August 13, 2013
Contact: Rose Kapolczynski, 213-820-6930

John A. Pérez, Speaker of the California State Assembly, Endorses Alex Padilla for California Secretary of State

Sacramento -  John A. Pérez, Speaker of the California State Assembly, has endorsed Senator Alex Padilla for California Secretary of State, joining a growing list of support that includes Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom. 

Said John A. Pérez, Speaker of the Assembly, “I am proud to endorse Alex Padilla for Secretary of State. I’ve known and worked with Alex for many years. He is a man of integrity and action and has been an effective leader.  Alex brings a unique combination of problem-solving experience and an understanding of technology. He will use these skills to ensure the integrity of our elections and increase voter registration and participation.”

“I thank Speaker Pérez for his support and am honored to have his endorsement,” said Senator Alex Padilla. “As Secretary of State, my priorities will be expanding voter participation, making it easier to start a new business, and ensuring access to government and campaign records.  To expand voting, we need to increase voter registration, make voting more accessible and convenient, and ensure that every vote is counted and accounted for.”

Senator Alex Padilla officially launched his campaign for Secretary of State on April 11th of this year. Since that time, he has been traveling throughout the state meeting with voters, local elected officials, community leaders, and county election officers to get their perspectives on the Secretary of State’s office.

To learn more about Senator Padilla and his campaign for Secretary of State, please visit his website at: or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

Senator Alex Padilla, 40, graduated from MIT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He currently serves on the Board of MIT and as President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. He is Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee and represents the more than 1,100,000 residents of the 20th State Senate District which includes most of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles.  He was elected to the State Senate in 2006 after serving for seven years on the Los Angeles City Council, including five years as Council President.



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