California Latino Caucus Endorses Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor of California

California Latino Caucus Endorses Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor of California

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September 27, 2017

California Latino Caucus Endorses Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor of California

SACRAMENTO – The California Latino Caucus today announced they have endorsed Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor of California in 2018.

“The Latino Caucus is proud to endorse Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor,” said Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair of the Latino Caucus. “As Assembly Speaker and Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa worked to strengthen our economy, expand our healthcare, improve our schools and invest in strategic infrastructure projects that create middle class jobs. He understands the struggles and challenges of working families and will represent all of the people of the Golden State wherever they live.”

The California Latino Caucus is one of the most influential organizations within the State Legislature. Its members hold strategic leadership positions and focus primarily on improving the quality of life for working families in California. Currently, due to the changing demographics of California, it is apparent that the issues affecting Latinos in California are issues that affect all Californians.

“As a former member of the Latino Caucus, it is truly humbling to earn their endorsement,” said Antonio Villaraigosa. “As Governor, my number one priority will be to create more economic opportunity and greater economic equality throughout California.”

In recent months, the California Latino Caucus has voted to endorse Ed Hernandez, O.D., for Lieutenant Governor; Xavier Becerra for Attorney General; Alex Padilla for Secretary of State; Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner; and Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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The California Latino Caucus serves as a forum for members from the State Senate and Assembly to identify key issues affecting Latinos and develop avenues to empower the Latino Community throughout California. Following in the footsteps of generations of pioneering Latinos who settled and helped build this great state, Latino legislators united in 1973 to maximize their power notwithstanding their limited numbers. Since its creation 40 years ago, the Caucus has grown in both numbers and stature. It boasts a rich history of legislative and political success and serves as one of the most influential and strategic organizations in California.