Yee is California’s chief fiscal officer, and an advocate for aggressive action on affordable housing, increased access to affordable healthcare and quality public education.
“As California’s Chief Fiscal Officer, I support candidates who fight for underserved communities’ fair share and work to lift up California’s working families. In the 53rd Congressional District, that candidate is Georgette Gómez, who has spent her career fighting for our values and bringing people together to make life better for all of San Diego. I am proud to be among California’s statewide leaders who are helping send Georgette Gómez to Washington, DC to keep fighting for all of us,” she said.
Like Gómez, Yee was born to immigrant parents and in her second term as State Controller, she is focused on California’s affordability crisis and policies to help families and communities adapt and thrive in California’s changing economy.
Gómez is president of the San Diego City Council and a former community organizer. Her legislative accomplishments include expanding affordable housing, strengthening protections for low-income renters, leading implementation of the city’s landmark Climate Action Plan, and delivering millions of dollars in new funding for community priorities including street repairs, parks and libraries.
Gómez, who faces Sara Jacobs and a number of other Democrats in the March primary, has also been endorsed by Rep. Juan Vargas, state Sen. Toni Atkins, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and City Councilmember Barbara Bry, among others.
If elected in November, Gómez would be the first LGBTQ Latina member of Congress.
The 53rd District, which encompasses much of central San Diego County, is currently represented by Susan Davis, who is retiring at the end of her 10th term.