FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO finalized its early endorsement list in advance of the upcoming local and statewide electoral cycle at last night’s monthly meeting of Labor Council’s Delegates.

All endorsed candidates participated in an extensive screening process with rank-and-file members and union leadership, which included a mandatory questionnaire, interview and approval of both the Executive Board and the Delegates.

“Elections have very real consequences for working people,” said Mickey Kasparian, president of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “When push comes to shove, each and every one of these candidates has stood with us to protect good local jobs, strengthen our schools and improve the lives of working families. We are confident that these candidates have the right skills and vision to move San Diego forward.”

The San Diego and Imperial Counties, AFL-CIO’s early endorsements for 2016 primary elections:

  • Gregg Robinson for San Diego County Board of Education, District 1
  • Rick Shea for San Diego County Board of Education, District 5
  • Eduardo Reyes for Chula Vista City Council, District 4
  • Chris Ward for San Diego City Council, District 3
  • Sarah Saez for San Diego City Council, District 9
  • Bernie Rhinerson for San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees, Seat A
  • Mary Graham for San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees, Seat D
  • Richard Barrera for San Diego Unified School District, District D
  • Shirley Weber for the 79th California Assembly District
  • Lorena Gonzalez for the 80th California Assembly District
  • No endorsement in the race for the 39th California Senate District

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Samantha Peterson

Communications Director

619 – 309 – 8169

speterson@unionyes.com

© 2014 San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
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