FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2016
Contact: Mike Trujillo
Former CA-44 Republican Candidate Christopher Castillo Endorses Nanette Barragán
SAN PEDRO, CA – In a clear sign of momentum, another former candidate for California’s 44th district, Republican Christopher Castillo, has officially endorsed Nanette Barragán for Congress. Mr. Castillo adds to the growing list of influential supporters, including four former opponents, Barragán has gained since the primary election.
“During these past few months I spoke with people from this district who have serious concerns they would like to see addressed in Washington, like immigration reform and job creation,” said Mr. Castillo. “Nanette is the only candidate in this race who is going to make these changes a reality. I look forward to seeing all that she accomplishes in Congress.”
Mr. Castillo campaigned on improving the lives of middle class Americans and immigrants. Like Barragán, he wants to create an economy where large and small businesses can thrive. He also supports creating a clear pathway to citizenship for the millions of immigrants living in this country today.
“I am honored to receive Mr. Castillo’s endorsement,” said Barragan. “We are both children of immigrant parents who came to America to provide a better life for their families. Mr. Castillo and I have a shared goal of creating a society in which hard working immigrants can attain citizenship in a clear and practical way. I sincerely appreciate his support in this election.”
Barragán, the daughter of immigrants from Mexico, lives in San Pedro and grew up in Carson and the surrounding areas where she attended Stephen M. White Jr. High School, learned to swim at the 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 Latina elected to 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. She currently works with one of Los Angeles’s largest and most prominent children’s advocacy organizations to provide free legal services to children in foster care who have special education needs.
Find more information here: www.barraganforcongress.com.