WASHINGTON -- Our Revolution on Friday endorsed Ankur Patel for California State Assembly representing the 45th District. He is endorsed by Our Revolution West Valley. Born and raised in the West Valley, Patel is a product of the Los Angeles Unified School District where he has served for the past three years as the School and Community Coordinator.
“Ankur Patel is a rare public servant who has experience working in organizing, education, and the environment,” said Nina Turner, Our Revolution President. “He will be a needed advocate for Medicare for All Californians, 100 percent clean energy, and improving California’s public education system. We are proud to endorse Ankur Patel because he will be a strong progressive addition to California's State Assembly.”
After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007, Patel went abroad to teach English to elementary students. When he moved back to the Valley he focused on local issues, serving as treasurer of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council. Patel has organized on district issues from health and food safety to tenants rights and understands what is needed to ensure community success.
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