Henry Nickel Issues Debate Challenge to James Ramos


September 18, 2018


CONTACT: Henry Nickel
(909) 733-6208


San Bernardino,

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Assembly District 40 candidate Henry Nickel (R) today challenged his opponent, Democrat James Ramos, to a public debate so that voters can learn about their plans and visions for the office.

“With less than 50 days until the November election, it's time to publicly allow voters the chance to hear more from the candidates about our positions on issues," Nickel said. "I will meet with James Ramos anytime anywhere. The issues are too important, and this election is too important, to ignore the voters and avoid answering their questions. The League of Women Voters has already attempted to organize a debate, which I agreed to; I look forward to scheduling a debate that James Ramos will agree to attend so voters can better decide who will best represent them in Sacramento."


Henry Nickel was the clear winner of June 5th's primary election, where he received 46% of the vote in a three-candidate field that included James Ramos (D) and Libbern Cook (D). Ramos received 41% of the vote and Cook 13%. Nickel will face off against Ramos in the November general election.

The Republican candidate has won the general election in AD 40 every cycle this decade, and in the last midterm cycle (2014) the current incumbent Marc Steinorth (R) won by 12%.

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 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. He works for San Bernardino County as a member of Teamsters Local 1932. Henry was born and raised in the 40th District. He earned his undergraduate degree in communication, legal institutions, economics and government from American University in Washington, DC. He went on to study law and earned a graduate degree in National Security Studies from California State University San Bernardino with a focus on American National Security, intelligence analysis and terrorism. California State Assembly’s 40th District includes the cities of Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Redlands, Highland, Loma Linda, and the unincorporated communities of Mentone, Devore, Phelan, and Lytle Creek. To learn more about Henry visit www.henrynickel.com or call (909) 733-6208.