McNerney endorsed by Oakley Councilman Jim Frazier

Stockton, Calif. – Congressman Jerry McNerney has received the endorsement of Jim Frazier, former Mayor and current City Council Member, City of Oakley and the Democrat candidate in the race for the 11th State Assembly District.

I know Jerry personally, and it gives me great satisfaction to say that I can also support him in his re-election. Jerry McNerney understands East Contra Costa County, and has shown over the last six years that he will be an independent voice representing us in Congress. We’re facing some tough times, and we need Jerry McNerney to continue fighting for us,” said Jim Frazier, former Mayor and Current City Council Member, City of Oakley.

I am proud to have the support of Jim Frazier.  He has been serving our community for a long time and understands what we need to accomplish here.  I look forward to continuing to work with him and everyone in our region to create a better future and get our economy back on track,” said Congressman McNerney.

Earlier this year, McNerney received the endorsement of the Contra Costa Times.  The paper noted that Congressman McNerney “focuses on policy issues and…has proved to be a centrist who thoughtfully discusses the nuances of the country’s complex problems.”

This adds to a growing list of local elected Democrat officials who have endorsed Congressman Jerry McNerney, also a Democrat:

-Susan Eggman, City Council Member, City of Stockton, and Candidate for State Assembly

-Mark DeSaulnier, State Senator, 7th District

-Susan Bonilla, Assemblymember, 11th District

-Ann Johnston, Mayor, City of Stockton

-Cathleen Galgiani, Assemblymember, 17th District

-Federal Glover, Supervisor, Contra Costa County

-George Neely, Board Member, Lodi Unified School District

The new 9th district is significantly Democratic, with a voter registration that is D+10.  The new 9th includes the majority of San Joaquin County and portions of Contra Costa County.  The district voted decidedly in favor of President Obama in 2008.

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton) was first inspired to run for office by his son, Michael, who volunteered in the armed services after 9/11.  He has served the area for nearly six years, getting to know the people and issues of the region. He is the Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, a post he has used to champion veterans’ issues, bringing back a brand new veterans’ medical facility that is creating 900 local jobs.  He authored the bill to help veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries and has fought tirelessly to create local jobs, prevent American jobs from being sent overseas, and to restore fiscal responsibility to our government while protecting Medicare and Social Security.


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