Indicative of early enthusiasm behind his re-election campaign for California’s 59th Assembly District seat, California Legislative Black Caucus Chair and Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer scored a momentous endorsement from former California Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.
In announcing his endorsement of Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer, former California Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown released the following statement:
“Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer has my unwavering support for his re-election to the 59th Assembly District. As Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, Reggie has been exceptional. Under his leadership, the Caucus has provided over $100,000 in scholarships to African American students, doubled the attendance in the CLBC’s African American Leaders of Tomorrow Program and helped usher in the largest number of Black Caucus members (12) in its history. As a legislator for the residents of the 59th Assembly District he approved laws that will increase middle-class jobs, he put millions of dollars in the budget for grants for rehabilitation and he continues to fight to put more funding to improve our failing educational system. He is the only one qualified to get the job done.”
In announcing his re-election campaign, State Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer released the following statement:
“I am so proud to have had the privilege of representing the great people of the 59th district for close to three years in the State Assembly. Over the course of my time in office, I’ve worked diligently to address the 59th district’s and California’s biggest challenges. Issues like fighting to keep our community safer, protecting immigrant rights, increasing funding for local neighborhood schools, reforming our state’s criminal justice system by focusing more on reducing recidivism rates through rehabilitation and job-training, treating the mentally ill, keeping our state economically competitive to generate more good paying middle class jobs, safeguarding workers’ rights, getting more California students into our colleges and universities and conserving water to help the state grapple with our drought crisis– all have been among my top priorities.
“These are the issues that are on the forefront of California’s public policy debates, and while we’ve made enormous strides over these last few years, new challenges persist, and my advocacy for the 59th district must go on. That’s why I am running for re-election– to continue fighting for progress, for meaningful reforms that address social and economic justice, and for a better quality of life for the residents in the 59th District. I look forward to a spirited campaign and plan to work hard to win on Election Day.”