South Gate, Lynwood leaders rally behind Hall for Congress
COMPTON—Assemblyman Isadore Hall has landed the endorsements of South Gate Mayor Maria Davila and South Gate Councilman Jorge Morales in his bid for a congressional seat. Davila and Morales join a list of supporters from the Gateway Cities that includes former Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, Assemblyman Ricardo Lara, Lynwood Mayor Aide Castro, Lynwood Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Morton, Lynwood City Councilman Alfredo Flores, Lynwood City Councilman Ramon Rodriguez, Lynwood Unified School District Board Member Maria Lopez, Lynwood Unified School District Board Member Alfonso Morales and Lynwood Unified School District Board Member Jose Solache.
“The Latino base is very important in this election and while others have focused on other demographics, Mr. Hall has always been a supporter of our community. He is from our community and we will campaign, rally and be his biggest supporters in this congressional race,” said Castro.
“I am deeply humbled that my friends and lifelong neighbors have given me their trust,” Hall said. “It is obvious that there is a huge void in our community. Our community feels abandoned and detached. Jobs, education and health care must be first on the agenda. Without that, there is no agenda.”
“Out of the three folks running, it's a no-brainer for me to stand behind him,” said Davila. “He has demonstrated his loyalty, understanding and commitment over the years. He has a keen understanding of the issues that are of concern to our community. We are not only excited, but confidant about delivering for him.”
“It’s one thing to ask to be accepted,” said Solache. “However, it's totally different when you are actually from here and Assemblymember Hall is our own. He’s gifted, educated and walks with common folks.”
Hall is a former two-term president of the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees. He was elected to the Compton City Council in 2003 and served in various leadership positions including mayor pro tempore. He was elected to the California State Assembly in 2008 and served as assistant speaker pro tempore during his first term. He currently serves as a member of the Appropriations, Elections and Redistricting and Human Services Committees. He chairs the Assembly Committee on Government Organization.
The youngest of six children, Hall was born and raised in Compton. Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in management and leadership from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in public administration from National University and received his Ph.D. from Next Dimension Bible College this summer.