For Immediate Release
March 16th, 2012
Contact: Conrad Gregory
North Coast Building and Construction Trades Council Endorse Huffman for Congress
Eureka, CA – Congressional candidate, Assemblymember Jared Huffman, is proud to announce support from more local labor leaders in his bid to be the North Coast’s next member of Congress. The Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, representing 20 different labor organizations, is endorsing Jared Huffman for the new 2nd District Congressional seat.
“He has earned a labor voting record of 97% and he supports the kind of jobs we need to get the economy going again – that’s what we need in Congress right now,” said Bob Center, Business Agent for Operating Engineers Local 3.
Huffman’s strong voting record and commitment to creating quality jobs in California helped garner the backing of BCTC. So far in this Congressional race he has won the endorsement of over two dozen local, state, national, and international unions.
Sid Berg, the Secretary and Treasurer of BCTC, said, “We voted to endorse Jared Huffman for Congress. We feel he has the legislative experience to carry our voices to Washington DC.”
“Not only has Jared been a long-time friend of labor as a state legislator and a local government leader, he’s the only candidate in this race that knows how to make government move, and move in ways that benefit working-class families and the unions they belong to,” said Mariann Hassler, Field Representative for Carpenters Local 751.
About Jared Huffman
Jared Huffman currently represents Southern Sonoma and Marin Counties in the California State Assembly. Huffman started his political career as a member of the Marin Municipal Water District (MWWD) in 1994. He served 12 years on the board, including three terms as Board President before besting five Democrats in a heavily contested race for the State Assembly in the June 2006 Primary.
Huffman graduated magna cum laude from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and cum laude from Boston College Law School. Prior to law school he was a three-time NCAA All-American athlete and was a member of USA Volleyball Team in 1987 when the team was ranked #1 in the world and had recently won the world championship. Huffman lives in Marin with his wife Susan, a teacher, and their children, Abby (age 12) and Nathan (age 9). In his free time, Huffman enjoys fishing, tennis and home winemaking.
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