The California Small Business Association, representing over 200,000 small business owners across the state, has endorsed Alan Lowenthal for Congress.
"I'm proud to have the support of California's small business owners, the engine that drives job creation in California," said Alan Lowenthal. "In Congress, I'll continue my commitment to job creation, innovation, and easing the way for small businesses to thrive."
The organization cited Alan Lowenthal's long record of job creation, advocacy for small business, and consistent inclusion of small business owners in local and state decision making as a key factor in their decision.
"We believe your commitment to the future of small business is deserving of the support from our organization, and you will do a great job representing us effectively in the United States Congress," said Betty Jo Toccoli of the California Small Business Association.
"A lot of politicians talk a good game about jobs and business. Alan Lowenthal gets results," said Kerstin Kansteiner of Berlin Coffeehouse in downtown Long Beach.
The California Small Business Association joins a long list of prominent endorsers, including former Long Beach Mayors Beverly O'Neill and Ernie Kell, National Fraternal Order of Police, International Association of Firefighters, and local elected leaders from across the district.
Lowenthal is the frontrunner in this newly drawn district. Democrats possess an eleven percentage point registration advantage, and President Obama won the district by nineteen percentage points in 2008. Lowenthal has led quarter-to-quarter fundraising in every report since the beginning of the year.