LOS ANGELES, CA – John Chiang’s campaign for governor today announced the endorsement of San Diego City Councilmember Georgette Goméz. Goméz represents the City of San Diego’s 9th District and is the chairperson of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System — the first Latina to ever hold the position.
“John Chiang has a track record of implementing affordable housing solutions and fighting for a green economy,” said Councilmember Goméz. “As treasurer, John has led the charge in financing more affordable housing in our state. He’s also committed to cleaner air and a more livable earth for all our communities, especially those that are under served and lacking green space. I’m proud to endorse John because he has a proven record of accomplishments, and I trust him to implement a progressive vision for our state.”
“I’m honored to receive Councilmember Goméz’s endorsement,” said Chiang. “She has made it a priority to find innovative solutions to California and San Diego’s affordable housing crisis, and has been a vocal advocate for cleaner air and a greener future for California. Like Councilmember Goméz, I have a proven track record of fighting to end the very real threat of climate change, and creating more affordable housing throughout California. I’m thankful for Councilmember Goméz’s support, and I promise to continue to deliver real results for California families.”
This is the sixth endorsement for Chiang in the last three days, following endorsements by Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-38), Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz (5th District), State Senator Anthony Portantino (SD-25), the Black Young Democrats of Sacramento, and the Democrats for Israel – Los Angeles. The strong grassroots momentum continues to move in Chiang’s direction as the California Democratic Party convenes in San Diego for its annual state convention.
As both California state treasurer and formerly as state controller, John Chiang has fought for investments to finance affordable housing and protect California’s environment:
- 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.
- As governor, he’ll go even further by implementing a plan that will place a roof over the heads of an additional four million low and moderate-income Californians in the next decade.
- Chiang is convening California’s first Green Bond Symposium next week to come up with ways to turbocharge the innovative, new green bond market, with an eye toward unlocking its potential to pay for billions of dollars in investments in our green infrastructure.
- Chiang voted against offshore oil drilling off the coast of Santa Barbara as a member of the State Land’s Commission.
- Chiang received the California League of Conservation Voters’ Environmental Leadership Award in 2012.