SACRAMENTO, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today earned the endorsement of former California State Senator Marian Bergeson.
“Senator Bergeson has dedicated her life to serving the people of California, and I greatly admire her for her accomplishments and her contributions to this great state. I am humbled and honored to receive her support and endorsement,” said Fiorina. “After 18 years of Barbara Boxer’s bitter partisanship and ineffective leadership, Californians are tired of the same failed policies of tax, spend, borrow and regulate she supports. We are ready for a change, and that starts with changing who we send to Washington.”
Bergeson began her political career as a member of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education. In 1978, Bergeson was elected to the California State Assembly representing the 74th Assembly District. In 1984, Bergeson was elected to the California State Senate, becoming the first woman in California history elected to both the State Assembly and the State Senate. Following her tenure in the Legislature, Bergeson was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors before being appointed by Governor Pete Wilson as California’s Secretary of Education. She is also the former chair of the California Transportation Commission, a post to which she was appointed in 2004.
“Carly Fiorina is a proven leader and dedicated conservative who I believe will help usher in real change to Washington. She has a strong track record of success despite facing tough challenges,” said Bergeson. “Given the tough economic times families and communities are facing across the country, we need an advocate in Washington who is not afraid to stand up for California, champion policies that create jobs and make the hard decisions necessary to cut bloat from our federal budget. Carly is the best candidate for the job, and I am pleased to endorse her.”
Earlier this week, Fiorina officially filed to run for U.S. Senate. Since November, Fiorina has traveled the state building support for her campaign and talking with voters about the issues most important to them.