Linda Sánchez Endorsed By Whittier Daily News
For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2012
Cerritos, CA — Congresswoman Linda Sánchez has received the enthusiastic endorsement of the Whittier Daily News for California's primary election. The full text of the endorsement is below:
Democrat Linda Sanchez is one of the smartest, most open and sophisticated of local politicians. Famously part of the first sister team ever in Congress - her sister Loretta is a longtime Orange County House member - Linda Sanchez has shown herself to be very much her own politician. Born to farmworker, immigrant parents, she graduated from UC Berkeley and then UCLA Law School. Her service on the Veterans Affairs Committee gives her a good opportunity to follow through on her slam at the gross mismanagement of the Westwood veterans facility as detailed in May: 'Today's findings are troubling and unacceptable. Our veterans have sacrificed so much to defend and protect our country. We must keep our promise to ensure they have the best care and benefits here at home.' She's also working to keep veterans out of foreclosure and in their homes. The new congressional district in which she is running has seen its former western half lopped off entirely. Sanchez can easily counter any carpetbagging charges from the Pico Rivera area - her grandparents once lived in town. The move also sees her district take in Montebello for the first time, and we hope that she helps prod that city into fiscal sanity.
The endorsement by the Whittier Daily News is the latest in a growing list of supporters for Congresswoman Sánchez. More than 40 elected leaders from California’s new 38th Congressional District have already announced their support for Congresswoman Sánchez. In February, Congresswoman Sánchez was officially endorsed by the California Democratic Party (CDP) to represent California’s 38th Congressional District. The Sierra Club has also announced endorsed Congresswoman Sanchez because of her work to promote clean energy solutions and reduce our country’s dependence on fossil fuels.
The new 38th Congressional District was drawn by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission and is comprised of nearly half of California’s current 39th Congressional District, which Congresswoman Sánchez has represented since 2003.