Oscar has a strong history of protecting prevailing wages, healthcare benefits and Secured Retirement for working families as a union leader and civic participation advocate. He was elected and served as an Executive Board Member (2013-2016) in his union SEIU 721, representing over 95,000 public servants.
In 2015, Oscar Valladares was named the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Democrat of the Year (Assembly District 57) by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party for his activism in electing pro-labor candidates. In 2016, he co-founded the Rio Hondo Democratic Club to engage voter participation and leadership development. Oscar is currently serving as a Delegate for Los Angeles County Demoractic Party and California State Democratic Party for Assembly District 57.
As a Rio Hondo College Trustee, Oscar has been a champion for student success. He is a strong advocate for equitable funding to increase enrollment, performance and workforce development pathways. Oscar is committed to financial stability, responsible investment, and transparency.
In his first year in office, Oscar led a collective effort to complete a safety and facilities assessment as a priority to create a 21st Century educational experience for students and staff. He and his colleagues saw the need and took action to refinance a portion of Rio Hondo College General Obligation Bonds saving tax-payers more than $13.9 million.
Oscar is currently working with County Supervisor Janice Hahn on a project to provide affordable housing and resources to local students by refurbishing the old South Whittier Library.
Oscar’s personal experience and public service career makes him a unique candidate to address the needs of the community. He looks forward to drafting fully funded legislation to create sustainable and resilient communities for the 57th Assembly District.
I would be honored to serve as your Assemblymember for District 57.
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Candidate for State Assembly