San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Endorses Pete Gallego for Congress
San Antonio, TX // In a major development in the race to take on Congressman Quico Canseco in the 2012 general election, today San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro announced his endorsement of State Representative Pete Gallego for Texas's 23rd Congressional District. Mayor Castro released the following statement:
"It is with great pride that I endorse my friend Pete Gallego in this race for Congress."
"From the servicemen and women at our military installations to our blue collar working families, and from our Fortune 500 companies to our universities, the future of San Antonio is the future of America. We need a congressional delegation that can work together to grow our economy and recruit major employers, to support our military, and to never give up in the fight against radical politicians who want to make it harder for every Texas child to get a quality education and affordable healthcare. That is why we need Pete Gallego in Congress. He is the best candidate in this race to take on Quico Canseco in November, and a proven leader whose steady hand we can count on to serve our community in Congress for years to come."
Representative Gallego added the following comments:
"This endorsement is major development for our campaign."
"Make no mistake: Julian Castro and Joaquin Castro are two of the hardest working, most well-respected political leaders in our state - even our country. This endorsement reflects the positive momentum I feel every day as I cross this district - from San Antonio to Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Alpine, and El Paso. Democrats in southwest Texas are ready for a leader who can win in November and who will fight every day to protect the American dream for all our families."
Mayor Julian Castro is currently serving his second term as Mayor of the nation's seventh largest city. Castro's record as Mayor includes a focus on attracting well-paying jobs in 21st century industries, positioning San Antonio to be a leader in the New Energy Economy and raising educational attainment across the spectrum.
Pete Gallego has represented his hometown of Alpine and his West Texas neighbors in the Texas House since he was elected in 1990 at only 28 years old. Gallego is running for Congress to bring his proven record of common-sense problem solving and of fighting for working families to Washington, D.C.