This one has to sting Ricky Gill a bit as this was one of the few remaining major endorsements left in San Joaquin County. My sources tell me Mr. Gill was really wanting this one but ultimately he failed to get it. I have included the Press Release below.
MCNERNEY RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT OF SHABBIR KHAN, TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY
Stockton, Calif. – Congressman Jerry McNerney has received the endorsement of Shabbir Khan, Treasurer-Tax Collector of San Joaquin County.
“I couldn’t be more proud to endorse Jerry McNerney in his re-election efforts. He has brought thousands of jobs home right here to San Joaquin County, and more than that, he really cares about the people he represents. He takes the time to listen to everyone he encounters so that he can really get good work done here in San Joaquin County,” said Shabbir Khan, Treasurer-Tax Collector of San Joaquin County.
“It is an honor to have the support of Shabbir Khan. We are both dedicated to tackling the challenges we face here in San Joaquin County, and I will work hard to help the people in San Joaquin. We have a tremendous amount of potential right here in our community and I want to continue to partner with folks here at home to move forward and get our economy growing again,” 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 public figures and elected officials who have endorsed Congressman Jerry McNerney:
– Susan Eggman, City Council Member, City of Stockton, and Candidate for State Assembly
– Mark DeSaulnier, State Senator, District 7
– 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
– Jim Frazier, former Mayor and Council Member, City of Oakley
– Stephen Griffen, Vice-Chair, Port of Stockton
The new 9th district is significantly Democratic, with a voter registration that is D+11. 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.