Buena Park, CA The Phil Janowicz for Congress Campaign today announced another strong local endorsement from North Orange Community College Board Trustee Ed Lopez.
In endorsing Phil Janowicz, Trustee Lopez released the following statement:
“I’m proud to endorse Phil Janowicz in his campaign against Ed Royce. Phil’s tuition-free community college proposal, the HOPE Act, is the exact type of new leadership we need in Washington, putting students and working families over special interests. Phil’s hard work and dedication to our community show that he is the best choice to retire Royce next year and I will do whatever I can to help him win in 2018.”
Ed Lopez was first elected to the North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees in 2016. He served in the Clinton Administration from 1995-2001 and currently teaches political science at Irvine Valley College. Trustee Lopez is also deeply involved in the community and is active in the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council and Los Amigos of Orange County.
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 forfirst-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.