Houman Salem, candidate for California State Senate, contracts Coronavirus, promises to produce hospital supplies at San Fernando Valley factory

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Candidate for California State Senate in Ventura/Los Angeles County, promises to retrofit clothing factory to produce medical supplies. Has likely contracted COVID 19 himself.

Houman Salem, business-owner and 2020 Republican candidate for State Senate in California’s 27th district, announced Saturday that he has likely contracted Coronavirus. Salem, who went to the doctor earlier this week with all of the symptoms of COVID 19, was given isolation orders and told there was a high chance he had the disease. He was not officially tested due to his age, general health, and the lack of testing kits in the area. He has been quarantined in his home for the foreseeable future.

“I’m super optimistic that I’ll beat this. . . In fact, Corona should be scared of me!” Salem said via Facebook post. “But all jokes aside, this is the most intense pain I’ve ever felt.” In a statement to friends and family, Salem said, “I got this, we have a campaign to win and a business to run, this isn’t going to stop me.”

Salem, founder and CEO of international clothing manufacturer ARGYLE Haus of Apparel, had already been in the process of retrofitting his San Fernando factory to produce scrubs and hospital gowns for local hospitals. “I realized last week - after listening to my opponent Henry Stern’s town hall - I am in a unique position to help end the shortage of gowns and scrubs at our hospitals. I was proceeding with the plans to convert my factory when I became ill.” Salem says his health condition will not affect the changes and restructuring of the factory, “Not only are there dozens of people counting on this pivot to maintain their jobs, but there are potentially thousands of hospital staff and patients counting on the products.”

For information on Houman Salem’s campaign or to learn more about his platform and issues, please visit Salem2020.com.

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