Gabriel Notches Another Win, Gets Valley Assemblymember's Backing

For Immediate Release

March 8, 2018

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

State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian Endorses Constitutional Rights Attorney Jesse Gabriel in AD-45 Special Election Contest

ENCINO, CA -- Constitutional Rights Attorney Jesse Gabriel announced today an endorsement from State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian in the race for California's 45th State Assembly District seat.

In making public his endorsement of Gabriel's bid, State Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian remarked:

"Jesse Gabriel will be a champion for the western San Fernando Valley in the State Assembly.  Whether it's fighting for our students, keeping our communities safe, protecting our environment or fighting for local jobs, I know Jesse will be a strong and effective representative for our community.  He has my enthusiastic support."

Earlier this week the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DPSFV) and the the Steamfitters - Refrigeration Fitters of United Association (UA) Local 250 backed Gabriel's bid. Gabriel has also been endorsed by the Los Angeles County Young Democrats, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Teamsters Joint Council 42 and a far-reaching coalition of neighborhood leaders, small business owners, Democratic activists, and Jewish community leaders.

Gabriel's decisive winning streak is the latest in a series of positive developments for his campaign. Just days ago, Gabriel announced that he has raised over $500,000 for his primary bid – placing him nearly $400,000 ahead of his nearest competitor.

Today's news comes a week after Gabriel rolled out a new digital video ad, "Twice."

To view the ad, "Twice," click here.

Gabriel has been dominating the race for State Assembly District 45 by every measurement, from fundraising to endorsements to grassroots support. Just last week he picked up endorsements from the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, Democrats to Israel - Los Angeles, State Senator Scott Weiner and State Assemblymember Marc Berman.

esse 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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