Congressional candidate Tatiana Matta to speak here

Congressional candidate Tatiana Matta to speak hereRidgecrest United will host a “Meet the Candidate” night for Tatiana Matta, a Democrat running for the 23rd Congressional District, on Monday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Desert Valleys Federal Credit Union Community Room.

Matta is a military wife and public-relations professional from Rosamond. 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 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 in 2016.

Matta and Wendy Reed are vying for the Democratic nomination, up for a vote in the California Primary Election next March. If she prevails, she is expected to face current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in November 2018.

“Ridgecrest voters will have a lot of questions for Candidate Matta,” said Ridgecrest United Founder Jenna Dubytskyi. “Join us on Monday to ask her what she will do for Ridgecrest and Kern County.”

Story First Published: 2017-12-01