It looks like 's campaign is beginning to pick up steam.
The West Hollywood resident, who is the lone Republican in the race for California's 50th Assembly District, announced Monday that he is being endorsed by Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin and current candidate for the 66th Assembly, Nathan Mintz.
Both are constituents of Assemblywoman , who is also in the running for the 50th Assembly seat.
After the California Citizens Redistricting Commission redrew the Assembly lines, Butler moved out of the South Bay district where she was elected two years ago to run in the 50th District, which stretches from Hollywood to Malibu and Agoura Hills.
“The residents of the South Bay know Betsy Butler the best, and I am proud to have the support of leaders in the community like Mayor Gin and Nathan Mintz,” Torgan said in a statement.
Mintz calls Torgan a "common sense community leader who understands how to remove roadblocks to job creation.” The former GOP Assembly candidate has praised Torgan's experience as a land use attorney.
"[It] gives him unique skills and experience that makes him the only candidate prepared on day one to create pathways to bringing high paying, new economy jobs into the district," Mintz said in a statement.
Mayor Mike Gin also noted Torgan's experience as a small business owner and commissioner in the City of West Hollywood.
"Brad Torgan will bring a thoughtful and balanced perspective and a rich set of experiences back to Sacramento that truly represents the interests of local residents, small businesses, cities and communities throughout his district," Gin said in a statement.
Torgan launched his website www.Torgan2012.com last week, where voters can learn more about the candidate and his vision for California.