Press Release

Majority Leader Gonzalez Issues Statement on Claudia Sheinbaum as President-elect of Mexico

Sacramento, Calif. – Majority Leader Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) released the following statement on the results of Mexico’s Presidential Election:

"My heartfelt congratulations go out to Claudia Sheinbaum on her victory as the next President of Mexico. Her groundbreaking achievement as Mexico's first female President in two centuries serves as a significant and inspiring moment for women and girls worldwide. Claudia's remarkable contributions as a physicist, climate scientist, Mexico City's Environment Chief, and her involvement in the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, are truly commendable, offering hope for progress in climate action. This election not only inspires hope for a more just society and enhanced climate efforts but also signals a brighter economic future. I eagerly anticipate the ongoing fruitful and collaborative partnership between our state and Mexico."


Majority Leader Gonzalez represents the 33rd Senate District, which encompasses the City of Long Beach and portions of South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles, including the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, and South Gate. In the Senate, she advocates for working families and champions various priorities, such as fighting for a clean environment, digital equity, LGBTQ+ and women's rights, and the economic prosperity of small businesses. Her landmark legislative achievements include bills enacted to end neighborhood oil drilling, provide broadband for all, and expand paid sick leave. Majority Leader Gonzalez also serves as Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. She lives in Long Beach with her family.