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Compton, CA: Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced the endorsement of South Gate Mayor Maria Davila today. Mayor Davila joins a growing list of supporters from the Gateway Cities that includes former Assemblymember Hector De La Torre, Assemblymember Ricardo Lara, Lynwood Mayor Aide Castro, Lynwood Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Morton, Lynwood City Councilmember Alfredo Flores, Lynwood City Councilmember Ramon Rodriguez, Lynwood Unified School District Board Member Maria Lopez, Lynwood Unified School District Board Member Alfonso Morales and Lynwood Unified School District Board Member Jose Solache.
"The Latino base is very very important in this election and while others have focused on other demographics, Mr. Hall has always been a supporter of our community. He is from our community and we will campaign, rally and be his biggest supporters in this congressional race," stated Lynwood Mayor Aide Castro. "I am deeply humbled that my friends and lifelong neighbors have given me their trust. It is obvious that there is a huge void in our community. Our community feels abandoned and detached. Jobs, education and health care must be a priority and first on the agenda. Without that, there is no agenda," stated Assemblymember Hall. "Out of the three folks running, it's a NO-BRAINER for me to stand behind him. He has demonstrated his loyalty, understanding and commitment over the years. He has a keen understanding of the issues that are of concern to our community. We are not only excited, but confidant about delivering for him", stated South Gate Mayor Maria Davila. Assemblyman Ricardo Lara of this district along with both mayors and the majority of council members all agree that Isadore Hall stands for our community. "It's one thing to ask to be accepted. However, it's totally different when you are actually from here and Assemblymember Hall is our own. He's gifted, educated and walks with common folks", stated Lynwood Unified School District Board Member Jose Solache. Hall is a former two term President of the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees. He was elected to the Compton City Council in 2003 where he served in various leadership positions including Mayor pro Tempore. Hall was elected to the California State Assembly in 2008 and served as Assistant Speaker pro Tempore during his first term. He currently serves as a member of the Appropriations, Elections and Redistricting and Human Services Committees. He chairs the Assembly Committee on Government Organization. The youngest of six children, Hall was born and raised in the City of Compton. Hall holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration, a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership from the University of Southern California, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from National University and received his Ph.D. from Next Dimension Bible College this summer.