Professional Engineers in California Government Join Expansive Alliance of Support from Working Families in Backing Senator Ricardo Lara's Statewide Campaign

For Immediate Release

January 8, 2018

Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

LONG BEACH, CA --Further validating his status as the consensus choice for working people in the race for California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara earned a potent endorsement from the Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG). Representing 13,000 state-employed engineers and related professionals. PECG members are responsible for designing and inspecting California’s highways and bridges, ensuring that schools and hospitals are safe during earthquakes, and protecting our air, water and beaches.

In making their endorsement public, Professional Engineers in California Government President Robert Lumahan released the following statement:

“The Professional Engineers in California Government is pleased to announce our strong support of Senator Ricardo Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner. Throughout his career in the State Legislature, he has proven himself as a tireless advocate for workers' rights and for social and economic justice. In addition to pushing the labor movement forward, he has consistently fought for strategic investments in infrastructure that create jobs and improve the lives of all Californians. We're confident that Senator Lara will protect consumers and expand access to healthcare as our next State Insurance Commissioner."

Since the inception of his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has amassed wide-ranging support from leaders and organizations, including:

  • Jenny Bach, California Democratic Party Secretary
  • Amy Champ, Director, CDP Region 4
  • David Atkins, Director, CDP Region 10
  • Larry Gross, Director, CDP Region 12
  • Carol Robb, Director, CDP Region 13
  • Miguel Martinez, Director, CDP Region 14
  • Sergio Carrillo, Director, CDP Region 16
  • Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik, Director, CDP Region 18
  • Norberto Gonzalez, Director, CDP Region 19
  • Gabriel Quinto, Mayor of El Cerrito
  • Mark Gonzalez, Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • Jessica Hayes, Chair, San Diego County Democratic Party
  • Terry Schanz, Chair, Democratic Party of Sacramento County

To view Senator Ricardo Lara's digital video ad, "Embolden," click on the screen shot below:




Since the inception of his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has amassed wide-ranging support from leaders and organizations, including:

Elected & Community Leaders

  • United States Senator Kamala Harris
  • U.S. Congresswoman and State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass
  • U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal
  • U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu
  • U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • U.S. Congressman Jimmy Gomez
  • U.S. Congressman Lou Correa
  • U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley
  • U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • U.S. Congresswoman (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
  • California Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Fabian Nunez
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Bill Monning
  • State Senator Henry Stern
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
  • State Senator Bill Dodd
  • State Senator Richard Roth
  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • State Senator Mike McGuire
  • State Senator Anthony Portantino
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
  • State Assembly Member Todd Gloria
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Shirley Weber
  • State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez
  • State Assembly Member David Chiu
  • State Assembly Member Ash Kalra
  • State Assembly Member Monique Limon
  • State Assembly Member Jim Frazier
  • State Assembly Member Kansen Chu
  • State Assembly Member Ed Chau
  • State Assembly Member Chris Holden
  • State Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula
  • State Assembly Member Jim Cooper
  • State Assembly Member Jose Medina
  • State Assembly Member Eloise Reyes
  • State Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman
  • State Assembly Member Phil Ting
  • State Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
  • State Assembly Member Rudy Salas
  • State Assembly Member Autumn Burke
  • State Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto
  • California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach
  • California Young Democrats' President Eddie Kirby
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Jessica Hayes
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee
  • Democratic Party of Sacramento County Chair Terry Schanz


Organizations Representing Working People

  • California Teachers Association
  • State Council of Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers
  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 16
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 40
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 36
  • California Faculty Association


Organizations

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • HONOR PAC
  • Contra Costa County Young Democrats
  • Fresno County Young Democrats

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.
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