FRESNO, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today earned the endorsement of Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin. The endorsement comes as momentum behind Fiorina’s campaign to run against Barbara Boxer this fall continues to grow.
“Now, more than ever, it’s critically important that California have a representative in the U.S. Senate who will fight back our sky-high unemployment rate by growing our economy and creating jobs,” said Swearengin. “Carly Fiorina has the proven background in business and the real-world experience it will take to make progress toward both those goals, and I am proud to endorse her campaign today.”
Swearengin was elected in 2008 and has spent the majority of her adult career working to fight unemployment and create jobs in the Fresno area. She founded the Regional Jobs Initiative in 2002 and has served as both Fresno State University’s Director of Economic Development and as lead executive of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley.
“Mayor Swearengin is a great public servant who shares my commitment to job creation and getting our economy back on track,” said Fiorina. “I am grateful for her support, and I look forward to working together with her and our entire team to bring real change to Washington by retiring Barbara Boxer in the fall. Together we can take our government back, make it listen and make it work.”
On a campaign swing through Fresno last Friday, Fiorina earned the endorsements of Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Jose Plascencia, Clovis Mayor Pro Tem Jose Flores and Clovis City Councilman Nathan Magsig. Fiorina was previously endorsed by Fresno County Supervisor Debbie Poochigian, former Secretary of State Bill Jones and former Fresno Mayor Alan Autry.