Joaquin Arambula for Assembly District 31: INFO
Bio: Joaquin Arambula (born May 17, 1977) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is the son of former Assemblymember Juan Arambula. He is a Democrat representing the 31st Assembly District, which encompasses southern and western Fresno County. Arambula was elected to the Assembly in a 2016 special election to replace former Assemblymember Henry Perea, who resigned to work as a lobbyist for PhRMA. Arambula is a member of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Before being elected to the Assembly, he was an emergency department physician. Through his experience as an emergency room doctor, Arambula believes health care is a fundamental human right. Since his election, he has been a forceful advocate in addressing the dire shortage of doctors and other health care professionals in the Central Valley. He has authored legislation that improves health and mental health services, but he also has been vigilant to include measures that ensure transparency regarding the management of these services and their costs. In addition, Arambula is fighting to bring more water to the Central Valley by calling for the construction of the Temperance Flat Dam and Reservoir and championing legislation for groundwater recharge projects. He also has worked diligently for improvements in other areas, including public safety, job development, and support for veterans and service members. As the 31st Assembly District representative, Arambula has successfully obtained millions of dollars to benefit communities in the district. These efforts include securing $70 million for Transformative Climate Communities to invest in disadvantaged communities; $18 million for State Route 269 in Huron; $10.5 million to improve public safety in the cities of Selma, Huron, Firebaugh and Mendota; and $6 million for the CalFood Program to assist local food banks in combating hunger, among other projects.
Campaign Contact Information:
Contact: Ana Melendez (district coordinator) (559)-312-5044; firstname.lastname@example.org
State Capitol Office: (916) 319-2031
Fresno Office: (559) 445-5532