SAN DIEGO LEADERS UNITE AROUND LARA’S INSURANCE COMMISSIONER BID

Lara Consolidates More San Diego-Based Support Day Before He Holds Campaign Event in City

 

LONG BEACH, CA — Signifying the depth and breadth of his support in the San Diego region, today State Senator Ricardo Lara won a key endorsement from area State Assembly Member Shirley Weber in his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner. 

Assembly Member Weber joins a collection of San Diego area leaders who have officially backed Senator Lara’s statewide bid, including State Senator and former State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, State Senator Ben Hueso, State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, State Assembly Member Todd Gloria, former San Diego County Democratic Party Chair and current Democratic National Committee Member Jess Durfee, among others.

In making her endorsement public, Assembly Member Weber released the following statement:

Ricardo Lara has been a bold force for good throughout his time in office. He’s brought great compassion, vision and a resolute commitment to economic and social justice to the legislature. We need him fighting to protect California’s consumers as our next State Insurance Commissioner. I’m please to endorse his campaign.”

Today’s decisive endorsement comes just one day before Senator Lara will hold his first San Diego-based campaign event at Border X Brewing.


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. Congresswoman (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn 
  • 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 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 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 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 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
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Young Democrats' President Eddie Kirby
  • San Diego Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee

Organizations Representing Working People

  • State Council of Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • 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
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 36

Organizations 

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

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.
 

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