Congresswoman Brownley Says Jesse Gabriel is "Highly Qualified" to Serve In Assembly

For Immediate Release

January 30, 2018

Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

Endorsement from Widely Respected Congresswoman Reflects Gabriel's Far-Reaching Early Support in AD-45 Special Election Contest

ENCINO, CA -- A day after garnering a pivotal endorsement from Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, today Los Angeles County Commissioner Jesse Gabriel earned the endorsement of U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley in his campaign for California's 45th State Assembly District.  In announcing her endorsement, Congresswoman Brownley released the following statement:

“Jesse Gabriel is highly qualified to serve in the State Assembly.  He has the background, experience, and values necessary to be an extremely effective advocate for the Valley.  I’m proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly.”

Just weeks into his campaign, Gabriel has amassed widespread and unparalleled support in the race for the 45th State Assembly District seat, including from:

Working Families

  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States (IATSE)

Elected Leaders

  • U.S. Congressman Jimmy Gomez
  • U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley
  • U.S. Congressman Mel Levine (Ret.)
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Marty Block (Ret.)
  • State Assemblymember Richard Bloom
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavskly (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer
  • Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick (Ret.)

Environmental Leaders

  • Marc Carrel, President & CEO, Breathe LA*
  • Shona Ganguly, Associate Director, Advocacy & Campaigns, The Nature Conservancy*
  • Michael Kadish, Executive Director, GRID Alternatives Los Angeles*
  • Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve*
  • Jake Levine, Climate Advisor, President Obama*
  • Aura Vasquez, Los Angeles City Commissioner and Environmental Leader*
  • Bruce Saito, Director, California Conservation Corps*
  • Robin Park, Former Associate Director, Trust for Public Land*
  • Jim Kennedy, Clean Water Advocate*

Jewish Community Leaders

  • Merrill Alpert, Former Dir. of Youth Activities, USCJ (USY)*
  • Donna Bender, Valley Pro-Israel Leader*
  • Bryan Berkett, Board Member, American Jewish University*
  • Leslie Bider, Past Chair, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles*
  • Lynn Bider, Past Chair, Women’s Philanthropy, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles*
  • Joshua Binder, Immediate Past President, The Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home*
  • Lance Bocarsly, Board of Directors, Menorah Housing Foundation*
  • Lynette and Derek Brown, Valley Pro-Israel Leaders*
  • Nancy Sher Cohen, Past Chair, Bet Tzedek*
  • Scott Edelman, President, American Jewish Committee (AJC) Los Angeles Region*
  • Shawn Evenhaim, Israeli-American Community Leader*
  • Cece Feiler, Chair, Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California (JPAC)*
  • Susan North Gilboa, Director, OurSpace LA*
  • Daniel Gryczman, Past Comm. Engagement Chair, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles*
  • Jim and Ada Horwich, Founding Board Member, Jewish Democratic Council of America*
  • Janice Kamenir-Reznik, Co-Founder, Jewish World Watch*
  • Ilan Kenig, Israeli-American Community Leader*
  • Eric Kingsley, Former Regional Board Chair, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)*
  • Jessie Kornberg, President & CEO, Bet Tzedek*
  • Mark Kuperstock, Board Chair, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles*
  • Eve Kurtin, Pro-Israel Leader*
  • Dr. Irving Lebovics, Chair, Agudath Israel of California*
  • Marissa and Andy Leitner, Valley Pro-Israel Activist*
  • Guy Lipa, Board of Directors, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust*
  • Kenneth Millman, Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Samantha Millman, Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Gila and Adam Milstein*
  • Courtney Mizel, Board Member, Sharsheret and JQ International*
  • Ari Moss, Past President, Shalom Institute*
  • Scott Packman, Advisory Board Member, Creative Community for Peace*
  • Heidi Praw, Board Member, Beit T’Shuvah*
  • Dave Rand, Past Chair, Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California (JPAC)*
  • Alan Rosen, Past Chair, Valley Alliance of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles*
  • Ari Ryan, National Board Member, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces*
  • Sandy Samuels, Past President & CEO, Bet Tzedek*
  • Steve Sass, President, Jewish Historical Society of Southern Ca. and Breed Street Shul Project*
  • Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug, Jewish Philanthropy Consultant*
  • Heidi Segal, Board of Trustees, Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)*
  • Jesse Sharf, Board Member, Los Angeles Hebrew High School*
  • Rabbi Joel Thal Simonds, Executive Director, Jewish Center for Justice*
  • Sheila Baran Spiwak, Board Member, BJE: Builders of JewishEducation and Camp Ramah*
  • Daniel Tenenbaum, Co-Chair, Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund*
  • Ernest Tepman, Board Member, Shalom Institute*
  • Michael Tuchin, Pro-Israel Community Leader*
  • Avi Wagner, Board Member, Lashon Academy*
  • Howard Welinsky, Chair, Democrats for Israel*
  • Sam Yebri, Founder and President, 30 Years After*
  • Jackie and Daniel Zakowski, Valley Pro-Israel Activists*
  • Dick Ziman, Board of Governors, Hebrew University of Jerusalem*

*Titles are for Identification Purposes Only and Do Not Indicate an Organizational Endorsement

Gabriel already has raised well over $350,000 in primary funds, giving him the resources to wage a robust and competitive campaign. 

Jesse Gabriel is a Los Angeles County Commissioner and constitutional rights attorney who has represented clients before the United States Supreme Court.  He is currently suing the Trump Administration in two landmark lawsuits which seek to protect undocumented children known as Dreamers.  Through his legal work and legislative advocacy, Jesse has assisted Holocaust survivors, victims of domestic abuse, and communities facing the threat of hate-motivated violence.  Jesse has also helped to resolve complex business disputes through his work with a major law firm.  Prior to beginning his law practice, Jesse worked to advance the Democratic Party agenda in the United States Senate, where he served as a senior advisor to former United States Senator Evan Bayh.

A committed environmentalist and longtime community activist, Jesse also serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Commission on Local Government Services.

Jesse lives in Encino with his wife Rachel Rosner, an affordable housing attorney, and their sons Ethan and Joshua. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and UC Berkeley.  

To learn more about Jesse Gabriel’s campaign visit


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