SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Esmeralda Soria was sworn in as the Assemblywoman for Assembly District 27. The newly elected Assemblywoman will represent Merced, Madera, and Fresno counties.
“As a first-generation American, daughter of farm workers, and lifelong resident of the Central Valley, I am deeply humbled and grateful to have been elected to represent this great community at the state level,” stated Soria. “From making sure everyone has access to a quality education, healthcare, and housing to fighting to keep our neighborhoods and communities safe, I will work every day to deliver results for our region and to be a relentless advocate for every person who lives in our district.”
Esmeralda was born and raised in Tulare County by Mexican immigrant parents who believed in the American Dream for their children. She found her passion for law and community work at a young age; she attended the University of California, Berkeley, for her undergraduate degree and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, focusing on immigration law.
Soria was elected to represent Council District 1 for the City of Fresno in November of 2014 and served until her recent victory for her Assembly seat. As a Councilmember, she focused on affordable housing, creating jobs, and providing Fresno youth opportunities to grow personally and professionally, and she will carry this focus into her new role.
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