FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 16, 2015

SAN PEDRO, CA – Today, South Gate City Council Member Maria Davila endorsed Nanette Barragán for Congress in California’s 44th District.

“Nanette is someone who knows what’s important to the people of Southern California,” said Davila. “Having a job, creating jobs, taking care of loved ones, making sure our children have quality education, these are all things that the people in our communities think about day in and day out. They need a representative in Congress who will take their needs seriously and make economic welfare and education top priorities. Nanette is a part of this community and has her ear to the ground. She will be a strong voice in Washington for the people in our communities.”

Council Member Davila, who was first elected to the post in 2003, cited Nanette’s commitment to stimulating the economy and creating jobs in the district as one of the major reasons for her endorsement. Davila knows the importance of aiding the local economy as she was instrumental in the opening of the Regional Shopping Center in South Gate which created over 1,500 new jobs.

“Maria has been serving the people of South Gate for over a decade and there’s a reason she continues to be re-elected,” said Barragán. “She is 100 percent committed to those she serves, whether it’s making sure the children in her community have access to education or the adults have access to jobs, she is dedicated to improving the lives of all individuals. I am so happy to have the support of such a long- serving, much loved public servant and look forward to working with her.”

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

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