Catherine Blakespear Wins Endorsement from the California Labor Federation for State Senate Race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8th, 2022
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Catherine Blakespear Wins Endorsement from the California Labor Federation for State Senate Race

By uniting the party and labor, Blakespear consolidates the support of the entire Democratic coalition

Sacramento, California — On Wednesday, the California Labor Federation endorsed Catherine Blakespear for State Senate District 38 by a vote of 200-18. With the Democratic Party and the California Labor Federation united behind Blakespear, the entire Democratic coalition is showing early signs of putting together a formidable army ahead of the General Election, when Senate District 38 is projected to be one of the most heavily contested races in California.“I’m absolutely thrilled to have the endorsement of the California Labor Federation!” said Blakespear. “The men and women of California’s labor movement are near and dear to my heart, and their support means so much to me. I’m excited to finally flip this district with labor’s support!”

A full list of the endorsements by the California Labor Federation for the June Primary can be found here. Brigette Browning, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, released the following statement following the California Labor Federation’s endorsement:

“Catherine knows that creating good-paying, union jobs is the way to build the middle class in California,” said Brigette Browning, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council. “As a labor champion, Mayor Blakespear has demonstrated her commitment to working families, and she will be a terrific State Senator for the people of the 38th District.”

Over 150 local elected officials, labor organizations, Democratic clubs, women’s organizations, and climate organizations have endorsed Catherine Blakespear. A full list of her endorsers can be found here.

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Blakespear is a fourth-generation Encinitan whose great-grandparents put roots down in the area nearly 100 years ago. She has been the Mayor of the City of Encinitas for six years, and an attorney for 15 years. In addition to leading her city as Mayor, she serves as the Chair of SANDAG, the county’s powerful transportation agency, and as a board member on the San Diego County’s Airport Authority. She and her husband have two teenage children.

 

The newly-drawn 38th Senate District includes the communities of Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, Encinitas, Elfin Forest, Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Rancho Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Coto De Caza, Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, and Laguna Hills.

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