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San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan Announces Key Endorsements in Race for California State Assembly
SAN MATEO, CA – Today, San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan announced the endorsement of Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, in her campaign to represent the 21st State Assembly District.
“I am proud to join California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, State Board of Equalization Member, Malia Cohen, and my fellow Assemblymember Blanca Rubio in endorsing Diane Papan Assembly,” stated Aguiar-Curry. “Diane will ensure every family who needs it has access to affordable, quality health care – and that includes mental health support, too.”
First elected to the Assembly in 2016, Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry has built an impressive track record of accomplishment as a businesswoman, City Councilmember and first woman Mayor of the City of Winters, and now as the 4th District’s Assemblymember. She is also a proven regional leader on issues, such as broadband, water, and transportation concerns.
Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry chairs the Local Government Committee and the Select Committee on Wine. She currently serves on the Agriculture; Governmental Organization; Health; and Emergency Management Committees, as well as the Select Committee on the Census.
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-getting 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.