• Blanca E. Rubio, M.Ed.

    Assemblywoman Rubio has represented the 48th Assembly District since 2016. The 48th District includes more than 15 cities and unincorporated areas in the San Gabriel Valley. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Education from Azusa Pacific University. Assemblywoman Rubio selected APU as the site of her swearing-in ceremony because of the university’s impact on her life. She works tirelessly to give her constituents a voice in Sacramento, placing advocacy for children, women, families, students, and immigrants at the forefront of her work.

    Before her election to state office, Assemblywoman Rubio spent 16 years as a teacher and 20 years in elected office, serving on the Valley County Water Board and Baldwin Park Unified School District. Her students-first philosophy made her a leader and champion for students in and out of the classroom. She was successful in her efforts to improve academic outcomes for students, aligning them with vital resources for college preparation.

    President Ferguson is deeply grateful for the vibrant partnership developed with Assemblywoman Rubio to match the Christ-centered academic excellence of APU academic programs and community engagement with the urgent needs of our fellow citizens.

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