FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2017
FORMER CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CRUZ REYNOSO ENDORSES
ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA FOR GOVERNOR
Villaraigosa announces support of Civil Rights legend Cruz Reynoso
Former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso today announced his support for Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor of California. Justice Reynoso was the first Latino appointed to the California Supreme Court and is a professor emeritus at University of California at Davis Law School. He has also served as vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In 2000, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Reynoso is recognized for his leadership in civil rights, immigration and refugee policy, government reform, the administration of justice, education and legal services for the indigent.
Cruz Reynoso Statement:
Antonio Villaraigosa has been fighting for justice and equality his entire career, from volunteering with the farm workers’ movement as a young man to his work as President of the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. As a legislator and mayor he fought for education and opportunities for all Californians, and I am proud to support him in his campaign to take this work to the Governor’s office.
Antonio Villaraigosa Statement:
In the annals of California jurisprudence, there are few who stood as tall with the courage of his convictions in speaking out for justice and equality. I am so proud to have the endorsement of Cruz Reynoso, a true civil rights champion, in my campaign for Governor.
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), California State Assembly Member (1994-2000). Should Villaraigosa become elected, he would be California’s first Latino governor since 1875.
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