Assemblymember Medina Honors Connie Ransom as 2017 Woman of the Year

Monday, March 6, 2017

Connie Ransom is honored on the floor as Assembly District 61 Woman of the Year.

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) honored local Riverside resident Connie Ransom as the 2017 Woman of the Year for the 61st Assembly District.

“Connie Ransom has devoted her life to enriching the community through art,” said Assemblymember Medina. “That dedication and her work as a co-organizer of the Women’s March in Riverside is why she rightfully deserves the distinction as Woman of the Year for the 61st Assembly district.”

Connie Ransom graduated from Reed College with a degree in Psychology and Claremont Graduate University for her Master of Fine Arts in Ceramic Sculpture. Connie has been invited to numerous exhibitions throughout the state to display her art. For ten years, she served as the Director of the Art Works Gallery which celebrated contemporary art and fine craft by presenting major exhibitions as well as art talks and art fairs. She is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, an organization she has been involved with for fifteen years. She is also active with Rise Up California, which advances voter education and civic engagement. Recently, Connie served as an organizer of the Women’s March in Riverside to advocate for inclusive and diverse communities.  Connie and her husband Roger reside in Riverside where they continue to celebrate its special culture and history.

See attached for a photo of the reception honoring the Woman of the Year for the 61st Assembly District (LtoR): Assemblymember Chad Mayes, Assemblymember Jose Medina, Connie Ransom, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

Assemblymember Medina proudly represents California’s 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris.

CONTACT:  Esha Mathew (916) 319-2061

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