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November 23, 2015
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Loretta is the Best Prepared Candidate to Fight for California Families say Central Valley Leaders

LOS ANGELES – The Loretta Sanchez for U.S. Senate Campaign announced the endorsements of California Central Valley leaders: Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16), former Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante, and former State Assemblywoman Sarah Reyes today.

In addition, Representative Loretta Sanchez was endorsed by the following Central Valley Mayors: Victor Lopez of Orange Cove, Robert Silva of Mendota, David Cardenas of Fowler, Scott Robertson of Selma, Mayor Pro-Tem Raul Cantu of Sanger, and Mayor Pro-Tem Daniel Parra of Fowler.

“Loretta is a friend and ally of the San Joaquin Valley, and she understands the issues affecting our communities,” said Representative Costa who serves on the House Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Natural Resources. “She knows that water reliability is critical for our Valley, as well as Southern California, and the rest of the state. I have known and served with Loretta for many years. I am supporting her for U.S. Senate because she is committed to investing in our water and transportation infrastructure. She also understands the importance of our farming families, farm workers, and our farm communities that put food on American dinner tables. In the Senate, I am confident that by working on a bipartisan basis, she will collaborate with her colleagues to achieve the best possible results for all Californians,” he added.

“Loretta Sanchez comes from a working-class family. Loretta worked hard, went to college earning a degree in Economics, also a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and for the past 18 years has been fighting as our Congresswoman for our country,” said former Lieutenant Governor and Assembly Speaker Cruz Bustamante. “Congresswoman Sanchez has been working on international issues of Homeland Security, our Armed Forces and Trade. In this time of international terrorism, her years of experience makes her the most informed candidate to represent us in the U.S. Senate.”

“Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s record of supporting issues that empower women such as equal pay for equal work, access to quality healthcare and supporting small businesses is why I am proud to endorse her for the U.S. Senate,” said former Assemblywoman Sarah Reyes. “For the first time in 24 years, California will have a new U.S. Senator and Loretta Sanchez has the proven record and experience to best represent us all in the Senate.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of these distinguished leaders that have worked hard for families across the San Joaquin Valley,” said Congresswoman Sanchez. “As Senator, I will fight to create opportunities for better paying jobs, quality affordable healthcare, and access to a good education so that more California families can prosper and have a chance at the American Dream.”

Congresswoman Sanchez has also received the endorsement of the following state and federal legislators:

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18)
Congressman Sam Farr (CA-20)
Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27)
Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)
Congressman Pete Aguilar (CA-31)
Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (CA-32)
Congresswoman Norma Torres (CA-35)
Congressman Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-38)
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40)
Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41)
Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44)
Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)
Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51)
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52)
Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53)
State Senator Ed Hernandez (SD-22)
Assemblymember Luis A. Alejo (AD-30)
Assemblymember Patty López (AD-39)
Assemblymember Roger Hernández (AD-48)
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (AD-52)
Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (AD-56)
Assemblymember Ian C. Calderon (AD-57)
Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (AD-58)
Assemblymember Lorena S. Gonzalez (AD-80)

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