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Former Equality California Executive Director Rick Chavez Zbur Wins Assembly Seat
Former Equality California Executive Director Rick Chavez Zbur Wins Assembly Seat
November 15, 2022 at 10:21 am

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November 15, 2022

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (213)355-3057/MOBILE: (213)355-3057/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

LOS ANGELES — Former Equality California Executive Director Rick Chavez Zbur won his race for Assembly Tuesday in a district that includes the heart of Los Angeles’s LGBTQ+ community. Zbur is a longtime civil rights and environmental leader, having served as Board Chair of California Environmental Voters (formerly California League of Conservation Voters) and currently on the board of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.

Equality California released the following statement from Executive Director Tony Hoang celebrating the victory:

“My friend Rick Chavez Zbur has spent his career fighting for justice and is exactly the type of champion LGBTQ+ Californians need in the Assembly. From a small farming community in the Rio Grande Valley to the halls of the California Capitol, Rick’s life has been defined by service to his community and his country. I know that his bold, experienced leadership will continue to move our state forward, and he will deliver progressive results for the people of the 51st Assembly District.

“Equality California looks forward to being a partner to Rick in his new role, as we continue our shared fight for a world that is healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people.”

Under Zbur’s leadership, Equality California quadrupled in size, passed groundbreaking legislation to advance LGBTQ+ equality, and sued the Trump-Pence Administration twice to block attacks against the transgender community.


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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