For Immediate Release
December 5, 2017
Long Beach — Today, Long Beach City Councilmember Roberto Uranga (District 7) endorsed Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor, citing his record of economic development and job creation.
“Antonio Villaraigosa has a lifetime of service to California and a demonstrated ability to promote economic opportunities, while also advancing sustainability in all of our communities,” said Councilmember Uranga.”I am proud to endorse him as our next Governor.”
“I’m honored to have the support of my friend and Long Beach City Councilmmember Roberto Uranga,” said Mayor Villaraigosa. “As Governor, I will work with Councilmember Uranga and other local leaders to ensure the residents of Long Beach have economic equality and opportunity, including good paying jobs.”
Councilmember Roberto Uranga represents the City of Long Beach’s Seventh District. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Long Beach Community College District. He was first elected to serve on the Board in April 2000 and represented Area 2 residents. Councilmember Uranga has an extensive record of community service in Long Beach and nationally. He served as Chair of the American Community College Trustees, a nationally recognized advocate for community college education, becoming the first Latino to lead that group during his recently concluding chairmanship.
Recently, Mayor Villaraigosa was endorsed by California Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Ventura County Supervisor John Zaragoza.