In a tight race, the community supports Cisneros’ commitment to fight for healthcare, immigration reform and education
Fullerton, Calif.– The results are in and following the Associated Press calling the race, Gil Cisneros will serve California’s 39th District in Congress. Throughout his campaign, Cisneros put an emphasis on engaging diverse voters and shaping a political platform guided by the community’s values and concerns. Cisneros championed protecting affordable healthcare, humane immigration reform, investments in our nation’s public education, and common-sense gun legislation. Cisneros also ran one of the most robust Latino and Asian American voter engagement programs in the nation. His team reflected the diversity of the community and was comprised of staff that could communicate to constituents in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Korean and Cantonese.
This campaign was one of the most closely watched campaigns in the country and represents the final seat that ensures Republicans no longer control Orange County. It was also the most expensive race in the country and Cisneros faced more than $10 million in outside spending on the most false negative ads run this year.
Gil Cisneros, Congressman-elect for California’s 39th district, issued the following statement:
“This campaign taught me so much. In one of the most diverse districts in the country I learned that for all of our differences, we all care about the same things. We want our kids to feel safe at school, good jobs that allow us to provide for our families, affordable healthcare that ensures our loved ones receive the life-saving care they need, and a clean environment for our children and grandchildren. Most of all, we want to live in a world brought together by hope, not divided by hate.
“I continue to be humbled by the outpouring of support I received throughout the campaign. Tonight’s victory would not be possible without the thousands of volunteers who dedicated countless hours on my behalf. This is their victory as much as it is mine.
“The past two years have been hard, but change is coming. The hard work begins now. The people of this district will receive the representation they deserve. I am honored by their support and humbled by the opportunity to represent them in Congress.”