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Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes Hosts District Woman of the Year luncheon

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San Bernardino – Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes hosted a Woman of the Year luncheon earlier today to honor and celebrate the Woman of the Year nominees from her district. The luncheon was held at the Sundowner Restaurant in San Bernardino with the help of the owner, Val Christinson, and Manager, Fausto Quintero.

In total, twenty-nine women were nominated from throughout the community for the Woman of the Year award which recognizes local women for accomplishments in their respective fields and for their dedication for improving the lives of others in conjunction with Women’s History Month. Nominees came from a variety of different backgrounds ranging from educators and community advocates to county employees, students, business owners and heads of local non-profits.

Jessie Gómez, a long-time community activist and mother of Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes was selected to receive this years WOY award based on Ms. Gómez’s years of community service, tireless work ethic and people-centered focus. Ms. Gomez will be honored along with the other nominees in the state capitol on Monday.

Woman of the Year Nominees for the 47th District:

Kim Rocha - Bloomington

Heather Butterworth - Bloomington

Dr. Manuela Sosa - Colton

Patricia Small - Colton

Aurora Reyes            - Colton

Jessie Gomez - Colton

Rachel Warner - Colton

Rosa Gomez - Colton

Ellen Miller - Fontana

Lady Venice James - Fontana

Bobbi Jo Chavarria  - Fontana

Amparo Miramontes - Fontana

Angela Wilkinson - Grand Terrace

Lucia B. Negrete - Grand Terrace

Socorro Gomez - Grand Terrace

Margie Miller - Grand Terrace

Annette May - Muscoy

Dana Jamison - Muscoy

Claudia Lopez            - Muscoy

Lina Montes - Rialto

Maria Rodriguez - Rialto

Angela Licurse - Rialto

Irma Flores - Rialto

Olivia Peñaloza - San Bernardino

Denise Benton - San Bernardino

Kim Carter - San Bernardino

Patricia L. Nickols-Butler - San Bernardino

Eileen Chen - San Bernardino

Sadia Khan - San Bernardino

Trini Gomez - San Bernardino


Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes represents Assembly District 47 which includes the cities of Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Grand Terrace, San Bernardino and the unincorporated areas of Muscoy and Bloomington.


Contact: Roxanna Gracia,, (909) 381-3238