|Santa Clarita, CA – Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth just added his name to the growing list of endorsements for Suzette Martinez Valladares’ run for Assembly District 38. This has been a tremendous week for Suzette’s campaign with resounding endorsements from both the LA and Ventura County Republican Central Committees. Smyth also previously represented his community as a Member of the State Assembly from 2006 to 2012.
“Mayor Smyth has served our community and uniquely understands the type of representative we need in Sacramento,” said Suzette. “I’m honored and humbled that Cameron believes I am the right voice and can provide the balance needed for Santa Clarita residents.”
Along with Mayor Cameron Smyth, Suzette has earned support from such notable leaders as Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove, State Senator Scott Wilk, Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, former LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, and a host of other elected officials.
Background: An unlikely Republican story, Suzette grew up in the San Fernando Valley, the granddaughter of a farmworker who worked alongside Cesar Chavez in the vineyards near Bakersfield. She was blessed with loving parents who valued education, family and community responsibility. In 2012, Suzette became Executive Director of Southern California Autism Speaks. Her career is based on serving others, with a passion for early childhood education and advocacy.
After her mother’s passing in 2018, Suzette was asked to assume her mother’s role as CEO of Little Steps of Faith, a faith-based non-profit preschool that provides quality childcare to underserved families in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.
Suzette and her husband Shane were blessed with their first child, daughter Charlotte, in April 2017.
(California’s 38th Assembly District includes the Santa Clarita and Simi Valleys as well as a portion of the San Fernando Valley.)