For Immediate Release Contact: Andrew Acosta
April 24, 2012 (916) 444-8897
SAN RAFAEL, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jared Huffman announced the endorsement of the largest labor federation in the state, the California Labor Federation (CLF). The CLF is made up of more than 1,200 AFL-CIO and Change to Win unions, representing 2.1 million union members in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment, and other industries. In January, Huffman earned the regional support of the North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
"Jared Huffman is a proven champion for working families, economic growth, and job creation. In a crowded field of candidates he is the one who has put his values in to action and created real results," said Art Pulaski, California State Labor Federation.
Huffman, who has a career 97% voting record from Labor (one of the highest in the Assembly), is a leading candidate in the race for California’s 2nd Congressional District and has secured most of the key labor endorsements.
“I am extremely proud to have the endorsement of the California Labor Federation and the over 2 million hard working Californians they represent,” said Huffman. “In Congress, I will continue to fight for the needs of working families and support policies that create quality jobs in California.”
Huffman has now earned the endorsement of over 20 local, state, and national unions representing thousands of workers up and down the 2nd Congressional District in a broad range of professions.
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.