Support Statements

California Labor Federation


“The California Labor Federation is proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly.  We know that working people can count on him to help create good paying, middle class jobs, and we're excited to help him in his campaign.”
 

Tricia Robbins Kasson


“I will be voting for Jesse Gabriel for Assembly in June.  As Economic Development Director for Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, I look forward to working with Jesse to improve the quality of life for all Valley residents and businesses.” 


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti


"Jesse Gabriel has the background, experience and values to be an extremely effective Assemblymember. Jesse will make sure that the Valley gets its fair share of state resources and transportation funding. In Sacramento, Jesse Gabriel will lead in expanding access to higher education, making healthcare more affordable and improving public safety.  Jesse Gabriel has shown time and again that he is willing to stand up and defend the vulnerable. I am proud to endorse him for State Assembly.” 


Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield


"I am pleased to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly. In the State Assembly, I know Jesse will fight for the valley's fair share, and that he will be an effective and impactful leader for valley neighborhoods." 


United States Senator Kamala Harris


"Jesse Gabriel is an accomplished attorney and lifelong activist.  He has been on the front lines in the fight against Republicans' anti-immigrant policies.  I know that in the Assembly, Jesse will be a leading voice on immigration issues as well as on the need to protect our environment, enact smart gun safety legislation, and expand access to affordable healthcare.  I'm proud to stand with him in this race and look forward to working with him once elected." 


California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon


“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.” 


Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom


"Jesse Gabriel has stood up to the Trump Administration time and time again to protect the values that California holds dear. He has sued for protections for our DREAMers, advanced public health policies, and advocated for environmental protection causes. Jesse Gabriel will be a strong fighter on behalf of working families and neighborhoods throughout the Valley. I'm proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly." 
 

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles (PPLA)


“Planned Parenthood is proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly.  Jesse has a long record of standing up for those most in need, and we know that he will be a strong partner in protecting women's health and ensuring access to vital services - including life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment.” 


Assembly Speaker Emeritus and UC Regent John A. Pérez 


"Valley voters across California's 45th Assembly District sent a resounding message that they want Jesse Gabriel as their next representative in the state legislature. I'm proud to join them by announcing my strong endorsement of Constitutional Rights Attorney and Democrat Jesse Gabriel. His dynamic background, from serving as an attorney who sued the Trump Administration on behalf of Dreamers to his legal work assisting victims of domestic abuse and Holocaust survivors, illustrates that Jesse is a fearless fighter for our most vulnerable communities. I know he'll continue this tradition in Sacramento." 


Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl


“Jesse Gabriel will be a strong and effective representative for the San Fernando Valley.  Valley residents can count on Jesse to be a leader on protecting the environment, reducing traffic and congestion, addressing homelessness, and expanding access to higher education.  I am proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly.”


Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin

 

“Jesse Gabriel will be an extremely effective advocate for the San Fernando Valley who will represent the district with integrity, thoughtfulness and compassion. He has dedicated his career to helping others and consistently demonstrated that he is willing to fight for what is right. I know that he is dedicated to fiscal responsibility and transparency for Valley residents, and he has my enthusiastic support.” 


Los Angeles County Democratic Party


"Through a hard-fought election for Assemblymember of District 45 with a plethora of Democrats, Jesse Gabriel showed the tenacity, perseverance, and character to make it through to a run off which he is sure to win. Jesse has been a devout public servant as an attorney and is poised to make a diligent Assemblymember who will faithfully represent the constituents of the 45th Assembly District. We hope every good Democrat will join us in showing Jesse our full support as he continues the construction of the Democratic Party's blue dynamo that is taking the country by storm."


California Democratic Party 


“Though the CDP didn't make an endorsement in the Primary, Jesse Gabriel is now our endorsed candidate in AD 45. I have known Jesse Gabriel for many years, through his work as a Constitutional Law Attorney, his environmental work and particularly for his work fighting for Dreamers. He will be an outstanding member of the Assembly, and California Democrats are proud to unite around him as our endorsed candidate in the Special General Election.” 


Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz


"As someone who has had the privilege of representing the Valley for many years, I am proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly. Jesse has distinguished himself through his lawsuits against the Trump Administration, his work on behalf of Holocaust survivors and the Jewish community, and his strong commitment to the environment. Jesse will work hard every day to represent the Valley in Sacramento, and I look forward to partnering with him to make our community safer and more livable." 


California League of Conservation Voters


"Jesse Gabriel understands the environmental challenges facing the San Fernando Valley and has a long track record of working to protect our environment.  Jesse will be a strong advocate for the environment in Sacramento and will fight hard to make sure that Valley residents have clean air, clean water, more open space, and better public transportation." 


Voices for Progress


“Voices for Progress is proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for Assembly District 45.  Jesse's values and vision for the 45th District are exactly what is needed to help move California forward on everything from fighting climate change to protecting immigrant communities.  We're excited to help consolidate support behind Jesse and look forward to working with him in Sacramento." 


Congressman Brad Sherman


“Jesse Gabriel understands our community's needs and will work hard every day to represent our interests in Sacramento.  We can count on him to make sure that the Valley gets its fair share of transportation funding and he will be an outstanding partner in working to build a subway through the Sepulveda Pass.  I am proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly.” 


Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian 


"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." 


Jill Banks Barad, Founder and Chair, Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils


“I trust Jesse Gabriel to help make our Valley neighborhoods safer and more livable.” 


Jessie Kornberg, President & CEO, Bet Tzedek Legal Services

  

“Jesse Gabriel has demonstrated time and again that he is willing to roll up his sleeves and fight to advance justice and equality. It’s why he stood up for Holocaust survivors and made sure that they were awarded the funds promised to them by the German Government. I know that Jesse will be a strong moral voice and true champion for the vulnerable in Sacramento.”


Steamfitters - Refrigeration Fitters of United Association (UA) Local 250 


"The Steamfitters - Refrigeration Fitters of United Association (UA) Local 250 are proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly. We know that Jesse Gabriel will fight tirelessly on behalf of working families to build a strong middle class economy. From prioritizing job-training and apprenticeship programs to investing more in infrastructure to improve our local communities' quality of life, Jesse Gabriel is a leader we can count on to get things done in Sacramento." 


Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley


"The Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley is proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel in Assembly District 45. In this crowded field, Jesse distinguished himself as a leader with a vision of what this district could be. We are excited to work with Jesse to tackle the most significant challenges facing the San Fernando Valley." 


Congressman Ruben Gallego

  

“I’m proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly.  Jesse has been fighting the Trump Administration to protect our Dreamers, and I know that he will continue to fight for immigrants, working people, and healthcare for all.  Jesse Gabriel has my full support.”


Democrats for Israel Los Angeles


"As a leader in the Jewish Federation, Jesse Gabriel has exercised the kind of exceptional leadership on Pro-Israel and Jewish community issues that led Democrats for Israel Los Angeles to give him our highest level of recommendation. He’s been a fighter for Democratic Party values.  We need more voices like his in the State Assembly and Democrats for Israel is proud give him a 'strong support' recommendation." 


California Legislative Jewish Caucus


"The California Legislative Jewish Caucus is proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for the State Assembly.  From assisting Holocaust survivors to helping those in need, Jesse has a long history of serving the Jewish community and working for a more fair, just, and inclusive society.  We look forward to working with him to advance our community's priorities in the State Legislature." 


Los Angeles County Young Democrats


"The Los Angeles County Young Democrats are excited to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly District 45.  He has the experience, vision, and determination needed to help move California forward, and he will be an excellent representative for the people of the San Fernando Valley.  Our organization and young people across California are proud to support his campaign." 


Assemblymember Marc Berman


"Jesse Gabriel has been a leader in fighting the Trump Administration, standing up for victims of abuse, and working to promote clean energy.  Jesse will hit the ground running while fighting for the 45th District in the State Assembly. I'm pleased to give him my wholehearted support." 


