MAY 12, 2020
Special Election

MAY 12, 2020

As a Riverside County Board of Education Member and Assistant Vice Chancellor at UC Riverside, Elizabeth understands the barriers that students face. She will advocate for affordable college and job training to prepare students for high-wage, 21st century jobs.

Working at Planned Parenthood, Elizabeth directed efforts that enrolled over 17,000 new people in the Affordable Care Act. She will fight for expanded access to healthcare, including preventative and urgent care, mental healthcare and services for seniors.

California’s housing prices are out of reach for too many people. Elizabeth will address the affordability crisis by working to streamline regulations and provide incentives to quickly build the kind of diverse housing we need.

Elizabeth will bring emerging job sectors to Riverside County, including clean energy, healthcare and advanced manufacturing high-wage jobs that provide healthcare benefits and retirement security.

Leaders Believe in Elizabeth

Leaders Believe in Elizabeth

  • California Democratic Party
  • California Labor Federation
  • Inland Empire Labor Council
  • Equality California PAC
  • Honor PAC
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest
  • NARAL Pro-Choice California
  • United Farm Workers
  • California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus
  • Emily’s List
  • National Women’s Political Caucus
  • Women’s Political Committee, Los Angeles
  • United Domestic Workers
  • California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
  • Barbara Boxer, United States Senator Barbara Boxer (Ret.)
  • Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.
  • Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins
  • Senator Ben Allen
  • Senator María Elena Durazo
  • Senator Lena Gonzalez
  • Senator Melissa Hurtado
  • Senator Connie M. Leyva
  • Senator Richard D. Roth
  • Senator Susan Rubio
  • Senator Nancy Skinner
  • Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia
  • Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
  • Assemblymember Blanca Rubio
  • Assemblymember Luz Rivas
  • Assemblymember Rudy Salas
  • Assemblymember Ian Calderon
  • V. Manuel Perez, Riverside County Supervisor
  • Geoff Kors, Mayor of Palm Springs
  • Lisa Middleton, Palm Springs City Councilmember
  • Christy Holstege, Palm Springs City Councilmember
  • Grace Garner, Palm Springs City Councilmember
  • Dennis Woods, Palm Springs City Councilmember
  • Waymond Fermon, Indio City Councilmember
  • Oscar Ortiz, Indio City Councilmember
  • Steven Hernandez, Mayor of Coachella
  • Emmanuel Martinez, Coachella City Councilmember
  • Phillip Bautista, Coachella City Councilmember
  • Megan Beaman-Jacinto, Coachella City Councilmember
  • Rita Lamb, Cathedral City Councilmember
  • Neftali Galarza, Coachella Valley USD Trustee
  • Joey Acuna, Coachella Valley USD Trustee
  • Jesus Gonzalez, Coachella Valley USD Trustee
  • Blanca Hall, Coachella Valley USD Trustee
  • Linda Porras, Desert Sands USD President
  • Ana M. Conover, Desert Sands USD Board Member
  • Ruben Perez, Desert Community College District Trustee
  • Castulo Estrada, Coachella Valley Water District Board Member
  • Kristin Bloomer Desert Water Agency Vice President
  • Gracie Torres, Western Municipal Water District Director
  • Leticia DeLara, Desert Healthcare District Board President
  • Les Zendle, M.D., Desert Healthcare District Board Member
  • Carole Rogers, Desert Healthcare District Board Member
  • Bill Kroonen, Retired Palm Desert City Council Member
Delivering For Our Future
Elizabeth Romero For Senate

Delivering For Our Future

Candidate for Senate District 28

Elizabeth Romero

Elizabeth F. Romero is a lifelong resident of the Coachella Valley and daughter of immigrants from Mexico and El Salvador. A first-generation college graduate, Elizabeth attended College of the Desert and transferred to the University of California, Riverside earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She holds a Masters of Politics, Economics and Business from Claremont Graduate University and recently completed the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) program at Harvard University.

In 2006, Elizabeth was first elected to the Coachella Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees at the age of 23. Currently, Elizabeth serves on the Riverside County Board of Education representing Coachella Valley, Desert Center, Desert Sands, Palm Springs and Palo Verde Unified School Districts. University of California, Riverside (UCR). As the chief government and community relations officer, Elizabeth advocates and advances support for public higher education. UCR is widely recognized as one of the most diverse, inclusive institutions within the prestigious 10 campus University of California system.
UCR is currently home to approximately 24,000 students and 1,100 institutional faculty. Professionally, Elizabeth serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Governmental & Community Relations at the

Prior to joining UCR, Elizabeth served as the Director of Community and Government Relations for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest in Riverside and Imperial Counties. Elizabeth also managed the Building Healthy Communities Initiative funded by The California Endowment and has worked for Desert Arc, University Center for Developmental Disabilities and served as a Legislative Assistant to the late Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor Roy Wilson and late Supervisor John J. Benoit. Elizabeth is an alumnus of the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) Leadership Institute and Women’s Policy Institute Sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of California. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Desert Regional Medical Center, Regional Access Project Foundation, Inc., and DIGICom Learning.
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