FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2015
Contact: Mike Trujillo
mike [at] barraganforcongress [dot] com
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) Endorses Nanette Barragán in CA-44 Primary
SAN PEDRO, CA – Today, the Nanette Barragán for Congress campaign announced another endorsement for Barragán from a sitting Member of Congress. Democratic Congresswoman Lois Frankel from Florida’s 22nd District joined a growing list of lawmakers and local leaders who support Barragán’s campaign for California’s 44th District.
“Congresswoman Frankel has a well-deserved reputation for delivering results,” said Barragán. “Not just talking about what she wants to do, but actually getting the job done. She’s a leader and model for what we need in Congress. Her endorsement means a lot to me, and I believe that she and I will work together to do great things for middle class families in this country.”
Representative Frankel noted that she and Barragán share similar legislative priorities including job creation, increasing economic opportunity for working families, and standing up for seniors.
“It’s no secret that women are woefully under-represented in Congress,” said Frankel. “That’s why I’m so excited about Nanette Barragán. She is smart, fearless, and driven. Her whole life is a testament to her tenacity. She grew up in the 44th District as the daughter of immigrants. She put herself through law school and has been a champion for those people who don’t have a voice. Nanette has demonstrated the kind of integrity and commitment to excellence we need in Congress. That’s why I’m endorsing her. I look forward to working together to serve the people of our districts.”
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.
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