Press Release: Senator Kevin de León Endorses Logan Smith


For Immediate Release
January 23, 2018

Contact: Mai Do (



California Senate Leader Joins Numerous Legislators
In Backing Logan Smith’s Campaign for City Council Seat

SANTA CLARITA, CA -- Further cementing widespread support from state and federal legislators across California, today Logan Smith was endorsed by California Senate Leader Kevin de León (D - East Los Angeles). Coming on the heels of news that Smith outraised incumbent Bill Miranda by a wide-margin, this major endorsement adds significantly to Smith’s momentum going into election year.

As President pro Tempore of the California Senate, Kevin de León has led the charge in the fight to secure permanent housing for homeless veterans with his “No Place Like Home” initiative. Furthermore, Senator de León was a leading voice in negotiating an expansion of California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program, which has directly led to job creation and economic benefits in the City of Santa Clarita.

On the subject of his endorsement, Senator de León had this to say:

"Now, more than ever, it's important that we elect public servants who will champion California values and give ordinary, hard-working people a seat at the table. I'm endorsing Logan Smith for Santa Clarita City Council because he has a comprehensive plan to combat climate change at a local level while creating sustainable, good-paying jobs for the future."

Since announcing his campaign for Santa Clarita City Council, Smith has rallied support from grassroots and elected officials both in the Santa Clarita Valley and across the state, including:

  • Congressman Ro Khanna, CA-17 (Silicon Valley)

  • State Senate President Kevin de León, SD-24 (East Los Angeles)

  • Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin, AD-22 (South San Francisco)

  • Assembly Member Laura Friedman, AD-43 (Burbank)

  • Assembly Member Ash Kalra, AD-27 (San Jose)

  • Assembly Member Blanca Rubio, AD-48 (San Gabriel Valley)

  • Gayle McLaughlin, former mayor of Richmond

  • Bobbie McGowan, former mayor of Temple City

  • Vinnie Bacon, Fremont City Councilman

  • Jovanka Beckles, Vice Mayor of Richmond

  • Weston Lindemann, Meridian (MS) City Councilman

  • Dotty Nygard, Emergency Room Nurse, Congressional Candidate (CD-10)

  • Katie Hill, Executive Director of People Assisting The Homeless (PATH)

  • RL Miller, Chair of California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus

  • Patti Sulpizio, President of Democratic Alliance for Action

  • Tim Canova, Professor of Law and Public Finance, Broad College of Law

  • Spencer Dayton, Secretary of the California Democratic Party Rural Caucus

  • Mai Do, Co-Founder of CA25UP

  • Darrell Park, former White House budget specialist

  • Mohammed Khader, Chief Strategist, Youth Caucus of America, Inc.

  • Ryan Skolnick, AD 38 Delegate

  • Melissa Garcia, AD 38 Delegate

  • Ryan Valencia, AD 38 Delegate

  • Joe Ayala, AD 38 Delegate

  • Nathan Bousfield, AD 38 Delegate

  • Brian Dennert, AD 38 Delegate

  • Lynne Plambeck, AD 38 Delegate

  • John Billingsley, Actor, PUSH Organizer

  • Gavin Pierce, Grassroots Organizer, Student's March

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