Monterey County Supervisor Simón Salinas Endorses Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor

Monterey County Supervisor Simón Salinas Endorses Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor

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July 13, 2017


Villaraigosa continues to receive support from prominent officials across the state

Simon Salinas endorses antonio villaraigosa for governor of californiaLos Angeles — Today, Monterey County Supervisor Simón Salinas announced his support for Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor of California. Salinas served for six years in the California State Assembly before returning to the Monterey County Board in 2007. Additionally, he has the distinction of being the first Mexican-American on the Salinas City Council and the first Mexican-American Monterey County Supervisor in 100 years.

He leads a list of elected officials from Monterey County endorsing Villaraigosa for Governor, including:

  • King City Mayor Pro Tem Carlos Victoria
  • Former King City Councilmember Margarita Lopez
  • Former Soledad Mayor Richard Ortiz


Supervisor Salinas Statement:

I am proud to endorse Antonio Villaraigosa as the next Governor of California. His track record of fighting for health care, education and equal opportunities for all Californians is unmatched in this race, and I look forward to his leadership for Monterey County and all of California.

Mayor Pro Tem Victoria Statement:

Communities like King City need Antonio Villaraigosa’s knowledge and expertise to be inspired. Every Californian needs to be treated with dignity and respect.

Antonio Villaraigosa Statement:

Supervisor Simón Salinas has spent his entire public service career breaking barriers and striving to improve the lives of the people of Monterey County. I am thrilled to have his support as we continue to work collectively with these leaders to help better the lives of all Californians.

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) and California State Assembly Member (1994-2000). Should Villaraigosa be elected, he would become California’s first Latino Governor since 1875.

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