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Emilio Huerta issues statement on potential victory in race for Congress

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 17:30:29-04

Emilio Huerta issued a statement Thursday regarding his potential victory as the U.S. Representative for the 21st Congressional district.

The Bakersfield Californian confirmed that civil rights attorney Emilio Huerta secured the votes needed to advance to the general election for California’s 21st Congressional District.

In response to the results, Huerta released the following statement:

“The people of the Central Valley are tired of being misrepresented in Washington D.C. and made that clear with their votes. I thank my colleague Daniel Parra for bringing forth important issues and I look forward to working with him as we improve the economic well-being of our district."

“We’re one step closer to a historic win for the Central Valley, the next step in a movement that began decades ago in Delano right here in our district. A movement that represented fairness and justice for all families and not just the privileged few. I’m committed to ensuring the hardworking people of the Central Valley gain access to better education, more jobs, and quality healthcare."

“But we’ve got a long way to go until November. Congressman David Valadao is wrong for the Valley and continues to put up obstacles for families and workers. We must roll up our sleeves and strengthen our organizing ground game to ensure that we keep Trump-supporting Republicans, like Congressman David Valadao, out of Washington D.C.”

Emilio Huerta was born and raised in the Central Valley by the leaders of the historic farmworkers’ movement. From negotiating for the United Farm Workers, to serving as General Counsel for the National Farm Workers Service Center, to running his own civil rights law practice, Huerta’s priority has always been ensuring Central Valley workers are treated fairly and with respect. In Congress, Huerta will empower the Central Valley and stop Washington from holding our families back.

-Huerta For Congress

California’s 21 st Congressional District stretches across the Central Valley and is considered one of the most
competitive congressional seats in the country.