CA'S PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS CHAIR PICKS RICARDO LARA FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Chair of Newly Formed California Progressive Caucus, Endorses Senator Lara

 

LONG BEACH, CA -- Further expanding his coalition of support as he seeks the office of California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara received an endorsement from California State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, the Chair of the newly formed California Progressive Caucus and who also Chairs the Assembly's influential Public Safety Committee.

In announcing his endorsement of Senator Lara's statewide effort, Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer remarked:

"Ricardo Lara is fearless. He's a bold thinker and he's got guts. That's why Ricardo is working hard every day to empower the people of our state to take on the Trump Administration, from issues ranging from healthcare to the environment to protecting immigrants, workers and more. These are a few of the reasons why we need him leading the charge as California's next State Insurance Commissioner, focusing on protecting consumers, working families and our priorities all across the state. I believe there is no better choice for State Insurance Commissioner and I'm proud to strongly back Ricardo's campaign."


Today's announcement follows the release of the Senator's new digital video ad, titled, "Embolden," which takes aim at Donald Trump's backwards agenda and the President's comments saying that "California is out of control," by illustrating the sharp contrast between the Oval Office's agenda and that of Lara's. 

To view the ad, 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 Leaders

  • United States Senator Kamala Harris
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon 
  • California Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell 
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Tony Mendoza
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Young Democrats' President Eddie Kirby

Organizations Representing Working People

  • 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
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277

Organizations 

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • HONOR PAC

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.
 

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Paid for by Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner 2018