NELSON UNVEILS SUPERVISOR DO’S ENDORSEMENT
Orange County – February 1 – Today, Chairman of the Board of Orange County Supervisors, Andrew Do, announced his endorsement of Shawn Nelson, candidate for Congress in California’s 39th District. Do’s endorsement adds to the surge of local momentum that Nelson’s campaign has generated across the district. Since the campaign launched just two weeks ago Nelson is leading with the most powerful local endorsements.
“It is with great honor that I announce my endorsement of Shawn Nelson,” said Supervisor Do.
He continued, citing Nelson’s leadership on local issues as reason for endorsement, “I have worked with Shawn on the Board of Supervisors and admired his expertise on infrastructure solutions, his energy towards solving the homelessness crisis in Orange County and his commitment to creating a robust economy for its people. His unmatched experience makes Shawn the best advocate for these issues as a representative for the people of the 39th District.”
Shawn Nelson stated, “I’m so grateful to have the support of my colleague on the Board of Supervisors, Andrew Do. I look forward to our continued partnership and I pledge to bring “local” thinking to Congress to prioritize the people of the 39th Congressional District.”
Shawn Nelson has lived in Orange County’s 39th District his entire life. During his career Shawn built a successful litigation firm with offices in Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties. Nelson was elected to three terms as Councilman and Mayor of Fullerton before being elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors. As an outsider, Nelson used his legal background and common sense conservative approach to move Orange County forward by investing in modern infrastructure to create jobs and fulfilling his main campaign promise by placing the County of Orange into the lowest pension formula in the state with employees paying the largest share in the state.
During his eight years on the Board of Supervisors, Nelson has prioritized critical issues like reducing the unfounded pension liability, improving infrastructure, solving homelessness, helping our local economy grow and keeping our streets safe. He served multiple terms as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and worked to bring needed reform and solutions for Orange County’s Residents. Nelson served as Chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, as well as Chairman of Metrolink, bringing solutions to pressing traffic and infrastructure issues. Unafraid of a challenge, Nelson has made real progress on reducing regulations that strangle business, streamlining regulations and voting to fund innovative crime fighting solutions such as advanced uses of DNA evidence in the Orange County Crime lab.
Supervisor Nelson and his wife, Sharon, have lived for 19 years in the same home in the 39th District and have three children: Kathryn, Shane, and Amanda.