FRESNO, CA - Next week residents in the 16th District will cast ballots in a special primary election to elect a new state senator. Continuing our profiles of the candidates, 17 News introduces Paulina Miranda, a bilingual Democrat from Fresno.
Miranda said she's been a president of the PTA and the head of the Democratic party in Fresno.
But, her campaign is anything but ordinary. Last Wednesday, she danced with a group of women in south Bakersfield, who get together every day in the park to exercise.
"I love this group because that's what everybody should do, you know? Doing some exercise, doing some dancing," said Miranda.
They meet seven days a week, but Miranda said they don't have drinking water or restrooms.
"So I hope the community can help us," said Miranda.
Problems like this are why Miranda said she is running. She's a former teacher, PTA president and activist for the Democratic party in Fresno.
"I want to help everybody, the women, the children, the men, the older ones, the elderly," said Miranda.
She's running with three main goals: bring reliable water resources to farmers, invest in adult education and reform immigration for farmworkers.
"We should work together and will our life together," said Miranda. "That's my point."
Miranda is running against Hanford business consultant Francisco Ramirez, Republican cherry farmer Andy Vidak, Independent candidate Mohammad Arif and Democrat and Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez.
17 News will profile all the candidates before the primary on May 21st.