Angelique Ashby announced on social media Monday that she was being endorsed by Gov. Gavin Newson for the State Senate District 8 race.
The governor noted that if she wins, the Sacramento city councilmember and vice mayor will be the first woman elected to the State Senate from the Sacramento region in more than 20 years.
“I’m thrilled to have his support and add him to the list of community leaders, Sen. Richard Pan, the Women’s Democratic Caucus and so many of you that are walking through this journey with us,” Ashby said in a video posted to Twitter.
Ashby has been serving on the Sacramento City Council since 2010, representing the city’s District 1 — which includes a large portion of the Natomas area.