Melendez wins 28th District senate seat, takes oath of office

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Melissa Melendez taking oath of office
Sen. Melissa Melendez takes her oath of office to California State Senate’s 28th District with her husband, Cmdr. Nico Melendez at her side. Valley News/Courtesy photo coming
With her husband by her side, Sen. Melissa Melendez was sworn in to the California Senate by Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco Monday, May 18. With the swearing in Melendez, the former Assemblywoman for California’s 67th District, is now the official representative for the 28th Senate District, representing most of Riverside County at the state capitol. With only 1,000 ballots left to count as of press time, Melendez easily defeated Riverside County Board of Education member Elizabeth Romero for the seat by nearly 20,000 votes. Romero conceded the election Sunday, May 17, congratulating Melendez on the win. “I congratulate Assemblymember Melissa Melendez on her victory and wish her the best in the state Senate,” Romero said in a social media posting. “Looking ahead, I
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