Continuing to earn important organizational backers in her campaign for L.A. County Supervisor district 4, today Rep. Janice Hahn scored crucial endorsements from the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770 and United Association (UA) Plumbers Local 78.
“We have worked closely with Janice Hahn throughout her career, both on the L.A. City Council and in Congress,” said Rick Icaza, President of UFCW Local 770. “We’ve witnessed firsthand her commitment to leveling the playing field for working men and women and reducing the income inequality gap that we’ve seen following the Great Recession. Janice Hahn is by far the best choice for working families, for more jobs, and a strong middle class. She has our full support for Supervisor.”
“Janice Hahn has a long track record of partnering with us and the building and construction trades to improve our region’s aging infrastructure and create good middle class construction jobs,” said Gary Cook, Business Manager for UA Plumbers Local 78. “That’s why the United Association Plumbers Local 78 are excited about her candidacy and enthusiastically endorse her for Supervisor.”
Minutes after joining the race for Los Angeles County Supervisor district 4, the Janice Hahn for Supervisor campaign began receiving a wave of phone calls and emails of support from leaders and organizations from across L.A. County. Just days after announcing her candidacy, Rep. Janice Hahn has garnered endorsements from:
· National Organization for Women (NOW) California Chapter
· Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (LAPPOA)
· International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13
· California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
· California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
· California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
· Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
· Rep. Alan Lowenthal
· Rep. Tony Cardenas
· State Assemblyman Anthony Rendon
· State Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (Ret.)
· State Senator Martha Escutia (Ret.)
· Torrance Mayor Pat Furey
· Torrance City Council Member Tim Goodrich
· Downey Mayor Luis Marquez
· Artesia Mayor Miguel Canales
· Artesia City Council Member Ali Sajjad Taj
· Artesia City Council Member Victor Manalo
· Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Reynaldo Rodriguez
· Hawaiian Gardens City Council Member Victor Farfan
· Lomita City Council Member Barry Waite (Ret.)
· Lomita City Council Member Don Suminaga (Ret.)
· Manhattan Beach City Council Member & Mayor Pro Tem Mark Burton
· Rolling Hills Estates City Council Member Judy Mitchell, and elected Member of South Coast Air Quality Management District*
· Signal Hill City Council Member Tina L. Hansen
Below are the endorsement statements the Hahn campaign released last week:
“I am confident that Artesia residents would be well represented by Janice Hahn as our next Supervisor on the County Board. Like her father Kenny, Janice has brought compassion, energy, and commitment to everything she does. Her record of accomplishments on key issues: jobs, help for small businesses, public safety, environmental protection, education are impeccable. I know she’s the best candidate and I’m happy to support her.”
-- Artesia Mayor Miguel Canales
“I’m proud to endorse Janice Hahn. She understands the issues that matter most to local communities in Hawaiian Gardens, whether it’s jobs, good schools, or safe neighborhoods. I know she’s going to make an excellent Supervisor for our region.”
-- Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Reynaldo Rodriguez
"Janice Hahn is a former classroom teacher. She understands the critical importance of investing in our schools so that our students are prepared for the ever-evolving 21st century global economy. That's why I'm pleased to endorse Janice for County Supervisor. The Board of Supervisors oversees the L.A. County Office of Education, which is one of the largest, most expansive educational agencies in America. Having a former teacher on the Board will be a tremendous benefit for students and schools across the County."
-- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
"I'm pleased to support Janice Hahn for L.A. County Supervisor. Janice has a long family history of delivering results for the Los Angeles region, stemming back to her father Kenny Hahn's time in office. I am fully confident that Janice will serve County residents well, particularly when it comes to the important issues of protecting consumers and our environment, creating jobs, and expanding access to healthcare."
--State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
"I'm pleased to endorse Janice Hahn for L.A. County Supervisor. Like Janice, I agree that there's far too much partisan gridlock in Washington, and I can understand her desire to come back home to California to get things done for the people she represents. Los Angeles County residents will be well served with a Hahn back on the Board of Supervisors."
-- Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
"At a time when the number of women on the L.A. City Council is historically low, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors has a chance to make history and elect a majority-woman board. With unmatched experience in fighting for women's rights, ranging from the local to the federal level, Janice Hahn is the right woman for the job. The California Chapter of National Organization for Women is pleased to give Janice our strong support."
-- National Organization for Women (NOW) California Chapter President Patricia Bellasalma
“No candidate is better qualified to represent the 4th Supervisorial district than Janice Hahn. Janice has cut through the partisan gridlock in Washington to get things done-- and I know she can do even more for our communities on the Board of Supervisors. She knows how to bring together a host of competing interests to build consensus and solve problems. I am proud to endorse her for L.A. County Supervisor.”
-- Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
“The Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association is proud to enthusiastically endorse Janice Hahn for L.A. County Supervisor. Janice Hahn has a strong track record when it comes to public safety and collaborating with peace officers to ensure we have the resources and tools we need to keep local neighborhoods safe. We believe she is the best candidate to represent the 4th Supervisorial district."
-- Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (LAPPOA) President Brian Moriguchi
"ILWU Local 13 is proud to give Janice Hahn our enthusiastic support. She has been an enormous force on Port related issues, and we need her expertise fighting for our members on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Janice understands the importance of keeping our Port competitive while simultaneously protecting the hard working men and women who work at our Ports. She is by far the best candidate for Supervisor district 4."
-- ILWU Local 13 President Bobby Olvera Jr.
“I am pleased to give Janice Hahn my wholehearted support. She and I share a common agenda that centers around economic development, job creation, safer communities, and solving problems. I am fully confident that Janice is the best candidate to represent us on the Board of Supervisors.”
-- Torrance Mayor and former Principal Deputy County Counsel Pat Furey
“County residents would benefit greatly from having a Hahn back on the Board of Supervisors. Just like her father Kenny Hahn, Janice has been on the forefront of some of Southern California’s biggest issues: jobs, transportation, infrastructure, public safety, environmental protection and more. Plus, she's widely recognized as an expert when it comes to Port and international trade issues-- both of which have a significant impact on the 4th district. I am confident she’ll make an terrific Supervisor and I'm pleased to support her campaign.”
-- Rep. Alan Lowenthal
“I’ve worked closely with Janice Hahn for over a decade. I know from firsthand experience that Janice is a compassionate public servant who works tirelessly for the people she represents. In Congress, she has worked to bridge the partisan divide to find common sense solutions and get things done for California. Los Angeles County needs Janice’s experience and skill-set on the Board of Supervisors. I’m excited to support her campaign.”
-- Rep. Tony Cardenas
“The 4th Supervisorial district needs a leader like Janice Hahn representing us at the County level. Janice is one of the nation’s foremost experts when it comes to the issue of Ports—which is an issue that has an enormous impact on our region’s jobs, businesses, and economic development. Additionally, Janice’s local and national experience will prove to be a significant asset for our region as our next County Supervisor. I’m with her 100%.”
-- State Assemblyman Anthony Rendon
“I believe that Janice Hahn will make an outstanding County Supervisor, and I’m proud to stand with her as she campaigns to represent the 4th district. I know that County residents would greatly benefit from having her skills, tenacity, and experience on the Board of Supervisors. I’m with her 100%.”
-- State Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (Ret.)
“Local families need Janice Hahn fighting for us on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. Janice has been an outspoken advocate for disadvantaged and middle class families throughout her career. We know she’ll be able to do even more for local communities as our representative on the Board. I’m excited to support her campaign.”
-- Martha M. Escutia, State Senator (Ret.), Vice President for Government Relations at USC*
“I am pleased endorse Janice Hahn for County Supervisor. I am fully confident that Janice will be a strong voice on behalf of Downey’s residents at the County level. We need her problem-solving abilities, her experience, and her pragmatism on the Board of Supervisors. She has my full, unequivocal support.”
-- Downey Mayor Luis Marquez
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