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SANTA CRUZ WEEKLY ENDORSES LUIS ALEJO FOR ASSEMBLY

Thursday May 27, 2010
By Santa Cruz Weekly

Santa Cruz Weekly, May 27, 2010


Statewide Office


Assembly District 28 — Democrat
LUIS ALEJO



There’s a reason Luis Alejo has amassed a comprehensive list of endorsements, including from Democratic central committees throughout the 28th District: he’s been laying the groundwork for this race for a long time. A Watsonville native with a Harvard education, a law degree and stint as a legislative aide under his belt, Alejo currently serves as Watsonville’s mayor when not at his day job as a staff attorney for the Monterey County Superior Court. In keeping with the district’s profile, he cites jobs creation, health care reform and education as top priorities, along with amending the two-thirds majority requirement on passing a budget. His main challenger, Janet Barnes, has strong Salinas Valley support and a 12-year track record on the Salinas City Council, but she lacks the breadth of support Alejo has, including the connections in Sacramento that will enable him to be an effective representative right out of the gate. We recommend Luis Alejo for the 28th Assembly District.