Susan Jordan's campaign team is having a fundraising party in Oxnard this weekend and she has an impressive list of supporters from the area to support her. Click on continue reading for the event details and for the list of supporters.
Two of her supporters were recently featured in news stories.
Rev. Edgar Mohorko was featured in a story about how he is helping the fight against gangs and hopelessness.
Lupe Anguiano, a tireless labor organizer and advocate for women, was featured in a news story for winning an award.
Many of the people on the list are more easily recognizable to politicians but it is a boon to have two supporters that have been featured in the local paper for their work outside of electoral politics.
In related news I heard her top applause line at the recent debate came when she was defending herself from nepotism charges and after explaining her professional background said " My name isn't Audra Strickland." Even though Audra Strickland doesn't represent that area ( her husband's district does overlap with parts of the 35th State Assembly District) it is interesting that Audra Strickland brings up such passion from Democratic activists.
What will Democrats do if Audra Strickland retires from politics? Something tells me we won't find out soon.
Jordan's Assembly Race Wins
Broad Base of Support in Oxnard
A broad and well-respected group of Oxnard leaders has thrown its support behind the Assembly District 35 race of Susan Jordan.
The coalition will hold a fundraising event for Jordan at the home of Oxnard City Councilmember Bryan MacDonald on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 1-3 p.m.
Co-chairs for the event are Oxnard Mayor Tom Holden; the Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs Association; Oxnard Councilmembers Irene Pinkard and Bryan MacDonald; Oxnard School District Board of Trustees Member Denis O'Leary; Oxnard Police Chief John Crombach; Lupe Anguiano, who has received numerous honors for her labor and humanitarian work; businessman Tom Cady; Reverend Edgar Mohorko, chairman of the Clergy Council; local labor leader Leo Valenzuela; and Jesus Torres.
"Our state needs strong leaders like Susan Jordan, who will fight for the people they are elected to represent -- not the special interests. Susan has proven that she is a smart and effective advocate for the citizens of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, and that's why she has earned my support for State Assembly," Mayor Holden said.
Jordan's recent debate against primary opponent Das Williams in Oxnard showed both her strengths as a researcher and as a proven fighter for the people of the district who has gotten winning results for both statewide and local issues through years of non-profit work.
"I am impressed with the breadth and depth of her experience in public policy," Chief Crombach said. "More importantly, she has a fire in her core and commitment to fight on the issues that are critical to our communities. While others talk about the challenges in the future, Susan sees a host of opportunities. We need strong leadership in Sacramento and Susan Jordan will provide us with that leadership."
Other local leaders who have endorsed Jordan include Santa Barbara County Supervisor Janet Wolf; former Santa Barbara County Supervisor Susan Rose; former Ventura Mayors and current Councilmembers Brian Brennan and Christy Weir; Santa Barbara City Fire and Police Commissioner Tom Parker; Ventura County Community College District Trustees Cheryl Heitmann, Larry O. Miller and Stephen Blum; Ventura Unified School District Board of Trustees Member Mary Haffner; Oxnard School District Trustee Arthur Joe Lopèz; Oxnard Union High School District Trustee Dick Jaquez; former Port Hueneme Mayor Murray Rosenbluth and former Oxnard Mayor Jane Tolmach.
Susan Jordan is an award-winning environmental leader, businesswoman, health advocate, mother and former local planning commissioner with 15 years of experience working to protect California's coastline as an economic, environmental and recreational resource.
To learn more about Susan, visit her website at www.jordan4assembly.com
For more information about the fundraising event, email email@example.com.