FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2017
Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor Exceeds Campaign Fundraising Goals
$2.7 Million Raised as Campaign to Unite California Contrasts with Trump Agenda
Los Angeles, CA – Today, the gubernatorial campaign of former Assembly Speaker and Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa announced that it had raised just over $2.7 million between the launch of the campaign on November 10 and December 31 of 2016.
“We are humbled by the incredible show of support for our campaign,” Villaraigosa said. “This campaign is about inclusion and giving voice to the millions of Californians who feel they have no voice. The $2.7 million raised as of December 31 far exceeds even our own expectations, and I would like to personally thank everyone who made it happen.”
Villaraigosa has said his campaign would focus on uniting California around solutions to rebuild the middle class by investing in our schools and repairing our state’s infrastructure. And he pledged to organize his campaign to ensure every voice is heard—particularly for those who have been ignored or left behind.
As a public servant, Villaraigosa served as Mayor of Los Angeles (2005-2013), Los Angeles City Council Member (2003-2005), Speaker of the California Assembly (1998-2000) and California State Assembly Member (1994-2000). Should Villaraigosa become elected, he would be California’s first Latino governor since 1875.