SAN PEDRO, CA— Gaining another key organizational supporter just 24 hours after entering the race for Los Angeles County Supervisor, today Rep. Janice Hahn won a major statewide endorsement from one of California’s most prominent women’s’ rights groups—the California Chapter of National Organization for Women (NOW).
"At a time when the number of women on the L.A. City Council is historically low, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors has a chance to make history and elect a majority-woman board,” said CA NOW President Patricia Bellasalma. “With unmatched experience in fighting for women's rights, ranging from the local to the federal level, Janice Hahn is the right woman for the job. The California Chapter of National Organization for Women is pleased to give Janice our strong support."
“I believe deeply that we need more women at all levels of government and I sincerely appreciate NOW’s early support in my campaign for County Supervisor,” said Rep. Janice Hahn. "Throughout my career I’ve led on issues ranging from equal pay to protecting a woman’s right to choose, and more. NOW has consistently been on the forefront of the battle to expand women’s rights. It’s a real honor to have them behind my campaign.”
Yesterday, just hours after announcing her candidacy for Supervisor, Rep. Janice Hahn secured several key endorsements including:
· Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
· 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
Below are the endorsement statements the Hahn campaign released yesterday:
“No candidate is better qualified to represent the 4th Supervisorial district than Janice Hahn. Janice has cut through the partisan gridlock in Washington to get things done-- and I know she can do even more for our communities on the Board of Supervisors. She knows how to bring together a host of competing interests to build consensus and solve problems. I am proud to endorse her for L.A. County Supervisor.”
-- Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
"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.”
-- Rep. 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. I’m with her 100%.”
-- 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 campaigns 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
*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.