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Mar 23

YOUNG DEMS’ BACKING SPARKS NEW MOMENTUM BURST FOR KARINA CERVANTEZ ALEJO ASSEMBLY BID

WATSONVILLE, CA— Days after rolling out an endorsement from the Democratic Women’s Club at Santa Cruz County, today Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo picked up support from the Silicon Valley Young Democrats in her campaign for California’s 30th State Assembly District seat.

Responding to news of the endorsement, Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo stated:

“Young people are active and engaged in my campaign. The endorsement from the Silicon Valley Young Democrats means a great deal to me. I’m excited to have them on my team and to have their help to get out the vote in the weeks and months ahead.”

Moreover, Cervantez Alejo is the officially endorsed candidate of the California Democratic Party. She’s also dominating the race and far-outpacing her competition by every measurement.

1) Commanding Lead in Fundraising:

  • Recent reports released by the candidates in AD-30 showed that Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo is leading by a substantial landslide on the fundraising front.
  • For the recent report ending on December 31st, Watsonville’s Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo raked-in a whopping $118,000 in new contributions, bringing her total raised to more than $268,000. She maintains a substantial cash-on-hand war-chest of over $238,000.
  • Cervantez Alejo has raised roughly 14 times more overall and maintains 11 times more cash on hand than her competitor— two substantial markers of a candidate’s ability to be viable and communicate a message to voters.

2)  California Democratic Party’s Endorsement

  • Also recently, at the California Democratic Party’s AD-30 “Pre-Convention Caucus” vote, in a stunning blow to her competition, 43 out of 45 total possible votes among eligible delegates– a staggering 96%— voted for Cervantez Alejo over the other Democrat in the race. 
  • This overwhelming vote resulted in Cervantez Alejo securing a formal endorsement from the California Democratic Party at the state convention just weeks ago.

3) Robust Local Media Coverage

4) New Supporters

  • Also, recently, Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo announced the support of Democratic Women’s Club at Santa Cruz County, Salinas Valley Teachers AFT Local 1020, Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), California Council of Laborers of North America (LiUNA), Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriffs and AFSCME Council 57. And, in a landslide vote, 49-10, the endorsement of the South County Democratic Club, a powerhouse local organization comprised of scores of politically mobilized grassroots activists.  

Beyond today’s news, Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo has amassed an army of support from teachers, nurses, working people, women’s organizations, small business owners, Democratic Party luminaries, and countless others, totaling well over 220 supporters.

To view her full list of endorsements, please click here: http://votekarina.com/endorsements/

To view Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo bio, click here:http://votekarina.com/meet-karina/meet-karina/

For all other information, please visit: www.VoteKarina.com

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Paid for by Karina Cervantez Alejo for State Assembly 2016.