Democrat Jessica Cisneros announces endorsements from 10 local leaders across TX-28
Local Support Builds on Impressive Fundraising Total of $460,000
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LAREDO, TX – Today, Jessica Cisneros, an immigration and human rights attorney running for Congress in South Texas, announced the support of 10 elected officials and community leaders from across Texas' 28th district. This local support, in the face of Jessica’s opponent — entrenched, 30-year career politician Rep. Henry Cuellar — highlights the momentum building in Cisneros’ effort to bring a new voice to represent the people of South Texas.
“I’m supporting Jessica Cisneros because she’ll bring a fresh voice to Washington to fight for our values: health care for all South Texans — including access to women’s health services — and economic opportunities built on the promise of an affordable, post-secondary education,” said Juan Maldonado, former County Chairman of the Hidalgo County Democratic Party.
These local endorsements come on the heels of Cisneros’ impressive third-quarter fundraising haul which brought her total raised to nearly $460,000 in her effort to bring true South Texas values to Congress.
“South Texas is ready for Jessica because we know she’ll represent the views of our community, not Donald Trump,” said Jonathan Compton, Webb County Precinct Chair. “Unlike Henry Cuellar, she’s running a grassroots campaign funded by real Americans, not big corporate PACs and special interests. She’ll say no to the NRA, no to Donald Trump’s wall, and no to efforts that threaten a woman’s right to choose. We are a very blue district and shouldn’t be represented in Washington by someone who voted almost 70% in line with Donald Trump last Congress.”
Full list of endorsers is below:
- Alma Garcia, Hidalgo County Precinct Chair
- Ariel Gonzalez, Local Democratic Party leader
- Blanca Quintanilla, Hidalgo County Precinct Chair
- Eli Olivarez, Former SDEC Committee Chairman, District 20
- Jonathan Compton, Webb County Precinct Chair
- Juan Maldonado, Former Hidalgo County Democratic Party Chairman
- Laura Solis, La Grulla City Commissioner
- Mary Martinez, Former Hidalgo County Precinct Chair
- Rito De Anda, Rio Bravo Community Leader
- Sara Lopez, Former Hidalgo County Precinct Chair
“I’m humbled to have the support of so many talented local leaders who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of working families across the district,” said Cisneros. “I’m running to represent only the people of South Texas, not the desires of big corporations — and this community knows I have their back.”
Cisneros is a 26-year-old immigration and human rights attorney born and raised in the border town of Laredo. Jessica attended the University of Texas at Austin and received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Her campaign has been featured in The New York Times, Laredo Morning Times, Vox, CNN, Huffington Post, VICE/HBO, Vogue, MTV, and more. Cisneros’ campaign has been endorsed by Senator Elizabeth Warren, Justice Democrats, and Sunrise Movement.