SPEAKER EMERITUS PÉREZ ENDORSES LARA FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

Backing of Influential Former Speaker Reflects Sen. Lara's Increasing Momentum

 

LONG BEACH, CA -- Illustrating his widespread support as he seeks the office of California Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara secured a high-powered endorsement from California Speaker Emeritus, John A. Pérez.

Former Speaker Pérez, who also serves as a University of California (UC) Regent, announced his endorsement of Senator Lara's statewide bid by releasing the following statement:

"With a fear-mongering, xenophobic and divisive person like Donald Trump in the White House, it's absolutely vital that the people of California have proven leaders we can count on to stand up for our values and our way of life in statewide office. I've just described Senator Ricardo Lara. He's a passionate progressive who has long fought for an inclusive and fair society. It's why I know he'll be a vigorous defender and protector of our state's consumers, patients, and working families as our next Insurance Commissioner. I'm please to support his campaign."

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 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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