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Another significant progressive leader has endorsed Mike Levin for Congress in CD49. Congressmember Earl Blumenauer (D, Portland, OR) has joined the growing ranks of Levin supporters, calling Levin the Democrat he trusts to help flip the House in 2018.
Congressmember Blumenauer, a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, is a respected leader in the critical effort to upgrade our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. He authored the Water Infrastructure Trust Fund Act and for over a decade has led the effort to improve the quality and reliability of our drinking water supplies.
“Mike Levin knows that our nation is falling behind,” stated Congressmember Blumenauer. “The World Economic Forum has rated America’s infrastructure a dismal 25th in the world. I know Mike Levin will join me in fighting to upgrade our roads, bridges, ports, electrical grid, water supplies, transportation and affordable housing stock. We need Mike Levin in Congress to build the infrastructure to sustain a 21st Century economy. I strongly endorse Mike Levin for Congress.”
“I am so deeply honored to have the support of Congressmember Earl Blumenauer,” stated Mike Levin. “In addition to his important leadership on infrastructure, Congressmember Blumenauer is a passionate environmentalist, supports a universal, single-payer healthcare system, and is a forceful and effective advocate for animal welfare. His is a voice of integrity and compassion and I am so proud to have him on my team.”
Earl Blumenauer is a legendary public servant. Elected to the Oregon state legislature at age 23, Blumenauer also served for 10 years on the Portland City Council where his leading on planning and transportation helped establish Portland’s reputation as one of America’s Most Livable Cities. He was elected to Congress in a 1996 special election to succeed Ron Wyden.
Mike Levin is the leading Democratic candidate seeking to replace Republican Darrell Issa in California’s 49th District encompassing communities in northern San Diego and southern Orange counties.