Suzette Valladares serves as Executive Director of a non-profit organization that partners with law enforcement to invest in youth. Supporting law enforcement, making our neighborhoods safer, lowering California’s high cost of living, and working to end the homeless crisis and fentanyl crisis remain her top priorities.
She was elected to the California State Assembly in 2020, serving until 2022, and was one of the founders of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.
She has earned a reputation of delivering results. In the State Assembly, Suzette brought vaccine clinics to her community early in the pandemic, and co-authored landmark legislation providing access to preschool starting at age four. She is a Republican and supported by both Republican, Democratic, and independent leaders.
Suzette grew up in this community and worked her first part-time job at Six Flags Magic Mountain. After college, she remained close to home serving as a district representative for former local Congressman Buck McKeon. During that time she was honored as a “SCV 40 under Forty” by the Santa Clarita Business Journal. In 2012, Suzette left the public sector and became Executive Director of Southern California Autism Speaks.
After her mother’s passing in 2018, Suzette was asked to assume her mother’s role as an educator and ran 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 live in Acton with their daughter Charlotte.