March 5, 2018
(RIVERSIDE, CA) — Today, Republican Party of Riverside County Chairman, Jonathan Ingram, announced a Chairmans Endorsement for Bill Essayli for California’s 60th Assembly District. He is running to unseat Democrat Sabrina Cervantes.
“Bill Essayli embodies what it means to be a leader in California,” said Ingram. “He resigned from a comfortable job in the U.S. Attorney’s Riverside Branch Office because he heard the call to help his community. And he recognizes how poorly Sabrina Cervantes is representing the district where he grew up.”
A child of Lebanese-American immgrants, Bill Essayli is a native of the 60th Assembly District. He graduated from Centennial High School in Corona, and was the first person in his family to attend college. In the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Essayli was involved with the federal investigation of the December 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack, helped lead the case against a Santa Barbara doctor who unlawfully prescribed opiates, and tried drug traffickers who smuggled narcotics from Mexico into the United States.
California’s 60th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Corona, Norco, Eastvale, and Jurupa Valley, has a large population of commuters who drive dozens of miles each day for work.
“Sabrina Cervantes has had ample opportunity to lead in her district, and instead has kowtowed to Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom’s extreme-left agenda,” continued Ingram. “She knew Cap and Trade was bad legislation, but rather than stand up for her community she cowardly chose to abstain from voting. And then she voted in lock-step with San Francisco Democrats to raise the gas tax and raise our DMV registration fees.”
If elected, Bill Essayli has voiced his support to repeal the SB 1 gas tax, defend Proposition 13, reduce the income tax burden on working families, keep neighborhoods safe, oppose sanctuary state measures, and curb spending in Sacramento.
Democrats currently hold a single-party supermajority in California’s state government.