Buena Park, CA The Phil Janowicz for Congress Campaign today announced a major endorsement from former Fullerton Mayor Molly McClanahan. In endorsing Phil Janowicz, McClanahan released the following statement:
“I’m proud to be endorsing Phil Janowicz for Congress. Phil has the connection to our community and thoughtful approach to the issues both locally and at the federal level that make him the right candidate to retire Ed Royce. We need someone who is dedicated to rebuilding our country’s aging infrastructure and ensuring our workers have the training for the jobs of tomorrow. It’s time for new leadership in Washington that’s focused on investing in our future and searching for real solutions instead of endless partisanship. Phil represents that and I’m happy to work alongside him toward victory in 2018.”
Molly McClanahan has been a longtime advocate for her community. She previously served on the Fullerton City Council from 1982-1994 and was elected mayor twice.
CA-39 has been recognized nationally as a top pickup opportunity for Democrats in 2018. Hillary Clinton won the district with a majority of the vote by 8.6 points. The Republican registration advantage has shrunk dramatically since the district was drawn in 2011 and is now under 2 points. The Nationally respected Cook Political Report moved this District away from the “Likely Republican” column and notes a “political outsider” is ideal to take on Ed Royce.
About Phil: Phil Janowicz is President and CEO of Quill & Abacus, an education consulting firm focused on narrowing the opportunity gap for first-generation and low-income students. He formerly taught chemistry at CSUF. There, he founded the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program for Chemistry, which provides extra instruction, mentoring, and support for students. Phil is the only Democratic challenger in CA-39 who voted against Royce in 2016. He lives in Buena Park with his wife, Angela, a native of Rowland Heights and an English Teacher at Fullerton College. They have two dogs, Molly and Jasmine, and a cat named Arya.