Name: Rhonda Shader Age: (leave blank)
Occupation: Mayor/Small Businessowner
I proudly call Orange County home: my husband and I raised our children here, and I own my small business here.
In 2016, a City employee embezzled $5,000,000 of taxpayer money. I was outraged, so I ran for office for the first time and was elected as a Councilwoman. Since my election, I helped my city recover from that crime, became Mayor, and delivered results:
Launched our own Fire Department, saving $28,000,000
Created California’s first joint City-County infrastructure district, producing 5,000 high-paying jobs
Streamlined business license processes to help new small businesses
Provided housing for homeless veterans
Grants, flexible City approvals, and other support during COVID
If elected, I will be accessible, holding town hall meetings throughout our district in Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, La Habra, Orange, Placentia, and Santa Ana.
I respectfully ask for your vote for Rhonda Shader for Senate.
Endorsement: Elect Rhonda Shader to the
Rhonda Shader prepares to address visitors to the Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at city hall in Placentia, CA, on Monday, Nov 11, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
The 34th state Senate district, which includes a large portion of central Orange County and a sliver of Los Angeles County, pits incumbent Democratic Sen. Tom Umberg against Republican Rhonda Shader, the mayor of Placentia. Umberg won a slim victory in 2018 over a well-known local Republican, but redistricting has given Democrats a 26-point advantage there.