Jennifer Ann Oropeza
[September 27, 1957 — October 20, 2010]
- California State Senator [28th District]
- Served for two terms in Student Body [CSULB]; appointed by the governor to the Board of Trustees of the CSU system
- Member of the Long Beach School Board [1988-1994]
- First Latina member of the LB City Council; won re-election in ’98
- Vice Chair of the dual-house Latino Caucus (CA); became Legislator of the year [’05].
- Fully responsible for the construction of Cesar Chavez Park [Long Beach]
for more information, please check out her site. These are just a few mentions of what she has done over the course of her life. She will be missed by many.