Buena Park, CA The Phil Janowicz for Congress Campaign announced another strong local endorsement today from Covina Mayor Jorge Marquez.
In endorsing Phil Janowicz, Mayor Marquez released the following statement:
“I’m excited to announce my endorsement of Phil Janowicz. We need fresh leadership in Washington that’s locally focused on rebuilding our roads and infrastructure, helping our small businesses succeed, and creating better opportunities for students and working families in the San Gabriel Valley and across the 39th District. His energy, knowledge of the issues, and dedication to our community make him the best choice to retire Royce and I look forward to rolling up my sleeves with him and working toward victory in 2018.”
Mayor Jorge Marquez was first elected to the City Council in 2013 and re-elected as the top vote-getter in 2017. He previously served as a City Commissioner and as the Personnel Commissioner for Covina-Valley Unified School District. Mayor Marquez works as a Field Deputy for the California State Senate, and is responsible for handling a wide variety of issues, including Public Safety, Veteran’s Affairs, and Housing. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona.
CA-39 has been recognized nationally as a top pickup opportunity for Democrats in 2018. Hillary Clinton won the district with a majority of the vote by 8.6 points. The Republican registration advantage has shrunk dramatically since the district was drawn in 2011 and is now under 2 points. The Nationally respected Cook Political Report moved this District away from the “Likely Republican” column and notes a “political outsider” is ideal to take on Ed Royce.
About Phil: Phil Janowicz is President and CEO of Quill & Abacus, an education consulting firm focused on narrowing the opportunity gap for first-generation and low-income students. He formerly taught chemistry at CSUF. There, he founded the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program for Chemistry, which provides extra instruction, mentoring, and support for students. Phil is the only Democratic challenger in CA-39 who voted against Royce in 2016. He lives in Buena Park with his wife, Angela, a native of Rowland Heights and an English Teacher at Fullerton College. They have two dogs, Molly and Jasmine, and a cat named Arya.