Democrat Fauzia Rizvi is running for the seat of the Inland Assembly – Press Enterprise

A member of the Inland Water Board announced Tuesday, March 8, that she plans to run for a seat on the assembly representing much of western Riverside County.

Democratic Assembly candidate Fauzia Rizvi has announced plans to run for the seat of California’s 63rd assembly district in the June 7, 2022 election. (Courtesy of Rizvi Campaign)

Democrat Fauzia Rizvi said in a press release that she looks forward to “bringing more resources to our region, such as investing in our local infrastructure, rebuilding our local economy through workforce development, improving veteran services, and addressing the housing crisis.”

“At the onset of the (coronavirus) pandemic, I was inspired to coordinate and lead over 100 food drives as well as mask distributions to seniors, veterans and families in need across the Inland Empire,” Rizvi said in the release. “This inspired me to run for my local water board to serve families like mine, which I have done successfully since the community elected me.”

Rizvi was elected to the Western Municipal Water District Board of Directors in 2020.

She is also president of the For the People Taskforce, a coalition of 35 churches, nonprofit groups and other organizations addressing food insecurity and utility debt, and is board treasurer and interfaith chair of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California.

Rizvi’s announcement came with a list of recommendations for her campaign, including from Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside; Rep. Norma Torres, D-Pomona; Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon; and various city council and school board members.

Rizvi wants to represent California’s 63rd assembly district, created through political redistribution last year. The district includes Norco, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, and Canyon Lake, as well as portions of Eastvale, Riverside, and Corona.

Two Republicans — former US Attorney Bill Essayli and Eastvale Mayor Clint Lorimore — have also announced plans to run in the 63rd, where the GOP has a roughly 5 percentage point lead in voter registration, according to Political Data Inc.

The California primary on June 7 will send the top two leaders of the 63rd, regardless of party, to November’s general election. The members of the Assembly have a term of office of two years.


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