on First Day of Voting
PALO ALTO, CA – October 11, 2016 – Today, three of the most prominent, accomplished, and well-respected elected leaders in Assembly District 24 came together to enthusiastically endorse candidate Vicki Veenker for Assembly. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, former Congressman Pete McCloskey, and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian are three powerhouse leaders who have represented what is now the 24th Assembly district in Congress, in Sacramento and at the local level for decades. As ballots start to arrive in mailboxes across the district today, the three are encouraging every voter of the 24th district to vote Vicki Veenker for Assembly.
“Vicki Veenker is a woman of powerful intellect and steely spine; someone who possesses the kind of strategic sensibility that gives good legislators an edge in their work,” said Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. “I am pleased to endorse her.”
I am confident that Vicki will put her considerable intellect and experience as an advocate and mediator to work on behalf of the environment in Sacramento,” said former Congressman Pete McCloskey.
“As the former President of the non-profit Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Vicki Veenker understands the struggles of local folks — and she’s stepped up to make sure that the least advantaged among us get their shot at success. Vicki’s also demonstrated her commitment to environmental protection, conservation, and social justice,” said Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian. “That’s why I am proud to join groups like the Sierra Club and California League of Conservation Voters to endorse Vicki. By virtue of her talents, temperament, and credentials, Vicki is well prepared to serve. I spent 12 years in the Legislature in Sacramento. I know what it takes to be effective there, and Vicki’s got it. She’s smart, she’s independent, and she knows how to move us forward.”
Eshoo, McCloskey, and Simitian join Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, and the three major environmental organizations, the Sierra Club, The California League of Conservation Voters, and the California Environmental Justice Alliance in endorsing Veenker. A full list of Veenker’s endorsements is availablehere.