FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2015
SAN PEDRO, CA – Today, Congressmen Joaquín Castro (D-TX 20), Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX 15) and Filemon Vela (D-TX 34) endorsed Nanette Barragán for Congress in California’s 44th District.
“All three of these men have led by example in their community and I am proud to have their endorsements,” said Barragán. “They have placed a major focus on improving the lives of their constituents by creating good-paying jobs, supporting local businesses and improving their local economies. I look forward to working alongside like-minded individuals in Congress who prioritize the lives of their constituents.”
All three members of the Texas delegation cited Barragán’s strong roots in the district, her focus on improving the economy for California families, and commitment to creating jobs among the reasons for their support.
“The issue of jobs and the economy is something that affects all Americans,” said Castro. “We need to make sure that every person, whether it’s in Texas, California or any other state, who wants a job is able to find one. Nanette grew up in the 44th District and knows firsthand the importance of working to support a family. As our economy improves and unemployment numbers lower, we need to continue to move in the right direction. I know that Nanette will keep us moving and I am looking forward to working with her.”
“My primary goal since I was elected to Congress has been to create jobs and reduce unemployment,” said Hinojosa. “I have been able to significantly lower unemployment rates in my district since when I was first elected and I want to work with others who I know can do the same thing. Nanette is the type of person who will get the job done. She understands the challenges people face raising a family in a tough economy and because of that, is committed to creating jobs and positioning her district to compete in the global economy. Nanette will be a fine addition to Congress.”
“Creating jobs is more important now than ever,” said Vela. “Supporting small businesses and public works projects that could create new jobs in your district are crucial if you want to improve your district’s economy. Nanette has the same values as families in the 44th District and as a result, is a strong supporter of these ideas that will benefit the community. Congress needs strong voices with new ideas and Nanette is just that.”
Barragán, the daughter of immigrants from Mexico, grew up in Carson and the surrounding areas where she attended Stephen M. White Middle School, learned to swim at Carson Pool, and studied at the Carson Library. She worked her way through UCLA and law school at USC before becoming a long-time advocate for the environment and the first elected Latina member of the Hermosa Beach City Council. She was also a leader in the fight against Measure O, a ballot measure that would have allowed oil companies to drill for oil in the Santa Monica Bay.
Find more information here: www.barraganforcongress.com