Lupe Espinoza was raised in the Central Valley; she and her family still live and work in Coalinga. After graduating, from Fresno state with a double major in Agricultural Education and Chicano/Latino studies, Lupe went on to earn her Master’s in Education and Counseling.

Lupe is a precollege program Project Director within the University of California system, where she gives valuable advice to students seeking their career path.

Lupe has volunteered at youth events, small business endeavors, and community fundraisers throughout her career.

As a candidate, Lupe seeks to lower the tax burden, fight legislation that is harmful to small businesses and communities, increase funding for after school programs and improve access to water for all residents of California. Additionally, Lupe wishes to increase funding for mental health services and improve rural support for our nation’s veterans.