Building on the widespread support Eric C. Bauman has received for his campaign for Chair of the California Democratic Party, today, we announce the backing of an extraordinary group of outstanding progressive Members of Congress across the Golden State, including:

  • Rep. Pete Aguilar (San Bernardino)
  • Rep. Karen Bass (Los Angeles)
  • Rep. John Garamendi (Walnut Grove)
  • Rep. Jared Huffman (San Rafael)
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (Pasadena)
  • Rep. Mark Takano (Riverside)
  • Rep. Norma Torres (Pomona)

In announcing his backing of Bauman for CDP Chair, Rep. Garamendi remarked:

“I have known Eric Bauman since the late 1980’s and I am proud to endorse him to be the next Chair of the California Democratic Party. Eric and I worked together on my universal healthcare legislation when I became California’s first elected Insurance Commissioner – the first such bill to pass both houses of our Legislature, though it was regrettably vetoed by Pete Wilson; we worked together to elect Bill Clinton in 1992; later, he was my Deputy Insurance Commissioner, where he oversaw all of our community relations programs and those that focused on underserved communities and helping low-income Californians. He was a key part of my team when I ran for Lt. Governor, subsequently serving as my So Cal Director and helping lead my statewide higher education listening tour. He was also a lead player in my successful run for Congress.

“I know Eric Bauman well. He is a talented, aggressive, inclusive and principled leader, who has always focused his energies on those with the greatest needs – from low income and immigrant folks in the inner city, to those struggling for basic access to broadband and cell service in the rural areas of our great state, and I know he has a heart of gold and truly cares about all of us. I hope you will join Patti and me in standing with Eric Bauman to be the next Chair of the California Democratic Party.”

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