More than a year and a half ago, Joaquin Arambula moved from Clovis to Kingsburg and then made a successful state Assembly run. The move would have happened whether or not he ran for political office, Arambula said at the time, but it helped that Kingsburg was in the 31st Assembly District.
Earlier this year, however, Arambula’s daughter didn’t get into Clay Elementary School for kindergarten, and rather than opt for the alternative – enrolling in a charter school district – the Arambulas decided to pull up stakes and move again.
Arambula is now back in his old Fresno neighborhood and his daughter is enrolled at Dailey Elementary School near Shields and Palm avenues.
That means his designation is now a Fresno Democrat.
“Not getting into kindergarten this year forced us to have to look elsewhere, so we decided to look to an area where we both grew up and came back home,” Arambula said. “Growing up in the Tower (District), I wanted to come back home. It’s nice to have roots in a city you care about.”
Arambula said there’s lots of benefits to living in Fresno. He’s now a half-mile from his parents, former Assemblyman Juan Arambula and his wife, Amy. And since a scary incident near Manteca when Arambula’s tire fell off his truck while he was driving, he’s using Amtrak more to get to and from Sacramento. Getting to the station is now easier.