For Immediate Release
April 2, 2018
SAN JOSE, CA – Today, San Jose City Councilmembers Raul Peralez, Chappie Jones and Sergio Jimenez endorsed Antonio Villaraigosa for governor, citing his commitment to economic opportunity and equality for the residents of San Jose and across California.
“I am proud to stand with Antonio Villaraigosa as the next governor of California,” said District 3 Councilmember Raul Peralez. “Antonio has proven time and again he delivers on issues that matter most for our community – public safety, housing, transportation and more. Antonio Villaraigosa gets results.”
“As Speaker of the State Assembly and Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio brought communities together. I know he will stand up for the people of California when faced with the tough decisions to move our state towards a prosperous future,” said District 1 Councilman Chappie Jones. “I am proud to endorse Antonio to be the next Governor of California.”
“Antonio Villaraigosa rose from high school dropout to Speaker of the Assembly and Mayor of Los Angeles. At every step of the way, he lifted up those around him and never forgot where he started. I know, as governor, he will focus on creating opportunities for all Californians, and I am proud to support him,” said District 2 Councilmember Sergio Jimenez.
“Here in Silicon Valley, we hear a lot about innovation. I am running for Governor because I believe real innovation is making sure people who work hard have the chance to make it to, and stay in, the middle class,” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “Creating more Jobs, improving our schools and making housing affordable again will be my priorities as governor. And I look forward to working with Councilmembers Peralez, Jones and Jimenez, as well as others to make progress on those priorities and move our state forward.”
Today’s city council endorsements announcement adds to the long list of leaders from across the state that support Villaraigosa for governor. Recently, Villaraigosa received the endorsement of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.