March 03, 2010

Carly Fiorina Endorsed By BOE Member Michelle Steel and Asian American Leaders

WESTMINSTER, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today earned the endorsement of Third District Board of Equalization Representative Michelle Steel at a press conference in Westminster.

“Michelle Steel is a tireless, principled public servant, and I am humbled and grateful to receive her endorsement of my campaign for U.S. Senate,” said Fiorina. “Now, more than ever, California needs representatives in Washington who will set aside partisanship and work to develop real solutions to our nation’s most pressing challenges. The decisions made by the U.S. Senate affect every family and every business in the nation. And as a U.S. Senator, I will make the priorities of my fellow Californians – job creation, economic growth and reining in federal spending – my top priorities.”

Steel is the nation’s highest-ranking Korean American officeholder and California’s highest-ranking Republican woman. A successful businesswoman and an active member of her community, Steel was elected to the Board of Equalization in 2006 where she has been a strong taxpayer advocate and small-business representative.

“Carly Fiorina is a strong fiscal conservative who knows first hand what its takes to create jobs, make payroll and meet a bottom line. That’s the kind of real-world experience we need standing up for California in the U.S. Senate,” said Steel. “I know Carly will be a staunch advocate for California’s taxpayers in Washington, and I am pleased to endorse her campaign for U.S. Senate.”

Also announcing their endorsement of Fiorina today were the following Asian American leaders:

Marissa Acierto, Pagasa-Tumainisha-Esperanza, Hope, Inc. Co-Founder and Chair of Filipino Americans for Carly
Cuong Cao, Westminster Republican Assembly President and Chair of Vietnamese Americans for Carly
Ling-Ling Chang City of Diamond Bar Council Member
Henry Charoen, City of La Palma Council Member, first Thai American elected official
Tyler Diep, City of Westminster Council Member
Maria Endriga, *Samahan Senior Center Chair
Eddie Enriquez, U.S. Vietnam Army Veteran, *Filipino American Community Empowerment Co-Founder
Long Kim Pham, Ph.D., Orange County Board of Education Trustee
Mary Pham
Jocelyn “Joy” Ragaza, *County of San Diego Filipino American Employees Association Board Member
Asteria Sansano-Santelices, *Filipino American Senior Citizens of San Diego County Corporation Board Member
Mary Su, City of Walnut Mayor
Tri Duc Ta, City of Westminster Council Member
Maria Kim Hong Tran, Westminster Republican Assembly Treasurer

*Indicates title is used only for identification only. It is not an endorsement by the organization.

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Carly Fiorina is running for the U. S. Senate because she knows fiscal conservatism and a focus on jobs is the way to return America to greatness. More

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