U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Endorses Hilda Solis

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 Today, United States Senator Barbara Boxer announced her endorsement of Former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, District 1. 

"I support Hilda Solis for Supervisor because she is an effective fighter for our families. I’ve supported Hilda since her 1992 election to the State Assembly and I am proud to support her now. Hilda Solis will be a great member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors," said Boxer.

A national leader on environmental protection, Senator Boxer is the first woman to chair the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW).   Senator Boxer also chairs the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, making her the only sitting Senator to chair two Senate committees. She is a senior member of the Senate Commerce Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where she chairs the first subcommittee ever to focus on global women’s issues.  

“I am honored to receive Senator Boxer’s support. Senator Boxer is a national leader on environmental protection and we both value environmental sustainability, clean air and drinking water for our children,” said Solis. “Senator Boxer and I have fought together on women’s issues, from pay equity to passing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). I am excited to receive her endorsement for L.A. County Supervisor, District 1,” concluded Solis.  

Solis represented the San Gabriel Valley and parts of the City of Los Angeles and East Los Angeles for over twenty years, as a Congresswoman, State Senator, State Assemblymember, and a Rio Hondo Community College Board of Trustees member. In 2009, Solis became the first Latina to serve in the U.S. Cabinet as President Obama’s Secretary of Labor. She is currently lecturing as a scholar-in-residence at her alma mater, Cal Poly Pomona.

Solis has worked to help people get ahead for three decades in public life and is back home to serve the communities where she grew up. She is seeking to represent the communities of L.A. County Board of Supervisors District 1- a large district that encompasses large sections of the San Gabriel Valley, East Los Angeles, and downtown L.A. The district stretches from Pomona and Claremont in the east and continues south to South Gate, and up north to Eagle Rock and Silverlake.