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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 31

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Joaquin Arambula

Emergency Room Doctor
19,376 votes (53.55%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Quality Health Care, Healthy Communities and Healthy Schools: Increasing access to quality health care for all and recruiting medical professionals to our rural communities, including creating a medical school in the Central Valley. As a product of F
  • A Healthy Water Supply, a Healthy Economy: Water is the lifeblood of the Valley. He will ensure the Valley receives our fair share of water to get us through the current crisis and stabilize our long-term water supply through more storage and long-
  • Healthy Jobs, Healthy Families: Joaquin will work to improve the economy and create well-paying jobs by bringing new industries to the Valley, cutting red tape for small businesses, investing in job training programs and increasing the minimum wage.



University of Minnesota Medical School Medical Doctor (M.D) (2003)
Bowdoin College Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Biochemistry (1999)


Dr. Joaquin Arambula was born in Delano and has spent nearly his entire life in the Central Valley.  At an early age, his parents instilled in him a commitment to hard work and public service, as well as a dedication to making the Central Valley a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

A product of Fresno public schools and former Head Start student, Joaquin attended medical school with the goal of serving the health care needs of rural communities.  After medical school, he immediately returned to the Valley and worked as an emergency room doctor at Adventist Medical Center in Selma, serving patients from many, rural farm-working communities in the San Joaquin Valley.  In 2012 he was appointed Medical Director.  Under his leadership, the Selma Emergency Department was recognized as one of the most efficient emergency departments in the state.

Joaquin is known as a team player with strong decision-making skills in the constantly fast-paced, high-stress environment of the ER.  As a physician, he has been on the frontlines of some of the Valley’s most serious problems, and he has seen the issues that impact the lives of Valley residents. He is committed to ensuring everyone gets the care they deserve, regardless of their social or economic status.

In the same way that Joaquin put the care of his patients first, he will always put the people of the Central Valley above politics.

Joaquin and his wife, Elizabeth live in Kingsburg with their three young daughters.


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Sacramento has neglected the Valley for too long. I will dedicate myself in the Assembly to fight for a healthier, stronger Valley.

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