FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2019
Contact: Lisa Gasperoni
Attorney General Xavier Becerra Endorses Jim Costa for Congress
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today endorsed Jim Costa for Congress. Attorney General Becerra said he has worked closely with Congressman Costa in the fight to protect immigrants.
“Having served in the US Congress with Jim Costa, I have witnessed firsthand his firm commitment to finding a pathway to citizenship, protecting our DREAMers and ensuring all immigrants can live in our great nation free from fear and with dignity,” said Attorney General Becerra.
“Jim has been on the frontlines in the fight to protect our immigrant communities and will continue to be a key partner of mine as we take on the Trump Administration’s dangerous, anti-immigrant policies. Jim Costa is the clear choice to represent the Central Valley in Congress during these tumultuous times, and I strongly endorse him for re-election,” Becerra concluded.
Congressman Costa said he and Attorney General Becerra share a commitment to immigrants’ rights. “Xavier Becerra is a strong champion for our immigrant communities and DREAMers. I look forward to continuing our work together and standing up for the rights of all Californians,” Costa said. “The Attorney General and I discussed continuing our partnership and are actively planning events together here in the Valley.”
Attorney General Becerra joins Governor Gavin Newsom and Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein in endorsing Jim Costa for re-election to Congress.
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Jim Costa represents California’s 16th Congressional District, which includes portions of Fresno, Madera and Merced Counties. He was re-elected to Congress in November 2018 by a decisive 15% margin over his opponent. During his service in Congress, Costa has delivered over $300 million for veterans’ services, expanded access to higher education, and improved access to healthcare.