July 11, 2016
Contact: Roberto C. Torres

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Endorses Georgette Gomez for City Council

First Major General Election Endorsement In Council District 9 Race Goes To Gomez

CITY HEIGHTS – After a stronger than expected second place finish in June’s primary election, Georgette Gomez is continuing to build momentum and consolidate support for the general election, today announcing the endorsement of Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez.

Lorena Gonzalez said: “Georgette Gomez is a progressive champion who fights for real change to make a difference in the lives of working people.  Georgette has taken on special interests, stood up to polluters and fought for our neighborhoods’ fair share from City Hall.  Georgette Gomez is the clear choice to shake up City Hall and make it work for ordinary people again."

Assemblywoman Gonzalez is among San Diego’s most well-respected progressive Democratic leaders and represents significant portions of City Council District 9 in the state Assembly.  The author of California’s paid sick leave law, the second highest ranking Democrat in the state Assembly and a former labor leader, Gonzalez’s endorsement is a major boost for Georgette Gomez.  Gonzalez's endorsement of Gomez is the first major endorsement of the general election.

Georgette Gomez said: “I am deeply honored to earn Lorena Gonzalez’s support.  On the City Council, I’ll stand up to the downtown special interests and political insiders who have shortchanged our neighborhoods for far too long.  We can’t afford more business as usual at City Hall or expect City Hall insiders to deliver the results our neighborhoods deserve.  I'll shake up City Hall and make it work for the people again.

Georgette Gomez is a Nonprofit Executive and longtime Neighborhood Leader in City Council District 9.  She is the Director of the Toxic Free Neighborhoods Campaign and past chair of the City Heights Area Planning Committee.  Gomez is endorsed for City Council by the Sierra Club, Councilman Todd Gloria and the San Diego Democrats for Equality.

For more information, or to stay up to date, visit www.gomezd9.com, follow Georgette on Twitter and Facebook.
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Georgette Gómez has served District 9 communities as a Nonprofit Executive, Environmental Advocate and as an elected member of her Neighborhood Planning Group. A native San Diegan, Georgette attended local public schools and graduated from SDSU.  Georgette earned the 2013 Voice of the Year Award from the Voice of San Diego and the 2013 Sierra Club FEAT Award for her work advocating for working families and underserved communities. A native San Diegan, and the daughter of immigrants, she has fought to ensure that all working families have the opportunity to thrive. She and her partner, Xochitl live in the City Heights community of Azalea Park.