Senator Hueso to Honor Chef, Author and Entrepreneur Marcela Valladolid as Woman of the Year

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senator huesoSAN DIEGO – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) will be honoring Marcela Valladolid, Chef and host of Food Network’s television series Mexican Made Easy, Cookbook Author and Entrepreneur as the 40th Senatorial District’s 2015 Woman of the Year. He will also be awarding five outstanding women that have contributed to their community on Saturday, March 7 at 11:00 a.m. at Olivewood Gardens located at 2525 N. Avenue in National City.

“I am honored to be presenting Ms. Marcela Valladolid with the 2015 Woman of the Year Award,” stated Senator Hueso. “Ms. Valladolid has proven that passion, dedication and hard work can lead to exceptional results. She is a trailblazer and has raised the bar in many ways as the art of cooking continues to evolve. I commend and respect her for all that she does.”

Marcela Valladolid is a Chef and host of Food Network’s television series Mexican Made Easy, Cookbook Author, entrepreneur and an advocate for Fundacion Luz, an organizationthat helps at-risk young women, and Miracle Babies Foundation provides support and financial assistance for families with critically-ill newborns.

Senator Hueso will also be presenting five “Outstanding Women Honoree Awards” which will focus on the areas of education, the environment, civic engagement, health and an in memoriam award. The awardees are as follows: (1) Chris Brown, Board President, South Bay Union School District; (2) Fay Crevoshay, San Diego Wildcoast; (3) Maria Garcia, Historian; (4) Ana Melgoza, San Ysidro Health Center; and (5) Gloria Johnson, Former Civil Rights and LGBT activist.

“This award allows me to thank each of these women who have inspired us through their selfless commitment and dedication to their community,” said Senator Hueso. “It is with a deep sense of respect and celebration that I pay tribute to each of you today.”

Every March, Senator Ben Hueso recognizes remarkable women in his district during National Women’s History Month. This year’s celebration recognizes women who have profoundly affected their community while demonstrating their commitment through their service.