SUPPORT FOR DE LEÓN BROADENS IN RACE FOR UNITED STATES SENATE WITH ENDORSEMENT FROM SAN DIEGO CITY LEADERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 25, 2018

CONTACT: press@kevindeleon.com

LOS ANGELES, CA – Reinforcing Kevin de León’s widespread support among leaders throughout the state of California, San Diego City Councilmember Georgette Gomez and Councilmember Chris Ward endorsed de León in his race for the United States Senate today.

Following her endorsement, Councilmember Gomez voiced her support in a statement:

“California needs a strong representative in the United States Senate who will fight tirelessly on our behalf.  As a fellow San Diegan, Kevin de León has demonstrated his devotion to protecting immigrant families, pushing for cleaner air and cleaner water, creating new jobs and bolstering our economy. That’s why he has my support in this year’s U.S. Senate race.”

Councilmember Chris Ward released the following statement endorsing Kevin de León:

“I’m proud to endorse Kevin de Leon for US Senate. I have seen Kevin fight for civil rights, a sustainable environment, and economic prosperity and justice for all as our State Senate leader. As the Golden State’s next Senator, he will bring California's leadership and values to the forefront of the national agenda and fight for a better, inclusive United States of America. San Diego’s biggest challenges need a strong advocate and I know Kevin is the person to fight for us.”

City Councilmembers Gomez and Ward join other leaders in San Diego who are also supporting Kevin for U.S. Senate:

  • Senator Toni Atkins

  • Senator Ben Hueso

  • Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez

  • Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas

On the eve of announcing his run for U.S. Senate, Kevin de León released the video “Kevin de León for U.S. Senate”.  To watch the video, click here or on the screenshot below.

California State Senator Kevin de León was elected by his colleagues to lead the Senate in 2014, making him the first Latino to hold that position in over a century.  Through his ambitious approach to policymaking, Senator de León has authored groundbreaking legislation on a variety of issues that have become national models. De León served four years in the California State Assembly before his election to the State Senate in 2010.

For a stronger, more progressive California, visit www.kevindeleon.com.

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