Chair of The House Democratic Caucus Rep. Pete Aguilar Endorses Gil Cisneros In CA-31

Jan 06, 2024


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Chair of The House Democratic Caucus Rep. Pete Aguilar Endorses Gil Cisneros In CA-31

Endorsement Comes On The Heels Of Commanding Poll Numbers For Cisneros 


Covina, CA – Today, former Los Angeles County Congressman and Under Secretary of Defense Gil Cisneros, who is running for California’s open 31st District, announced the endorsement of House Democratic Caucus Chair Congressman Pete Aguilar (CA-33). The endorsements comes days after a public poll release which showed Cisneros leading a crowded Democratic field in this San Gabriel Valley district.


As the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, I am proud to endorse Gil Cisneros for Congress,” said Congressman Aguilar. “We need Gil in Washington because he will stand for working families and always put People Over Politics, just like he did during his time in the Navy and his fight against sexual assault in the military. I know Gil will be a strong partner in our work to lower costs, strengthen education, and pass comprehensive gun safety legislation.”


The endorsement adds to an impressive coalition supporting Cisneros, Congressmember Judy Chu, Supervisor Hilda Solis, the Hispanic Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ BOLD PAC, California Environmental Voters, SEIU California, Democrats Serve, the New Democratic Coalition Action Fund, Operating Engineers Local 12, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers, and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36. A full endorsement list can be found here.




Gil Cisneros is the former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and the Military’s Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer.  A former U.S. Naval Officer, Gil was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2), the National Defense Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his exemplary service to his country. 


From 2019 to 2021, Cisneros served as U.S. representative for Los Angeles County in California’s 39th Congressional District where he served on the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees.


Gil is an advocate and co-founder of The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation, an organization committed to improving the level of Hispanic education in the country and the lives of Veterans. Gilbert’s dedication toward philanthropy began when he purchased a winning California Mega Millions lottery ticket in 2010. Gil and Jacki partnered with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the city of Pico Rivera, California to create Generation First Degree Pico Rivera, with the goal of putting a college degree in every Hispanic household in the city. Gil’s commitment to education led him to be appointed to former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative’s advisory board.


California’s 31st is an open Congressional District in Los Angeles County covering the San Gabriel Valley. Incumbent Congressmember Grace Napolitano is retiring. The district includes all or part of the Cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, City of Industry, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Monrovia, San Dimas, South El Monte, and West Covina. 51.2% of the registered voters in CA-31 identify as Latino, and 15.3% are of Asian or Pacific Islander descent.


Gil Cisneros is a former Navy officer and the use of his military rank, job titles and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.

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