The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has endorsed Supervisor Janet Nguyen for the 34th Senate District (which includes a large portion of west Anaheim).
This is from the Janet Nguyen for Senate press release:
Today Janet Nguyen announced receiving the endorsement of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) for her campaign for Senate. The HJTA is California’s largest taxpayer protection organization and was instrumental in passing California’s historic property tax law Prop 13.
“Janet Nguyen has our support because she is committed to defending taxpayers and preserving Proposition 13 against liberal attacks in the Legislature,” said HJTA President Jon Coupal.
Nguyen’s Democrat opponent, former Assemblyman Jose Solorio, voted to dismantle Proposition 13 and enact a “split roll” while he was in the Assembly. Supervisor Nguyen is a strong supporter of Prop. 13 which eliminates dramatic rises in taxes for property owners across California. Having the endorsement of the HJTA is key in the election for the 34th Senate District as tax increases are likely to be one of the top issues in the election.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Supervisor Janet Nguyen and her family escaped their homeland on a small wooden 10-meter boat sailing across the South China Sea in search of freedom. After passing through numerous refugee camps, Janet and her family arrived in California in 1981 and at first struggled to make ends meet.
OK – not exactly a shocker, but still an important endorsement by a strong brand that carries weight with independent as well as Republican voters.
In other Janet news, Atlas PAC is holding a fundraiser for her state Senate campaign:
When: Wednesday, April 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
Quanto?: $99 for Atlas PAC members, $250 for “Supporters,” $500 for “Sponsors” and $1,000 for “V.I.P.”
For more info, contact Julie Paule at firstname.lastname@example.org