Republican Senate Leader Endorses Gunderson for US Representative

Republican Senate Leader Endorses Gunderson for US Representative

Businessman Matt Gunderson today announced that he has received the endorsement of longtime San Diego Republican leader and current California Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones.

Senator Jones, a distinguished leader in both San Diego County and statewide politics, has served as a Santee City Council Member, Assembly Member, and State Senator. Known for his steadfast commitment to public service and deep connection to San Diego Republican politics, Jones has served as the Senate Republican Minority Leader since January 2023.

Expressing his endorsement, Senator Jones stated, “Washington DC needs genuine leaders, not just self-righteous politicians engaging in empty political theater. The 49th deserves a representative who prioritizes people over politics. I know Matt Gunderson is the kind of guy that will work tirelessly to improve California a

nd I endorse him for California’s 49th Congressional district. He’s a business and community leader, a true outsider committed to putting the needs of California first. With a vision to make California more affordable and safer, he’s a team player I can work with to ensure a brighter future for our state. On March 5th join me and my family in supporting Matt Gunderson for the California 49th Congressional seat. Let’s get a genuine leader elected who will put our voices and interest first in DC.”

“Senator Brian Jones is a respected leader with a proven track record of effective representation,” said Gunderson. “His endorsement reinforces our campaign’s momentum and underscores the importance of bringing experienced, principled leaders to Washington to turn our economy around and keep our communities safe.”

Jones is the latest in a growing list of prominent endorsements for Matt Gunderson’s campaign, including Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Congresswoman Mimi Walters (Ret.), Congressman John Campbell (Ret.), Reform California founder Carl DeMaio, Lincoln Club of San Diego Chairman Emeritus Martin Garrick, State Senator Janet Nguyen, State Senator Pat Bates (Ret.), Assemblywoman Laurie Davies, Assemblywoman Diane Dixon, Assemblywoman Kate Sanchez, former Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Laguna Niguel Mayor Kelly Jennings, Laguna Niguel Councilman Gene Johns, Assemblyman Steve Choi (Ret.), Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall (Ret.), San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman, Huntington Beach Mayor Tony Strickland, Mission Viejo Mayor Ed Sachs (Ret.), Mario Rodriguez with the Hispanic 100, and Lanhee Chen with the Hoover Institute.