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December 10, 2015

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Local Orange County Leaders Switch Endorsements From Kamala Harris to Loretta Sanchez For U.S. Senate

Local Orange County Leaders Unite Behind Loretta Sanchez

December 10, 2015 – Several Orange County elected officials, who previously endorsed Kamala Harris, are now endorsing Loretta Sanchez’s candidacy to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate.

The Orange County elected officials include Huntington Beach Council Member Jill Hardy, Fullerton Council Member Jan Flory, La Palma Council Member Steve Shanahan, and Coast Community College District Board President Lorraine Prinsky.

Laguna Beach City Council Member Toni Iseman and Stanton City Council Member Carol Warren, who previously only endorsed Harris, are now also backing Sanchez with dual endorsements.

“For 19 years, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has been a leading voice for Orange County issues in Washington D.C. She has the experience and the leadership skills necessary to represent California in the Senate,” said Council Member Jill Hardy. “For this reason, I have decided to provide my full endorsement to Loretta Sanchez for U.S. Senate.”

“Loretta has been there for us, and now Orange County will be there for her,” said Fullerton Council Member Jan Flory. “Loretta has brought millions of dollars to the City of Fullerton for the grade separation at State College.  In addition, she was responsible for providing Fullerton police officers with body armor through a federal grant.  Loretta is not only a personal friend of mine, but she has been a great friend and supporter to our city.”

“Loretta Sanchez is the most qualified and experienced candidate for Senate–no learning curve is needed for Loretta,” said Board President Lorraine Prinksy.  “No other candidate for Senate can match the depth of Loretta’s experience on the House Armed Services and Homeland Security committees.  Once she entered the race, there was no question of whom I would support.”

“I am humbled by the show of support these Orange County leaders have in my candidacy,” said Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. “I have known and worked with each of them on various issues and concerns important to our constituents, they know they have a partner in Congress and will have a partner in the Senate who understands Southern California issues.”

Additional Orange County Endorsements for Sanchez include:

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido
Costa Mesa City Council Member Katrina Foley
Santa Ana City Council Member Roman Reyna
Westminster City Council Member Diana Carey
Former State Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva
Anaheim City Council Member Jordan Brandman
Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen
Former State Senator Lou Correa

Recent endorsements from leaders in Silicon Valley to Imperial County underscores that Representative Sanchez’s support for the U.S. Senate is growing.

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