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Councilman Blumenfield Backs Gabriel's AD-45 Campaign
For Immediate Release
April 12, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
LA City Councilman Bob Blumenfield Supports Jesse Gabriel’s Assembly Bid Following Primary Victory
ENCINO, CA — In another indication of the wide-ranging coalition behind his bid for Assembly District 45, today Constitutional Rights Attorney Jesse Gabriel received the endorsement of Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield. Councilmember Blumenfield, who previously represented the 45th District in the State Assembly, currently represents much of the district in the Los Angeles City Council.
In a statement released following the announced endorsement, Councilmember Blumenfield stated:
“I am pleased to endorse Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly. In the State Assembly, I know Jesse will fight for the valley's fair share, and that he will be an effective and impactful leader for valley neighborhoods."
Last Tuesday, Gabriel finished first in a crowded field of eight candidates in the special election primary contest for the 45th Assembly District, winning 32% of the vote and securing more than double the votes of his nearest Democratic competitor. Gabriel now faces 19-year old Republican candidate Justin Clark in the June 5th general special election.
Gabriel’s campaign also announced that he had secured the endorsement of the California Democratic Party (CDP), and begins the general election campaign with more than $150,000 cash-on-hand.
Jesse Gabriel is a Los Angeles County Commissioner and Constitutional Rights Attorney who has represented clients before the United States Supreme Court. He is currently suing the Trump Administration in two landmark lawsuits which seek to protect undocumented children known as Dreamers. Through his legal work and legislative advocacy, Jesse has assisted Holocaust survivors, victims of domestic abuse, and communities facing the threat of hate-motivated violence. Jesse has also helped to resolve complex business disputes through his work with a major law firm. Prior to beginning his law practice, Jesse worked to advance the Democratic Party agenda in the United States Senate, where he served as a senior advisor to former United States Senator Evan Bayh.
A committed environmentalist and longtime community activist, Jesse also serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Commission on Local Government Services.
Jesse lives in Encino with his wife Rachel Rosner, an affordable housing attorney, and their sons Ethan and Joshua. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and UC Berkeley.
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