• Matt Esnayra

CA State Senator Lena Gonzales Endorses Mary Zendejas for LB City Council.

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Mary Zendejas (Courtesy

The Front-Runner:

The presumed favorite, Mary Zendejas has received her biggest endorsement to date from former 1st District LB City Council-member and current State Senator Lena Gonzales, who wrote in a statement:

“I’ve spent the last decade of my public service life, serving the residents of the first district. It has been such a profound honor and true privilege. A district with beautiful diversity & abundant growth deserves a representative that will continue fighting for their best interests. 
Mary Zendejas is that representative. She has dedicated her life to the Long Beach community for over two decades in the areas of transportation, housing, LGBTQ rights & mentoring youth and adults with disabilities. She is an inspiration for many, a strong-willed woman & I am happy to support her candidacy to replace me in District One! 
Mary has been there. She is the only candidate with an extensive track record of hard work throughout Long Beach. I am confident that Mary will ensure all residents have a voice at City Hall. She is courageous, bold & a long time friend to our First District community. Mary is exactly the person our city needs to succeed.”

Why it matters:

With Gonzales’ endorsement, as well as, an assemblage of local support from activist and leaders, Zendejas has only solidified her position as the front-runner in the race to replace Gonzales on the city council this November.

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