Aeramique Glass Blake is running for Congress in California’s 51st Congressional District
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Retired San Diego Marine Corps veteran Juan Hidalgo is running for the seat in the 51st Congressional District. He was a Republican candidate in 2016 and lost to Democrat Juan Vargas after advancing to the primary.
The 51st Congressional District consists of California’s entire U.S.-Mexico border as well as South San Diego County and Imperial County.
Hidalgo is now back on the campaign trail looking to win that seat. But in 2020, there is a newcomer entering the race. Aeiramique Glass Blake joined us in studio to introduce herself to San Diego and tell us all about her campaign. Glass Blake is running as a Democrat.
Aeramique Glass Blake provided KUSI with this short biography of her life:
Aeiramique Glass Blake known to most as Meeka is 32 years old, is a devoted christian and has a 10 year background in mental health and has been working in the juvenile justice field for nearly 12 years. She is a full time restorative justice consultant and founder and Executive Director of a youth led activism, organizing and advocacy non-profit organizations, “Generation Justice”. Generation Justice focuses on Juvenile Justice and school culture discipline reform. Meeka serves on multiple advisory boards representing communities of color, such as San Diego chief of police board of advisors, the City Attorneys advisory board, Restorative Justice Steering board and the Peace Promotion Momentum Team, working to keep these individuals and systems transparent and accountable. Aeiramique has a true heart and love for people and concentrates on addressing the intersectionality of social justice Issues.