Education leaders from across the Valley are rallying behind Dr. Jasmeet Bains for State Assembly, with her campaign announcing endorsements from three key education leaders today.
Delano Joint Union High School District Board President and former board member of the statewide Latino School Board Association Art Armendariz; Former Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at CSU Bakersfield Dr. Homer Montalvo; and Director of Student Support Services at the Earlimart Elementary School District Marie C. Macedo have all come out in strong support of Dr. Jasmeet Bains’ candidacy for State Assembly.
Mr. Art Armendariz said: “It is my privilege to endorse Dr Jasmeet Bains for State Assembly. Dr. Bains is a shining example of our Delano School system and as a member of the School Board we strive to find examples like her to help serve as role models for our students. I have known her and her family for years and have come to know her as a person who has a real feel for our community and it's needs. I know she will fight for access to quality education during these challenging times of Covid-19 as she understands the challenges our students and teacher's face.”
Dr. Homer Montalvo said: “As a retired key leader and educator serving Kern County and as the previous Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at the California State University Bakersfield and a Veteran of the US Air Force, I know a leader when I see one. I first met Dr Bains over 10 years ago and see the same drive and passion today as I saw during the years she spent tutoring students at CSUB and mentoring the CSUB Global Medical Brigade pipeline program for our PreMed students taking them overseas to increase healthcare access in underserved countries. She has been a strong role model and champion for our community with her work as Board President of the Kern Regional Center Board for our community with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and former work as Chair of the California Healthcare Workforce Policy commission. Dr. Jasmeet Bains is the tireless champion we need and deserve in the State Assembly. Dr. Bains understands the challenges for our community that our students and faculty face, especially in the wake of the global pandemic. In the Assembly, she will be a tireless advocate for access to higher education and ensure every student has the opportunity to get an affordable, quality education and succeed. I am proud to endorse Dr. Bains for State Assembly.”
Ms. Marie C. Macedo said: “I am excited to support Dr. Jasmeet Bains for State Assembly. As a product of our local schools, Dr. Bains knows how important access to a quality education is for Valley students and families. I’ve known Jasmeet since she was an elementary school student where I witnessed her drive and determination, and know that as an Assemblymember she will bring those same qualities to ensuring we safely reopen our schools and educators have what they need to help our students succeed. We need Dr. Bains in the State Assembly as a champion for our students, teachers and families.”
Dr. Jasmeet Bains said: “What an incredible honor to have the support of Mr. Armendariz, Dr. Montalvo, and Ms. Macedo. I believe that the professionals who work every day to improve the lives of students and ensure they have a pathway to a thriving middle class deserve our support, and that every student deserves the opportunity to get a quality education. I am looking forward to working with these leaders and others when I am elected to the State Assembly to deliver even more for our Valley’s students and their families.”
Dr. Bains continues to build upon the wave of momentum she is experiencing both in terms of endorsements and money raised. In recent weeks, Senators Melissa Hurtado and pediatrician and Senator Dr. Richard Pan both threw their early support behind Dr. Bains’ campaign for State Assembly, and Dr. Bains’ campaign recently announced that she has raised over $120,000 in the first month since announcing her candidacy.
The primary election will be held on June 7, 2022.