Eloise Gomez Reyes has come a long way: from farm worker to attorney to her current role as a candidate for the US House of Representatives.
US House of Representatives
California, 31st District
Things are getting interesting in California, thanks to the state’s decision to adopt a “jungle primary” system, which puts everyone on the ballot regardless of party, with the top two candidates facing each other in the general. Add in a redistricting map created by a citizen commission (instead of the legislature), and you’ve got a political landscape that’s become unpredictable.
Attorney and community activist Eloise Gomez Reyes is running in a redrawn district that now has many more Democrats than it had before. She is trying to unseat Gary Miller, a Paul Ryan Republican who likes to tell his followers that he’s the most conservative member of the California delegation.
Gomez Reyes has an impressive biography: From farm worker to the first Latina to open a law office in California’s Inland Empire, where she has fought to help working class families.
From Eloise Gomez Reyes’ campaign website:
“When she was a young girl, Eloise had witnessed her parents having been taken advantage of by an attorney they reached out to for assistance and became dedicated to providing legal aid to struggling families. For over 25 years now, she has been volunteering for Legal Aid and providing pro bono legal services to needy families in the Inland Empire. Because of her commitment to the community, she was just named Attorney of the Year by the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association.”
- Pro-Public Education
Women’s Campaign Fund