Biden Latino Leadership Committee Member & State Senator Melissa Hurtado Issues Election Statement
(SANGER, CA) California State Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), released the following statement on the 2020 Presidential Election:
“Joe Biden is on track to win more votes than any candidate in history and I am proud to see that the Latino vote will be the margin of victory. The Biden campaign has already received a record of over 8.6 million Latino votes, which helped reshape and solidify the presidential battleground map in the Western United States, including states like Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
“Voters chose the right person to heal our nation. They rejected the politics of division and harsh rhetoric in favor of decency, honesty and honor. As a Latina, millennial and daughter of immigrants, I know there’s no better choice than Joe Biden to unite the country around a mission to defeat the pandemic and bring jobs, healthcare and hope back to communities across America.”
In July, the Biden for President campaign named Senator Hurtado to its Latino Leadership Committee. Senator Hurtado — an early supporter — is one of two female California leaders handpicked for this post; Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis heads up the committee. The committee has worked closely with campaign leadership to recruit talent in battleground states, provide input on policy initiatives, engage community leaders and provide input on Latino outreach. The national committee is made up of 40 leaders from 18 states, including five from California and the only member of the legislature.
Senator Melissa Hurtado was first elected to the California State Senate in 2018, flipping the 14th Senate District from red to blue. The daughter of immigrant parents and the first in her family to graduate from college, Hurtado is the youngest woman ever elected to the State Senate and has fought for all families to have access to healthcare, quality schools, good paying jobs and the opportunity for a better life.