Two new members were welcomed to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors during the board’s first meeting of 2023 on Tuesday, including Noelia Corzo, the first Latina to serve on the board.
Corzo was sworn in by her son and her mother shortly after the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. She noted that her mother raised her as a single parent and said that she, too, was a single parent, and that she looked forward to increasing the visibility of issues important to single parents.
“My life, my journey has been one of trials and tribulations,” Corzo said. She said she was able to overcome obstacles in her path thanks to her family and the community, and she thanked the community for supporting her election to represent the county’s District 2.
Multiple public commenters remarked how proud they were to see Corzo take the oath.
“I’d never thought I’d see the day when the first Latina was on the Board of Supervisors,” said Jennifer Blanco, a public commenter and school board trustee with the San Bruno Park School District.
Newly elected Supervisor Ray Mueller was sworn in by his wife and children, whom he thanked after he took the oath to represent District 3.
“I would not be here without you,” he said. Mueller said he was grateful for the opportunity to help constituents during the current storms hitting the county.
The board also unanimously voted to name Supervisor David Pine as board president and Supervisor Warren Slocum as vice president. Pine said he was considering proposing a regular rotation of the position at a later date.