Guerra endorsed by Latino Legislative Caucus; Nguyen earns endorsements from Elk Grove Mayor, former Assemblymember

Elk Grove City Councilmember Stephanie Nguyen (left) and Sacramento City Councilmember
Eric Guerra are considered the top contenders for the open 10th district California Assembly seat. |



Two of the three Democratic candidates for the 10th California Assembly District have announced endorsements in their respective campaigns.

The California Latino Legislative Caucus endorsed Sacramento City Councilmember, Eric Guerra. In their statement of support, the legislators noted Guerra's life story reflects the experiences of many Californians.  

"His life story mirrors that of so many people in California. Through his long career in public service, he has shown admirable determination to knock down the barriers our communities face," Latino Caucus Chair State Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) said. "That is why he has earned the endorsement of the Latino Caucus."  
 
Guerra won his District 6 seat on the Sacramento City Council in 2015 in a special election and was reelected in 2016 and 2020. His current term on the city council ends in 2024, so if he does not win the Assembly seat, he is expected to continue serving on the city council.

"I am incredibly honored and humbled to receive the California Latino Caucus endorsement," Guerra said. "Only with the helping hand of so many people have I gotten where I am today."

The other top candidate is Elk Grove District 4 City Councilmember, Stephanie Nguyen. Unlike Guerra was announced his candidacy for the State Senate one year ago and then switched to the Assembly race early this year, Nguyen entered the race for the newly drawn district in late February. 

Along with endorsements from State Senator Dr. Richard Pan and Assemblymembers Jim Cooper and Kevin McCarty, Nguyen announced additional support yesterday. Those endorsements are from Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen and former State Senator and Assemblymember Debra Ortiz, who also cited her life story in her endorsement. 

"I am honored to support Stephanie Nguyen," Ortiz said. "Her story shows how much one person can make a difference in this community from providing opportunities to youth in disenfranchised communities to advocating for vaccine clinics - Stephanie shows up every day."

Appointed to the city council in 2017, Nguyen won a four-year term in 2018. If Nguyen advances to the general election, she cannot run for the city council. Nguyen also announced a March 15 Sacramento fundraiser and launched her campaign website, stephanienguyenforassembly.com

Along with Guerra and Nguyen, the other candidate in the 10th Assembly race is Dr. Tecoy Porter. Among current and former elected officials endorsing Porter are California Assemblymember Mike Gipson and former Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis. 

There are no Republicans currently in the race for the 10 District. 


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