Leland Yee Endorses Democrat
Janet Reilly in Assembly District 12
From the Reilly Campaign
September 27, 2005
Assemblymember Leland Yee today announced that he is endorsing
Democrat Janet Reilly as his successor in Assembly District 12.
In addition to representing the 12th Assembly District, Leland
Yee currently serves as the Speaker pro Tempore in the California
Assemblymember Yee said, "When I looked at who would be
the best choice to lead this district, I wanted to make sure that
I endorsed a candidate who shared my commitment to the families,
schools, and safety of this community. Janet Reilly understands
the challenges facing Bay Area families. Janet is smart, committed,
and policy oriented -- I trust her to make the thoughtful leadership
decisions that will truly move California forward."
Janet Reilly said, "It is an honor to receive the support
of someone who has played such an important leadership role in
the Bay Area and in the California Assembly. Every day I meet
people in this district who have been personally helped by his
work. He is going to be a tough act to follow - but I am sincerely
honored that he has put his trust in me and I look forward to
working with him as a partner when he is serving in the State
Senate," continued Reilly.
Leland Yee was elected to the California State Assembly in November
Democrat Janet Reilly currently serves as a Director of the Golden
Gate Bridge Board. Janet is a former journalist who has worked
as a businesswoman and has an extensive background in the non-profit
world. Janet Reilly also serves on Mayor Gavin Newsom's Policy
Council for Children, Youth, and Families, but she considers her
experience raising two daughters in San Francisco one of her most
important qualifications for Assembly.
In addition to Leland Yee, Janet Reilly's campaign for Assembly
has been endorsed by former Lt. Governor and Speaker Leo McCarthy,
California State Controller Steve Westly, San Francisco Supervisors
Michela Alioto-Pier, Jake McGoldrick, Tom Ammiano and Gerardo
Sandoval, School Board Commissioner Sarah Lipson, former San Francisco
Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez, former San Francisco
Supervisor Tony Hall, Catholic Charities Executive Director Brian
Cahill and former State Librarian Kevin Starr.