Women’s Public Leadership Network: Celebrating Moms on the Trail: Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares

Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares’ career has spanned the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, but always 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 was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2020 and was selected to serve as the Vice Chair of the Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media Committee, and on the Assembly Committees on Privacy and Consumer Protection, Communications and Conveyance, Rules, and Higher Education. Suzette and her husband Shane live in Santa Clarita with their daughter.

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