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Kamala Harris Endorses Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly
For Immediate Release
April 12, 2018
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Popular United States Senator Joins Broad Coalition Backing Jesse Gabriel’s AD-45 Bid
ENCINO, CA — Further underscoring his growing momentum, today Constitutional Rights Attorney Jesse Gabriel announced that United States Senator Kamala Harris has endorsed his campaign for the 45th Assembly District.
In a statement released following the announced endorsement, Senator Harris remarked:
“Jesse Gabriel is an accomplished attorney and lifelong activist. He has been on the front lines in the fight against Republicans' anti-immigrant policies. I know that in the Assembly, Jesse will be a leading voice on immigration issues as well as on the need to protect our environment, enact smart gun safety legislation, and expand access to affordable healthcare. I'm proud to stand with him in this race and look forward to working with him once elected."
Last Tuesday, Gabriel finished first in a crowded field 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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