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The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


For Immediate Release

March 17, 2017

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

SEIU Local 1000 President, California Federation of Teachers President, and AFSCME District Council 36 President All Back Bauman for California Democratic Party Chair

LOS ANGELES, CA — Illustrating his widespread support among working families and labor, today California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman collected endorsements from three giants in California’s progressive labor community in his campaign for Chair of the California Democratic Party, including:

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker*
  • California Federation of Teachers President Josh Pechthalt*
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 36 President Alice Goff*

“Eric Bauman’s vigorous dedication to improving local neighborhood schools and protecting students and classroom teachers is unrivaled in this race. No other candidate matches his experience, skill-sets, and deep commitment to the cause of the labor movement, standing up for working families, but most importantly, ensuring that all students of all backgrounds in our state receive the best education possible. I’ve just described a few of the many reasons why I’m proud to back Eric C. Bauman for Chair of the California Democratic Party.”
— California Federation of Teachers President Josh Pechthalt*

Bauman has been endorsed by scores of progressive leaders and organizations, particularly from the labor movement, including: Former U.S. Labor Secretary and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis; UNITE HERE General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity Maria Elena Durazo, who also serves as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee; United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl; the California Faculty Association; Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters; the National Union of Healthcare Workers; the California Professional Firefighters; AFSCME/United Nurses Associations of California; the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 770 and 324; the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades; the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, among others.

Eric C. Bauman is the Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party and Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, the largest local Democratic Party in the nation. His campaign for CDP Chair is building a wide-ranging coalition of support that represents every corner of our state and all of its great diversity.

*Titles for identification purposes only