VIDEO: Eva Longoria And George Lopez Endorse Gil Cisneros In New Digital Video Advertisement

Highlights Former Lt. Commander’s Commitment To Service

Fullerton, Calif. – Today, Co-Founder of Latino Victory Project Eva Longoria, and comedian and activist George Lopez, endorsed Frm. Lieutenant Commander Gil Cisneros who is running for Congress in California’s 39th District in a new digital video ad.

“The greatest thing about Gil is that he didn’t ask to run for Congress, we asked him,” the ad begins with Eva Longoria speaking to Cisneros’s Naval service and commitment to community. “He’s got a big heart,” George Lopez continues, as he shares his relationship with Gil’s philanthropic foundation which is dedicated to creating educational opportunities for underserved students and veterans.

The text and script of the ad reads as follows:

Longoria: “The greatest thing about Gil is that he didn’t ask to run for Congress, we asked him. Gil has a very big heart, that’s the first thing you notice when you meet him.”

Lopez: “He’s got a big heart, I think that’s the motivation, I don’t think anyone get’s into politics for the fun of it. You have to actually want to change things.”

Longoria: “Whether it was from when he was in the Navy to now, he’s always put this country first. With the troubling atmosphere of politics right now, he brings a sane, sound voice of reason, not only for our community, for Americans, everywhere.”

Lopez: “I don’t care if you’re a 50 year politician with experience. If you are connected and you want to help people, that goes a long way with me.”

Longoria: “He’s not a politician. He’s a real life citizen and public servant who just wants to see and be the change. And we need more people like him in Congress. You go show them how it’s done Gil.”


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. 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.