Today, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo’s campaign for re-election to the new 52nd Assembly District announced that Governor Gavin Newsom has endorsed her candidacy.
Governor Gavin Newsom said: “Wendy Carrillo has been a tireless champion for working people, families and safe COVID economic recovery efforts. I have worked closely with Wendy to guarantee frontline and essential workers had paid COVID sick leave and not have to fear losing their jobs to care for themselves or a loved one amid pandemic, while also working to ensure small businesses have support and resources. There’s a lot more to be done and I know Wendy will continue to lead in the Assembly, she has a proven, progressive record and I’m proud to support her re-election.”
Governor Newsom was elected as California’s 39th Governor in 2018. Throughout his career, Governor Newsom has embodied California values and has been a champion for issues ranging from marriage equality, civil rights, immigration, environmental protection, gun control, decriminalization of cannabis, education, and expanding opportunity for all Californians. He has successfully led the state throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of historic wildfire seasons, and has done more to address the homeless crisis than any Governor in California’s history.
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo said: “I am incredibly honored to have the support of the Governor. Governor Newsom and I share progressive principles that guide our approach to public policy. Together, we have worked to put people before corporations, expand health care access, protect our environment, defend reproductive rights, and ensure working women and men have the resources and support they deserve.”
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo’s campaign has shown unrelenting momentum in recent weeks. Governor Newsom joins Attorney General Rob Bonta, State Controller Betty Yee, State Treasurer Fiona Ma, along with a litany of prominent labor organizations including the United Farm Workers, California Labor Federation, SEIU and the California Nurses Association. Carrillo was first elected in 2017 and has been a champion for new laws and budget proposals to strengthen worker protections, increase apprenticeship and workforce development programs, and protect seniors and people living with disabilities.
The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.