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Stockton’s Republican mayor endorses McNerney

By Josh Richman
Thursday, August 28th, 2008 at 11:22 am in Dean Andal, Elections, Jerry McNerney, U.S. House.

Stockton Mayor Ed Chavez, a Republican, has endorsed Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, for re-election over GOP challenger and Stockton resident Dean Andal.

The mayor of the 11th Congressional District‘s largest city — also a 30-year Stockton Police veteran, including 10 years as chief — has been “impressed with what Congressman McNerney has done in his short tenure in office,” he said in McNerney’s news release.

“He’s back in California every weekend — in fact, it’s nearly impossible to spend a Saturday in Stockton without running into him,” Chavez said. “He’s committed to serving his constituents well by helping create family-wage jobs in renewable energy, bringing home federal funds for important infrastructure projects in our region, working to make sure veterans have access to services they’ve earned, and being open, available and accessible to members of our community. He puts the needs of his constituents first; that’s why he earns my endorsement.”

It’s the second hometown snub this week for Andal, a former Assemblyman and Board of Equalization member; McNerney was endorsed Tuesday by Dr. Everett Low of Stockton, who serves beside Andal on the board of the Lincoln Unified School District.

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