SAN PEDRO, CA— On the heels of her announcement that she is running for Los Angeles County Supervisor district 4, today Rep. Janice Hahn picked up several key endorsements.
Those endorsing Rep. Janice Hahn today for Supervisor include:
· International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13
· Torrance Mayor Pat Furey
· Rep. Alan Lownethal
· Rep. Tony Cardenas
· State Assemblyman Anthony Rendon
· State Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (Ret.)
· State Senator Martha Escutia (Ret.)
· Downey Mayor Luis Marquez
"ILWU Local 13 is proud to give Janice Hahn our enthusiastic support. She has been an enormous force on Port related issues, and we need her expertise fighting for our members on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Janice understands the importance of keeping our Port competitive while simultaneously protecting the hard working men and women who work at our Ports. She is by far the best candidate for Supervisor district 4."
-- ILWU Local 13 President Bobby Olvera Jr.
“I am pleased to give Janice Hahn my wholehearted support. She and I share a common agenda that centers around economic development, job creation, safer communities, and solving problems. I am fully confident that Janice is the best candidate to represent us on the Board of Supervisors.”
-- Torrance Mayor and former Principal Deputy County Counsel Pat Furey
“County residents would benefit greatly from having a Hahn back on the Board of Supervisors. Just like her father Kenny Hahn, Janice has been on the forefront of some of Southern California’s biggest issues: jobs, transportation, infrastructure, public safety, environmental protection and more. Plus, she's widely recognized as an expert when it comes to Port and international trade issues-- both of which have a significant impact on the 4th district. I am confident she’ll make an terrific Supervisor and I'm pleased to support her campaign.”
-- Rep. Alan Lowenthal
“I’ve worked closely with Janice Hahn for over a decade. I know from firsthand experience that Janice is a compassionate public servant who works tirelessly for the people she represents. In Congress, she has worked to bridge the partisan divide to find common sense solutions and get things done for California. Los Angeles County needs Janice’s experience and skill-set on the Board of Supervisors. I’m excited to support her campaign.”
-- Congressman Tony Cardenas
“The 4th Supervisorial district needs a leader like Janice Hahn representing us at the County level. Janice is one of the nation’s foremost experts when it comes to the issue of Ports—which is an issue that has an enormous impact on our region’s jobs, businesses, and economic development. Additionally, Janice’s local and national experience will prove to be a significant asset for our region as our next County Supervisor.”
-- State Assemblyman Anthony Rendon
“I believe that Janice Hahn will make an outstanding County Supervisor, and I’m proud to stand with her as she campaign’s to represent the 4th district. I know that County residents would greatly benefit from having her skills, tenacity, and experience on the Board of Supervisors. I’m with her 100%.”
-- State Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (Ret.)
“Local families need Janice Hahn fighting for us on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. Janice has been an outspoken advocate for disadvantaged and middle class families throughout her career. We know she’ll be able to do even more for local communities as our representative on the Board. I’m excited to support her campaign.”
-- Martha M. Escutia, State Senator (Ret.), Vice President for Government Relations at USC*
“I am pleased endorse Janice Hahn for County Supervisor. I am fully confident that Janice will be a strong voice on behalf of Downey’s residents at the County level. We need her problem-solving abilities, her experience, and her pragmatism on the Board of Supervisors. She has my full, unequivocal support.”
-- Downey Mayor Luis Marquez
In announcing her candidacy earlier today, Rep. Janice Hahn released the following statement:
“My father, beloved County Supervisor Kenny Hahn, always stressed to me the importance of being a champion for the people. He instilled in me the values of courage, integrity, and public service—and most importantly the simple principle of always putting constituents and local neighborhoods first.
With that philosophy in mind, I have decided not to run for re-election to Congress and instead enter the race for Los Angeles County Supervisor District 4.
My father developed a long history of delivering results for the folks he represented. This is a legacy I have fought hard to continue throughout my career.
The problem is, Washington is broken, it’s increasingly mired in political gridlock, and there’s virtually zero cooperation between the two parties. That’s not the kind of government I grew up with, and it’s precisely why I know I can do more for the Los Angeles region on the Board of Supervisors.”
Rep. Janice Hahn added:
“In 2011, I ran for Congress on a platform of bringing common-sense solutions to our nation’s most complex problems. Since then, I have delivered on that agenda, building bi-partisan coalitions around pragmatic causes. I Co-Founded the bi-partisan PORTS Caucus to raise awareness about the critical importance of our nation’s ports, worked with both parties on the Small Business Committee, and I have reached across the aisle on myriad other policies to find common ground.
Still, with so much brinkmanship in Washington, I am confident that I can get more done for our region back here at home, serving in local government. It’s in my blood and my DNA.
From Whittier to Artesia, Manhattan Beach to Marina del Ray, Long Beach to Hacienda Heights, and from Torrance to Norwalk, San Pedro and more, I am running for Los Angeles County Supervisor to continue the Hahn family legacy of delivering results for local neighborhoods.
As a form of government that’s naturally nonpartisan, I find local government more workable. It’s just easier to build consensus and get things done because there’s no real partisan bickering.
The County is embarking on a new era, one that is full of tremendous opportunity for change, with a new Sheriff, Assessor, and Supervisors. I want to work with the Board to bring more accountable and transparency to the County by increasing the public’s checks and balances and changing the status quo.
I look forward to the many months ahead and plan to run a rigorous and aggressive district-wide campaign that’s focused on local neighborhood issues, like jobs, economic development, the Ports, public safety, and making the County more inclusive to every community.
I plan to fulfill the rest of my term in the House of Representatives by prioritizing the job I was recently elected to, serving the constituents in the 44th district, and advancing sensible bi-partisan policies like my freight bill in Congress over the next two years.”
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