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

Mar 16, 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 the kind of hardworking and practical leader 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. He believes politicians in Washington should do more to help families in districts like the 40th instead of playing political games or trying to advance their party’s agenda.

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

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  • 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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