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Cecelia González is a Thai-Mexican American, daughter of immigrants, and native Nevadan. Both of her parents' families moved to the United States seeking the American Dream. Her family taught her the values of hard work, persistence, and giving back to the community. From a young age, Cecelia witnessed her single mother struggle to make ends meet for her and her two younger sisters. 


The experience of growing up with limited resources in an immigrant family was instrumental in shaping Cecelia’s passion for fighting for social, environmental, and economic justice in her community. Part of her aim in seeking justice for those in her community is criminal justice reform.


Cecelia has dedicated her life to being a public servant for over a decade. She is a Nevada educator, a local community activist, and an organizer. She has organized around interpersonal violence, women’s health, criminal justice reform, education, raising the minimum wage, and many other important issues. Cecelia has received both academic and community awards for her volunteer work and activism.


Balancing the demands of motherhood, teaching, doctoral studies, and legislative responsibilities, Cecelia embodies resilience, determination, and a fierce commitment to serving her community. Her dedication to public service, education, and reforming the criminal justice system has led her to run for Assembly District 16. 

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