SACRAMENTO–California State Treasurer Fiona Ma endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg Tuesday, lauding his track record of getting things done as Mayor of New York City and his unmatched record on climate change. Ma is the first California statewide-elected official to endorse him.
“California is leading the way to a carbon neutral economy. We need a president who understands the real challenges of climate change and eliminating carbon emissions while still growing an economy that benefits everyone,” said Treasurer Fiona Ma. “As a three term Mayor of New York City, Mike Bloomberg has a proven track record of getting things done. I’m endorsing him because he is the best candidate to successfully shepherd-in a national green economy.”
“Fiona Ma has been a pioneer in California, and we are honored to have her support for our plan to fight climate change and take on the other big challenges of our time,” said Mike Bloomberg 2020 Campaign Manager Kevin Sheekey. “Like Fiona, Mike works across the aisle to get things done, and our campaign will continue to outline achievable plans to rebuild America.”
Earlier that day, Ma appeared at a campaign event in Sacramento where she heralded Bloomberg’s executive experience and endorsed his run for president. Ma’s endorsement comes on the same day as several other prominent California Democratic women, including Compton Mayor Aja Brown and Compton City Council Members: Michelle Chambers, Emma Sharif, and Tana McCoy. Yesterday, former Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa also endorsed Bloomberg and joined his 2020 campaign as a National Political co-chair, demonstrating the momentum the campaign has been getting in California.