Carlos Villapudua Announces Initial Endorsements in 13 th Assembly District Race, Including Former NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez and Tracy Mayor Robert Rickman

Stockton: Carlos Villapudua, Former San Joaquin County Supervisor, today announced his initial endorsements in his campaign for the 13 th Assembly District :

·        Jose Hernandez- Former NASA Astronaut
·        Robert Rickman- Mayor, City of Tracy
·        Martha Salcedo- Councilwoman, City of Lathrop
·        Leroy Ornellas- Former San Joaquin County Supervisor
·        Steve Gutierrez- Former San Joaquin County Supervisor
·        Joe Cotto- Former Representative, California State Assembly

“I’m proud to have such a great group of people be among my first early endorsers for my Campaign for State Assembly”, said Villapudua. “From one of our local heroes in Former NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez, who showed us that anything is possible for a child of the Central Valley, to current Tracy Mayor Robert Rickman, they know that I will work hard in Sacramento to make sure that the needs of the 13 th Assembly District are met, from ensuring more head of household jobs, to easing our commute with Valley Link Rail, to ensuring that working families have access to the healthcare they need and deserve.”

Along with being a former two term member of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, Carlos Villapudua has also served as the CEO of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and currently serves as Governmental Relations Manager for Western Pacific Truck School, helping to ensure that San Joaquin County has a steady supply of vocationally educated truck drivers at the ready for what is quickly being the major logistics and transportation hub in California.

Carlos is married to his wife Edith and together they have a blended family of four daughters. Carlos still calls Stockton, the town he grew up in, went to school in, and represented on the Board of Supervisors, home.

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