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California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon Backs Dr. Asif Mahmood’s Campaign for Congress

Mar 10, 2022

TUSTIN — Today, Speaker of the California Assembly Anthony Rendon endorsed Dr. Asif Mahmood in his race to flip CA-40 and defeat Congresswoman Young Kim.

“Dr. Mahmood is just the type of person we need in Congress,” said Rendon. “As a physician, he has witnessed first-hand the struggles many of our families face. I am confident he will be a fierce advocate for those in the 40th District, and I look forward to seeing all that he accomplishes.”

Asif, a pulmonologist and philanthropist, has dedicated his life’s work to helping others. He has treated thousands of patients over the last twenty years and has made it a rule in his practice that if a patient doesn’t have insurance, his office won’t ask for payment.

In 2018, Asif 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.

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

  • UNITE HERE Local 11
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom
  • U.S. Senator Alex Padilla
  • Rep. Katie Porter
  • 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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