Gil Cisneros Statement on Donald Trump’s Conviction

May 30, 2024


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Gil Cisneros Statement on Donald Trump’s Conviction

Covina, CA – Today, former LA County Congressman, Under Secretary of Defense, and Education and Veterans Advocate Gil Cisneros released a statement regarding the conviction of former President, now convicted felon Donald Trump.

“Today marks a pivotal moment in our nation’s pursuit of justice. I want to commend the members of the jury for their service to the country and their unwavering commitment to the truth in having reached a verdict in the case against Donald Trump.

The decision in this case reaffirms our nation’s commitment to accountability and integrity in public service. No one, regardless of their status or position, is above the law.

As we reflect on this moment, let us recommit ourselves to the ideals that define our democracy: equality, justice, and the pursuit of truth.

While this is one decision, we must continue to work together and strive for a justice system that treats all people regardless of their race, ethnicity, or economic status equally within the eyes of the law. And we must ensure that those who have broken the law are held accountable for their actions.”

Gil Cisneros supporters include Supervisor Hilda Solis, Congresswoman Napolitano, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Democratic Caucus Chairman Pete Aguilar, Retired Assemblymember Mike Eng, BOLD PAC Chair Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, Giffords PAC, ASPIRE PAC, California Environmental Voters, League of Conservation 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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