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California State Democratic Party and Los Angeles County Democratic Party join local Democratic clubs in endorsing Chico’s Campaign.


October 5, 2020  

Contact: Derek Humphrey


Long Beach, CA – The Los Angeles County Democratic Party announced their endorsement for Herlinda Chico for Long Beach Community College Board.  With that endorsement comes the support of the California State Democratic Party. While all three candidates vying for this non-partisan seat are registered Democrats, Chico earned the endorsement.

“Herlinda Chico is the ONLY candidate in this race endorsed by the Democratic Party,” said Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez. “Herlinda has the experience, work ethic, and passion for higher education that we need on the Long Beach Community College Board.”

“Access to an affordable, quality education has been a continuous priority for the Democratic Party which is why I am proud to have earned this endorsement,” said Chico. “I am committed to working with all stakeholders to improve our student and institutional success at Long Beach City College.”

Chico has also received endorsements from local democratic clubs like the Democratic Women’s Study Club of Long Beach and the Long Beach Young Democrats.  These organizations join a long list of elected and community leaders including the Long Beach City College Faculty Association in support of Chico’s campaign.

“Herlinda Chico is an experienced leader with an unwavering commitment to serving Long Beach’s students. Please join the Long Beach College Faculty Association in supporting Herlinda for College Board,” said Diana Ogimachi, President, Long Beach City College Faculty Association.

Herlinda Chico is a third-generation public servant who has two decades of legislative and public affairs experience. She is a long-time Long Beach resident and education leader. Herlinda has been committed to providing educational access to all, especially marginalized communities.  Over the years, she has fostered partnerships with Long Beach City College (LBCC) and local non-profits working with former foster youth, formerly incarcerated youth and young women who escaped human trafficking.

In addition to her leadership in education, Herlinda has served on several important boards and commissions Long Beach City College’s Student Housing Selection Panel, Long Beach City College Basic Needs Task Force, Long Beach City College’s Annual Job Fair Planning Committee, City of Long Beach Parks and Recreation Commission, Conservation Corps of Long Beach Advisory Board, Cal State Long Beach Latino Economic Impact Study Working Group, Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Animal Care and Visioning Task Force, Chair of the Watershed Conservation Authority and as a representative on the Gateway Cities Council of Governments. She also serves as a Vice President for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Long Beach Branch.

Herlinda has been recognized for her dedicated community service to both East Long Beach and across the region by several Long Beach organizations, including the Long Beach Branch NAACP  President’s Award, Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride Whitey Littlefield Bridge Builder Award, Centro Cha’s Excellence in Community Service Award, Cambodian Association of America’s Outstanding Public Service Award and Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell’s Women of Distinction Award.

Herlinda attended Rio Hondo community college and transferred to California State University, San Bernardino where she earned a BA in communications. She is a homeowner in Long Beach’s Traffic Circle neighborhood.

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