VIDEO: Former Lieutenant Commander Gil Cisneros (CA-39) Releases New TV Advertisement

The 60 Second Ad Highlights Cisneros’s Advocacy Work And Refusal To Take Corporate PAC Money

Fullerton, Calif. – Today, former Lieutenant Commander Gil Cisneros who is running for Congress in California’s 39th District, launched the first television ad of the cycle. The announcement of the ad, comes on the heels of Cisneros announcing his ninth Congressional endorsement, and the grand opening of his field office in January.


“Gil has earned the support of local education officials, Congressional leaders, and national organizations like Giffords, because they know Gil is an independent leader, not a career politician,” said campaign spokesman Orrin Evans.  “The overwhelming support Gil is receiving on the ground, has allowed us the ability to tell Gil’s story of service to a larger audience. We are excited about this next stage of the campaign, and to be communicating Gil’s record of service and plan to lower health care costs, and protect school funding, to voters across Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties.”

“Leaders must lead with their actions as well their words,” the ad begins with Gil reflecting on the lesson he learned while serving in the United States Navy. Throughout the ad, headlines from news outlets highlight Gil’s philanthropic giving and advocacy on behalf of students and veterans.

The Text And Script Of The Ad Reads As Follows:


“Leaders must lead with their actions as well as their words. It’s a lesson I learned during my years of service in the Navy. 

So when fortune struck, I knew it was my duty to do what was right… To help those who needed it most.

I launched a foundation that is helping kids across the country go to college.

Like me…many are the first in their family to earn a college degree.

But as we work to open new doors for them…

Washington is shutting them out.

Shutting our community out.  Working only for the wealthy.

I’m tired of politicians who’ve sold out to the special interests.

This is our government, and it needs to work for us.

That’s why I’m running for Congress and why I won’t take corporate PAC money.

I’ll stand up to insurance companies to lower healthcare costs.

I’ll create good-paying local jobs. And protect school funding.

I’m Gil Cisneros, and I approve this message because leading by example is how we fix Washington.”  

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.