Change vs. More of the Same: Mateo Morelos Bedolla announces congressional bid; Frm. Congressional Aide adds depth to crowded field
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 01, 2017
CONTACT: Mateo Morelos, (209) 832-2553, email@example.com
Tracy — Today, former congressional aide Mateo Morelos is announcing his candidacy for Congress in California’s Tenth District.
“First, I want to praise Congressman Jerry McNerney for his leadership on issues relevant to our local communities,” said Morelos. “Like Jerry McNerney, I will be a leader for the people, committed to fighting for family farms, educational opportunity, affordable health care, living wage jobs, immigration reform, modern infrastructure, public benefits, veterans health care and benefits, and a sustainable water plan.”
Mateo Morelos is running for Congress to fight for a responsible future. “My parents taught [me] to work hard, commit to the community that helped raise [me], and help others harness skills to build their own way,” said Morelos.
Mateo Morelos served California’s 9th Congressional district as a legislative and in-district staffer before running for U.S. Congress. He managed district legislative correspondence, assisted in securing money, benefits, and military medals for constituents, and communicated how to understand and navigate the federal bureaucracy.
For his civil service work with the U.S. House of Representatives, Cal State East Bay Alumni Association awarded Mateo Morelos the inaugural 40 Under 40 Award. Previously, Mateo worked as a co-founder for startup company Guardian Systems Inc. (Google Entrepreneurs competition winner), a residential framing carpenter, and a construction laborer.
"[I am] committed to an economy for working people, debt-free education, Medicare-for-all healthcare, a just immigration system, public services that serve the public good, and a renewed participatory democracy that holds government accountable to the people," Morelos concluded.
Mateo Morelos grew up in Tracy and is a product of local public schools including South/West Park Elementary, Williams Middle School and Tracy High. He is a graduate of Cal State East Bay (Hayward), where he earned his BA in Political Science.
Learn more at the campaign's web site MateoMorelos.com.
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