SAN BERNARDINO, CA – San Bernardino City Councilman Henry Gomez Nickel was first elected to the City Council in 2014 and has since worked hard to be an independent voice of reason in a city wrecked with dysfunction and still reeling from the effects of the recession. During his tenure Gomez Nickel worked to bring the city out of bankruptcy, enacted a new charter, reduced costs of services, balanced the city budget, and increased investment in law enforcement.
“We beat the odds. I lost count of the number of people who said we could never get to where we are today,” reflects Nickel. Now he faces a new task, election to the State Assembly amidst one of the most turbulent political climates in California history.
Gomez Nickel views himself as someone whose survived the same struggles as the rest of our community. He works for San Bernardino County as a member of Teamsters Local 1932. Married in 2013, his husband immigrated to the US from El Salvador and works for Amazon. “We live in a modest suburban neighborhood,” said Nickel. “We work hard for everything we have. We epitomize the ordinary middle-class family in the Inland Empire.” This is a stark contrast with his opponent who is a wealthy tribal casino hotel owner.
“My goals are simple, I plan to work in a bipartisan fashion to get real results for our community,” said Nickel. “We have to repeal the gas tax, we have to end the state’s policy of reducing sentences for violent criminals and we have to prepare our students for profitable careers through career and technical training. I’ve shown I can overcome adversity and achieve results. I ask you to join me in my campaign to fight the honorable fight and bring a fresh approach to change in our community.”
The 40th Assembly District includes the cities of San Bernardino, Redlands, Highland, Loma Linda, Rancho Cucamonga and the communities of Mentone, Devore and Lytle Creek. To learn more about Henry visitwww.henrynickel.com or call (909) 733-6208.