Posted by Estrella Lucero on May 25, 2016 at 11:30 AM
California Parks and Recreation Society Endorses Katherine Perez-Estolano for State Senate
May 20, 2016 -- The California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) endorsed Katherine Perez-Estolano in her race for State Senate. CPRS is the state’s leading organization advocating for financial investment and legislation to improve our local and state parks.
“Katherine understands the tremendous value of land use in California, and the serious impacts parks, recreation, and open space can have on the environmental, health, and economic outcomes in communities,.” said Stephanie Stephens, CPRS Executive Director. “As the only candidate in this race whose platform includes the protection of parks, forests, and open space and her extensive background in the public and private sectors on issues such as transportation and planning. , we undoubtedly know that Katherine will be a champion in Sacramento for our mission and an overall exceptional State senator. We look forward to working with her to create healthier communities.”
Perez-Estolano has spent much of her career working on environmental issues. Katherine served as the Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles District Council, was the Vice President of Development for Forest City Development and was the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Transportation and Land Use Collaborative of Southern California.
She has also earned the endorsements of the California League of Conservation Voters, California Bicycle Coalition, Bike to Vote L.A., Equality California, Latinas Lead CA, HONOR PAC, LGBT Legislative Caucus, and Latino Legislative Caucus.
Perez-Estolano has called the San Gabriel Valley home for nearly 25 years. She and her wife, Cecilia V. Estolano, live in the Bungalow Heaven landmark district in Pasadena and together have six children. Perez-Estolano is an expert in urban planning, transportation, and community engagement. A small business owner and educator, Perez-Estolano is the Co-Founder of ELP Advisors and is an adjunct professor at both UCLA and USC. She began her career in public service in South Pasadena as Transportation Manager and later Deputy to Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.
Senate District 25 connects the Los Angeles County foothills from Sunland-Tujunga to the City of Upland in San Bernardino County. The district includes Sunland-Tujunga, Glendale, Pasadena, Altadena, Atwater Village, La Cañada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, South Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Duarte, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, San Antonio Heights, Upland, and most of Burbank.