Westminster Councilman Sergio Contreras Unveils Expansive Coalition of Local Leaders Backing his Campaign for Orange County Board of Supervisors 

WESTMINSTER, CA — Continuing to build support from prominent local leaders in his campaign for Orange County Board of Supervisors District 1, Westminster City Councilmember Sergio Contreras today earned endorsements from a myriad of community supporters, including:

  • Sylvia Mendez, Civil Rights Icon
  • Lorraine Prinsky, President Coast Community College District
  • Fran Sdao, Chairwoman of Orange County Democratic Party (Ret.)
  • Robert Garcia, Long Beach Mayor
  • Jim Moreno, Coastline Community College Trustee
  • Bonnie Castrey, Huntington Beach Union High School District Trustee
  • Jesus Silva, City of Fullerton Mayor
  • Jerry Patterson, Congressman and Vice President of Coastline Community College District (Ret.)
  • Melissa Fox, City of Irvine Councilmember
  • Cassius Rutherford, Costa Mesa City Parks Commissioner
  • Carlos Manzo, Westminster City Planning Commissioner
  • James Dinh Pham, Westminster City Parks & Recreation Commissioner
  • Elizabeth Gonzalez, Centralia Elementary School District Boardmember
  • Jeremy Khalaf, Westminster School Board Trustee

Mayor Robert Garcia released the following statement with his endorsement:

“Sergio Contreras is the real deal. As a local leader, he has demonstrated his unwavering dedication to improving education and government services in our region, while working tirelessly to expand opportunity and improve our quality of life.  I know he’ll do the same on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and I am pleased to give him my wholehearted endorsement.”

Contreras also reflected on the endorsements, commenting:

“I’m deeply honored and grateful to have the support of these prominent community leaders and elected officials. Their backing is a testament to the success of our campaign and that our message of progress in Orange County is resonating. Together, I’m excited to fight on the Board of Supervisors for more good middle class jobs, greater investments in local public schools, cleaner air and water, increased access to affordable healthcare, and more affordable housing.”

Last week, Contreras earned the coveted endorsement of U.S. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, and announced that his campaign has raised more than $100,000. Contreras leads the field of candidates in endorsements and fundraising by a wide margin, demonstrating that he has strong, broad-based support and is far and away the strongest candidate to flip the seat.