Surrounded by supporters and staff at her Alamo headquarters, Tiffany Estrella Attwood announced the suspension of her campaign for Congress. Attwood is currently the only write-in candidate for the Sept. 1 special election for the 10th Congressional District.
“This has been an amazing journey in which any U.S. citizen who cares about their country can run for an important office like Congress,” stated Attwood. “One of the reasons why I stayed in this race, even as a write-in candidate, was to voice the concerns of the Latino, Filipino and Asian community – it was our leaders that urged me to continue this run.”
After being excluded from the July 5 debate in Antioch and the Aug. 7 debate in Fairfield, the Attwood campaign held a sizable protest outside the Solano County Government Building where the debate was being held. “It took a protest to get the message inside the debate that our concerns were not being heard,” said Attwood. “Lt. Gov. Garamendi was the only candidate that contacted me after the debate and asked what he could do to help out – I was actually dumbfounded that another candidate cared about my concerns.”
Following an Aug. 15 meeting at an Asia-Pacific Town Hall in Fairfield, where Garamendi invited Attwood to participate, “I knew our community had a representative – and that voice was the lieutenant governor” said Attwood. “With my deepest appreciation to all our supporters, I’m announcing the end of my campaign and the endorsement of Lt. Gov. Garamendi. He is the proven Democrat for our district!”