Livermore Independent Endorses Catharine Baker For Re-Election
For Immediate Release Contact: Duane Dichiara
October 20, 2016 916-997-4784
Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) announced today that the Livermore Independent endorsed her re-election over challenger Cook-Kallio. With this endorsement, every newspaper in the region has now endorsed Baker, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the East Bay Times, and the Pleasanton Weekly.
In its endorsement, the Independent stated, “Baker has stepped across party lines, breaking with the Republican Party on such issues as gun control and climate action. She voted for SB32, extending the climate-change law, and SB350, raising renewable energy goals. She supported 10 of 12 gun control measures that came before the Assembly, including voting to require background checks on the purchase of ammunition. Baker helped to author a bill that provides more resources for veterans to transition to civilian life.”
Baker stated, “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Livermore Independent, and I appreciate their recognition of my bipartisan work on issues that are important to our community. In contrast with my opponent, who relies almost exclusively for support outside our district, I’m proud to have earned the support of local elected Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, on every city council and school board in the district, and the newspaper editorial boards in our community.”