Veteran Jeff Gorell gets major endorsement for Congressional seat

Jeff Gorell, a California State Legislator, active Commander in the Navy Reserve, and candidate for California’s 26th Congressional District, is proud to announce that he has been endorsed by the Combat Veterans for Congress. Gorell is currently meeting his annual reserve training obligation while training for three weeks with joint military forces in Colorado. 

“The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is pleased to endorse Commander Jeff Gorell, USNR, Esq. who will bring to Congress private sector skills and wisdom to better solve problems in government and represent the 26th Congressional District of California and the Republic,” said Captain Joseph John, USN (Ret), Chairman of the Combat Veterans for Congress .  “We look forward to working with Commander Gorell, and are pleased that a Combat Veteran of his caliber is running for Congress.”

“I am proud to receive The Combat Veterans for Congress endorsement, and honored to be listed amongst the ranks of our nation’s finest leaders and heroes like John McCain, Paul Cook, and Jeff Denham” stated Gorell. “These individuals are dedicated to fighting for the needs and interests of America’s veterans – at a time when veterans and their families need our support more than ever.”

“When elected to Congress, I will always keep the military service members and veterans of the 26th District at the front of my mind. As a third-generation member of the United States Navy, there is no more sacred duty our country can perform than protecting the welfare of our veterans.”

The number of veterans continuing their service to our country as a Member of the House of Representatives has been on a steady decline the last 40 years and currently, there are the fewest number of veterans in Congress since World War II.


According to the organization’s mission statement, “Combat Veterans For Congress Committee is dedicated to supporting the election of fiscally conservative Combat Veterans to Congress . . . who believe in limited government, will rein in the out of control spending of Congress, are committed to preserving and defending the US Constitution, and will support the independence and freedom of the individual as outlined in the Bill of Rights.” 

Assemblyman Gorell was elected to the legislature in 2010 and currently serves as vice chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee.  Gorell is also an Intelligence Officer in the Navy Reserve.  A decorated veteran of two tours to Afghanistan, Gorell was recently promoted to Commander.

To read the full endorsement, click here.


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