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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Contact: Jon Colmenares, (209) 336-0895
Democratic Leaders coalescing support around Pratt ahead of June Primary Election

MURPHYS, CA – Vallecito Union School Board Member, local businessman, and community leader Tom Pratt announced today that he has earned the support of Congresswoman (ret.) Loretta Sanchez.

“Tom Pratt is a diligent public servant who will put children and working families first. He’ll make an excellent State Senator, and I wholeheartedly support his campaign. I hope you’ll join me,” said Loretta Sanchez.

Like Ms. Sanchez, Tom will be a champion for public education. Tom is building a growing list of strong support which includes:

  • California State Controller Betty Yee
  • State Senate Leader Pro Tem Kevin de Leon
  • Assemblymember Richard Bloom
  • Charlie Brown, Air Force veteran and former Congressional candidate
  • The California Democratic Party
  • California Latina Democrats

With parents who never graduated college but always provided their children with the opportunity to succeed, Tom has demonstrated commitment throughout his career to education, hard work and civic duty. Tom has made a successful career in the insurance industry and taken on unexpected challenges, such as working to insure US embassies across the world after 9/11 and most recently to secure coverage for California residents who continue to lose their homeowners insurance due to fire risk. He moved to Murphys in 2008 to help care for his mother during her final weeks of terminal brain cancer. There, he met his wife Kimberly, got married and started a family. Tom’s life experience and values inspired him to run for school board, and today for the California State Senate.

You can follow Tom’s campaign at and on Facebook and Twitter.