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California Governor Gavin Newsom Endorses Dr. Asif Mahmood for Congress

Feb 25, 2022

Governor Newsom calls Mahmood a “problem solver” and a leader who “puts helping people at the center of everything he does.”

Dr. Mahmood announced earlier this week he has raised $1 million during his first month in the race.


TUSTIN — Governor Gavin Newsom endorsed Asif Mahmood today in the CA-40 race against incumbent Congresswoman Young Kim.

“Dr. Mahmood is a problem-solver – a leader who puts helping people at the center of everything he does,” said Newsom. “As a physician, he has helped thousands of patients and their families overcome health challenges. I have seen first-hand his commitment to our state as a civic leader. He is exactly the kind of results-oriented leader we need more of in Congress.”

Dr. Mahmood has treated thousands of patients over the last twenty years: ER patients, critical care patients, and inpatients. Asif has made it a rule in his practice — if someone is without insurance, his office won’t ask for payment.

Governor Newsom joins the fast-growing list of California and Orange County leaders who are backing Mahmood’s campaign for Congress. They include:

  • U.S. Senator Alex Padilla
  • 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 Melissa 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
  • UNITE HERE Local 11

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