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SERGIO CONTRERAS EARNS CRITICAL SUPPORT FROM AFSCME DC 36

AFSCME District Council 36 Lines Up Behind Sergio Contreras for Orange County County Supervisor


WESTMINSTER, CA -- Building on his recent backing by the OC Labor Federation and five other prominent organizations representing working families, today Westminster City Councilmember Sergio Contreras secured a key endorsement from the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 36 in the race for Orange County Board of Supervisors District 1.

AFSCME District Council 36 represents proud public service workers across Southern California, including social workers, librarians, 911 dispatchers, crossing guards, groundskeepers, public defenders, and others.

In a statement released with the announced endorsement, AFSCME District Council 36 Executive Director Cliff Kerce remarked:

“AFSCME District Council 36 is proud to endorse candidates that stand with the working men and women of our region. We look forward to your continued solidarity with our members in their fight for fair wages, benefits, and retirement security. You have demonstrated that you understand the critical role public employees play in delivering the services all our communities rely on, from our schools and our social workers, to our transit systems and our criminal justice system. Our 20,000 members look forward to advocating on your behalf and working together to create a brighter future for the workers of Orange County.”

Previously Councilmember Sergio Contreras announced the following endorsements:

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Organizations:

  • Orange County Labor Federation (OCLF)

  • SEIU - USWW

  • AFSCME District Council 36

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

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

  • American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1734

  • 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

  • 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.