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Blanca Rubio

Blanca Rubio
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 48th district

December 5, 2016
Roger Hernández
Personal details
Blanca Estela Rubio

(1969-09-15) September 15, 1969 (age 50)
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceBaldwin Park, California
Alma materAzusa Pacific University

Blanca Estela Rubio (born September 15, 1969) is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly since 2016. She is a Democrat representing the 48th Assembly District, encompassing parts of the eastern San Gabriel Valley. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, she was a board trustee for the Baldwin Park Unified School District, and a schoolteacher for 16 years.

Life and earlier career

Blanca Rubio was born in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico and first came the United States with family to Winnie, Texas, where she lived as an undocumented immigrant. She were deported back to Juárez, returned to Los Angeles illegally in 1977 with her family, and eventually became a citizen in 1994. [1][2][3]. Her younger sister Susan Rubio is a California State Senator.[4]

Blanca received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration and master's degree in Education with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Azusa Pacific University.[2]

Rubio taught elementary school in Fontana Unified School District. In 2003, she was elected to Baldwin Park Unified School District Board of Education. She served for two terms as both President and Vice President.

California State Assembly

Rubio is the Chair of the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Caucus and Chair of the Human Services Committee and Select Committee on Domestic Violence. She co-sponsored SB 273 with her sister Susan Rubio, which would extend the statute of limitations for victims of domestic violence to 10 years from 3 years in certain cases, and require more training for police dealing with abuse victims. [5]

2018 election results

California's 48th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Blanca Rubio (incumbent) 33,144 100.0
Total votes 33,144 100.0
General election
Democratic Blanca Rubio (incumbent) 90,105 100.0
Total votes 90,105 100.0

2016 election results

California's 48th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cory Ellenson 18,547 26.4
Democratic Blanca Rubio 17,941 25.5
Democratic Bryan Urias 16,178 23.0
Democratic Manuel Lozano 11,510 16.4
Democratic Armando Barajas 6,129 8.7
Total votes 70,305 100.0
General election
Democratic Blanca Rubio 87,321 64.1
Republican Cory Ellenson 48,922 35.9
Total votes 136,243 100.0
Democratic hold


  1. ^ "Meet the Immigrant Legislators Putting Their Stamp on the Capitol". KQED. 2017-05-02. Archived from the original on 2019-09-08. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio: Her Drive to Help Children Is Fueled by Her Family's Struggles and Sacrifices - First 5 LA". Archived from the original on 2019-09-08. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Meet your California 48th District Assemblywoman-elect Blanca Rubio". San Gabriel Valley Tribune. 2016-11-10. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Anderson, Bryan (2018-12-03). "'We are Trump's worst nightmare:' Two sisters at California's Capitol". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "'Emotional': LA-area Sen. Susan Rubio's domestic-violence bill advances". San Gabriel Valley Tribune. 2019-05-28. Retrieved .

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