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



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Contact: Taylor Bollhagen,


Phil Arballo Earns Backing of 5th Major Labor Union, International Union of Operating Engineers – Local No.3


FRESNO – Democratic Candidate Phil Arballo, running against California’s most vulnerable Republican Congressman, Devin Nunes (CA-22), continued his domination of the field in the race against Nunes today, announcing his 5th labor endorsement of the cycle, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 3. 


Operating Engineers Local 3 is the largest construction trades local in the U.S., representing over 37,000 members across a four-state jurisdiction of California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. From heavy equipment operators and mechanics, to surveyors, construction inspectors, highway maintenance workers, police officers and other public employees, they represent the men and women who drive this country’s economy.


Dave Mercer, District Representative for IUOE Local No. 3, stated the following in support of Arballo. 


“Phil Arballo is a strong candidate who has what it takes to defeat Devin Nunes. He has made working people a hallmark of his campaign and will support the men and women who build our country when he’s in Washington. As a working person himself, he is someone who we can trust with our best interests. We are proud to endorse him in CA-22.”


Top Fundraiser:

Arballo, raised over $250,000 in the third quarter alone. In the four months since his launch, Arballo has raised over $380,000. His campaign is powered by over 8,000 individual contributors with an average donation of $33 – establishing himself as the only candidate with a sustained, strong, recurring donor base, essential in the upcoming fight against Nunes.


Labor endorsements:

CA State Association of Letter Carriers, Locals 231 + 866

Sheet Metal Workers Local 104

Northern CA District Council of Laborers, LiUNA Local 294

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 100

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 3 


Arballo is the only candidate with the backing of organized labor. Between the 5 endorsing unions, Arballo is supported by tens of thousands of hard working people across the district and state. 


Congressional Endorsements:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Political Arm – BOLD PAC. 

Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)

Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38)

Representative Salud Carbajal (CA-24)


Arballo is the only candidate with support from sitting members of Congress.