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October 31, 2019
Media Contact:
Clara Varner


Esmeralda Soria Earns Endorsement from Eleven Central Valley Trustees, Demonstrating Strong Support from Education Leaders 


FRESNO, C.A. – The Soria for Congress campaign announces ten endorsements from education leaders from across the Central Valley, highlighting her strong commitment to ensuring a quality, affordable education for all kids. Soria garnered the support from education leaders because of her commitment to ensuring that all kids have access to a quality, affordable education. Soria announces endorsements from:

  • State Center Community College Trustee John Leal
  • State Center Community College Trustee Annalisa Perea
  • Merced College Trustee Mario Mendoza
  • Central Unified Trustee Terry Cox
  • Central Unified Trustee Yesenia Zamora
  • Firebaugh-Las Deltas Trustee Eliseo Gamino
  • Fresno Unified Trustee Claudia Cazares
  • Fresno Unified School District Trustee Veva Islas 
  • Fresno County of Education Trustee Kimberly Tapscott-Munson
  • Merced City School District Trustee Miguel Lopez
  • Washington Union School District Trustee Terry Ruiz

“Esmeralda Soria has always been a champion for our students,” says Fresno County of Education Trustee Kimberly Tapscott-Munson. “I’m proud to support her because I know she will fight for college affordability, better schools and the safety of our children.”
Merced City School District Trustee Miguel Lopez says, “I believe Esmeralda Soria brings a perspective that’s reflective of our community here in Merced County. We need someone in Congress who will fight for all our students, especially our socio-economically disadvantaged students across the Valley.”
“Education is the ‘great equalizer’ and ensures access to opportunities for socio-economic advancement. I am committed to ensuring that all kids have access to a quality education,” says Esmeralda Soria. “As one of the first in my family to go to college, I know how an education can change the direction of a person’s life. I also know firsthand the struggles that many Americans are facing in the challenge to find an affordable education. Students are graduating with massive student debt across our country, which I have experienced myself while obtaining my higher education. I also see the struggle every day as a Professor at Fresno City College amongst my students.”
Recognizing that Congress has failed to address educational challenges, Soria is running on a platform of increasing investment in universal pre-k and the public education system, as well as fighting for college affordability through debt forgiveness program, accessibility of low-interest student loans and ending the practice of predatory lenders taking advantage of our students.


Esmeralda Soria is currently running for Congress in Congressional District 16, which covers Fresno, Madera and Merced County. She is on the Fresno City Council where she represents District 1. Esmeralda is fighting for health care for all, college affordability and campaign finance reform.







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