Wilk Recognizes Christine Ward as Antelope Valley’s 2023 Hispanic Community Leader

Thomas Moreno, Antelope Valley Field Representative for Sen. Scott Wilk, presents a California Senate Certificate of Recognition to Christine Ward, Veterans Affairs Specialist for Rep. Mike Garcia

Shining a light on the hard work and accomplishments of Hispanic leaders throughout Senate District 21, Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) is pleased to recognize Veterans Affairs specialist Christine Ward for her exceptional work within the veteran community and advocacy on its behalf.

“If there’s one person who can get things done for veterans, it’s Christine. They have sacrificed so much, putting their lives on the line to defend our freedoms while being separated from their families,” said Senator Wilk. "Christine firmly understands this and works tirelessly to ensure they are not forgotten when they return home. By helping them navigate various resources, agencies and opportunities, Christine has improved the lives of so many in our veteran community. Her passion and dedication are incredibly worthy of acknowledgement, and it is my pleasure to recognize her. Thank you, Christine, and congratulations!”

Christine currently serves as a Constituent and Veterans Liaison in the Palmdale district office of Rep. Mike Garcia (R-Santa Clarita), where she assists veterans with federal agencies and works with the community to raise awareness on various veteran issues.

In 2000 she began working for the California State Legislature, where she served for several Members in a variety of roles including Executive Assistant, District Scheduler, Field Representative, Casework Manager, and Veterans Representative.

In 2019, she brought her extensive experience to Senator Wilk’s office where she excelled at helping veterans in need. Because of her compassion and ability to work with those in crisis, Christine is able to help veterans find solutions to their problems by working with all levels of government to make sure they get the help and care they deserve.

Christine also has a long history of involvement with various community and charity organizations serving veterans, seniors, and adults with developmental disabilities.

“Christine is the best in the nation,” said Congressman Mike Garcia. “Our community is home to so many men and women who served this nation in uniform, and our office makes a point of fighting for those who honored our country with its highest form of service. We’re able to do so at the highest level because of Christine’s relentless work ethic and genuine love for our heroic veterans. I’m so proud to work beside her on a daily basis, and I’m so glad she’s being recognized.”

“I was so honored to have been chosen for this recognition,” Christine said. “It has truly been my pleasure to serve the communities within the Antelope Valley, especially our veterans.”