Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Chris Coursey

Rep. Mike Thompson Endorses Chris Coursey for City Council

Congressman Mike Thompson this week announced his endorsement of Chris Coursey for Santa Rosa City Council.

"I am proud to endorse Chris Coursey,” said Rep. Thompson. “Chris is a dedicated leader who I have known for nearly 20 years. He is a strong voice for working families in Santa Rosa and always works to find common sense solutions to the challenges we face."

Thompson, a Democrat from St. Helena, has represented the North Coast’s Fifth Congressional District for 15 years. He previously served in the California State Senate.

Coursey was a reporter and columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat for nearly three decades before leaving the newspaper in 2007 to work for the SMART train project. He now has a small freelance writing and public relations consulting business.

The kickoff event for the Coursey campaign is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square. Supporters are invited to attend.