Siliconeer: Addressing the \’White Elephant\’ in California

What started as a briefing covering the future of the GOP and their openness to bipartisanship became a propaganda match with every Republican member bringing in their own agenda. Speakers included Young Kim, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, California’s 39th District; Suzette Martinez Valladares, Member of the California State Assembly, 38th District; Walter Allen III, City Councilmember, City of Covina.

Suzette Martinez Valladares had an agenda of her own she wanted to bring forward. Representing Santa Clarita Valley and Simi Valley, she is the only Latina Republican in the assembly. Valladares began by introducing herself and gave a detailed account of her life story. She is a South California native and worked at Six Flags Magic Mountain before ultimately becoming an Assemblywoman claiming she represents the middle class.

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