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Past Mayor of Irvine Joins Far-Reaching Coalition Uniting Around Harley Rouda for Congress

LAGUNA BEACH, CA -- Continuing to galvanize broad support in his campaign to represent California's 48th Congressional District seat, today Democratic businessman Harley Rouda secured a hefty endorsement from the former Mayor of Irvine, Sukhee Kang.

In making his endorsement public, Mayor Sukhee Kang released the following statement:

"Harley Rouda is the real deal. He's bright, compassionate, and has a deep understanding of the need to bring common sense solutions to address the many challenges facing Orange County and our nation. I'm fully convinced that in Washington, he'll work to break through the seemingly endless partisan dysfunction to find common ground around key issues, like job creation, investments in education, clean energy technologies and healthcare coverage. I'm proud to endorse Harley Rouda for Congress."

Today's announcement follows several important campaign developments, all of which illustrate Rouda's thriving momentum, including:

I.U.O.E. Local 12's endorsement of Harley Rouda, which joined several large unions representing working men and women in endorsing Rouda's campaign.

Rouda's hard-hitting digital video ad, titled "2 Plans," where he slams incumbent Dana Rohrabacher for backing Trumpcare, also known as the House GOP's American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Harley Rouda is running to bring much needed common sense solutions, fiscal responsibility, and pragmatic progressivism to the 48th district and our country. Harley has assembled a diverse coalition of support, including 500+ grassroots volunteers, 50+ precinct captains, working families, community activists and more. As of the last fundraising report, he had outraised the other five Democrats in the race combined.

Harley Rouda is a successful businessman, philanthropist and attorney, who created the firm Real Living. Active in numerous charities and civic organizations over the years, he's been involved in fighting homelessness and domestic violence; active with Human Rights Watch; supporting education for the disadvantaged as well as supporting access to higher education; saving military jobs; and working with civic organizations to drive economic development. Harley lives in Laguna Beach with his wife; Kaira, and their four kids.

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Posted on July 20, 2017 in Press Releases.

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