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Juan Carrillo Sworn in as District 39 Assemblymember

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Juan Carrillo was sworn in as the Assemblymember for District 39 today in the State Capitol. He will represent portions of the northern Antelope Valley, including the eastern communities of Littlerock, Lake Los Angeles, and Sun Village, stretching into San Bernardino County to include Adelanto and Victorville.

“I am excited to work on the issues that matter in Sacramento,” stated Carrillo. “From improving our education system to increasing affordable housing and combatting the climate crisis, I will work hard to ensure that every person in the Antelope and Victor Valleys has the opportunity to live the American Dream regardless of their background.”

Juan was born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to Los Angeles when he was 15. He earned his Associate’s Degree in Architecture from the College of the Desert, Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University Pomona, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University Northridge. Before entering public office, Carrillo served as a city planner for 15 years — 10 of which were with the City of Palmdale.

Juan most recently served as a member of the Palmdale City Council, where he fought to expand affordable housing, address the homelessness crisis, increase green space, and support local small businesses as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. A former member of the Palmdale School Board, Juan has made equal, quality education and affordable community college a reality for thousands of Antelope Valley students.

Juan lives with his wife Vanessa, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, in east Palmdale. Their four children attended Palmdale public schools.