Former Obama Cabinet Member and Head of the U.S. Small Business Administration announces support for Sam Jammal for Congress Maria Contreras-Sweet, the 24th Administrator of the US Small Business Administration, is a longtime resident of Rowland Heights FULLERTON – Sam Jammal, candidate for California’s 39th Congressional district, today announced the endorsement of Maria Contreras-Sweet, an [...]
Sam Jammal is trying to defeat Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), who has represented Orange County in Congress for nearly 25 years. Jammal said his experience growing up in the district as the child of immigrants, attending law school and then working on Obama’s 2008 campaign and in the Department of Commerce proved to him that anything is possible.
Sam Jammal wasn’t planning to run for Congress yet — the 35-year-old former staffer in Barack Obama’s Commerce Department is still paying off his student loans. But after watching Donald Trump win the presidency and thinking about what it could mean for Obama’s legacy, Jammal reconsidered.
Sam Jammal, former Obama Administration official and clean energy executive joins the race for the 39th congressional district, opposing incumbent Republican Congressman, Ed Royce. Sam was raised in the 39th district and lives in Fullerton.
“He’s always been an inspiring figure for me as someone with a biracial background,” he said. “I think Obama represents a brand of the Democratic Party about hope.”
Today, Sam Jammal, former Obama Administration official and clean energy executive joins the race for the 39th congressional district, opposing incumbent Republican Congressman, Ed Royce. Sam grew up in the communities in and around the 39th District and lives in Fullerton.
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“This is where I grew up, so it’s personal,” Jammal said. "I know these communities and I know their values.”
Jammal, whose father worked as a manager at Jack in the Box, emphasizes the needs of working-class families, especially when it comes to health care, education and jobs — areas he says the incumbent does not give proper attention.
Democrat Sam Jammal is challenging the reelection bid of Rep. Ed Royce, R-Fullerton. By Martin Wisckol | firstname.lastname@example.org | Orange County Register July 17, 2017 at 5:00 am The Buzz is the Register’s weekly political news column. The crowd of first-time Democratic candidates who think they can beat one of Orange County’s four Republican Congress [...]