LOS ANGELES, CA—Congresswoman Laura Richardson today endorsed Secretary of the California Democratic Party, Reginald (Reggie) Jones-Sawyer in his bid to fill California’s new 59th Assembly District seat.
“In these tough economic times, it is absolutely critical that we send the best candidates possible to Sacramento, and that’s why I’m proud to enthusiastically endorse Reggie Jones-Sawyer for the new 59th Assembly District seat,” said Congresswoman Laura Richardson. “Reggie has an immeasurable ability to bring people together, forge alliances, and think creatively when it comes to helping to grow our economy by creating jobs, helping small businesses, providing workforce development training, and investments in educational opportunities that ensure Californian’s have the tools they need to succeed.”
“Congresswoman Richardson’s endorsement helps to show the strength and momentum behind my campaign,” said Jones-Sawyer. “I plan on working side-by-side with her in my campaign and beyond on the many important and pressing issues before our state.”
Since first announcing, Jones-Sawyer has racked up a significant list of endorsements from influential labor groups including, Laborers (LiUNA) Local 300 & Local 777, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Southern California Council, UA Local 78 Plumbers, Teamsters Joint Council 42, National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 24, and the Los Angeles Professional Managers Association.
Additionally, he’s picked up a number of powerful endorsements from elected leaders, including, former Congresswoman Diane Watson, Congresswoman Janice Hahn, State Senator Alex Padilla, State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod, State Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, State Assemblyman Ricardo Lara, State Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz, and Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel.
The new 59th Florence-Graham District includes many of the same neighborhoods in the former 48th Assembly District.