Sade Elhawary (Courtesy photo)

State Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, and L.A. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson have joined Assemblywoman Tina McKinnor in endorsing Sade Elhawary to represent the 57th Assembly District.

An inspiring educator and community organizer, Harris-Dawson described her as a person “who brings diverse communities and young people together to work for positive change.”

Acknowledging Elhawary’s background of working at Community Coalition like him and Mayor Karen Bass, Harris-Dawson said, “Sade will be an excellent, effective Assemblymember – and I look forward to working together on behalf of our shared constituents.”

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Smallwood-Cuevas expressed similar comments, saying, “Sade Elhawary – as a Black and Brown woman – is an important voice for the people of Los Angeles. Sade, a credentialed teacher, fights for a greater investment in our schools, and we can count on her to work for local jobs for local residents.”

Jones-Sawyer, the current representative for the 578th District, lauded Elhawary’s leadership skills when he named her as the district’s Woman of the Year for spearheading the Community Coalition’s Freedom School Programs and directing the organization’s Office of Strategic Initiatives.

Elhawary has made significant strides since announcing her campaign. Not only has she garnered the support of respected elected officials, but she has also raised $126,000 from more than 360 donors including a big contribution from Sentinel Executive Editor Danny Bakewell, Jr.

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