Key endorsement builds Costa’s momentum; underscores his role as champion for shared Democratic values
Today, Jim Costa’s re-election campaign announced that he has been endorsed by Democratic Women in Action, one of the key Fresno County Democratic Party’s clubs focused on electing leaders dedicated to passing effective policies and Democratic Party platforms that improve the lives of women, families and children.
Congressman Costa with members of Democratic Women in Action, who recently endorsed him for re-election.
“We are proud to stand with Jim Costa and support his work delivering for Valley families, women and children,” said Gail Gaston, President, Democratic Women in Action.
Congressman Costa said: “With women’s rights under attack at the federal level and throughout our nation, it is critical that we continue to stand up for women everywhere. In Congress, I will continue to stand up for policies that protect women’s rights, including equal pay for equal work and a woman’s right to choose.”
The endorsement from Democratic Women in Action comes on the heels of a wave of early endorsements from key Democratic leaders including US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, Governor Gavin Newsom, and BOLD Democrats, an organization dedicated to electing more diverse members to the US House and Senate.
The 2020 primary will be held on March 3, 2020. Costa was most recently re-elected in 2018 by a decisive 15% margin over his opponent.
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Jim Costa represents California’s 16th Congressional District, which includes portions of Fresno, Madera and Merced Counties. He was re-elected to Congress in November 2018 by a decisive 15% margin over his opponent. During his service in Congress, Costa has delivered over $290 million in funding for water improvements, over $300 million for veterans’ services, expanded access to higher education, and improved access to healthcare.