Mike Honda Receives Endorsement of California Democratic Party

Image courtesy: mikehonda.com

Image courtesy: mikehonda.com

Silicon Valley, CA – Yesterday, Congressman Mike Honda received the sole endorsement of the California Democratic Party (CDP) for his re-election in California’s 17th Congressional District. The endorsement follows an overwhelming show of support for Honda at last month’s Pre-Endorsement Caucus, where 92% of Democrats from the 17th District voted for him.

John Burton, CDP Chairman, had this to say, immediately following Rep. Honda’s endorsement:

“Our country needs more leaders like Mike Honda, who works hard, behind the scenes if necessary, and delivers results for his constituents and our country. From his passionate work on educational equity, to expanding Social Security benefits for our seniors, to his unfailing advocacy of equal treatment for all people, Mike embodies the best values of our Party. He will have the full force of the California Democratic Party behind him in his re-election campaign.”

The support of the California Democratic Party adds important resources to Rep. Honda’s re-election campaign, from thousands of dedicated Party volunteers and donors to the use of field offices throughout the district.

Gilbert Wong, a CA-17 resident who attended the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles where the endorsement took place yesterday, said:

“As a Democrat and the Mayor of Cupertino, I’m proud that we have Mike Honda as our Congressman. His work has led to tangible improvements in our district, from the BART extension to San Jose, to critical funding and support for our Veterans and first responders. He is an outspoken voice within our party on important issues from LGBT Equality & women’s health to strengthening Social Security. And he has added tremendous strength to our party through his active role in recruiting and mentoring diverse candidates nationwide. There is no question that he is the best choice for our District, and we will be doing everything we can to ensure he continues his leadership for us in Congress.”

“I’m honored to have the support of the California Democratic Party in my re-election campaign. Our party has been responsible for tremendous progress in our country, and I look forward to our continued work moving our country forward,” said Rep. Honda upon receiving the endorsement.

The endorsement of the California Democratic Party follows the endorsement of several key member-driven organizations, including: Democracy for America, the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, MoveOn.org, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and the Sierra Club. Rep. Honda has also received the endorsement of President Barack Obama, both U.S. Senators from California, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, and over 100 other local and national Democratic leaders.

Congressman Mike Honda was elected to Congress in 2000. A member of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, he is leading the fight to create jobs in Silicon Valley and has brought back over a billion dollars in federal funds to benefit the region. A Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, he has received the endorsement of President Barack Obama and over 100 local leaders. For more information, visit www.mikehonda.com.

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