FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2015
Contact: Mike Trujillo
mike [at] barraganforcongress [dot] com
Congressman Eric Swalwell Endorses Nanette Barragán in CA-44 Primary
SAN PEDRO, CA – Today, Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA, 15th District) endorsed Nanette Barragán in the Democratic primary in California’s 44th District.
“Congressman Swalwell is proof positive that if you’re willing to bring smart, innovative ideas to Congress, you can make real progress on behalf of your constituents,” said Barragán. “That’s exactly the kind of approach I’ll take as the representative of the 44th District. Congressman Swalwell and I share a commitment to protecting our environment, creating jobs, and making college more affordable so that more students have the opportunity to get a degree. I thank him for his support and I look forward to working with him in the California delegation for years to come.”
Congressman Swalwell, a second term member who represents a large portion of the East Bay in Northern California, is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and serves as the top Democrat on the Subcommittee on the Central Intelligence Agency. He also works on climate change and renewable energy issues on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. He is regarded as a problem solver who is committed to equality, opportunity, and security.
“I’m proud to endorse Nanette Barragán for Congress because her leadership, her ability to deliver real results, and her commitment to the families of the 44th District is exactly what I think we need in Congress,” said Congressman Swalwell. “Both Nanette and I know how hard it can be for young people who want to get a great education to pay for college, we both experienced it ourselves. The more we can do to help those students earn a degree, the better it is for California’s future. I know Nanette will be a leader who won’t lose sight of the importance of building a brighter future for all of California’s hard-working families. She’s the kind of person we can trust to fight for us, and she’s the best choice to serve the 44th District. I look forward to welcoming her to Congress.”
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