Steel for Congress Announces Veterans for Michelle Coalition

Huntington Beach, CA – Today, Michelle Steel for Congress announced a growing coalition of more than 50 local veterans supporting her campaign to represent California’s 48th Congressional District in Congress. The Veterans for Michelle Coalition is based on Michelle’s strong commitment to veteran’s access to quality healthcare and employment opportunities.

“Michelle Steel is the obvious choice to represent Orange County in Washington. It is not just her strong platform, but that she has a tangible record supporting the policies and services that matter most to veterans,” stated Erik Peterson, Chair of Veterans for Steel. “Michelle has consistently delivered for veterans in this community – from improving health services to expanding housing opportunities. There is no doubt she will do the same for veterans in Congress.”

Brett Potts, a member of the coalition, added, “I’m proud to be a voter and veteran backing Michelle this November. Elections have consequences and I know that by voting for Michelle, I am voting for the candidate that will always stand up for veterans and prioritize our healthcare, employment, and housing needs.”

Throughout her career, Michelle has a strong record of fighting for veteran services. She worked to open the Satellite Veterans Service office at Joint Forces Training Base-Los Alamitos, which has helped Veterans access services such as benefits, disability pension claims, and counseling. Michelle also has a record supporting veteran housing vouchers and hosting an annual hiring fair that specializes in veteran employment opportunities.

In Congress, Michelle has pledged to deliver quality and accessible medical care to veterans, along with working to improve housing affordability, create good paying jobs, and expand educational opportunities for the veterans in her district. 

Veterans for Michelle Steel Coalition: 

John Armstrong, United States Army, Newport Beach
Joe Bailey, United States Marine Corps, Huntington Beach
Joseph Barbuto, United States Army, Fountain Valley
Joe Barbuto, United States Air Force, Fountain Valley
Richard Bitney, United States Navy, Aliso Viejo
Rich Carsen, United States Air Force, Seal Beach
Ted Fuentes, United States Air Force, Aliso Viejo
Mark Gasdaglis, United States Marine Corps, Huntington Beach
David Hillberg, United States Army, Fountain Valley
Daniel Hoppy, United States Army, Fountain Valley
Do Hung, United States Navy, Westminster
John Huntley, United States Navy, Costa Mesa
John Lawrence, United States Navy, Santa Ana
Meki Masaniai , United States Army, Santa Ana
Ronald May, United States Navy, Laguna Beach
Simon Melendez, United States Navy, Costa Mesa
Drake Muat, United States Army, Huntington Beach
Daniel Mulrenin, United States Marine Corps, Laguna Niguel
Ben Nielsen, United States Army, Fountain Valley
Doug Nye, United States Army, Newport Beach
Erik Peterson, United States Marine Corps, Huntington Beach
Paul Pothier, United States Navy, Santa Ana
Brett Potts, United States Navy, Seal Beach
Maynard Rains, United States Army, Laguna Niguel
John Rodgers, United States Navy, Aliso Viejo
Rich Roppa, United States Navy, Aliso Viejo
Rob Schenker, United States Marine Corps, Aliso Viejo
Doug Shea, United States Air Force, Huntington Beach
Glenn Tollefson, United States Army, Huntington Beach
Jordan Tygh, United States Coast Guard, Newport Beach
William Zeldow, United States Army, Seal Beach
Shep Bently, United States Marine Corps, Laguna Niguel
Rob Brown, United States Marine Corps, Aliso Viejo
Brian Iskey, United States Navy, Laguna Beach
George Kuck, United States Air Force, Westminster
Jon Kurtz, United States Navy, Seal Beach
Bill Leber, United States Army, Laguna Niguel
Roy R Ludt II, United States Navy, Huntington Beach
Richard Matta, United States Army, Costa Mesa
Ronald May, United States Navy, Laguna Beach
Simon Melendez, United States Navy, Costa Mesa
Robert Morrow, United States Army, Newport Beach
William Phinizy, United States Air Force, Fountain Valley
Rudy Pollack, United States Army, Laguna Niguel
Frank Price, United States Navy, Huntington Beach
Frank Ramirez, United States Marine Corps, Aliso Viejo
William Romero, United States Air Force, Costa Mesa
Emily Sanford, United States Navy, Huntington Beach
Bob Smentkowski, United States Army, Westminster
Paula Strome, United States Air Force, Seal Beach
Jake Vollbregt, United States Marine Corps, Aliso Viejo

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