Source: Assemblyman Randy Voepel
March 19, 2017 (San Diego) - On March 2, Assemblyman Randy Voepel announced that he named Anita Bautista as the 2017 Woman of the Year for the 71st Assembly District.
"Throughout her life, Anita has touched thousands of people with her warmth, kindness, and generosity of spirit," said Voepel. "Whether it's brightening a room with her warm smile, dedicating hundreds of volunteer hours on behalf of our city, or happily cooking for our local first responders, Anita's contribution to this community is invaluable."
Bautista has lived in the district since 1974. She has taken a leadership role in a number of initiatives, events, and fundraising drives that have greatly improved recreation opportunities and the quality of life for families. Whether it’s recruiting volunteers for large events, providing input on important committee decisions, or serving as a forceful advocate for the city, Anita is always there to help. Click here to see a full biography.
Bautista was formally recognized on the Assembly Floor on Monday, March 6, 2017.