Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio was elected in November 2016 to represent California’s 48th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Irwindale, Monrovia, and West Covina, and the San Gabriel Valley unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, including Charter Oak, Citrus, Mayflower Village, South Monrovia Island, South San Jose Hills, Valinda, Vincent, and West Puente Valley.
Rubio has been re-elected three times since, running unopposed in 2018 and 2020.
Assemblywoman Rubio has worked tirelessly to give her constituents a voice in the Capitol, placing advocacy for children, women, families, students, and immigrants at the forefront of her work. Since her election in 2016, Blanca has authored bills that support victims of domestic violence, create opportunities for children within the foster care system, ensure our youngest students are given proper support to succeed in school, and support for immigrant communities.
Through her work in the California Legislature, Assemblywoman Rubio has raised awareness of women’s rights by authoring resolutions that declare August Breast Feeding Awareness Month and October Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One of her greatest honors was to have all six of her bills that made the Governor’s desk signed in her first year of the Assembly.
The Assemblywoman also obtained more than $70 million for San Gabriel Valley projects that will improve roads as well as parks. This included $33.7 million for a pavement preservation project to add and upgrade lanes, guardrails and improve roads on the 605 freeway from the 10 to 210 freeways; $2.8 million to resurface parts of the 605 between El Monte and West Covina; and $2.9 million for a bridge project on Peck Road.
Among her other committee assignments, the Assemblywoman also was voted as Chair of the San Gabriel Valley Caucus.
Before coming to the Assembly, Blanca Rubio spent 16 years as a teacher and 20 years in elected office, serving on the Valley County Water Board, and Baldwin Park Unified School District. Her students-first philosophy made Blanca a leader and champion for students in and out of the classroom. She was successful in her efforts to improve academic outcomes for students, aligning them with vital resources for college preparation.
She was born in Juarez, Mexico, and came to the United States with her parents at a young age. Her personal experiences have given her a genuine understanding of the everyday struggles and barriers that immigrants and working families continue to face in the United States.
Assemblywoman Rubio received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Master’s Degree in Education with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Azusa Pacific University. Blanca is a resident of Baldwin Park and a proud mother of two children.