SAN DIEGO – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) will be honoring Marcela Valladolid, Chef and host of Food Networkâ€™s television series Mexican Made Easy, Cookbook Author and Entrepreneur as the 40th Senatorial Districtâ€™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.
â€œI am honored to be presenting Ms. Marcela Valladolid with the 2015 Woman of the Year Award,â€ stated Senator Hueso. â€œMs. 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.â€
Marcela Valladolid is a Chef and host of Food Networkâ€™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 â€œOutstanding Women Honoree Awardsâ€ 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.
â€œThis award allows me to thank each of these women who have inspired us through their selfless commitment and dedication to their community,â€ said Senator Hueso. â€œIt is with a deep sense of respect and celebration that I pay tribute to each of you today.â€
Every March, Senator Ben Hueso recognizes remarkable women in his district during National Womenâ€™s History Month. This yearâ€™s celebration recognizes women who have profoundly affected their community while demonstrating their commitment through their service.