“In order to change that status quo, we need to bring a new generation of service-oriented leaders to Congress”
– Congressman Seth Moulton
Fullerton, Calif. – Today, Iraq combat veteran Congressman Seth Moulton endorsed fmr. Lt. Commander Gil Cisneros who is running for Congress in California’s 39th Congressional District. Moulton’s Serve America PAC is dedicated to supporting a new generation of Congressional leaders. Veterans who have a record of putting country over self, and who are putting people over politics.
“Washington today is defined by failed leadership and political divisiveness,” said Moulton. “In order to change that status quo, we need to bring a new generation of service-oriented leaders to Congress. We also need to put a check on the dangerous policies of President Trump, and the best way to do that is for Democrats to take back the House. That is why I’m supporting Gil Cisneros who has demonstrated that he’s willing to put politics aside and do what’s best for the country: improving access to jobs, health care, and an education that prepares Americans for the modern economy to grow the middle class. I proudly endorse Gil Cisneros and look forward to working with him in Congress.”
Serve America’s endorsement adds to a growing list of supporters that includes Southern California Congressional leaders, women’s rights champion Dolores Huerta, the Giffords Campaign to End Gun Violence, the national Veterans advocacy organization VoteVets, and local education officials.
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 president 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 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 and Ed Royce is more vulnerable than ever. Hillary Clinton won the district by a whopping nine points, the DCCC labeled it a first-round target on its battlefield map, and Royce won by the slimmest margin since his first run for congress. Recently, the Cook Political Report changed the district’s status from Likely R to Lean R. Most importantly, Royce has never faced an opponent like Gil before, whose dedication to service and country will propel him to victory in November.