This week, small business attorney and community activist Courtney Masella-O’Brien announced that Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) is endorsing her candidacy for Martinez City Council. Bonilla joins an impressive list of local leaders already supporting Masella-O’Brien, including Contra Costa County Supervisors Candace Anderson and Mary Piepho, County Assessor Gus Kramer, Martinez Vice Mayor Anamarie Avila Farias and City Councilmember Debbie McKillop.
“I am proud to support Courtney Masella-O’Brien for City Council because she has the experience, skill and vision to give Martinez a brighter future,” said Bonilla. “Courtney will bring a fresh voice to the City Council and will be an effective advocate for the entire city.”
Bonilla is a former high school teacher, mayor and county supervisor, who has worked to strengthen neighborhood schools, protect public safety services, and support job growth and working families across the state.
Prior to her election to the State Assembly in 2010, Bonilla served as a Contra Costa County Supervisor and as the mayor of Concord. Among her accomplishments in the Assembly, she has provided steadfast leadership in protecting early childhood education programs, saving transitional kindergarten, which provides our youngest learners the foundations they will need to succeed.
Masella-O’Brien is a community volunteer leader and attorney who focuses on advocating for small businesses. She is active with a number of community organizations, including several youth sports and education groups, the Contra Costa County Bar Association Women’s Section, Main Street Martinez and served as a committee member for the Local Control and Accountability Plan at the Martinez Unified School District.
A graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) and UC Davis School of Law, Masella-O’Brien formerly worked for the California Attorney General’s office and the Solano County District Attorney. She lives in Martinez with her nine-year-old daughter, who attends Morello Park Elementary School.
For more information about Masella-O’Brien and a full list of her endorsements, visit CourtneyforMartinez.com.