John Garamendi Endorsed by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245

WALNUT CREEK – Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, chair of the California Commission for Economic Development, today is proud to announce that he has received the sole endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245.

“As the men and women on the front lines of our green industrial revolution, IBEW Local 1245’s endorsement means a lot to me,” said Garamendi, a Deputy Interior Secretary under President Bill Clinton. “I have the right experience – right when we need it most.”

Garamendi also added, “I am prepared to voice the needs of our district and of our new economy: a robust job-creating investment in clean energy, a renewed commitment to an affordable education and job training, a devotion to a health care system that covers everyone, and an ability to bring home stimulus and federal dollars to put our unemployed residents back to work.”

John Garamendi has received many labor endorsements, including the California Labor Federation, SEIU State Council, California Nurses Association, California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, California State University Employees Union, California School Employees Association, United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Western States Council, Communication Workers of America, United Food and Commercial Workers, California Federation of Teachers, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Bay Area Union Labor Party, Alameda Central Labor Council, Napa-Solano Central Labor Council, Sacramento Central Labor Council, AFSCME Local 3299, Laborers Local 185, 304, and 324, Teamsters Local 150 and 350, Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 29, United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 5, and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 and 12.

He has also been endorsed by former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, former California Democratic Party chair Art Torres, former State Controller Steve Westly, General Wesley Clark, UC Berkeley Professor George Lakoff, Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, Fairfield Mayor Harry Price, Suisun City Vice Mayor Jane Day, Dixon City Vice Mayor Rick C. Fulller, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Congressman Sam Farr, 2008 congressional candidate Charlie Brown, and 2008 congressional candidate Bill Durston.

A special primary election will be held on September 1st.

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July 28 2009

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