Endorsement Adds To Overwhelming Local Support
Fullerton, Calif. – Today, Orange County Congressman Lou Correa, who represents the bordering 46th Congressional District, endorsed fmr. Lieutenant Commander Gil Cisneros (CA-39) who is running for Congress in California’s 39th Congressional District.
Correa’s endorsement adds to a truly impressive coalition of support including SEIU California, UniteHere! Local 11, United Steel Workers, eleven Democratic members of Congress, more in-district local elected officials than any other candidate running, women’s rights champion Dolores Huerta, fmr. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the Giffords Campaign to End Gun Violence, End Citizens United, and the national Veterans advocacy organization VoteVets.
“Gil is an independent leader who served our Country as a Navy Officer,” said Congressman Correa. “Gil’s commitment to service and dedication to his country are what Washington needs now more than ever. When Gil goes to DC he will work on behalf of his constituents to invest in infrastructure, education, and strong middle-class jobs”
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.