Endorsements

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“Paloma is the right choice for Imperial Beach City Council. As councilwoman, I’m confident she will be an exceptionally strong voice for all IB residents. Her wealth of experience and diligent work ethic make her uniquely qualified. She has my strongest support and full endorsement.”

Congressman Juan Vargas (D-51)

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“Imperial Beach has been plagued by pollution in the Tijuana River Valley for years -- its degraded the quality of life for IB residents and put their health at-risk. Paloma has been fighting to stop sewage pollution from impacting Imperial Beach for over a decade. She is experienced in working with local, state and federal governments on both sides of the border to find solutions. I have the utmost confidence she will make an exceptional Councilwoman because she not only has the skills for the job, but the drive and passion behind it. I am proud to endorse her candidacy.” 

California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (AD-78)

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"Paloma is one of the strongest advocates I know. Her work to stop pollution from impacting Imperial Beach has been relentless and fearless, which is why I named her Woman of the Year in 2014. I am confident the skills and leadership she’ll bring to the council will make her an invaluable asset to the City of Imperial Beach. She has my full support and highest endorsement."

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher

"I have worked with Paloma over the last 10 years to clean our beaches and to improve water quality in the Tijuana River. She has been a tireless advocate for the health and safety of Imperial Beach residents, working at local, state and federal levels to address these issues. With her Master's in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, she is able to contribute factual analysis to bi-national discussions and knows how to approach complex issues in a practical manner - working with diverse interests to develop workable solutions."

Denise Moreno Ducheny

Former State Senator & Imperial Beach Resident

"As a veteran, an environmentalist and a public servant, I’m thrilled to endorse Paloma Aguirre for Imperial Beach City Council. Paloma and I share the same values that called me into public service – protecting our environment while paying special attention to the marginalized communities that are hit the hardest by climate change and environmental injustice.   Fighting for democracy means fighting for every voice to be heard, including IB's active duty military and veterans. Paloma is the leader I trust to cut through the noise, support the community I adore, and to hit the ground running once elected. The future will inherit the decisions of the past. It’s time for the future to weigh in, now."

Mark West

City of Imperial Beach Councilmember and Navy Veteran

FULL ENDORSEMENT LIST

  • United States Congressman Juan Vargas

  • United States Congressman Scott Peters

  • Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Toni Atkins

  • Senator Ben Hueso

  • Former Senator Denise Ducheny

  • Assemblymember Todd Gloria

  • Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher

  • City of Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina

  • City of Imperial Beach Councilmember Mark West

  • City of Imperial Beach Councilmember Ed Spriggs

  • City of Coronado Councilmember Whitney Benzian

  • Former City of San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald

  • San Diego County Democratic Party

  • San Diego County Democrats For Environmental Action

  • San Diego Progressive Democratic Club

  • Imperial Beach Democratic Club

  • YIMBY Democrats San Diego

  • San Diego Democrats For Equality

  • Sierra Club San Diego Chapter

  • National Union of Healthcare Workers

  • SEIU Local 221

  • League of Conservation Voters San Diego

  • National Political Women’s Caucus

  • San Diego Free Press

  • San Diego City Beat

  • Ironworkers Local 229