Recently, Glendora’s own Cory Ellenson joined notables from the community and over 100 residents at Vista Manor to kick off his 48th District State Assembly run.
Joining Cory was Senator Bob Huff, former Senator Bob Margett, Glendora Council Members Judy Nelson and Gene Murabito and fellow Glendora Unified School Board Member Chuck Gomer. Ellenson of course, a GUSD Board Member himself, has decided to run for the position as first reported by GCN, left open from Roger Hernandez terming out for the next election.
Gene Murabito took the opportunity to not only praise Ellenson as a colleague, but as a friend as well.
“Cory is not just a colleague of mine in Glendora, but he and his wife Natalia are dear friends of ours”, Murabito said.
Murabito went on to add, “Cory has all of the qualities that we look for in a candidate for state assembly”.
In addition, School Board members from the neighboring cities of Azusa and Duarte attended, as well as former West Covina Council Member Andy McIntyre.
The 48th District is made up of Glendora, Azusa, Bradbury, Duarte, Covina, Baldwin Park, Irwindale and parts of West Covina and El Monte.
The primary election will narrow the field to the top two vote getters on June 7, followed by the general election November 8.
In an earlier interview, Ellenson said that he wants to focus on increasing trade and vocational careers (such as welding, drafting and HVAC jobs) and career technical education, which he believes would increase economic development at a time when college students struggle to find work after graduation.
“We hear that the economy is improving and they show us the metrics of the economy improving but people don’t feel it. Sacramento politicians have led us to the bottom in several different areas … and the highest test of taxation, unemployment and poverty of any state. These are glaring failures and the people of California deserve better,” Ellenson said.