Melissa Melendez holds town hall meeting in Anza

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Philip Canaday, left, state Senate District 28 candidate Melissa Melendez and Dan Hare display yard signs at the Melendez’s town hall meeting Friday, Jan. 31. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
California Senate contender Melissa Melendez hosted a town hall meeting Friday, Jan. 31, at the Anza Community Hall. The event was well-attended by many inquisitive residents. Introduced by her husband Nico, Melendez wasted no time getting right to the issues. She offered a print out of a list of bills passed by the state Legislature and opened the floor to discussion. Melendez is currently serving in the California State Assembly. She is a Republican representing the 67th district, encompassing parts of western Riverside County. Before being elected to the state assembly, she represented the city of Lake Elsinore as a city council member. Melendez announced Nov. 5, 2019, that she would be running for the state Senate seat for District 28, which encompasses all of Riverside County
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