About Maria

Meet Maria

I'm an engineer focused on water and environmental policy, and I am enormously proud of my record of accomplishments as a Water Agency Board Member, ensuring Santa Clarita's water supply is safe, reliable, and affordable. 
Since before I was an elected official, I've owned a small business here in Santa Clarita. My company, Compliance Plus, provides environmental regulatory compliance services to industry, non-profits, and government entities. 


I've used my diverse experiences and in-depth knowledge of water policy and environmental regulations to protect our water supply and save our community millions of dollars.


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Over the years, I've also served on numerous community committees, including the SCV Senior Center (Committee on Aging), the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, and various study groups formed by the city and county of LA. I'm currently the Board President of the SCV Groundwater Sustainability Agency, overseeing the mandated sustainability planning for the valley. 


My husband is also a small business owner in Santa Clarita. We have a wonderful 12-year-old daughter and three rescue dogs that ensure there's never a dull moment in our household!