Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron joins the Senate Republican Leader in Endorsing Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez for Senate
 

Today, Assembly Republican Leader, Marie Waldron, announced her endorsement of Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez for State Senate.

“I have served alongside Melissa Melendez in the State Assembly since 2012, and in that time we have fought important battles on behalf of taxpayers and for safer neighborhoods,” said Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron. “I know that she will continue to be a staunch advocate for the people of Riverside County in the State Senate.

“I have won tough fights before and expect this to be no different,” said Riverside Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez. “The issues facing our state require commitment to fighting the increasing cost of living that is driving our homelessness crisis and at the same time protecting the communities that make California great.”

Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez has represented the 67th Assembly District since 2012.  Prior to elected office, Melissa served her country in the United States Navy as one of the first women to fly aboard an EP-3E reconnaissance aircraft during the Cold War.  Melissa completed subsequent deployments as part of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  After leaving Naval service Melissa achieved her MBA and began her own successful business.

Melissa’s husband Nico Melendez proudly continues the family’s military service as a Commander in an active naval reserve unit and their son Angelo also serves in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Florida.