Experience and Commitment

Running to Serve Riverside

Meet Clarissa

Experience and commitment
for Ward 2 and the City of Riverside

I believe that every Riverside resident deserves a seat at the table, and I am committed to making our city government more equitable, inclusive, and transparent. Together, we can find creative and cost-effective ways to improve city services; public infrastructure and transportation; and invest in expanding public arts, all while creating a more vibrant community for future generations to come.

Meet Clarissa Cervantes

I'm a mother and lifelong Riverside County resident who has devoted her career to empowering working families, fighting for social justice, and increasing participation in local, state, and national elections.

As a Legislative Field Representative to Councilmember Andy Melendrez, I helped residents solve problems and navigate City Hall, while working to improve and protect the quality of life in Ward 2.  I also served as an organizer for SEIU 121RN, representing over 8,500 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals in Riverside County and throughout Southern California. 

I am running for City Council to represent the growing and diverse population that encompasses the City of Riverside. My extensive legislative and community experiences at Riverside City Hall and beyond, give me a unique perspective of policy, community building and an understanding of how to deliver lasting results for our neighbors within Ward 2.

Support Clarissa Today

Being both a mother and a Latina, Clarissa believes that a government which is reflective of our community is increasingly important as we navigate the unprecedented public health crisis. I respectfully seek your support for Riverside City Council.