L.A. City Attorney Backs Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2018

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

Commissioner Jesse Gabriel Lands Pivotal Public Safety Endorsement from Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer in AD-45 Special Election 

ENCINO, CA -- Keeping up his momentum in the race for California's 45th Assembly District, today Los Angeles County Commissioner Jesse Gabriel picked up a sought-after endorsement from Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.

A nationally recognized public safety leader, Feuer co-founded the nationwide organization, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence.  Twice elected citywide as Los Angeles City Attorney, Feuer previously served as Majority Policy Leader in the California State Assembly, and on the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 5th District.

In endorsing Jesse Gabriel, City Attorney Feuer released the following statement:

"Jesse Gabriel understands the profound power of law and policy to advance justice, protect the vulnerable, and better people's lives.  I know that he will be a strong partner in serving Valley residents and keeping our neighborhoods safe.  I'm proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly."

Today's endorsement follows last week's back-to-back endorsements from U.S. Congressman Jimmy Gomez, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States (IATSE), as well as a wave of noted environmental leaders, including:

  • 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*

*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. He's also been endorsed by former Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick, State Senator Ben Allen, Assemblymember Richard Bloom, former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavskly, former Congressman Mel Levine, former State Senator Marty Block, and Valley Community Leader Janice Kamenir-Reznik, and just last week rolled out a far-reaching list of endorsements from more than 50 prominent Jewish Community leaders.

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 also helped 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 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 www.JesseForAssembly.com


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