Congressman Jimmy Gomez Endorses Gabriel for Assembly

For Immediate Release

January 24, 2018

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

Champion for Working Families Backs Jesse Gabriel in AD-45 Race 

LOS ANGELES, CA – One day after announcing a wave of endorsements from respected environmental leaders, today Los Angeles County Commissioner Jesse Gabriel scored a major endorsement from United States Congressman Jimmy Gomez.

The former Political Director of the United Nurses Association of California and California Political Representative to American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Congressman Gomez released the following statement:

"Jesse Gabriel is a principled leader who knows how to bring people to the table to solve big problems. In his law practice, Jesse stood up to Donald Trump and defended DREAMers in two landmark lawsuits. I have no doubt Jesse will fight hard for those most in need, because he already has. I’m proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly.”

Just yesterday, Commissioner Gabriel, who serves on the board of directors for the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters (LALCV), released the following endorsements: 

  • 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.

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 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.  

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