Republican Danville Town Councilmember Joins Growing Group of Republican Leaders Supporting Susan Bonilla in State Senate Special Election

Concord, CA – Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla announced today that she has received the endorsement of Republican Danville Town Councilmember Renee Morgan – adding to her campaign’s momentum across the Tri Valley and widespread bipartisan support in the May 19th Special Election.

Bonilla’s bipartisan support has continued to surge – including earning the endorsements of the California Small Business Association and Republican leaders like Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson, Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor, Dublin Mayor David Haubert, and Danville Councilmember Robert Storer – as well as Democratic leaders like California Attorney General Kamala Harris, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, former Congressman George Miller, and former Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan.

Renee Morgan’s support also adds to the strong and bipartisan support that Bonilla has received in the Town of Danville – where a bi-partisan majority of the Town Council has endorsed her campaign.

A full list of endorsements, as well as statements of support from community leaders, can be found atsusanbonilla.com/endorsements

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Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla is a former high school teacher, mayor and county supervisor, who has worked to strengthen neighborhood schools and protect public safety services, while successfully working to balance the state budget.

Prior to her election to the State Assembly in 2010, Bonilla served as a Contra Costa County Supervisor and as the Mayor of Concord – the largest community in the State Senate District. While serving her local community, Bonilla built and expanded job-training programs and job creation efforts that successfully helped residents get back to work during the recession.

In the State Assembly, she has consistently worked to invest in public education, strengthen neighborhood schools, and improve access to college and job-training programs for local students. Bonilla balanced budgets by not spending what we don’t have – remaining committed to reducing our debt burden – while protecting vital services like education and public safety from drastic budget cuts.

Susan Bonilla has shown steadfast leadership in protecting early childhood education programs – saving transitional kindergarten, which gives young learners the foundations they need for success. Bonilla was the author of legislation that: expanded health care access for women, created the highest safety standards for California industrial sites while protecting manufacturing jobs, and provided more tools for law enforcement to keep our communities safe.

In her most recent term in office, Bonilla led legislative efforts to streamline education funding, giving local schools more control, make college more affordable, improve academic standards, modernize school curriculums, and secure $1 billion for training and technology to prepare students to succeed in a job market that demands problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Prior to serving in public office, Susan was an English teacher in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. She has a B.A. in English from Azusa Pacific University and teaching credentials from CSU Los Angeles. Susan resides in Concord with her husband, John. They have four daughters and three grandchildren.

State Senate District 7 includes the cities of Concord, Antioch, Livermore, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Danville, Pittsburg, Dublin, and Brentwood, as well as many other communities in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.