■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor
In addition to the three Republicans in the race for the 42nd Assembly District, there are two other candidates: DeniAntionette Mazingo (Democrat) and Carol A. Bouldin (Green Party). Mazingo and Bouldin are two newcomers running on progressive platforms. The 42nd Assembly District includes cities encompassing parts of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties including Hemet and San Jacinto.
Meet DeniAntionette Mazingo
Mazingo is a Hemet resident. She has been a practicing attorney for the last 16 years and also provides pro bono services. According to her candidate statement, Mazingo has “made countless contributions to the community, focussing on improving the lives of those less fortunate. As Third District Commissioner for Women, Deni established a program to educate young people about the dangers of human trafficking.”
Mazingo, on her campaign website, is running to create a “legislature for a transition program for children who have reached 18 years of age and have been living in foster care then are removed with no-place to go.”
Mazingo continues, “Help me wipe-out the glass ceiling by creating an equitable pay system for both women and men who work the same job and deserve equal pay. For all the seniors who must choose between food, medicine or housing, let’s work together to protect them from having to walk away with nothing after working so hard to help their partnership succeed. I believe in single-payer medical coverage.”
Mazingo will be at Yucca Valley’s 68th Annual Grubstake Days Parade from 8-11 a.m. on May 26. For more information on Mazingo, visit https://deniforassembly.com/.
Meet Carol A. Bouldin
On Dec. 13, 2017 on her campaign Facebook page, Bouldin stated: “If you believe that it’s time that someone represents our district who supports single-payer healthcare, clean energy, banning fracking, getting money out of politics, and doing away with “top two” primaries, please support my campaign for A.D. 42. Green Party candidates do not take any dark money, including money from corporations.”
During an interview with Green Party of Santa Clara County, Bouldin said that she is the only third-party person running. Her motivation to run came when the Assembly Speaker – “Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) – who’s a Democrat giving lip-service to single-payer healthcare, decided to stick it [single-payer healthcare] in the rules committee last year. Thus, basically shelving it for the entire legislative session. And then we found out that he’s gotten contributions from the insurance industry in almost a half a million dollars, I think it is… We need some Greens in there, not these corporate Democrats.” You can listen to the entire interview on her campaign website at http://www.cabouldin4ad42.org/.
Bouldin is a member of Therapists for Single Payer and told the newspaper that she is a member of the “San Bernardino Green County Council” and decided to run because, “we need people in office who represent real people, not corporate interests. The Green motto is ‘People, Peace, and Planet Over Profit.’ My top issues are single-payer healthcare, electoral reform, affordable housing, converting to clean energy, and banning fracking in the state of California.”
Bouldin is hosting a meet-and-greet at 2 p.m. on May 12 at the Oasis Botanical Sanctuary, 12393 1st St., Yucaipa.