Next Senate Leader Proudly Announces SBCTC Re-election Endorsement

February 5, 2014 - State Senator Kevin de Leon, whom fellow Senators have agreed will become the next President pro tem of the Senate later this year, recently issued a press release to announce his endorsement for re-election by the California Building Trades. His press release declared that the endorsement was "highly coveted" because SBCTC is a "California Powerhouse." The entire release follows.

Sen. de León Garners Endorsement from California Powerhouse, State Building & Construction Trades Council

Coalition Representing 400,000 Working People Backs de León for Re-Election

LOS ANGELES, CA— On the heels of his formal re-election announcement, today State Senator Kevin de León picked up a highly coveted endorsement from the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California, in his re-election bid.

 "Senator Kevin de León has always understood the issues of working families,” said Robbie Hunter, President State Building and Construction Trades Council. “He has been a seasoned, distinguished and accomplished legislator for Los Angeles County and he will bring valuable experience and energetic leadership to the California State Senate.  The Building Trades and working families are proud to support Senator de León for his re-election." 

 The members of California’s Building & Construction Trades are critical to the success of California,” said Senator de León. “They’re the iron workers, operating engineers, laborers, electricians, pipe fitters, plumbers, painters, bricklayers, insulators, carpet layers, cement masons, roofers, sheet metal workers, and whole a host of other working people who have helped to build California’s infrastructure and our middle class economy. I’m sincerely grateful for their support.”

Just yesterday, Senator de León announced endorsements from the following list of powerful labor groups: Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council, Teamsters Joint Council 42 & Local 396, United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC-UHCP) International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11, United Association (UA) Plumber’s Local Union 78, California School Employees Association

Senator de León is running for re-election in California’s new 24th district. Currently, he represents California’s old 22nd district, and previously he represented California’s old 45th Assembly district.

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