Supervisor, Former Latino Caucus Chair Luis Alejo Endorses Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor

Supervisor, Former Latino Caucus Chair Luis Alejo Endorses Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor

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For Immediate Release
June 23, 2017 


Villaraigosa receives support from top Latino leaders across the State

luis alejo endorses antonio villaraigosa for governor of californiaLOS ANGELES — Today, Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo announced he is supporting Antonio Villaraigosa in his bid to become the next Governor of California. Alejo previously served in the California State Assembly from 2011 to 2016, where he also served as chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. He leads a list of Salinas elected officials endorsing Villaraigosa for Governor, including:

  • Former Councilmember Sergio Sanchez
  • Former Councilmember Maria Bonilla Giuriato
  • Former Councilmember Ernesto Gonzalez
  • Hartnell Community College District Trustee David Serena
  • Former Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Trustee Victor Rey
  • Former Alisal Union School Board Member Francisca Salinas Gonzalez

Supervisor Alejo Statement:

Antonio Villaraigosa is the leader we need to unite all of California, help our state thrive economically and preserve our environment for future generations. No one in this race matches his track record on jobs, the environment, economic development and civil rights. California is at a critical juncture, and Antonio Villaraigosa is the champion that our state needs.

Antonio Villaraigosa Statement:

“It is truly humbling to have the support of Supervisor Luis Alejo,” said Villaraigosa. “With his experience at all levels of government, Luis understands the importance of having a Governor that will work with local and state level leaders that will keep improving California.”

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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