Official Press Release from Morse for Congress Campaign:
Santa Clara, CA – Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17), who represents the heart of Silicon Valley, strongly endorsed Jessica Morse today in her bid for Congress in California’s Fourth District.
“Jessica has the experience and deep community roots needed to advocate for the Fourth District,” said Representative Ro Khanna. “Jessica is a rising star with a lifetime of dedication to public service and a decade of experience working in national security and on the federal budget. She has shown the ability to listen and respond to the needs of her neighbors, and she will be a strong champion for her community. Jessica will be a crucial ally in the fight to maintain net neutrality and expand rural broadband across the country. I am proud to endorse Jessica Morse for Congress.”
Jessica Morse responded: “I am honored to earn Representative Khanna’s support. Since his election to office, the Congressman has not been afraid to address some of our nation’s toughest challenges - from adapting and preparing our workforce to the changing economy to moving our approach to foreign policy away from military interventionism. His thoughtful leadership, coalition-building, and policy-making have been a great example for me, and a model for how public servants should strive to lead. I am deeply honored to have his endorsement.”
Jessica Morse was also recently endorsed by Charlie Brown, the 2006 and 2008 Democratic candidate in California’s 4th Congressional District and Bob Derlet, the 2016 Democratic candidate in the 4th District. She has also earned the grassroots support of the Mariposa County Democratic Club, Democratic Club of Coarsegold, Tuolumne County Democratic Club, the Democratic Women's Coalition of Tuolumne County, and thousands of supporters across the district.
Jessica Morse is a former national security strategist with over a decade of service in the Defense Department, State Department, and USAID. She has worked across the world, including more than a year in Iraq at the height of the war. In Congress, Morse will focus on promoting job creation, investing in fire prevention, and protecting our natural resources through water conservation and forest management.
Morse lives in Pollock Pines. She is a fifth-generation northern Californian whose ancestors crossed the Sierra in covered wagons and settled outside of Auburn, where Morse and her family still own and manage two hundred acres of forestland today.