Hot off the press:
Julio Perez Officially Files for 69th Assembly Seat,
Challenges Rivals to Debates
Calls Jobs and Education His Top Priorities, Challenges Rivals to Series of Debates
Santa Ana, CA– Calling jobs and education his top priorities, Julio Perez today officially filed his candidacy to represent the 69th District of the California State Assembly with the Orange County Registrar of Voters. With vote-by mail voters being able to cast ballots in less than 60 days, Perez also called on his opponents to participate in a series of debates.
“The status quo of political gridlock in the Capitol is failing our communities. I want to take my successful local experience of bringing business and labor together to Sacramento,” said Perez, who turned in nearly 300 hundred valid signatures in support of his candidacy with his nomination papers, an early show of support from voters in the community. “I’m proud of my record helping create jobs and producing opportunities for businesses to prosper. I look forward to discussing my plan to get California back on track by helping create good-paying jobs here in our communities.”
“Let’s get going on the debates,” added Perez who announced his acceptance of the Los Amigos of Santa Ana debate that will take place on March 29. He also challenged his opponents to participate in other debates that have been proposed.
The Julio Perez for Assembly campaign is raising more than all other candidates in the 69th Assembly District race, reporting to the California Secretary of State’s Office it has received more than $114,000 in contributions from nearly 300 donors in the last reporting period.
The campaign also leads the field in early primary endorsements, including support from the California Teachers Association and the Orange County Labor Federation. In recent electoral history, the early backing of both teachers and labor has been crucial to the victory of Democratic Legislative and Congressional candidates in Central Orange County. The Perez for Assembly campaign has dominated the field, winning the support of these key groups.
With a population that is 78.3% Latino, the 69th Assembly District is now the most Latino in the state. The OC Weekly said it best when it wrote “Julio Perez IS the 69th Assembly District.” Julio has lived and worked with the communities of the 69th Assembly District, earning the trust of working families and community groups by standing up for good-paying jobs.
Julio’s campaign has put together a winning team of consultants that specialize in hard-hitting, strategic campaigns to reach the right targets at the right time with the right message. Collectively, Julio’s team has directed dozens competitive, high profile and successful races at the national, statewide, legislative and local levels.
The primary election is June 5, 2012 and the general election is November 6, 2012.