STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

Elected Officials

Katie Porter

U.S. Congressmember

"I am excited to endorse Sergio Contreras for Orange County Board of Supervisors. Throughout his career, Sergio has been a strong voice for Orange County families. He has fought to protect our workers, for affordable healthcare, quality education, environmental protections, and more. Sergio has the record, skills, and vision that we need in Orange County and I hope you’ll join me in supporting him in November."

 

Lou Correa

U.S. Congressmember

“I join the growing list of supporters for Sergio Conteras’s campaign for County Supervisor. Clearly, Sergio is a homegrown leader who knows Orange County and will fight for working families on the Board of Supervisors. Throughout the pandemic, Sergio has worked tirelessly to ensure frontline workers have the resources they need, and he has both the experience and vision necessary to help guide our county during this unprecedented time. I look forward to partnering with him to ensure he gets elected.”

 

Alan Lowenthal

U.S. Congressmember

"Sergio Contreras has the experience, skill-set and bold vision we need to move Orange County forward. As a City Councilmember, and previously as a School Board Member, Sergio demonstrated a unique ability to bring people together to solve problems and get things done. That's precisely the leadership skills we need working on behalf of the people of the 1st District. Sergio is the best candidate to deliver on this and more. I am proud to endorse him." 

 

Linda Sanchez

U.S. Congressmember

“I’m excited to endorse Sergio Contreras for OC Board of Supervisors because I believe he is the best candidate to flip the 1st District blue.  As a local School Board member and City Councilmember, Sergio has been an effective leader working to build consensus on complicated issues and a strong advocate for better wages, protecting our environment, and public safety. I look forward to helping him secure victory.”

 

Harley Rouda

U.S. Congressmember

“I’m pleased to support Sergio Contreras for the Orange County Board of Supervisors because he has demonstrated his commitment to putting Orange County families first. On the Westminster City Council, Sergio has reached across the aisle and built bridges among sectors of his community to address big problems and get things done for his constituents. I know that on the Board of Supervisors, he will be an effective partner working to bring much-needed resources to the communities that we represent, and I am excited to endorse him in his campaign.”

 

Gil Cisneros

U.S. Congressmember

“I’m pleased to endorse Sergio Contreras for Supervisor because he’s an energetic, common-sense, and solutions-oriented leader that will listen to the experts and bring people together as we respond to this unprecedented crisis. Throughout the pandemic, Sergio has worked tirelessly to ensure frontline workers and families in his community have the care and resources they need. I know Sergio will combat the Board’s misguided politicization of COVID-19 and instead work to get families back on their feet while ensuring that every Orange County resident has access to the healthcare they need. That’s why I support his campaign for Supervisor and look forward to helping him get elected.”

 

Mike Levin

U.S. Congressmember

“In these challenging times with so much at stake, it’s more critical now than ever that our local elected officials exhibit integrity and decency, and stand up for the most vulnerable. Sergio Contreras will do just that on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Throughout his career, Sergio has been a dedicated voice for working people in his community, fighting for progress on a range of issues, from expanding affordable healthcare and enhancing economic opportunity, to fighting for educational equity and advocating for more affordable housing. Sergio has the experience and vision we need on the Board of Supervisors, and I'm excited to endorse him.”

 

Gavin Newsom

C.A. Governor

“I’m excited to endorse Sergio Contreras for the Orange County Board of Supervisors because he has spent his career standing up for what is right. As California recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, we need common-sense, effective leaders like Sergio who will prioritize the needs of frontline workers and working families in our Counties. I know Sergio will be fearless when it comes to fighting for the health, safety and economic recovery of Orange County, and I’m thrilled to support him.”

 

Betty Yee

C.A. State Controller

“We need common-sense representation on our county boards that prioritize the concerns of working families. Sergio Contreras has proven that he will deliver for Orange County’s most vulnerable residents on the Board of Supervisors. During the ongoing crisis, Sergio has been fighting to ensure that frontline workers in his community have the support they need, and on the Westminster City Council, he’s been an effective, solutions-oriented leader. I know Sergio will be a leader on the Orange County Board of Supervisors and I'm excited to endorse him.”

 

Fiona Ma

C.A. State Treasurer

“I’m thrilled to endorse Sergio Contreras for Orange County Supervisor, because he has the common-sense, experience, and forward-thinking vision to help Orange County navigate through this crisis. As a Westminster City Councilmember and former school board member, Sergio has proven himself as an effective leader for the people he represents, ensuring frontline workers have the PPE and other resources they need, improving opportunities for local students, and combatting homelessness. I know Sergio will do the same on the Board of Supervisors, and I look forward to helping him get elected.”

