Elizabeth Romero has earned the coveted endorsement of one of Riverside county’s most powerful Democrats – Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez.

“All candidates are hardworking, thoughtful, and committed to our communities,” Perez told Uken Report. “However, after careful consideration, I am supporting Elizabeth Romero due to her edge as an experienced policymaker on various boards.”

Romero

Elizabeth Romero

Romero, a member of the Riverside County Board of Education Trustees, is seeking the state Senate District 28 seat left vacant earlier this year when Jeff Stone resigned.

Romeo represent Area 6 in California. Her current term ends in 2022.

Romero ran for re-election to the Riverside County Board of Education Trustee to represent Area 6 in California. She won in the general election on June 5, 2018.

Romero’s professional experience includes working as the assistant vice chancellor of government & community relations at the University of California, Riverside. She also served as the director of community and government relations for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest in Riverside and Imperial counties.

Romero obtained a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Riverside. She obtained a master’s degree in politics, economics, and business from Claremont Graduate University

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in November that the special election for the 28th District State Senate seat will be held March 3, 2020, to coincide with the Democratic Presidential Primary.

A candidate must receive more than 50% of the vote in order to win. If no candidate garners that majority, the top-two vote-getters will advance to a run-off election on May 12, 2020.

Joy Silver, a retired business woman and Democrat, who failed to unseat Sen. Stone in 2018, has also announced her candidacy for Stone’s vacant seat.

Names of other Democrats have been bandied about but none has officially announced.

 

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