GROW Elect’s “Swearing-In Fest”
2015 was a milestone year for GROW Elect. We are proud to have helped over 100 Latino Republican candidates win elections to local offices across California! Recent weeks have been filled with happy moments as we celebrated GROW Elect supported candidates being sworn in to their official positions.
Ramon Medina, the winner of an upset victory over an incumbent for the Maywood City Council in LA County, asked GROW Elect president Ruben Barrales to administer the oath of office during his ceremony.
Other GROW Elect candidates formally assuming their positions include new Hawthorne City Mayor Alex Vargas, Covina Valley School Board member Sonia Frasquillo, and South El Monte City Council member Gloria Olmos . All of these election winners ran strong campaigns and unseated incumbents to gain their new posts.
Other GROW Elect winners sworn-in this month include Carol Herrera for the Diamond Bar City Council, Dennis Trujillo for the Palmdale School Board, Maria G. Lopez for the Lynwood School Board, Willie Gutierrez for the Downey School Board, Ron Esquivel for the Rosemead School Board, Gloria A. Ramos for Centinela Valley Union High School Board and Sarah Evinger for the Chino Valley Fire District.
In addition, the long list of GROW Elect mayors grew as Councilman Alex Saab became the Mayor of the City of Downey, Councilman Edwin Hernandez was sworn in as the Mayor of the City of Lynwood, and Dan Romero was selected as Mayor of the City of Hercules in Contra Costa County.
Also this month, previous GROW Elect winners Marcos A. Diaz and Rodolfo Linares assumed the Presidency and Vice-Presidency, respectively, of the San Ysidro School District Board in San Diego County, where their leadership has already led to a dramatic turn-around in the school district’s finances and management.
We are honored and grateful to have supported these energetic new Latino Republican leaders and look forward to working with them in the future to improve communities across California!