 

Lena Gonzalez

C.A. State Senator

"Working women and men in Orange County need and deserve a champion who will advance a pro-worker, pro-jobs and pro-middle class agenda on the Board of Supervisors. I’m thrilled to endorse Sergio Contreras for Supervisor, because I know he will advance common-sense solutions that lift up working people, including addressing homelessness, expanding healthcare access and fighting for quality public schools. I’m looking forward to helping Sergio in his campaign.”

 

Sharon Quirk-Silva

C.A. Assemblymember

“I’m excited to endorse Sergio Contreras for OC Supervisor, because he has the experience and vision needed to flip the 1st District and fight for middle and working class families on the OC Board of Supervisors. As a Councilmember and on the School Board, he has fought to improve public education and worked to expand access to affordable housing and good jobs. I’m with him 100%”

 

Cottie Petrie-Norris

C.A. Assemblymember

“I am proud to announce my endorsement of Sergio Contreras in his bid for Orange County Supervisors District 1. Sergio is uniquely prepared to fight for working and middle class families in Orange County. He has a strong record of service as a Councilmember and at United Way, and has worked tirelessly to promote access to affordable housing, good-paying jobs, and safe communities. I know he will continue to champion these issues, and he has my full support.”

 

Josh Newman

C.A. State Senator (Ret.)

"I'm pleased to endorse Sergio Contreras for Orange County Supervisor. As a City Councilmember, and previously as a School Board Member, Sergio has worked hard to build coalitions, find solutions to problems big and small, and knows how to get things done. With his background and record, I know Sergio will advance common-sense policies that grow the local economy, protect taxpayers, and hold government accountable while working tirelessly to expand opportunity and improve the quality of life for all Orange County residents.”

 

Patrick O’Donnell

C.A. Assemblymember

“I’m excited to endorse Sergio Contreras for OC Supervisor, because he has the experience and vision needed to flip the 1st District and fight for middle and working class families on the OC Board of Supervisors. As a Councilmember and on the School Board, he has fought to improve public education and worked to expand access to affordable housing and good jobs. I’m with him 100%”

 

Valerie Amezcua

Santa Ana Unified School District President

"We need change on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The person I believe will bring the change we need is Sergio Contreras. As a local leader, he recognizes the unique and individual challenges that local governments across Orange County face. He also understands the struggles that students, young people, women, seniors and working families have to grapple with every day. I'm giving Sergio my strong support because he will be a fighter for all communities, and all people across the 1st District."

 

Alfonso Alvarez

Santa Ana School Board Trustee

"Sergio Contreras understands the many challenges facing the 1st District. That's why we need him on the Board of Supervisors, working day and night to bring positive change to Orange County. I am fully confident in Sergio's abilities to advance common sense solutions that lift up working people, reduce crime, address homelessness and expand healthcare access. I'm with him 100%."

 

Organizations

Orange County Professional Firefighters Association

“The Orange County Professional Firefighters are proud to support Sergio Contreras for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Sergio has a proven track record of standing up for the safety of our communities and ensuring that public safety officials - especially firefighters - have the resources and tools necessary to keep our neighborhoods safe. We look forward to working with him on the Board of Supervisors to continue our work protecting Orange County’s residences, commercial, industrial, and high-rise buildings, in addition to wildland fire protection.”

 

Democratic Party of Orange County

"The Democratic Party of Orange County is thrilled to endorse Sergio Contreras for Supervisor. Sergio has been a positive force for the city of Westminster and a fighter for working familes throughout his life. From his experience as a restaurant employee, to his work at the United Way and as a local school board member and city councilmember, Sergio has tirelessly advocated for a fairer economy that works for everyone. Sergio has the background, skill-set and bold vision needed to move Orange County forward, and that he is the best candidate to fight for our shared values on the Board of Supervisors. We look forward to helping get him elected." 

 

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - USWW

“SEIU-USWW is excited to support Sergio Contreras for Supervisor because we’re confident he will be a strong voice for workers' rights and empowerment on the Board of Supervisors. We know we can count on Sergio to fight for our dedicated members who are the backbone of our economy and are certain that Sergio is the best choice to represent working people on the Board of Supervisors.”

 

National Union of Healthcare Workers

“Throughout his career in public service, Sergio Contreras has stood up for working families, which is why we’re confident that he will be a tireless fighter for a fairer economy and healthcare system on the Board of Supervisors. NUHW’s members know that on the Board, Sergio will fight to raise wages and make healthcare more affordable and accessible for everyone in Orange County. We’re with him 100%”

 

Orange County Labor Federation

"The Orange County Labor Federation is excited to endorse Sergio Contreras for OC Board of Supervisors. As a City Councilmember, Sergio has been a strong leader and advocate for good jobs, better wages, a strong middle class, and an economy that works for everyone. He will be a fighter for all communities and working people, and we look forward to helping him secure victory.”

