Second-term Santa Barbara Unified School Board Member Monique Limón, a lifelong resident of the 37th Assembly District in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, has been endorsed by incumbent Assemblymember Das Williams for the 2016 election.
Williams, who is termed out, recently announced his candidacy for the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 1st District. “Monique Limón is a proven leader in K-12 and higher education – and there is no more important issue to the voters of the district,” Williams said. “In fact, she has committed her entire professional career to improving educational opportunities.”
“Monique is also a leading advocate for women as a former Commissioner on the Santa Barbara County Commission on the Status of Women, and has a strong track record in the effort to prepare the workforce for quality jobs,” Williams added. “Her involvement and leadership with non-profit organizations and university groups in both Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties has allowed Monique to build strong relationships district-wide.”
Monique holds a Masters degree in Education from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Arts degree from UC Berkeley. Monique and her husband, Michael Medel (Director of Admissions and Records at Santa Barbara City College and Vice President of the 19th Agricultural District Association) reside in Goleta, and both were raised in the Santa Barbara area.