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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Contact: Lisa Gasperoni
(916) 803-0433

Today, healthcare advocate and Sanger City Councilmember Melissa Hurtado announced her campaign for State Senate District 14.

Hurtado, who is currently the only woman serving on the Sanger City Council, has spent her career fighting for greater access to quality healthcare, education and high paying jobs. As a healthcare advocate, Hurtado fought to protect Medicare and Medi-Cal while increasing access to quality healthcare for all Californians.

“I am excited to announce my candidacy for State Senate,” said Hurtado. “On the Sanger City Council, I’ve seen the critical need for true leadership for our region, which is one of the most underserved areas in California. That’s why I’m running for State Senate: to fight for access to quality healthcare and education, stand up for working men and women and create good paying jobs for the Valley.”

Hurtado begins her campaign with several key endorsements, with Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno), Sanger Mayor Frank Gonzalez, Arvin Mayor Jose Gurrola, Wasco Mayor pro Tem Alex Garcia, and Farmersville Councilmember Gregorio Gomez throwing their early support behind Hurtado.

The Primary election for SD 14 will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.