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Congressman Mike Levin Backs Dr. Asif Mahmood For Congress

Feb 17, 2022

TUSTINToday, Congressman Mike Levin endorsed Dr. Asif Mahmood in his race to flip CA-40 and defeat Congresswoman Young Kim.

“I have known Dr. Mahmood for many years. We have worked together on some of California’s toughest challenges: Homelessness, health care, education, and climate,” said Levin. 

“I can tell you this — Dr. Mahmood isn’t someone who sits back and waits for someone else to solve our communities’ challenges. He rolls up his sleeves and finds where he can help. I have also seen the global impact of his work. He was instrumental in getting Pakistan – and its 220 million residents – to the table for President Biden’s 2021 climate summit. And we have worked together on vaccine equity and human rights issues across the globe. Dr. Mahmood will be an asset for the 40th District, and I look forward to him coming to Congress.”

Dr. Mahmood, a physician and philanthropist, has treated thousands of patients over the last twenty years: patients in the ER, critical care, inpatients, and as they leave the hospital.  Asif has made it a rule in his practice — if a patient doesn’t have insurance, his office won’t ask for payment.

In 2018, Mahmood ran for insurance commissioner, raising more than $2.3 million for the race. Dr. Mahmood is in a strong position to take on Congresswoman Young Kim.

Levin joins the growing coalition of California and Orange County leaders supporting Dr. Mahmood’s campaign. They include:

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  • Rep. Katie Porter
  • U.S. Senator Alex Padilla
  • Rep. Mike Levin 
  • Rep. Lou Correa
  • Rep. Tony Cardenas
  • Rep. Brad Sherman
  • Rep. Norma Torres
  • Rep. Judy Chu
  • Rep. Ted Lieu
  • Rep. Jimmy Gomez 
  • Rep. Karen Bass
  • Rep. Ro Khanna
  • Rep. Alan Lowenthal
  • Rep. Ami Bera
  • Rep. Jim Costa
  • Rep Gregory Meeks, chair of House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • CA Lt. Gov Eleni Kounalakis
  • CA Treasurer Betty Yee
  • CA Attorney General Rob Bonta
  • CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Sydney Kamlager
  • Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago 
  • Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula
  • Assemblymember Tom Daly
  • Assemblymember Chris Holden
  • Assemblymember Blanca Rubio
  • Artesia Mayor Ali Sajjad Taj
  • Irvine Councilwoman Melisa Fox
  • Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan
  • Orange County Democratic Party Chairwoman Ada Briceño
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez 
  • California Democratic Party Treasurer and DNC member Melahat Rafiei
  • Andy Thorburn, Orange County Democratic leader

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