(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — The Newsom for California campaign announced today
that Sam Diego Congressman Bob Filner, Chairman of the House of
Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has endorsed Mayor
Gavin Newsom for governor.
"I am proud and honored to have Bob Filner's support," Mayor Newsom
said. "He is tireless in his efforts to help improve the lives of
those who have served their country. We truly share a passion to end
homelessness, and Bob's work to provide opportunity for all
Californians is inspiring."
Rep. Filner was first elected to Congress in 1992 and has led
successful initiatives to increase collaboration and investment in the
relationship between the US and Mexico as "California's Border
Congressman." Filner continues to advocate passionately for veterans,
focusing on mental health care, educational benefits, and business
"Gavin shares my dedication to working to protect those most in need,
including veterans and the homeless," said Filner. "He is an
innovative problem-solver with a record of reform and accomplishment.
We need that kind of governor in Sacramento if we're going to move
California in a new direction."
Filner's endorsement follows those of former President Clinton, who
headlined at an October 5 fundraiser for Newsom in Los Angeles.
"Gavin Newsom has walked the walk," said Clinton when he publicly
endorsed Newsom during a joint appearance at Los Angeles City College.
"He just doesn’t talk about it. And I’m glad he wants to do it on a larger scale."