On Monday, Anamarie Avila Farias announced she was running for California State Assembly in District 15.
She now joins a race that includes former Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor Karen Mitchoff and Antioch City Councilmember Monica Wilson. Assemblyman Tim Grayson, who currently holds the seat, announced he was running for the State Senate.
Here is her statement:
“I’m incredibly honored to share that I’m running for California State Assembly District 15. My lifelong commitment to public service has been a true privilege, and now, upon reflecting on my journey during Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating my lastest trip around the sun, I’m eager to give back even more.
I’m passionate about fighting for policies that uplift those who need it most, ensuring equal opportunity for all. Our community deserves strong leadership ready to tackle the biggest challenges our district has, and I’m ready to be that voice.
But I can’t do it alone.
I understand that the challenges you face are real, and they are urgent. I know that your dreams and aspirations for your families are just as important as anyone else’s. That’s why I’m asking you to join me to make sure I get to Sacramento, where I can fight for the changes our communities desperately need. I’m excited to announce that I’ve already gained the endorsement of the California Teachers Association, a testament to my commitment to education. CTA represents 300K teachers that stand with me! But to keep this momentum going, I need your support to make this vision a reality. Together, we can bring positive and necessary change to Assembly District 15.
Join me in this journey towards a brighter, more equitable future. Let’s work hand in hand to make our community even better. Every donation and every supporter brings us one step closer to our goals. Together, we can make a difference.”
The California Teachers Association Endorses Anamarie Avila Farias for State Assembly District 15
On Saturday, October 21st, Contra Costa County Board of Education Trustee Anamarie Avila Farias received the endorsement of the California Teachers Association (CTA) for her race for the California State Assembly in District 15.
“I’m so honored to be endorsed by the California Teachers Association,” said Anamarie Avila Farias. “The endorsement by CTA, an organization made up of over 300,000 educators from across the state, underscores my unwavering commitment to public education,”
“The members of the California Teachers Association are proud to recommend Anamarie Avila Farias for State Assembly. We value her partnership in advocating for the high-quality education every student deserves. We look forward to working with her to improve learning conditions for students and working conditions for educators in the Assembly,” said CTA President David Goldberg.
Anamarie, former Vice Mayor of the City of Martinez, two-time Gubernatorial appointee by both Brown and Newsom to the Board of Directors of the California Housing Finance Agency and current Trustee of the Contra Costa County Board of Education, has been a consistent leader and advocate for public schools and the rights of educators and staff. CTA’s endorsement validates her unwavering leadership and commitment to uplifting California schools.
Anamarie said, “As a product of the public education system and a parent to young children, I am proud of CTA’s recognition of my leadership in public education. I am a lifelong education advocate, now elected to the Contra Costa County Board of Education, and I believe education is essential to every child’s prosperity. I will continue to be a champion for schools and educators so that they have the tools they need to foster the success of our youth.”
As an Assemblymember, one of Anamarie’s top policy priorities will be to recruit and retain a diverse and well-supported teaching force in all school districts across the state. California schools and teachers are in desperate need of adequate investment, especially as they make up the learning time that was lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anamarie is committed to addressing overcrowding in schools and making funding available so California can invest fully and equitably in students and teachers.
Anamarie is running to represent California State Assembly District 15, a seat being vacated by Assemblymember Tim Grayson. The district encompasses Martinez, Pittsburg, Antioch, portions of Brentwood and Pleasant Hill and unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County.
Assembly District 15 News
- Aug 12 – Assemblyman Tim Grayson Announces Run for State Senate
- July 15 – Karen Mitchoff Announces Run For State Assembly
- June 7 – Monica Wilson Announces 2024 Run for State Assembly
Editors Note: In July of 2022, Farias made national headlines when she called for a boycott for a Fourth of July.