by Len Feldman
Linda Valdes is a “blue card” member of the state Republican Party. That means at the state party’s conventions, she has the right to cast a vote. Not all delegates have that authority. A sixth-grade teacher at Rio Vista Elementary in the Santa Clarita Valley, she is a member of the Saugus Teachers Association.
Why did you get involved in politics?
I am the daughter of immigrants who became small business owners. I am involved in politics and the Republican Party so that I can educate party members and elected officials about the significant issues impacting our students daily.
How did you become more involved in the party?
I was appointed as a state delegate by former Assembly Member Cameron Smyth.
What positions have you held in the Republican Party?
I have served on the executive board of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, and I am a member of the local Republican Congress and Assembly.
Are you also active in the association?
I have served on the Saugus Teachers Association’s executive board and as the chapter’s representative to the Bay Valley Service Center Council in previous years.
It is important for CTA members of both major political parties to ensure that policymakers recognize that every child has a right to a free and appropriate education.
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