San Francisco – Today, former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos, San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin and former San Francisco Supervisor David Campos endorsed former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor.
“I’m thrilled to have these outstanding San Francisco leaders join our campaign. I look forward to working with them to bring people together to create middle class jobs, build affordable housing and improve our public schools,” said Villaraigosa.
“For me, it’s a very easy decision. He is the best one to represent not only Los Angeles and San Francisco, but every city in California. From homelessness, affordable housing, and education, Mayor Villararigosa has demonstrated a commitment to doing the nitty gritty of the job with success. He will do the same thing when he goes to Sacramento,” noted Art Agnos, Former Mayor of San Francisco. Agnos served as Mayor of San Francisco from 1988 – 1992 and served as the Regional Director of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development during all eight years of President Bill Clinton’s two terms in office.
“We have a choice between a candidate who stands on principle and a candidate who sued his own city to overturn voter approved environmental protections. I chose the candidate who stands on principle – Antonio Villaraigosa,” declared SF Supervisor Aaron Peskin. Peskin is serving his fourth term on the board. Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon appointed Peskin to the California Coastal Commission in 2017. He also serves on the Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority. Peskin is recognized for his advocacy for affordable housing and environmental protection.
“Antonio Villaraigosa is the candidate of opportunity, and he understands we will not be one California united until we are united in the opportunity we provide to every man, woman and child. Throughout his entire career, this has been Antonio Villaraigosa’s passion and mission – equal opportunity. That’s why I’m proud to support him as Governor,” said former San Francisco County Supervisor David Campos. Campos served on the SF Board of Supervisors from 2008 – 2016. Campos is now Deputy County Executive for Santa Clara County. On the Board, Campos worked to provide safe zones for Planned Parenthood clinics, protect undocumented immigrants, and promote youth programs. Campos was appointed to the Board by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom to fill a vacancy.
Villaraigosa served as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles. Prior to that, he served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council and as Speaker of the California Assembly. The primary election is on June 5.