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Press Release - Leading Californians Endorse Clinton

April 27, 2007

Hillary to Address California State Convention Tomorrow

Hillary Clinton received the endorsements of two dozen prominent California officials and community leaders today, on the eve of California's Democratic state convention in San Diego.

"I'm endorsing Hillary Clinton for President because I know her and admire her," said California Treasurer Bill Lockyer. "She's been my good friend and our state's great ally for more than a decade. Nobody understands Californians, the California Dream, and the vital importance of California to our nation's success better than Hillary Clinton. And Hillary Clinton is -- far and away -- the only candidate who is ready to lead the country now, without any on-the-job training."

State Assemblywoman Fiona Ma said, "Hillary is the most qualified candidate and is ready to lead this country from day one. Hillary knows the White House, Congress, and has the respect of world leaders. Most importantly, Hillary has been long-time advocate for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, and I know that she will continue her commitment when she becomes President."

Clinton will address the convention at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow at the San Diego Convention Center.

Leading Californians Endorsing Hillary Today:

  • Bill Lockyer, California Treasurer
  • Gray Davis, Former Governor
  • Christine Kehoe, State Senator
  • Sheila Kuehl, State Senator
  • Fiona Ma, State Assemblywoman
  • Clarence Avant, Music Executive
  • Berry Gordy, Music Producer and Founder of Motown Records
  • Quincy Jones, Musician
  • Rev. Amos Brown
  • Rosalind Wyman, Democratic National Committee Member and CEO of 1984 Democratic National Convention
  • Maria Echaveste, Democratic National Committee Member
  • Alice Huffman, Democratic National Committee Member
  • Mirian Saez, Democratic National Committee Member
  • Dennis Herrera, San Francisco City Attorney
  • Michela Alioto-Pier, San Francisco City Supervisor
  • Joe Nation, Former Assemblyman
  • Jackie Speier, Former State Senator
  • Otto Lee, Mayor of Sunnyvale
  • Henry Manayan, Former Mayor of Milpitas
  • Rajen Anand, Chairman of the National Federation of Indian-American Associations
  • Alice Bulos - Chair Emeritus of the Filipino American Democratic Caucus
  • Charmaine Manansala, former Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders
  • Dang Pham, Vietnamese Activist
  • Rose Ochi, Attorney
  • Jim Park, Businessman

Hillary Clinton, Press Release - Leading Californians Endorse Clinton Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/293286

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