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 State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson for the 2016 election.
“Monique Limón would be an excellent addition to the State Assembly – as an important voice for K-12 and higher education, and as a leading advocate for women,” Senator Jackson said. Limón, a Democrat, is serving her second term on the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education, and is a former Commissioner on the Santa Barbara County Commission on the Status of Women.
“I’m honored to be supported by Senator Jackson – a proven fighter for the people of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties,” Limón responded. “We’ve worked together on behalf of our schools – and in the Legislature we’ll expand our collaboration to fight for better jobs and small businesses, preserve our coast, and prevent domestic violence while protecting survivors.”
Monique Limón also serves as the Assistant Director of the McNair Scholars Program at UCSB, the largest employer in the Assembly district. She has mentored and assisted hundreds of local students transition to and succeed in college and graduate school in her current capacity, and in previous positions at Santa Barbara City College and UCSB.