State Senator Scott Wiener


"Jesse Gabriel has a long record of standing up for the vulnerable and fighting for social justice and equality for all Californians.  Jesse has proven himself as a compassionate, inclusive, and effective leader for positive and forward-thinking change.  We need Jesse in the State Assembly.  I'm thrilled to support him." 


Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council


"California is the home of the resistance against Donald Trump's racism and divisive agenda. SEIU California State Council is proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly because he's already been fighting the Trump Administration in court to protect DACA recipients. He'll do the same and more in Sacramento, fighting to protect working families, expand access to healthcare, and grow our middle class economy. We look forward to doing everything we can to help him win this race." 


Teamsters Joint Council 42


“The Teamsters Joint Council 42 is proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly. As a leader who has already brought the fight against Donald Trump to court, we know he will bring the same tenacity and resolve to Sacramento when it comes to standing up for our members and the working people of California. Jesse Gabriel is our choice because he will work to create more good jobs, protect working families and grow our middle class economy.” 


Assemblymember Marc Levine


"As a proud CSUN graduate and member of the Higher Education Committee, I look forward to working with Jesse to help increase affordability and access to higher education.  I know that Jesse will be a champion for education, the environment, and for protecting our California values.  Jesse Gabriel has my enthusiastic support."  


Congresswoman Julia Brownley

 

“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.” 


Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer


"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." 


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


"We need champions in Sacramento who will fight tirelessly to combat runaway production. That's why Los Angeles' entertainment workers and the members of IATSE are proud to stand with Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly District 45. We know he'll work with us to protect good paying middle class entertainment jobs and ensure that the industry stays in and thrives in Los Angeles. We are pleased to endorse Jesse Gabriel." 


Congressman Jimmy Gomez


"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.” 


Former Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick


"We need new leadership, a fresh approach, and bold ideas in Sacramento. That's why I'm pleased to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly.  He has a strong moral compass and a commitment to fighting hard for those in need.  Jesse will be a fierce advocate for Valley neighborhoods, better schools, and a strong middle class economy." 


Former Congressman Mel Levine

 

"Jesse Gabriel is the real deal.  I've seen him in action and can attest to his integrity, intelligence, compassion, and resolve.  He'll be a champion for the environment and an extraordinary advocate for the Valley.  I'm thrilled to give him my wholehearted support." 


Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky


“I am proud to endorse Jesse Gabriel for the State Assembly. In these challenging times, it is vital that we send leaders to Sacramento who will restore integrity, honor, and decency to our state legislature.  We need thoughtful and compassionate representatives who will fight for  California and the San Fernando Valley.  Jesse will be that representative. He and I have worked closely together to make our society more just and our community more livable.  Jesse is my choice for State Assembly in the 45th District.” 


State Senator Ben Allen


“I’ve known Jesse Gabriel for many years and know him to be a person of great integrity, intelligence, compassion, and heart.  He’s just the kind of person we need more of in elected office.  I’m fully confident he will be a strong leader for our state and the values we care about, and I know that he’ll be an engaged and attentive leader for his district.  I’m proud to give him my wholehearted support as I know he’ll be an independent and hard-working advocate for the people of the 45th District.” 


Assemblymember Richard Bloom


"Jesse Gabriel has committed himself to helping others.  From taking on the Trump Administration to protect DACA recipients to assisting Holocaust survivors and victims of domestic abuse, he has demonstrated time and again that he is willing to stand up and fight for what is right.  We need Jesse's values, his forward-thinking ideas, and his effectiveness in the State Legislature.  I am pleased to give him my wholehearted support." 


Janice Kamenir-Reznik


"Jesse Gabriel is an extraordinary leader and activist.  Through his work with Jewish World Watch, he has helped to fight sexual and gender based violence.  Jesse is thoughtful, compassionate, and deeply committed to building a more just and inclusive society.  He is dedicated to addressing the issues that matter most to the Valley, and I know that he will be an extremely effective representative for our community. He has my enthusiastic support."