LOS ANGELES, CA—The Los Angeles General Services Police Officers Association today added their name to Secretary of the California Democratic Party, Reginald (Reggie) Jones-Sawyer’s growing list of endorsers, in his bid for California’s new 59th Assembly District seat. Today’s endorsement builds off of Jones-Sawyer’s endorsement last week from the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers’ Association.
“We are pleased to join Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s campaign for State Assembly, because we know that he’ll be a strong supporter of public safety in the legislature,” said Michael Robertson, President of L.A. General Services Police Officers Association. “He understands that critical funding for public safety must be protected in order to ensure safe neighborhoods, safe communities, and safe schools, as well as, a secure environment for businesses to operate so that our local economies can function day-to-day.”
“Recently we have seen an overall reduction in crime because of the new and innovative policing strategies and technologies that have helped our departments target and battle crime,” said Jones-Sawyer. “If elected to the state Assembly, I plan on doing everything I can to ensure strong safeguards are in place to make certain that we fully fund public safety and law enforcement agencies, so that we can continue to see a significant drop in crime.”
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, Los Angeles Professional Managers Association, and the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers’ Association.
Additionally, he’s picked up a number of powerful endorsements from elected leaders, including, former Congresswoman Diane Watson, Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Congresswoman Laura Richardson, 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.