 

Coast Federation of Educators, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 1911

“The Coast Federation of Educators, AFT Local 1911 is thrilled to endorse Sergio Contreras for Supervisor because he has the background, experience and knowledge to fight for the critical resources our schools and students need. Sergio has seen firsthand the transformative power of a quality education, and is committed to fighting for quality public schools and enhanced workforce development, because he knows it is essential that our students are properly prepared for the 21st century workforce. As a former School Member, we know he will help uplift our students and families, and we look forward to helping him get elected.”

 

Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36

"The members of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36 are backing Sergio Contreras for Board of Supervisors because we know we can count on him to be a champion for working families. Throughout his career, he's been a leader who has fought for good jobs, protections for collective bargaining, livable wages, local hiring efforts and more. We know he will make an extraordinary member of the Board, and look forward to helping him get elected.”

 
 

Laborers Local 652

"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.” 

United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local 220

“The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local 220 is excited to endorse Sergio Contreras for Orange County Board of Supervisors.  We know that working people can count on him to help create good paying, middle class jobs, and we're excited to help him in his campaign.”

 

UNITE HERE LOCAL 11

"Sergio is the fighter we need on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. From his experience as a member of UNITE HERE, to his work as an organizer, to his commitment to the community as a local school board member and city councilmember, Sergio has tirelessly advocated for working class families. As a supervisor, he will advance economic opportunity and work to strengthen Orange County's middle-class economy. The working women and men of UNITE HERE Local 11 give Sergio Contreras our strong support and endorsement. We are proud to stand with Sergio."

 

AFSCME Local 1734

“AFSCME Local 1734 is proud to endorse Sergio Contreras for Board of Supervisors District 1 because on the Westminster City Council, he has supported a pro-worker and pro-middle class agenda that creates jobs and a fair economy.  We look forward to working with him to expand good middle-class jobs for all.” 

 

AFSCME Local 2076

“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."

 
 

UDW AFSCME Local 3930

“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.” 

 

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12

"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."

 

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 501

"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.”

 

California Nurses Association (CNA)

"We believe that Sergio will do an excellent job in representing his district on health, labor, women’s issues, and supporting single payer healthcare and clean money elections, which are important issues to Registered Nurses.”

 

AFSCME District Council 36

“Sergio has demonstrated that he 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 his behalf and working together to create a brighter future for the workers of Orange County.”

UFCW Local 324

“The members of UFCW Local 324 are proud to endorse Sergio Contreras for OC Supervisor because he has consistently been on the front lines fighting for good middle class jobs, better pay and worker protections. We are confident that on the Board, Sergio will be a champion of our members and other working people, and we look forward to helping his campaign.”

 

Ironworkers Local 433

“Ironworkers Local 433 is excited to back Sergio Contreras because he is the clear choice for working men and women in Orange County. We know that on the Board of Supervisors, Sergio will be a force on behalf of working people, fighting for good-paying jobs, and a strong middle class economy. We’re with him 100%.”

 

Ironworkers Local 416

“Throughout his career, from his time as an organizer, to his tenure as a local school board member and city councilmember, Sergio has consistently and passionately advocated for working class families, which is why Ironworkers Local 416 is thrilled to endorse his campaign. We need someone on the Board of Supervisors who will fight to ensure that working men and women get the benefits and workplace protections they deserve, which is why Sergio is the perfect person for the job.”

 

Orange County Medical Association

“Supervisors have a very important duty in the community and it is important that they seek and listen to the advice of experts and professionals- whether it is in selecting board members for CalOptima or supporting county public health officials during a pandemic. Good, common-sense decisions are a must and politics should not come into play when you are addressing the health, safety and well-being of the community.  After more than two decades in public service, Councilman Contreras has shown to be that type of leader.”

 

Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE) 

“Sergio Contreras is a strong fighter for affordable healthcare, climate action, diversity and inclusion, government integrity, educational equity, and migrant rights. Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE) is excited to announce our support for his candidacy for Orange County Supervisor. His proven track record shows that the mission and values of WAVE resonate throughout the projects he has undertaken in his community as both a Westminster City Councilmember and a former school board member. WAVE is dedicated to advancing progressive values and ethics, and we believe strongly that Sergio is committed to advancing our values and will be an effective champion on the Board of Supervisors.”

 

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