Godfrey Plata

State Assembly, District 53, Los Angeles, CA

Godfrey Santos Plata is a Filipino immigrant, renter, educator, and organizer running to represent the 53rd district in California’s State Assembly. If elected, Godfrey would be the first person elected in 140 years of assembly history to be both an immigrant and an out member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Urgently, he’d be just the second renter to join the 80-person assembly, putting him in position to be a critical advocate for tenant rights as rent prices and homelessness increase.

A former public school teacher and an organizer against the school to prison pipeline, Godfrey fights to build power for communities of color – the beating heart of his district and California as a whole.