Congressional candidate Tatiana Matta to speak in Ridgecrest Dec. 4

By The Daily Independent

Ridgecrest United will host a “Meet the Candidate” night for Tatiana Matta, 2018 Democratic Candidate for Congress for the 23rd Congressional District, on Monday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Desert Valleys Federal Credit Union Community Room, 100 E. Ward, Ridgecrest.

Tatiana Matta is a military wife and public relations professional from Rosamond. She owns Tatiana Matta Strategies, offering PR services to nonprofits and political candidates. Born in Puerto Rico, she moved to Delaware when she was young. Matta is married to Capt. Eugenio Matta, a bio-environmental engineer at Edwards Air Force Base. They have one son, Kevin. The family has lived in east Kern County for two years and plan to make it their long-term home. She served as co-chair of the veterans and military families committee for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s presidential run last year.

Matta will run against Wendy Reed, the Democrat candidate from Bakersfield, next March in the California primary and Republican incumbent, Congressman and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. If she prevails, she will face McCarthy in November 2018. Ridgecrest voters will have a lot of questions for Matta. Join the conversation on Monday to ask her what she will do for Ridgecrest and Kern County.

One of Ridgecrest United’s goals is “to have our progressive voices heard by our Representatives in State and Federal government. The ultimate goal is to make our community and our beloved country a better place to live for all of us.” Visit the website: for more information.

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