December 19, 2019

Representative Mike Levin Names Vista Postal Worker as Constituent of the Month

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Chyanne Thomas, a Vista postal worker who found two missing children in a two-week span, is his Constituent of the Month. Representative Levin also recognized the extraordinary work of postal workers and all delivery drivers during the Holiday season.

Earlier this year, Representative Levin launched a Constituent of the Month program to recognize outstanding North County San Diego and South Orange County Residents who have gone above and beyond to help their neighbors, give back to their community, and make the country stronger. Levin’s Constituent of the Month for October was longtime volunteer and civil rights activist Gwen Sanders. His Constituent of the Month for November was Charles Anderson, Commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Tri-Cities Chapter 95.

To nominate a resident of the 49th District to be the Constituent of the Month, fill out this nomination form.

See below for Rep. Levin’s statement recognizing Chyanne Thomas:

This Holiday season, I am proud to recognize Chyanne Thomas, a postal worker from Vista, as my Constituent of the Month. Chyanne is a hero for two children, their families, and our entire community. Chayanne’s vigilance while on her regular delivery route resulted in the identification of two children who had been reported missing. Her quick and caring response allowed these two local children to be safely reunited with their concerned families.

When Chyanne spotted Abby, a 15-year-old with autism, she sprang into action. She used the skills she had learned in a previous job working with children with disabilities to keep Abby calm and safe until police arrived. Two weeks later, Chyanne saw a missing 4-year-old girl alone during her route, and didn’t hesitate to approach her and make sure she was okay until police and her parents arrived. Without Chyanne’s awareness, compassion, and quick action, these two kids might still be missing.

While Chyanne’s action to save those children is extraordinary, I also want to recognize the incredible pressure all postal workers and delivery drivers are under during the Holiday season. They endure exhausting hours, grueling weather, and much more to ensure that families have their gifts before the Holidays. Much of their work is taken for granted on a daily basis, but the Holidays would not be the same without their dedication, and I am extremely grateful for their service.

I launched a Constituent of the Month to recognize individuals in the 49th District who have gone above and beyond to help their neighbors and support our community. I know the families of those two missing children, as well as all families who are receiving Holiday packages, would agree that Chyanne is well-deserving of this recognition.