by Photo courtesy of Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Governor Gavin Newsome and Senator Alex Padilla endorse Ammar Campa-Najjar for Mayor of the city of Chula Vista. 

Governor Newsom recently released a statement expressing his support for Ammar Campa-Najjar, labeling him as a key figure for the future of political leaders. 

“I’m proud to endorse Ammar Campa-Najjar for Mayor of Chula Vista, a rising star among the next generation of leaders,” said Governor Newsom.

The Governor says Ammar's early days serving in the White House and being a community organizer in Chula Vista has shaped him to become a fighter for the American working class. 

“From his first job as a community organizer in Chula Vista for a presidential campaign, serving in the White House, advocating for small businesses at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., fighting for the American worker in the U.S. Department of Labor, Ammar has devoted his life to service,” the governor said in his endorsement," said the Governor. 

California Senator Alex Padilla says that if elected, Campa-Najjar could be a leader that uses “his broad experience to bring new jobs, housing opportunities, and revenue to Chula Vista. I’m confident that he will harness the boundless potential of Chula Vista’s diverse, hard-working, and entrepreneurial community to lead the city into a better future.”

Ammar Campa-Najjar faces Republican City Councilman John McCann this upcoming November for Chula Vista Mayor. 

The rising star has gained support from fellow Democrats such as Representative. Juan Vargas and even primary opponent, City Councilwoman Jill Galvez. 

“Ammar is a collaborative leader who will bring our city together and get things done,” said Councilwoman Jill Galvez. “I strongly encourage my supporters, constituents, friends and neighbors to vote for the only ethical choice this election, Ammar Campa-Najjar.”

If Ammar Campa-Najjar wins this race, he would become the first Latino-Arab American to hold an elective office position in the country. 



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