Angelique Ashby endorsed by Gov. Newsom in competitive State Senate District 8 race

In this undated photo from the Ashby campaign, Angelique Ashby confers with Gov. Gavin Newsom during a drive-thru vaccine clinic Ashby organized in Sacramento's Natomas Neighborhood. | 

In one of two competitive races between Democratic candidates for Sacramento and Elk Grove voters, today Angelique Ashby was endorsed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Calling her a fighter, Newsom also acknowledged Ashby's hardscrabble story that took her from being a young single mother on public assistance through law school and being elected 12 years ago to the Sacramento City Council. 

Ashby is competing against former Assembly Member and Insurance Commissioner for the State Senate District 8 seat. 

"Angelique will be the first woman elected to the State Senate from the Sacramento region in more than two decades; she'll bring years of experience advocating for women – especially their right to privacy, the ability to make their own healthcare decisions, and the fundamental right to an abortion, Newsom said in the endorsement announcement. "We need Angelique's energy, perspective, and results-driven leadership in the State Senate. Please join me in supporting her."
Along with Newsom's support, Ashby is endorsed by Sen. Dr. Richard Pan, who has termed out and represents a large portion of what is now the 8th District. Others supporting Ashby are the California Democratic Legislative Women's Caucus; State Senators Dr. Richard Pan, Steve Glazer, Bob Hertzberg, Sydney Kamlager, and Susan Rubio; and Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, Jim Cooper, Cristina Garcia, and Blanca Rubio.
"Governor Newsom has been on the frontlines of many righteous fights," Ashby said. "I look forward to fighting alongside him in the Capitol. It is an honor to earn the support of someone who shares the same passion I have for serving our communities and making our state a better and more equitable place for all who call it home."

Newsom and Ashby talk with participants at a drive-thru vaccine operation in Natomas. | 

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