Alameda County Democratic Central Committee Joins Bernie Sanders, Major Labor Leaders in Endorsing Councilman’s Campaign

September 20, 2016

(Berkeley, CA) – Today, Councilmember Jesse Arreguin announced that his campaign for Berkeley Mayor has been endorsed by the Alameda County Democratic Party.  

“To be the Democratic Party’s officially endorsed candidate for Mayor is an incredible honor,” said Councilmember Jesse Arreguin. “I have been a committed Democrat for my entire adult life, and the values of the Party—economic and social justice, equal opportunity for all, and a commitment to creating a safer, healthier, more sustainable world for future generations—are values I live by and which inspire my public service. I look forward to working with leaders from the Democratic Party to elect committed Democrats up and down the ballot this November, and to making Berkeley a city that works for all of us in the years to come.”

“Berkeley is an overwhelmingly Democratic city,” said Jesse Arreguin’s campaign consultant, Noah Finneburgh, of RALLY Campaigns. “To be the Democratic Party’s officially endorsed candidate for Mayor sends a strong signal that Jesse Arreguin will be Berkeley’s kind of Mayor.”

The Democratic Party joins a long and growing list of national, state, local, and community leaders and organizations backing Arreguin’s campaign, including United States Senator Bernie Sanders, California Nurses Association, the Alameda Labor Council, SEIU Local 1021, National Healthcare Workers Union, civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, the United Farm Workers, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, East Bay Young Democrats, California State Controller Betty Yee, State Board of Equalization Chairwoman Fiona Ma, former California State Assemblymember Sandré Swanson, former Berkeley Mayors Shirley Dean and Gus Newport, Berkeley Councilmember Max Anderson, Berkeley Rent Board Chair Jesse Townley and a super-majority of the elected Rent Board, Emeryville Mayor Dianne Martinez, AC Transit Director Mark Williams, former Berkeley Councilmembers Ying Lee and Carole Kennerly, and former Alameda County Board of Education President Jacki Fox Ruby, among many others.