CASCADE OF LABOR ENDORSEMENTS FALL SERGIO CONTRERAS' WAY IN OC SUPERVISOR BID

Councilmember Sergio Contreras Wins Backing from 5 Powerhouse Labor Unions: AFSCME's UDW and Local 2076, Laborers Local 652, Operating Engineers Locals 12 and 501, in Race for OC Board of Supervisors District 1


WESTMINSTER, CA -- Serving as a fresh dose of evidence that organizations representing working men and women across Orange County are consolidating at a rapid pace behind his campaign, today Westminster City Councilmember Sergio Contreras garnered endorsements from five prominent labor unions. Those joining Contreras' campaign for Orange County Board of Supervisors District 1 include the following:

  • American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME) United Domestic Workers (UDW) Local 3930

  • American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 2076

  • Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 652

  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12

  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 501

Each organization released statements following the announced endorsements:

“The members of UDW are proud to endorse Sergio Contreras for Board of Supervisors District 1. With a strong record of support for workers and the middle class, we are confident Sergio will continue to fight for Orange County families. We are proud to stand with him.” 
-- Doug Moore, Executive Director, UDW AFSCME Local 3930

“AFSCME 2076 is excited to endorse Sergio Contreras for Orange County Board of Supervisors. Throughout his career, he’s been a leader with a track record of results for working families. As a member of the Board, we know working people will have a strong advocate and champion for better pay, better jobs, better benefits, and an economy that works for everyone."
--Diana Corral, President, AFSCME Local 2076

"Laborers Local 652 stands with Sergio Contreras for Board of Supervisors because he as stood with us. A champion for working families, Sergio has been on the front lines fighting for good middle class jobs, better pay and worker protections. We are excited to support his campaign and look forward to his victory.” 
--Adrian A. Esparza, Business Manager, Laborers Local 652

"The members of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12 are proud to stand with Sergio Contreras in his race for Board of Supervisors. The hard working men and women of Orange County need a leader on the Board who will fight for families, good jobs, and a strong middle class economy day after day. We are excited to help Sergio win and have his back 100 percent."
-- Matthew Gaines, Political Director, IUOE Local 12

"Operating Engineers Local 501 is proud to endorse Sergio Contreras for Board of Supervisors because he is the clear choice for working men and women in Orange County. We are confident Sergio will build upon his record of supporting good jobs, good wages, and good benefits. Sergio will be a strong champion of working people and we look forward to helping his campaign.”
-- Ed Curly, Business Manager, IUOE Local 501

Previously Councilmember Sergio Contreras announced the following endorsements:

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Organizations:

  • Orange County Labor Federation (OCLF)

  • SEIU - USWW

  • AFSCME UDW Local 3930

  • AFSCME Local 2076

  • AFSCME Local 1734

  • Laborers Local 652

  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12

  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 501

  • National Union of Healthcare Workers 

  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local 220

  • Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36

  • UNITE HERE Local 11

  • Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties

 

Elected Officials:

  • U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal

  • U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (Ret.)

  • California State Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva

  • Garden Grove School Board Trustee Walter Muneton

  • Garden Grove School Board Trustee Teri Rocco

  • Garden Grove Councilmember Kris Beard (Ret.)

  • Westminster School Boardmember Jamison Power

  • Westminster School Boardmember Amy Walsh (Ret.)

  • Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley

  • Costa Mesa Councilman Manuel Chavez

  • Rancho Community College Trustee Lawrence Labrado

  • Santa Ana Unified School District President Valerie Amezcua

  • Santa Ana Councilmember Sal Tinajero (Ret.)

  • Santa Ana Councilmember David Benavides (Ret.)

  • Santa Ana School Board Trustee Alfonso Alvarez

  • Anaheim Elementary School Boardmember Juan Gabriel Alvarez

  • Anaheim Elementary School Boardmember Ryan Ruelas

  • Anaheim Elementary School Boardmember Dr. Jose Pablo Magcalas

  • Anaheim Elementary School Boardmember D.R. Heywood (Ret.)

  • Anaheim Union High School District Clerk of the Board, Annemarie Randle-Trejo

  • Huntington Beach Union High School District Trustee Duane Dishno

  • Fullerton School Boardmember Aaruni Thakur

  • Oceanview School District Vice President Gina Clayton-Tarvin

  • Midway City Sanitary District Director Margie L. Rice

 

The first Supervisorial District includes the cities of Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster, the unincorporated community of Midway City, and parts of Fountain Valley. The first Supervisorial District is 42% Democratic and 24% Republican by registration – making it one of the most flippable major local offices in California.

Sergio Contreras, a husband, father, homeowner, and registered Democrat, has served on the Westminster City Council since 2012, where he successfully championed the largest upgrade to Westminster’s park system since 1996, encompassing 22 park facilities and representing a $10.4 million investment in the community. Contreras oversaw the city’s first general plan update in decades. He also placed emergency call boxes in all Westminster parks to enhance public safety, and fought to place outdoor exercise equipment in local parks to improve public health.

Contreras previously served on the Westminster School Board from 2004 to 2012, including serving as president of the board in 2012. On the School Board, Contreras helped pass a $130 million school bond to modernize Westminster’s school facilities and make them safer. In that role, he established an all-day kindergarten system, making Westminster School District the first in Orange County to provide day-long kindergarten at all school sites. Contreras also increased access to music and arts programs districtwide, while expanding after-school programs.

Now, Contreras works as the Senior Director of Education and Healthy Schools for the Orange County United Way where he creates strategic community partnerships to empower students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.  Contreras lives in Westminster with his wife Adriana, where their children Sergio III and Chloe attend local schools.

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