Friday, March 1, 2013

Chula Vista Democratic Club Endorses Lorena Gonzalez

Pro-Jobs Democrat’s Longtime Work in South Bay Earns Her Second Endorsement By A Local Democratic Club in AD 80 Race

CHULA VISTA – (Thursday, February 28, 2013) – The Chula Vista Democratic Club has endorsed pro-jobs Democrat Lorena Gonzalez in the Assembly District 80 special election, the club announced this evening.

The Chula Vista Democratic Club is the second Democratic club to endorse Lorena’s campaign, following the San Diego County Young Democrats’ vote to endorse her at their Tuesday meeting.

Every Democratic elected official in the South Bay who has endorsed in the race has pledged support for Lorena, including San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, Congressman Juan Vargas, Assemblyman Ben Hueso and dozens of city councilmembers, school board members and other elected Democrats.

Registered Democrats in Chula Vista will make up the largest voting bloc in the upcoming special election.

Chula Vista Democratic Club President Jose Preciado said the club is excited to campaign hard for Lorena in Chula Vista.

“Chula Vista Democrats support Lorena because of her longtime work to jumpstart redevelopment of the bayfront, preserve the natural resources of the South Bay, and stand up for living wage jobs and good careers for local workers,” Preciado said. “We are supporting Lorena because she has delivered for Chula Vista.”

Throughout her professional career, Lorena has worked on the preservation of the South Bay wildlife refuge;advocating for the decommissioning of the now-defunct South Bay Power Plant; and organized agreements between business, labor, environmentalists and government agencies that have paved the way for the redevelopment of Chula Vista’s bayfront.

“Chula Vista Democrats expect results and aren’t going to crown candidates just because they’ve held office before or recognize their name,” Lorena said. “I am very proud to have won the endorsement tonight and appreciate the club's confidence in my track record."

Lorena is a candidate to replace Assemblyman Ben Hueso in the 80th Assembly District, which includes Chula Vista, National City and the City of San Diego neighborhoods of San Ysidro, City Heights, Barrio Logan, Sherman Heights, Otay Mesa, Paradise Hills and Golden Hill.

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