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Latino Caucus Backs Guerra

Via Kim Bojórquez

The California Latino Legislative Caucus on Tuesday endorsed Sacramento City Councilman Eric Guerra for California’s Sixth State Senate district race, a seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Richard Pan.

“Eric Guerra has earned the respect of the Latino Caucus for his courageous life story, his hard work and determination on the Sacramento City Council, and his long career in public service,” state Sen. María Elena Durazo, D-Los Angeles, said through a statement.

Due to term limits, Pan will be unable to seek re-election when his term expires in 2022, leaving the position vacant. Other candidates who announced they are running for the position include Sacramento City Councilwoman Angelique Ashby and National Action Network state director Tecoy Porter Sr.

Guerra, the Michoacán-native who announced his campaign in February, said the endorsement “means a great deal to me personally and gives a huge lift to my campaign.”

The Senate district includes Sacramento, Arden-Arcade, Elk Grove, West Sacramento and other surrounding areas.