LOS ANGELES, CA— Strengthening his Assembly campaign, today Secretary of the California Democratic Party, Reggie Jones-Sawyer, won an endorsement from UNITE HERE Local 11, in his bid for California’s new 59th Assembly District seat.
“We are pleased to announce our endorsement of Reggie Jones-Sawyer for Assembly, and we are confident that he’ll be a steadfast ally of working people in the state legislature,” said Tom Walsh, President of UNITE HERE Local 11. “He has proven himself as an activist and a leader in the labor movement, and the legislature could use his experience, his forward-thinking, and his progressive values, when it comes to fostering legislation that will help restore our state’s distressed economy and shattered education system.”
“As the labor candidate in this race, I am extraordinarily grateful for the support and endorsement UNITE HERE Local 11 has given my Assembly campaign,” said Jones-Sawyer. “And, I look forward to working with them in this campaign and when I go to Sacramento on the many pressing issues before our state.”
Recently Jones-Sawyer scored endorsements from the Los Angeles General Services Police Officers Association and the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers’ Association.
Beyond the endorsements listed above, 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, 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.