SAN PEDRO, CA— Strengthening her campaign for L.A. County Supervisor district 4, today Rep. Janice Hahn picked up a formidable endorsement from California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

Prior to being elected Secretary of State, Padilla served in the State Senate and as President of the Los Angeles City Council. Rep. Hahn and Secretary of State Padilla served together on the Los Angeles City Council from the years 2001- 2005. 

“I've known Janice Hahn for more than a decade, and I know she will make an excellent Supervisor.  Janice Hahn and I have worked together to strengthen neighborhoods, improve public safety and create jobs.  I'm proud to endorse Janice Hahn for the Board of Supervisors," said Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State.

“Alex Padilla has been a widely respected leader in the Los Angeles region for more than 15 years and is now a statewide leader," said Rep. Janice Hahn. "I'm grateful for Alex Padilla's support.”
Just yesterday Rep. Janice Hahn scored a big victory with the announcement that the chief executive of the largest city in the 4th Supervisorial district, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, is backing her campaign.
Beyond today’s announcement, Rep. Janice Hahn has lined up wide-ranging support from the following leaders and organizations:
Elected Leaders:
·      California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
·      California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
·      California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
·      Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
·      Rep. Alan Lowenthal
·      Rep. Ted Lieu
·      Rep. Judy Chu
·      Rep. Tony Cardenas
·      State Assemblyman Anthony Rendon
·      State Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (Ret.)
·      State Senator Martha Escutia (Ret.)
·      Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
·      Torrance Mayor Pat Furey
·      Torrance City Council Member Tim Goodrich
·      Downey Mayor Luis Marquez
·      Artesia Mayor Miguel Canales
·      Artesia City Council Member Ali Sajjad Taj
·      Artesia City Council Member Victor Manalo
·      Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Reynaldo Rodriguez
·      Hawaiian Gardens City Council Member Victor Farfan
·      Lomita City Council Member Barry Waite (Ret.)
·      Lomita City Council Member Don Suminaga (Ret.)
·      Manhattan Beach City Council Member & Mayor Pro Tem Mark Burton
·      Rolling Hills Estates City Council Member & elected Member of South Coast Air Quality Management District Judy Mitchell*
·      Signal Hill City Council Member Tina L. Hansen
·      National Organization for Women (NOW) California Chapter
·      Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (LAPPOA)
·      International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13
·      United Association (UA) Plumbers Local 78
·      United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770
·      Teamsters Joint Council 42
·      Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
Grassroots Activists & Community Leaders:
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair & California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric Bauman*
  • California Democratic Party Vice Chair Alex Rooker*
  • Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD) President & San Gabriel Valley Young Democrats Past President Daniel Lopez*
  • Democratic Women’s Study Club of Long Beach President & Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club Executive Vice President Herlinda Chico*
  • Stonewall Young Democrats Past President & Current Communications Vice President Ari Ruiz*
  • Stonewall Young Democrats President Michael Colorge*
  • Torrance Democratic Club President Jimmy Gow*
  • Progressive Democratic Club President Julian Burger*
  • San Pedro Democratic Club President Robert Brandin*
  • West Los Angeles Democratic Club President Cara Robin*
  • Westchester-Playa Democratic Club Founding Principal & Past President Sheila Mickelson*
  • Beach Cities Democratic Club President Kathryn Campbell*
  • Beach Cities Democratic Club Past President Diane Wallace* 
*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.