RELEASE: Gil Cisneros (CA-39) Statement on Los Angeles County Voter Disenfranchisement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2018
CONTACT: Orrin Evans (818) 359-5536

Fullerton, CA — Today, with the news of over 118,522 voters in Los Angeles County being omitted from the voter roles, Former Lieutenant Commander Gil Cisneros issued the following statement:

“I believe every vote must be counted. The County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and Secretary of State must work swiftly to find a remedy and ensure every vote counts. Our campaign will be watching closely and be prepared to act to protect any voter who was disenfranchised.”

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Gil Cisneros is a former U.S. Naval Officer and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2), the National Defense Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his exemplary service to his country. Gil is Advocate and co-founder of The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation, an organization committed to improving the level of Hispanic education in the country. Gilbert’s dedication toward philanthropy began when he purchased a winning California Mega Millions lottery ticket in 2010. Gil and Jacki partnered with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the city of Pico Rivera, California to create Generation First Degree Pico Rivera, with the goal of putting a college degree in every Hispanic household in the city. Gil’s commitment to education, led him to be appointed to former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative’s advisory board, on which he still serves, and President Obama’s Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
California’s 39th Congressional District, split between Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties, will be one of the most competitive districts in California. Hillary Clinton won the district by a whopping nine points, the DCCC labeled it a first-round target on its battlefield map and recently, the Cook Political Report changed the district’s status from Lean R to Lean D.