Veteran City of Compton Councilwoman and 30-year public policy holder, Michelle Chambers (File Photo)

Veteran City of Compton Councilwoman and 30-year public policy expert, Michelle Chambers launches her campaign backed by trusted and influential leaders spanning from local district to state level.

Impact leader former Compton City Councilmember, Michelle Chambers, known for her service as external affairs manager for State Attorney General Rob Bonta, today officially enters the race for California State Senate District 35, slated for the March 2024 election. Chambers enters the race with powerful endorsements of California State Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas and California State Assemblymember Tina McKinnor.

Chambers released the following statement:

“Having dedicated nearly 15 years of service to this district, I’ve gained an intimate understanding of the challenges plaguing our communities, challenges that call for our immediate and focused attention. In the state legislature, we must fervently advocate for livable wages, affordable housing, job opportunities, and support for our residents reintegrating into our communities. As a seasoned public servant, my commitment remains steadfast in providing our residents with fundamental human rights, adequate resources, and ensuring legislative policies along with financial resources that echo these initiatives.”

Chambers’ illustrious career extends beyond the Compton City Council and the Attorney General’s office, having served in pivotal roles for U.S. Representative Diane E. Watson (retired), Former U.S. Representative Janice Hahn, CA State Assemblyman Mike A. Gipson, LA County Assessor Jeffrey Prang, and a proud former member of AFSCME Council 13, Local 2545.

Assemblymember Tina McKinnor endorsed Chambers with the following statement:

“Having personally witnessed Michelle’s collaborative spirit and her commitment to community needs, I can affirm her inclusive and innovative approach makes her the ideal choice to represent Senate District 35. Michelle brings to the table both the experience and the necessary connections in Sacramento to get things done. We need her leadership to sustain our forward momentum. California State Senate needs Michelle Chambers.”

Chambers continued:

“I pledge to serve as a bridge, fostering partnerships across all sectors for the collective good of this district and all Californians. I eagerly anticipate collaborating with elected officials, faith-based leaders, community-based organizations, and unions/trades to rectify the disparities in our communities. I’m thrilled to have earned the trust and endorsement of so many dedicated public servants across the District, County, and State, particularly Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas and Assemblywoman Tina McKinnor. My gratitude is immense.”