FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 2, 2020

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMEMBER GILBERT CEDILLO ENDORSES GASC脫N FOR DA


MARCH 2, 2020

LOS ANGELES聽Today, Los Angeles City Councilmember, Gilbert Cedillo, announced his endorsement of George Gasc贸n for Los Angeles District Attorney.

“鈥淚 am proud to support George Gasc贸n for District Attorney,鈥 said Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo. 鈥淲e are at a point in our nation鈥檚 history where the City and County of Los Angeles, home of 3.5 million immigrants, needs to have a voice when it comes to defending our Angelenos. We need a D.A. that will stand firm on our commitment to our diverse population and honor the role they play in making the City聽vibrant and culturally rich by protecting and promoting public health and safety within its boundaries. I am confident George is that leader, and that is why I am proud to support him for LA County District Attorney.鈥

鈥淭he immigrant community contributes so much to聽the social, cultural and economic fabric of Los Angeles,” said former District Attorney and Assistant Chief of the LAPD, George Gasc贸n.聽 “Councilmember Cedillo has long been an advocate for this community, and that’s why I’m so proud to have his support.聽We must do everything we can to encourage cooperation and participation from marginalized communities, as such cooperation and participation helps make聽sanctuary jurisdictions聽safer聽than non-sanctuary jurisdictions.”

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George Gasc贸n grew up in Los Angeles after his family immigrated from Cuba. 聽An army veteran, Gasc贸n served as a Los Angeles Police Department Officer for 30 years, rising to the rank of Assistant Chief of Operations. In 2006 he became Chief of Police in Mesa, Arizona, where he stood up to the hateful and anti-immigrant policies of then Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. 聽In 2009, then-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed Gasc贸n Chief of Police. 聽Newsom turned to Gasc贸n again in 2011 when he tapped him to be District Attorney to fill the seat vacated by an outgoing Kamala Harris who had been elected Attorney General. During his tenure Gasc贸n implemented reforms that are being duplicated across the country while overseeing violent crime and homicides drop to rates not seen in 50 years. 聽After being elected to two terms, Gasc贸n returned to Los Angeles to care for his elderly mother and to be closer to his two daughters and grandchildren in Long Beach. 聽Gasc贸n is married to Fabiola Kramsky, a three-time Emmy Award winning journalist and recipient of the 鈥淧remio Nacional de Periodismo,鈥 the highest recognition given to journalists in Mexico.

For more information about George Gasc贸n go to聽www.GeorgeGascon.org.