Graciela Ortiz Raises Over $100,000


For Immediate Release

January 7, 2019

Contact: Sergio Carrillo (310) 748-6495


Dollars raised demonstrate people-powered nature of Educator and Huntington Park City Councilwoman’s campaign

HUNTINGTON PARK, CA- In another milestone of her ferocious campaign, today Huntington Park City Councilwoman and LAUSD Educator, Graciela Ortiz, announced that she has raised over $100,000 in her race for LAUSD Board Seat No. 5. An achievement that is seen by many as a signal of viability for any campaign.

Following the announcement, Ortiz released a statement that conveyed:

“I’m extremely honored and appreciative to be supported by tons of passionate grassroots activists in our community-based campaign. These critical funds will enable us to spread our message, which is that of justice for our students, centered on social and economic equity for all. I will stand for our students and families regardless of their immigration status and economic background.”

Ortiz has also acquired the following astonishing endorsements, which place her ahead of the race in a district that represents the majority of Southeast Los Angeles where she was born and raised:

• State Senator Vanessa Delgado

• State Assemblymember Monique Limón

• David Vela, Board Member, Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees

• Jhonny Pineda, Mayor, City of Huntington Park

• Karina Macias, Vice-Mayor, City of Huntington Park

• Manuel “Manny” Avila, Councilmember, City of Huntington Park

• Marilyn Sanabria, Councilmember, City of Huntington Park

• Maria Belen Bernal, Mayor, City of South Gate

• Denise Diaz, Councilmember, City of South Gate

• Eddie De La Riva, Mayor, City of Maywood

• Ramon Medina, Councilmember, City of Maywood

• Yvette Woodruff-Perez, Mayor, City of Vernon

• Melissa Ybarra, Councilmember, City of Vernon

• Jose Gonzalez, Mayor, City of Cudahy

• Elizabeth Alcantar, Vice Mayor, City of Cudahy

• Chris Garcia, Councilmember, City of Cudahy

• Cristian Markovich, Immediate Past Councilmember, City of Cudahy

• Baru Sanchez, Immediate Past Councilmember, City of Cudahy

• Jose Luis Solache, Mayor, City of Lynwood

• Aide Castro, Councilmember, City of Lynwood

• Edwin Hernandez, Immediate Past Councilmember, City of Lynwood

• Hugo Argumedo, Mayor, City of Commerce

• Leonard Mendoza, Councilmember, City of Commerce

• Alejandra Cortez, Mayor, City of Bell Gardens

• Lisseth Flores, Vice Mayor, City of Bell Gardens

• Roofers Union Local 36

• Association of Pupil Services and Attendance Counselors

“This is a community driven campaign where everyone will be represented,” said Ortiz. “As a school counselor for the past twelve years, I have always put the needs of students first. A child’s education is the key to their success and the success of all our communities. It’s time to unite and put the needs of the children first. I will lead the fight to ensure that all our schools have equal resources, improved facilities and access to higher education for all students.”

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Eun Lee