October 9, 2020

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Senator Bernie Sanders Endorses Holly Mitchell for Los Angeles County Supervisor

BURLINGTON, VT - Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Friday his endorsement of 19 California candidates running for state legislature and city- and county-level positions in the general election, including Holly Mitchell for Los Angeles County Supervisor. Mitchell is in the run-off for Los Angeles County’s Second Supervisorial District. 

“Our campaign was never about one election or one candidate,” Sanders said in a statement. “The only way our movement can continue is if we work together to elect great, progressive candidates at every level of government, in every state in this country. I am proud to endorse these excellent leaders who will make a difference in the lives of Californians. Together we will create a California and a nation based on social justice, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental justice for all.” 

“I’m honored to be endorsed by Senator Sanders alongside so many outstanding candidates,” Mitchell said. “While national elections are important, change often happens first at the local level and that is why it is essential to vote for strong leaders in down ballot races. I look forward to fighting for progressive policies that lift up all residents of Los Angeles County if elected Supervisor.”

Sanders’ full list of endorsements include: 

● Kansen Chu for Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, District 3 

● Abigail Medina for State Senate, District 23 

● Alex Lee for State Assembly, District 25 

● Ash Kalra for State Assembly, District 27 

● Reggie Jones-Sawyer for State Assembly, District 59 

● Fatima Iqbal-Zubair for State Assembly, District 64 

● Lacei Amodei for City Council, Hayward 

● Nestor Castillo for City Council, Hayward 

● Elisha Crader for City Council, Hayward 

● Cheryl Davila for City Council, Berkeley 

● Carroll Fife for City Council, Oakland 

● Nithya Raman for City Council, Los Angeles 

● Suely Saro for City Council, Long Beach 

● Tunua Thrash-Ntuk for City Council, Long Beach 

● Cari Templeton for City Council, Palo Alto

● Jovanka Beckles for AC Transit Board of Directors, Ward 1 

● Holly Mitchell for Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles County 

● Al Clark for Vice-Mayor, Carpinteria 

● George Gascón for District Attorney, Los Angeles County 

Senator Sanders is the most high-profile national endorsement for Holly Mitchell. He joins a rapidly growing list of elected officials endorsing her campaign for County Supervisor, including Gov. Gavin Newsom, former Gov. Jerry Brown, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (CA-44), State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, State Controller Betty Yee, and dozens of local elected leaders. 

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