Speaker Rendon Backs Gabriel's Assembly Bid

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2018
 

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Assembly Speaker Supports Jesse Gabriel Following Primary Victory


ENCINO, CA -- Inserting fresh momentum into his campaign, today Constitutional Rights Attorney Jesse Gabriel picked up the endorsement of California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon in his campaign for the 45th Assembly District.


In a statement released following the announced endorsement, Speaker Rendon remarked:


“Jesse Gabriel is highly qualified to serve in the State Assembly, having both that background and principles needed to be an effective leader for the San Fernando Valley, and I’m elated to support him.  Throughout his career, Jesse has fought to uplift vulnerable communities, from defending Dreamers and Holocaust survivors, to fighting for the ACA as a Policy Advisor in the U.S. Senate. I look forward to helping him in the general election, and to partnering with him on a wide variety of important issues in the Assembly.”


Last Tuesday, Gabriel finished first in a crowded field of eight candidates in the special election primary contest for the 45th Assembly District, winning 32% of the vote and securing more than double the votes of his nearest Democratic competitor.  Gabriel now faces 19-year old Republican candidate Justin Clark in the June 5th general special election.


Gabriel’s campaign also announced that he had secured the endorsement of the California Democratic Party (CDP), and begins the general election campaign with more than $150,000 cash-on-hand.


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 www.JesseForAssembly.com


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