Rochelle is a partner with a prominent national law firm. She is a First Amendment specialist practicing media and appellate law.
“As a child of a single mom who worked nights and weekends in Las Vegas casinos to support her three children, I know first hand how hard it can be for working families today to make ends meet. I was fortunate to have grown up in a country whose leaders understood that one role of government is to make sure hardworking citizens have the opportunity to succeed. This is the promise of the American dream, a core value we all share. These leaders knew that investment in people and quality programs would create a strong, prosperous nation.
“As a result of good public schools, food assistance programs and an affordable public university, I was able to ensure my own success. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, I earned a full scholarship to the University of Utah College of Law. I graduated first in my class and was recruited by one of the top-rated First Amendment law practices in the country, where I have been practicing law for nearly twenty years. I fight for access to government information – to make sure that people have what they need to hold the government accountable – and defend businesses and individuals against strategic lawsuits designed to block freedom of speech. I’ve been involved in dozens of cases before the California Supreme Court and California’s Courts of Appeal.
“I met my husband Al, a California native, while attending college. He literally knocked on my door, asking about a room to rent! We’ve been married for over 20 years. Our two sons attend high school here in Roseville. In addition to Boy Scout activities with our sons, we enjoy bicycling, fishing and boating throughout the Sierras.
“I’m running for office to give back to my community and the country that provided the opportunities I needed to succeed. “
As your Congresswoman, I will work tirelessly for fairness, education, economic opportunity, healthcare and everything else people in our district need to succeed.