They called Hillary Clinton’s win over Bernie Sanders in South Carolina where she got 73% of the vote a “crushing blow”. I don’t know what pundits could call the 80.5% of delegate vote, where Cheryl Brown won the endorsement of the California Democratic Party. Some call it the most powerful endorsement while others call it the most coveted endorsement sought by candidates of any political party because it represents the voice of Democratic voters and leaders. For Assembly member Brown, it also recognizes the legislative work she’s done on behalf of the many hard working people of her 47th Assembly District.
While a few local people — and I do mean a few — have been trying to spread misleading information about her record, this endorsement says otherwise. It reminds me of one of my favorite bible verses, John 14:11NLT: “at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.” Jesus had to tell his disciples to believe body of evidence. This is what Brown has been saying to her local supporters and now confirmed by this endorsement by the state party.
After learning of this endorsement, San Bernardino County’s Democratic Central Committee Chair Chris Robles released the following statement:“Democrats in the Inland Empire and across the state are unified in overwhelmingly supporting Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown for re-election. Cheryl Brown is the embodiment of our Democratic values and has a record to prove it. She fights for job creation, protecting our seniors, and keeping our communities safe. As Chair of the San Bernardino County Democratic Central Committee, it brings me great pleasure to witness Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown’s endorsement from our State Democratic Party. I know she will continue doing a great job representing our County effectively as our Assemblywoman.”
Now Chris is one of those people who keeps up with elected officials’ voting records in Sacramento and in Washington DC. It is his way of knowing what the citizens in the county’s needs are and what they are saying; not what some are saying is not true. I use citizens instead of voters because once Brown was elected she had to represent all 400,000+ citizens, even those who did not vote for her. She understands that half of the voters do not belong to her political party and that the district has a cultural richness of people from around the world. She once told me this is one of the reasons she loves the job…because of the diversity of the people.
Assembly member Cheryl Brown has also amassed overwhelming support from local Democratic groups, including:
– 82% of 47th Assembly District Democratic Delegates
– California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus
– Democratic Women of San Bernardino County
– Armenian Democratic Club of Southern California
– Helen L. Doherty Democratic Club
– West End Democratic Club
– Fontana Democratic Club
– Rialto Democratic Club
This does not include over 200 personal supporters who have given their permission to use their names.
I don’t know why it is that some people do not believe what one says until they see the evidence and sadly some people even will not believe you after they see the evidence.
I say congratulations to a woman I know better than anyone else, Assembly member Cheryl Brown and her team on the endorsement from the California Democratic Party.