Governor Jerry Brown, well known for his political independence, has endorsed state Senate candidate Henry Stern, who is running to succeed Senator Fran Pavley in the 27th Senate District.
“Look, today in politics, more than anything else, we need independence and we need strength,” Brown said. “Henry has both, and he’ll work for this district and work for you.”
Stern, a Canoga Park resident, educator and environmental attorney, has been a senior adviser to two longtime pioneering representatives in the district: Congressman Henry Waxman and outgoing Senator Pavley.
The Governor joins a diverse coalition of supporters who have united behind Stern. They include firefighters, law enforcement organizations, teachers, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and local newspapers including the Ventura County Star and the Santa Clarita Valley Signal.
Stern said he is proud to receive Brown’s endorsement and vowed to work with the Governor to help carry on the responsible policies that have enabled California to erase the multi-billion-dollar deficits that existed when he took office, restore spending on public schools and build a robust rainy-day reserve fund that will protect against the possibility of future school-funding cutbacks.
“Governor Brown’s leadership has helped turn California around — building the economy, creating jobs, protecting the environment, restoring full funding to our schools and prudently managing our state budget,” Stern said. “Sixty-three thousand new jobs were created in California in August — that’s 42% of the new jobs in the nation. I look forward to working with him to keep California on this prosperous and promising course.”
The 27th Senate District includes eastern Ventura County, Malibu, portions of Santa Clarita and much of the San Fernando Valley, including Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Tarzana, Topanga, Winnetka and Woodland Hills.