FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan Announces Endorsement from Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua
SAN MATEO, CA – Today, San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan announced the endorsement of Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua, D-Stockton, in her campaign to represent the 21st State Assembly District.
“Working people are struggling,” stated Villapudua. “Everyone was hit hard by COVID. Diane Papan is a leader who understands that growing back our economy shouldn’t come at the expense of those already struggling to get by. Diane has a track-record of helping people turn things around. I know she’ll do that in the legislature.”
Prior to his 2020 election to the Assembly, Villapudua served on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. During his tenure, the Board successfully saved healthcare in San Joaquin County by investing in County General Hospital and oversaw the expansion of both the Stockton Metropolitan Airport and the Port of Stockton. He also served as the CEO of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as the Governmental Relations Manager for Western Pacific Truck School.
Assemblymember Villapudua sits on the Agriculture; Human Services; Rules; and Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committees. He is the Chair of the Select Committee on Technology and Future of California’s Agricultural Workforce.
San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan is running for the State Assembly to ensure every Californian has access to quality healthcare and mental health services, a path to home ownership, good-paying jobs, and the best schools for their children. Deputy Mayor Papan was first elected to the San Mateo City Council in 2015 and subsequently re-elected in 2020, when she was the top vote-getter in the county.
The new District is replacing the 22nd Assembly District, an open seat being vacated by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin. The new District includes the communities of Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Millbrae, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, and South San Francisco.
ABOUT DIANE: Diane Papan grew up in San Mateo County and is a long-time civic leader, currently serving as San Mateo City Councilmember. A graduate of UCLA, Papan received her law degree from Hastings Law School. She is also a Director of John’s Closet, a Peninsula nonprofit that has provided new clothes, scholarships, and essential items to over 15,000 school age children and young adults. Diane and her husband Dan are proud parents of daughter Alexa.