WATSONVILLE, CA— In her bid to represent California’s 30th Assembly District, today, Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo secured an endorsement from the Santa Clara and San Benito Counties Building and Construction Trades Council. This endorsement comes as Alejo continues to build upon her growing support from organizations representing the hard working men and women of the Central Coast.
After hearing the news of the endorsement, Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo commented:
“Ultimately, this campaign is about representing the hard-working families that build our community. I believe in uplifting and empowering the working class and am committed to working with the Santa Clara and San Benito Building Trades Council to give working families the opportunity to achieve their California Dream.”
Today’s endorsement also follows recent announcements that the California Conference of Machinists, California Association of Highway Patrolmen, IBEW Local 234, Black Women Organized for Political Action PAC, Monterey/Santa Cruz Counties Building & Construction Trades Council, Salinas Valley Democratic Club, AFSCME California PEOPLE, California Labor Federation and the National Union of Healthcare Workers backed Cervantez Alejo. Also recently so did the South Bay AFL-CIO.Mayor Pro-Tem Cervantez Alejo is the officially endorsed candidate of the California Democratic Party. She has built up a sizable lead among a number of key categories.
1) Leading in Fundraising:
Recent reports released by the candidates in AD-30 showed that Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo is leading on the fundraising front.
For the recent report ending on December 31st, Watsonville’s Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo raked-in a whopping $118,000 in new contributions, bringing her total raised to more than $268,000. She maintains a substantial cash-on-hand war-chest of over $238,000.
Cervantez Alejo has raised roughly 14 times more overall and maintains 11 times more cash on hand than her competitor— two substantial markers of a candidate’s ability to be viable and communicate a message to voters.
2) California Democratic Party’s Endorsement
Also recently, at the California Democratic Party’s AD-30 “Pre-Convention Caucus” vote, in a stunning blow to her competition, 43 out of 45 total possible votes among eligible delegates– a staggering 96%— voted for Cervantez Alejo over the other Democrat in the race.
This overwhelming vote resulted in Cervantez Alejo securing a formal endorsement from the California Democratic Party at the state convention just weeks ago.
3) Robust Local Media Coverage
4) New Supporters
Also, recently, Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo announced the support of the California Labor Federation, South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council, Silicon Valley Young Democrats, Democratic Women’s Club at Santa Cruz County, Salinas Valley Teachers AFT Local 1020, Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), California Council of Laborers of North America (LiUNA), Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriffs and AFSCME Council 57. And, in a landslide vote, 49-10, the endorsement of the South County Democratic Club, a powerhouse local organization comprised of scores of politically mobilized grassroots activists.
Beyond today’s news, Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo has amassed an army of support from teachers, nurses, working people, women’s organizations, small business owners, Democratic Party luminaries, and countless others, totaling well over 220 supporters.
To view her full list of endorsements, please click here: http://votekarina.com/endorsements/
To view Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo bio, click here:http://votekarina.com/meet-karina/meet-karina/
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Paid for by Karina Cervantez Alejo for State Assembly 2016.