Democrat Rudy Salas, the son of an immigrant farmworker, seeks this Tuesday to become the first Latino elected to the US House of Representatives. for District 22 of the Central Valley of California, a region where Latinos are the majority.
Rudy Salas was born and raised in the Central Valley, working his way up from working in the fields with his father to graduating from UCLA and become the first Latino member of the Bakersfield City Council. During these 2022 elections, he has a great chance of winning the position of current congressman David Valadao, due to the redistricting carried out after the 2020 Census.
David Valadaoson of a dairy farmer, has been for five terms the representative of the 22nd District of California, which is an agricultural area. And Rudy Salas won the seat Valadao vacated in the California Assembly when he ran for the House of Representatives in 2012.
According to a survey, 44% of registered voters in the 22nd District are Democrats and 26% are Republicans, so the candidate’s vision to approach Congress could become a reality after the elections on November 8.
Democrat Salas was financed during his campaign by CHC BOLD PAC, who works together with the Hispanic Caucus of Congress, which made an investment of $250,000 to support him in the dissemination of advertisements where they showed the career and achievements of the candidate of Latino origin.
Salas promised to defend the families of the Central Valley, as an assemblyman fought for public safety, expanded workforce development, veterans’ and workers’ rights programsclean water infrastructure and support for the small business community, also helped prevent Kern Medical Hospital.
Salas has also had the support of the political arm of the United Farm Workers (UFW), who were campaigning on his behalf. As well as the support of the union leader Dolores Huerta.
The candidate of Latin origin is confident that he will win in these elections and assures that he is ready to take on the challenge and transform California’s 22nd Congressional District to ensure Central Valley residents have the voice and respect they deserve in Washington.
With information from EFE
Source: La Opinion