Jimmy Gomez in the incumbent Democratic candidate for California’s 51st State Assembly District. District 51 encompasses northeaster los Angeles and parts of the Eastside.
Gomez was born and raised in Southern California and is the youngest of six children. His parents and four of his siblings immigrated to California from Mexico in the early 1970’s. He enrolled in community college and ultimately transferred to UCLA in 1996. He then earned his Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Gomez will fight to increase access to quality education and good jobs by providing leadership based on working class values, pragmatic problem solving skills and a dedication to the empowerment of individuals and communities. He has served as a member of the California Democratic Party Rules Committee, the Los Angeles County Commission on Governmental Services, the Board of Directors of the Liberty Hill Foundation, and Editor-In-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy.