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State Senator Lena Gonzalez backs Tonia Reyes Uranga for Long Beach School Board


Long Beach, CA – Former Long Beach City Councilmember Tonia Reyes Uranga received an endorsement of her campaign for Long Beach School Board today from Senator Lena Gonzalez, who represents much of Long Beach in the California State Senate. Senator Gonzalez’s support comes on the heels of another major endorsement; last week Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn threw her support behind Reyes Uranga’s campaign.

In announcing her endorsement, Senator Gonzalez released the following statement:

“Tonia Reyes Uranga is the right choice for Long Beach’s School Board because she has a track record of getting things done for local children and families. For 8 years on the Long Beach City Council, Tonia fought to make our neighborhoods safer, improve public services and create a stronger, more inclusive city.

She is a smart woman who will work hard to ensure Long Beach youth have the opportunities they need to succeed in the future. I’m proud to support Tonia Reyes Uranga for our Long Beach School Board.”

Senator Lena Gonzalez’ roots in Long Beach run deep; she spent her formative years in North Long Beach and graduated from California State University, Long Beach. Senator Gonzalez went on to serve on the Long Beach City Council, beginning in 2014, and in the State Senate, beginning in 2019. Senator Gonzalez currently represents the 33rd State Senate District, which includes a majority of the City of Long Beach.

Tonia Reyes Uranga is a former Long Beach City Councilmember, education advocate, mother, and grandmother. Tonia is a 45-year Long Beach resident, and she previously served as a member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Governing Board. She is the vice president of Goals for Life, a non-profit mentoring program that couples retired NFL players with school-age youth, and she serves on the board of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). Recognitions given to Tonia for her work in the community include the Women in Non-Traditional Employment Role’s Public Service Award, Leadership California’s Community Leader Award, the NAACP’s Humanitarian Award, the Long Beach LAMBDA Democratic Club’s Human Rights Award, and the Long Beach Area Peace Network’s Champion of Justice Award.

Professionally, Tonia has over 30 years of experience in workforce and employment issues in the areas of administration, contract compliance, and program development. Much of Tonia’s work has centered on improving conditions for women in the workplace. Tonia earned her B.A. at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. She and her husband, Long Beach City Councilmember Roberto Uranga, live in the Wrigley neighborhood of Long Beach.


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