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Labor Council endorses Scott Peters for U.S. Congress, Bob Filner for Mayor in San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Labor Council endorses Scott Peters for U.S. Congress, Bob Filner for Mayor in San Diego

Mathew Kostrinsky and Councilwoman Marti Emerald also get nod for San Diego City Council

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council tonight voted to endorse Scott Peters for California's 52nd Congressional District. Peters, currently Chairman of the San Diego Port Authority, is running for the newly redistricted seat that encompasses portions of San Diego, La Jolla, Imperial Beach, Coronado, and Poway.

"Scott Peters is a problem solver who knows how to create good, middle-class jobs - a skill that is sorely needed in Washington, D.C.," said Lorena Gonzalez, Secretary-Treasurer/CEO of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council. "He has demonstrated a history of bringing people together and getting things done for San Diegans."

The Labor Council also voted to endorse U.S. Congressman Bob Filner for Mayor of San Diego.

"Congressman Filner is hands-down, the best choice for hardworking folks in San Diego - both union and non-union," said Gonzalez. "He'll put an end to the ideological war on workers that has come from extreme right-wing politicians, and focus on putting our city back to work."

To receive an endorsement from the Labor Council, a candidate must receive two-thirds approval from Labor Council delegates.

In addition to Peters and Filner, the Labor Council endorsed 2012 San Diego City Council Candidates Mathew Kostrinsky in the 7th District and Marti Emerald in the 9th District.

Candidates receiving Labor Council endorsements include:

  • Scott Peters – United States Congress, 52nd Congressional District
  • Bob Filner – San Diego Mayor
  • Mathew Kostrinsky – San Diego City Council, 7th District
  • Marti Emerald – San Diego City Council, 9th District
  • For more information, contact Patrick Pierce, Communications Director of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council at (619) 228-8101 ext. 226 or ppierce@unionyes.org.

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    SAN DIEGO AND IMPERIAL COUNTIES LABOR COUNCIL

    The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO includes 133 affiliated labor groups in the region with a membership of more than 192,000 working families.

    Founded in 1891, the Labor Council advocates for more jobs, better jobs and better lives for all of San Diego's workers – union and non-union.

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