Congresswoman Grace Napolitano Announces Bid for Re-Election
APRIL 25, 2017
EL MONTE, CA – Today, Congresswoman Grace Napolitano announced that she intends to seek re-election as the representative for California’s 32nd Congressional District.
“It is a great privilege and honor Representing the residents of the 32nd congressional district in Washington, and after thoughtful consideration, I have chosen to seek re-election in 2018.
Working closely with our local elected and community leaders, we have made great strides toward delivering jobs, mental health services, veterans' benefits, reliable public transportation and clean drinking water,” said Napolitano.
“We are at a critical point in our nation, with a new administration that has lost sight of the core values that this nation was founded on. It is imperative that we have members in Congress who are experienced and ready to fight, day to day, to bring the federal resources that address our community's pressing needs and the many challenges ahead.
My very dedicated staff and I will continue our commitment to public service, and I humbly ask the residents of our 32nd District to continue the great honor of serving them in the U.S. House of Representatives.”
Congresswoman Grace Flores Napolitano is a powerful advocate for the San Gabriel Valley. She has championed the issues most critical to our communities, including water resources, transportation and power generation, and dedicates considerable energy to mental health issues. The daughter of a Mexican immigrant who raised two children on a shoestring budget, Napolitano married at 18 and had five children by 23. She launched her first political campaign for city council where she served for seven years, two of them as mayor, before moving up to the California Legislature. Congresswoman Napolitano is currently serving her tenth term representing California’s 32nd District, where she is the founder and Chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus. She is the Ranking Member on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment and serves on the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Water and Power.