Sasha will be the first openly LGBTQ person elected in Alhambra, and the youngest woman elected to office in the San Gabriel Valley!
Born and raised in Alhambra, Sasha Renée Pérez grew up in a working-class, pro-union Latino household. Her father is an electrician and her mother is a social worker. Her parents never had the opportunity to graduate from a 4-year university, so they saved up every penny they had to ensure she could attend college. After graduating from high school, Sasha turned her parents dreams into reality. She went to Cal State LA and became the first in her family to earn a bachelor’s degree.
In college, Sasha discovered her passion for public service. She led a statewide campaign that successfully secured $97 million dollars to increase college access and college affordability. During the same time, she was elected to her neighborhood council and worked on issues such as beautification and transportation.
Sasha has continued her work on pressing policy issues, led statewide campaigns, and educated constituents from across California on how to effectively fight for policies to improve their community. In the last 10 years she has played an important role in passing historic legislation that has increased healthcare access, expanded government transparency and provided protections for victims of violent crimes.
Sasha serves as Housing Commissioner for the City of Alhambra, a Delegate to the California Democratic Party and a board member to Asian Youth Center, a 501(C)3 non-profit dedicated to empowering low-income, immigrant, and at-risk youth.