SACRAMENTO, CA – At a Sacramento press conference, former California Secretary of State Bill Jones today announced his endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina.
“Whether it’s jobs and the economy, agriculture, public safety or a keen understanding that we must solve the state’s water issues in a meaningful way that allows for California’s growth and job creation, Carly recognizes the complex issues facing our state and nation today. Carly is a political outsider with the real-world experience necessary to successfully tackle these issues as our advocate in the U.S. Senate,” said Jones. “We need a candidate who is right on the issues, who isn’t afraid to take on Barbara Boxer and who will hold her accountable for her appalling record in Washington. That candidate is Carly Fiorina, and I’m proud to endorse her today.”
A native of California’s Central Valley and a longtime farmer, Jones was twice elected statewide as California’s Secretary of State, first in 1994 and re-elected in 1998. During his tenure, Jones was highly regarded for his efforts to reform elections, streamline government functions and increase government transparency. Jones began his political career in 1982, serving in the California State Assembly, including a stint as Republican Leader. Jones is well known for authoring Proposition 184, California’s Three Strikes law, which led to a drop in California’s violent crime rate. He is the most recent Republican candidate to have run against Boxer for the United States Senate.
“I greatly admire the good work Bill Jones has done on behalf of the people of California, and I’m honored to have him on my campaign team,” said Fiorina. “Over the course of her 18-year career, Barbara Boxer has lost touch with the people of this state, and it’s clear California needs new representation in the U.S. Senate. As a U.S. senator, it will be my first priority to champion the priorities of the people of California: job creation and cutting government spending.”
In reflection of the growing support behind her campaign for U.S. Senate, Fiorina yesterday announced earning the endorsement of former California State Senator Marian Bergeson. Fiorina has also been supported recently by Board of Equalization Member Michelle Steel and former Fresno Mayor Alan Autry.