Ricardo Lara

California Insurance Commissioner, District 33

Game Changer

Ricardo will be the first openly LGBTQ statewide elected official in California history

Biography

A leading advocate for consumers and working families, Ricardo Lara is endorsed by the California Democratic Party, United States Senator Kamala Harris, California Nurses Association and Planned Parenthood Action Fund for California Insurance Commissioner. Ricardo Lara’s parents – a seamstress and a factory worker – came to this country for a better life. Now their son, Ricardo is running for Insurance Commissioner to defend a better life for all Californians. Ricardo wrote California’s universal healthcare legislation and won healthcare for 218,000 children. He helped us win equal pay for women, raise California’s minimum wage, and lower the price of prescription drugs. Ricardo received the first Climate and Clean Air award from the United Nations. Now he is working to protect California’s coastline from the Trump Administration’s plan for more offshore drilling. In 2016, Ricardo led California’s voters to reform “English-only” education so that all children learn English while having opportunities to learn a second language. Endorsed by the California Teachers Association, California’s Professional Firefighters and Equality California, Ricardo Lara would be the first openly gay statewide elected official in California’s history. As Insurance Commissioner, Ricardo Lara will work to increase access to affordable healthcare; make a legitimate claim. Ricardo Lara will be the Insurance Commissioner every Californian needs and deserves.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Ricardo will  be the first openly LGBTQ statewide elected official in California history.
  • He will be the first openly LGBTQ and first Latino Insurance Commissioner in California.

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