State Party Endorsement Caps Support From Major Democratic Leaders and Organizations in South Bay Assembly Race
SACRAMENTO – (Monday, April 15, 2013) – The California Democratic Party has endorsed pro-jobs Democrat Lorena Gonzalez in the May 21 special election for the 80th Assembly District.
The endorsement was announced at the 2013 California Democratic Party State Convention held in Sacramento this weekend. The announcement followed a unanimous vote by party delegates in the 80th District last week to endorse Lorena, a lifelong Democrat who has garnered support from every Democratic club in the region as well as nearly every major Democratic elected official in the 80th Assembly District.
"California needs more women in the state legislature, and who better than Lorena Gonzalez -- a woman who has dedicated her life to advocating for more jobs, better jobs and a stronger middle class," California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton said.
Lorena has been previously endorsed by several Democratic Party clubs in the district, including the Chula Vista Democratic Club, San Diego County Young Democrats, the Chicano Democratic Association, the South Bay Democratic Club and the Eastlake-Bonita Democratic Club.
She has also been endorsed by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, Congressman Juan Vargas, State Senator Ben Hueso and several other Democratic elected officials. A full endorsement list can be found at http://votelorena.com/endorsements/.
Gonzalez is a candidate to replace State Senator 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. The special election for the 80th Assembly District is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21.
Learn more about Lorena’s campaign at www.VoteLorena.com or by e-mail VoteLorena@gmail.com.