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December 09, 2015

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Momentum Grows for Loretta Sanchez’s U.S. Senate Campaign As All Five Imperial County Supervisors Endorse Her Senate Bid

December 09, 2015- Today, the Loretta Sanchez for U.S. Senate Campaign announced endorsements from the following Imperial County leaders: Former State Senator Denise Ducheny, County Supervisor John Renison, County Supervisor Jesus “Jack” Terrazas, County Supervisor Michael Kelley, County Supervisor Ray Castillo, and County Supervisor Ryan Kelley.

Visiting Imperial County on several occasions, most recently last month, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has heard directly from local leaders, business owners, and families. She has learned extensively about local issues including job opportunities, border security, education, and comprehensive immigration.

“I have known Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez the entire time she has served as a Member of Congress and have observed how hard she works to represent her constituents and provide national leadership on the Congressional Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees,” said Former State Senator Denise Ducheny. “She has visited our region on many occasions and taken the time to learn about our issues directly at the source. She works effectively with colleagues of both parties‎ to develop workable solutions to practical problems. I know she will continue to work hard to represent all Californians as our U.S. Senator.”

“I am pleased to endorse Loretta Sanchez for United States Senate. She has shown her knowledge and commitment to the border area as a member of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Border and Maritime Security subcommittee,” stated District 1 Supervisor John Renison. “She will be a tremendous asset for all of us in Imperial Valley as a U.S. Senator”

“I am endorsing Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez because she has been a very progressive member of Congress and has been a friend of Imperial County,” said District 3 Supervisor Michael Kelley. “Loretta understands how critical maintaining our border security is and as a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee, she has the institutional knowledge to best keep our country is safe.”

“Loretta Sanchez is a respected member of Congress who has been a vocal leader for comprehensive immigration reform,” said District 2 Supervisor Jack Terrazas. “She knows how to work across the party lines to get things accomplished. She is the best candidate to represent the people of Imperial Valley in the U.S. Senate.

“I am grateful to receive the support from a wide array of Imperial County leaders, and as Senator, I will continue to meet with residents to hear directly about their needs and concerns,” said U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez. “Receiving the endorsement of leaders from our border region, who live at the crossroads of national security and immigration, is truly meaningful.”

Other leaders from Imperial Valley endorsing Congresswoman Sanchez for U.S. Senate include: former County Supervisor Victor Carrillo, Calexico City Council Member John M. Moreno, Brawley City Council Member Helen Noriega, Imperial Valley College Trustee Rudy Cardenas, Jr., Calexico School Board Member Erik Ortega, and Imperial Valley College President Victor Jaime.

These endorsements come at the heels of recent endorsements from leaders of California’s San Joaquin Valley, Silicon Valley, and the Central Coast.

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