FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  
August 19, 2013
Contact: Rose Kapolczynski, 213-820-6930

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Endorses Alex Padilla for California Secretary of State 

Sacramento - California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has endorsed Senator Alex Padilla for California Secretary of State. He joins a growing list of support for Padilla that includes Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, John A. Pérez, Speaker of the California State Assembly, and 25 members of the state legislature who represent parts of the Bay Area, Central Valley, San Diego, Inland Empire and Los Angeles.  

“I’m endorsing Senator Alex Padilla for Secretary of State because he represents a new generation of leaders who understand how to use technology to improve access to government. I know Alex well as a legislative colleague. I believe he has the vision and passion to transform California’s election administration, increase voter engagement and turnout, and make it easier to start a business. I’m proud to be a member of Alex’s team and look forward to working with him as our next Secretary of State,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

“I thank Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson for his support and I look forward to working with him to promote civic engagement in California’s schools,” 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: www.Alex-Padilla.com or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

State Senator Alex Padilla represents more than 1.1 million residents in the 20th District, which includes most of the San Fernando Valley in the city of Los Angeles.  Alex was first elected to the State Senate in 2006 after serving seven years on the Los Angeles City Council, including four years as Council President.  He graduated from MIT with a Mechanical Engineering degree and now serves on the MIT Board of Trustees.  Alex serves as Chair of the Senate Energy Committee and is currently President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. He lives in Sherman Oaks with his wife Angela and their two young sons.

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