With elections fast approaching, there has been a lot of conversation about who may be the best fit for each elected position. Be the Change - Turlock has collectively endorsed a few candidates in Stanislaus County, so please meet: Crystal Swanson, Tony Madrigal, and Virginia Madueno.
Crystal Swanson is running for Stanislaus County Judge. She is involved with the Stanislaus County Bar Association and is also on its Board of Directors. She has over ten years of experience as an attorney, and many more years of experience in the legal field, as she began her career as a legal secretary.
Directly from her website, www.swanson4judge.com, she has a well-rounded litigation expertise, including the following areas:
Public entity defense litigation for the cities of Sonora, Atwater, Lathrop, Waterford, Sutter Creek and Angels Camp; the Turlock Unified School District; the State of California; and numerous Stanislaus County cities including the cities of Modesto, Riverbank, Ceres, Oakdale and Turlock; as well as:
• Probate Litigation Constitutional Law Personal Injury
• Construction Defect Collections Wrongful Death Litigation
• Products Liability General Civil Litigation Medical Malpractice
• Business Litigation Real Estate Trust Litigation
• Premises Liability Business Formation Trademark
• Family Law Contract Disputes Elder Abuse
Tony Madrigal is running for District 3 Stanislaus County Supervisor. He has experience as Vice Mayor of Modesto, King Kennedy Center Boardmember; he has experience as a Neighborhood Watch Coordinator and a councilman for District 2. He also has worked towards helping resolve issues related to and surrounding homelessness in our area. Per his website, he has worked over the past four years to:
Virginia Madueno is running for CA10 Congressional position. Virginia is a Stanislaus County native and former mayor of Riverbank. She is additionally an alumni of Stanislaus State and only ever lived in the Central Valley.
Virginia believes that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. As an individual with a life-long preexisting condition, she knows how important access to healthcare services is. Furthermore, she believes in moving the central valley forward as a whole - bringing jobs and helping advocate for our farming community. As mayor of Riverbank, Virginia was able to bring a job hub to the community and expand their small business ventures.
With regard to education, Virginia aims to strengthen our local educational infrastructure and fight for better tools in schools. Furthermore, Virginia supports ensuring better safety in our schools.
As a child of immigrants, Virginia has a personal tie to immigration reform. As CA10 Congresswoman, Virginia intends to advocate for immigrants and their families, while fighting to fix what she calls, "our broken immigration system."
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