John Chiang’s campaign for governor today announced the endorsement of the Fontana Democratic Club (FDC). The Fontana Democratic Club was launched in 2011 and has since remained committed to the transformation of local decision-making to ensure political, economic, and social systems are responsive to the needs of all.
“The Fontana Dems are proud to endorse John Chiang’s campaign for governor and his vision for our state,” said FDC Vice President Mark Schulte. “Throughout his public service, John has not only been accessible, but has shown that he’ll fight for Californians who feel economically sidelined by the opportunities enjoyed under past generations, whether it’s been financing more affordable housing solutions, making college more affordable, or creating CalSavers, a retirement plan that will cover millions of people not covered by company plans. We wholeheartedly trust in John’s tireless efforts to improve our state, as time and again he has shown he’ll prioritize California residents over special interests. John has always shown grit and determination to do what’s right, and the Fontana Dems trust him to lead our great state and represent us.”
“I want to thank the Fontana Democratic Club for their endorsement and for their work representing the Inland Empire,” said Chiang. “During my time in public office, I have fought to protect the health and well-being of all California families, and I’ll continue that fight as governor. I will make it a priority to invest in California’s housing, education, and economy, and I will continue to stand up to President Trump so we protect California values. I believe that every Californian deserves the opportunities to thrive and succeed, which is why voters can trust me to lift up all our communities and implement a progressive vision for our state.”
The Fontana Democratic Club is the latest major endorsement for Chiang’s campaign, joining the Culver City Democratic Club, UNAC/UHCP, AFSCME District Council 36, SVAPADC, NPE Action, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-38), Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, the Black Young Democrats of Sacramento, the AAPI Democratic Club of San Diego, and so many more in recent weeks.
As a member of the state Board of Equalization, as state controller, and as state treasurer, Chiang has consistently fought to protect Californians:
- By restructuring California’s state debt to generate more than $7 billion for schools, infrastructure, and public safety, Chiang brought back our failing state economy.
- As state treasurer, Chiang has been the state’s leader in working to fund affordable housing, and revamped his office’s affordable housing programs — increasing development by 80% since 2014. He’s now working to place a roof over the heads of an additional four million low and moderate-income Californians in the next decade.
- Chiang was one of the chief architects of Secure Choice/CalSavers — a state sponsored retirement plan that is set to herald in the most significant change to retirement savings since Social Security was enacted in the 1930s, and that will help up to 7.5 million Californians — with almost no cost to the state.
- Chiang recently put forward a higher education plan that will ensure Californians are the first priority when it comes to enrollment at public colleges and universities, rolls back tuition and fees for the University of California and California State University systems, and makes it easier for students to refinance their loans.
- Chiang has also put forward an education plan that would invest more in K-12 education, obtain and train new teachers, and invest more in public education.