SOUTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS BACKS TODD GLORIA FOR MAYOR
Working People Continue Uniting Around Gloria’s Campaign for Mayor, Gloria Nets Seventh Labor Endorsement
SAN DIEGO, CA – On the heels of earning the San Diego County Democratic Party’s endorsement, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today the endorsement of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Local 619. This marks Assemblymember Gloria’s seventh local labor endorsement in his campaign to be San Diego’s next Mayor and clear evidence of organizations representing working people continuing to unite around Gloria’s campaign.
“Todd Gloria has a record of standing up for working Californians and has earned our support,” said Armando Nunez, Southwest Carpenters lead representative for San Diego County. “We look forward to working with Assemblymember Gloria to help build a strong economy here in San Diego that benefits workers, businesses, and provides meaningful job opportunities for San Diego’s young people.”
The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters represents over 50,000 union carpenters in six states (including California). These include drywallers, insulators, cabinet makers and installers, bridge builders, scaffolders, floor installers, and residential carpenters.
“As the proud son of a hotel maid and a gardener, it means a great deal to have the support of the hard working men and women in the Carpenters union,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “As Mayor, I intend to fight for middle and working class San Diegans. They work hard in our city, and they deserve a real chance at having a future here. I look forward to creating the circumstances in San Diego so that is truly and realistically possible.”
The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters join a growing list of organizations representing working people in support of Todd Gloria for Mayor, including: Laborers International Union of North America Local 89, American Federation of Teachers Guild Local 1931, San Diego City Firefighters, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12, AFSCME Local 3299, and the San Diego Municipal Employees Association.
The primary election will be held on March 3, 2020 and the general election will be held on November 3, 2020. If elected, Assemblymember Gloria would be the City of San Diego’s first LGBT person and the first person of color elected Mayor.