The campaign to reelect Assemblymember Michael Allen announced today he has received the endorsement of California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, the chief law enforcement officer in the state, as the best choice for Marin and Sonoma county voters concerned about protecting our environment and holding corporations accountable.
“As our state faces financial challenges that threaten efforts to safeguard the environment, invest in our public schools, ensure public safety and get our economy growing again, we need experienced, committed lawmakers like Michael Allen back in Sacramento to stand up for California values,” said Harris. “Michael Allen’s hands on experience as an attorney, mediator, and hardworking public servant make him an invaluable resource to residents of Marin and Sonoma counties.”
Harris’ endorsement is a key boost for Allen heading into the November election. Harris is well known for her extensive record fighting to protect consumers from mortgage fraud and other scams, and preserving the state’s natural resources. Her hard work led to the recent passage of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, which provides critical protections for homeowners and reforms the mortgage and foreclosure process to make it more open and accountable. Harris is the first woman, and the first African American and South Asian American, to hold the office of Attorney General in the history of California.
As a North Bay resident and community leader for over 40 years, Allen is well versed in the issues that matter to Marin and Sonoma County. Prior to his election to the Assembly in November 2010, Allen had an extensive career as a registered nurse, lawyer and then labor leader right here in our community. In the Assembly, Allen has fought to protect critical funding for our schools, close corporate tax loopholes to fund college scholarships for middle income families, and advance critical solutions to the pension issues facing our state. Allen lives in San Rafael and has 5 children.