July 16, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Advocacy
Joaquin Arambula, M.D., a California Medical Association (CMA) member and emergency room physician from Fresno, kicked off his campaign to represent the 31st district in the state Assembly this Thursday.
Born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley, Dr. Arambula is a product of Fresno public schools and the son of former Assemblyman Juan Arambula.
Dr. Arambula practices medicine at Adventist Medical Center-Selma, where he has served in a senior position with California Emergency Physicians for the past eight years. The medical center’s emergency department has won two California Emergency Physician Distinguished Hospital of the Year awards during that time.
Dr. Arambula also encourages younger generations to take up the health care profession through his involvement with UCSF Fresno, a regional campus of the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. If elected, one of Dr. Arambula’s most ambitious goals includes building a medical school in the Fresno area.
Dr. Arambula’s endorsements include CMA, the California Legislative Latino Caucus, the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Hanford Mayor Russ Curry, Former Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante and dozens of other current and former Assemblymembers, school board members, city council members and mayors.
He has also received an endorsement from Assemblyman Henry T. Perea, who currently represents the 31st Assembly district, but will be termed out next year.
While these endorsements help, it is imperative that the physician community continue to support Dr. Arambula to ensure his success. Electing like-minded colleagues into the state legislature means physicians’ voices will be heard on the biggest policy issues facing the state. Help get his campaign off to a strong start by contributing to his campaign today!