Thursday, October 24, 2013

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Calls on El Cajon Mayor Mark Lewis To Apologize For Divisive Comments

SAN DIEGO -- (Thursday, October 24, 2013) -- California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made the following statement in response to news footage of El Cajon Mayor Mark Lewis' comments about various ethnic communities in the San Diego region:

"San Diego County thrives on our vast cultural diversity. Mark Lewis' words reflect the ignorance and division that many of us grew up with but thought had been overcome in the last few decades. Mr. Lewis owes the public an apology and it's clearly time for a change of leadership in El Cajon."

To view Mayor Lewis' divisive comments, visit:

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez represents California’s 80th Assembly District, located in southern San Diego County including the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista and National City. For more information, visit

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