take action against the deeply flawed ballot measure.
Assemblymember Calderon’s victory in the 2020 race was a result of grassroots efforts throughout the district. Her campaign focused on climate change, housing and homelessness, and affordable healthcare – issues which she will make priorities will serving in the Legislature.
The 57th Assembly District is comprised of the cities of Industry, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, Whittier, and the unincorporated communities of Avocado Heights, Bassett, East La Mirada, East Whittier, Los Nietos-West Whittier, South San Jose Hills, South Whittier, and Hacienda Heights.
Learn more about Assemblymember Calderon’s background and legislative priorities on the most recent episode of the Look West podcast.
Contact: Tom White | (916) 319-2057 or Tom.White@asm.ca.gov