FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Congressman Mike Honda endorsed San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim in her race for State Senate District 11. Congressman Honda cited Jane’s commitment to an affordable Bay Area and her wide-ranging experience in making his endorsement.
“Our region is changing rapidly. Jane understands that we must foster this change, but also meet it with compassion. As our region prospers, we must make sure no one is left behind. Jane is the champion our working and middle class families, teachers, students, seniors and renters need in the State Senate,” said Congressman Honda.
He continued, “Jane is extraordinarily qualified to be District 11’s next State Senator. She’s proven time and time again she won’t duck away from a tough fight – she led the fight for the most progressive minimum wage increase in the country, negotiated unprecedented levels of affordable housing in new developments and strengthened San Francisco’s public schools and increased funding to after-school programs. I look forward to working with her and seeing what she will accomplish in our fight for a California for all of us.”
“I thank Congressman Honda for his support,” said Kim. “Congressman Honda is a lifelong public servant who has dedicated himself to fighting for working and middle-class families. He’s never swayed from that commitment. We have a common vision for the Bay Area and California – one where prosperity is shared among many, not just a few at the top. I’ve admired the Congressman’s progressive policies over the years. It’s such an honor to have his support.”
Congressman Honda joins the Sierra Club, California’s teachers and nurses, EMILY’s List, Senator Bernie Sanders, California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton, Assemblymember Phil Ting, the Affordable Housing Alliance, democratic clubs across the district and hundreds of distinguished elected and community leaders. You can see Jane Kim’s full endorsement list at www.JaneKim.org/endorsements.