Kimberly Barraza has worked for the California State Assembly in Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s office since 2014. In this role, she serves as the liaison between constituents and the member with the purpose of learning about issues affecting the community, which may be resolved or bettered by the passing or amending of legislation; manages casework. Ms. Barraza coordinates outreach efforts and oversees the Coachella office administration. One of her many volunteer engagements includes serving as Commissioner for the City of Indio’s Community Services Commission, which makes recommendations to the City Council pertaining to parks and recreation activities, programs, and facilities; and addresses matters concerning the parks and recreation element of the General Plan.
In the political arena, her experience extends from managing local city council and State Assembly races; running field operations in the Coachella Valley for a presidential campaign; and serving as delegate to the California Democratic Party. She has been on the Democratic Women of the Desert’s board for 6 years, acting in different capacities, but always dedicated to promoting social, economic, and political policies that reflect the priorities of women.
Ms. Barraza grew up in Imperial County, but has called the City of Indio home for the past 16 years. She is the proud mother of two children – Kamilah (15) and Alonzo (9). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management; a Non-profit Management certification from University of California, Riverside; and a Certification in Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies from HarvardX, an online learning initiative of Harvard University.