FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2016
Contact: Mike Trujillo
Primary Opponent Marcus Musante Endorses Nanette Barragán in CA-44 General Election
SAN PEDRO, CA – Today another former opponent in the primary in California’s 44th District officially endorsed Nanette Barragán in the general election.
Progressive champion Marcus Musante joined two other primary opponents, Morris Griffin and Armando Sotomayor, in supporting Barragán. In addition to earning the support of her former opponents, since the June primary Barragán has received a groundswell of critical, local support from the Compton Herald, community leader Emily Hart Holifield, and the legendary Dolores Huerta.
“Although Marcus and I were opponents in the primary, there is more that unites us than divides us,” said Barragán. “I admire and appreciate his commitment to building a better, brighter future for this district. I believe Marcus and I agree that we can’t afford to continue putting career politicians in power if we want to deliver meaningful change in Congress. I look forward to working with him to create new pathways to opportunity for every resident of California’s 44th District.”
Musante and Barragán share a commitment to making college affordable for every child, regardless of zip code. They also share a deep and abiding passion for protecting the environment and addressing climate change in order to reverse the devastating impact pollution continues to have on public health in our communities.
“As someone who has run for office in California’s 44th District, I know what’s at stake and I know who I trust to protect our families and put real people first,” said Musante. “Nanette Barragán is the one we need representing us in Congress. She has the progressive values, she’ll take on the special interests, and she’ll be a powerful voice for us when we need it. That is why she has earned my endorsement for Congress.”
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.