McNerney endorsed by Port of Stockton Vice Chair

Stockton, Calif. – Congressman Jerry McNerney, who is running for reelection in the 9th Congressional District, has received the endorsement of Vice-Chair of the Port of Stockton, Stephen Griffen, a longshoreman and business owner.

This area has faced a lot of struggles: unemployment, the foreclosure crisis, a high crime rate, and more. Jerry McNerney has been standing with us every step of the way in addressing these challenges, and I am proud to endorse him in this year’s election. He will continue to stand with us and work on the biggest challenges we are facing,” said Griffen.

According to the Port’s website, “Mr. Griffen has worked as a longshoreman since 1977. A lifelong resident of Stockton,


Mr. Griffen is the owner of Country Club Service and Bob’s Lube since 1984 and also owner of Country Club Smog. Appointed by the Stockton City Council in 2009.”

I welcome the support of Stephen Griffen from the Port of Stockton.  We have tremendous potential at the Port of Stockton, and I have been proud to partner with them over the last six years.  We have been able to create local jobs and invest in our infrastructure – both key to getting our economy back on track.  I look forward to continuing my work to benefit local infrastructure and the Port,” said McNerney.

This adds to a growing list of local public figures and elected Democrat officials who have endorsed Congressman Jerry McNerney, also a Democrat. To view the entire list click here.

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 for 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 Ranking Member 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. He is facing challenger Ricky Gill, a Republican from Lodi.

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