Momentum Continues as State, County, City and Local Firefighters Endorse Fluke
Los Angeles – (September 16, 2014) – Today candidate for California State Senate in the 26th District, Sandra Fluke, received the endorsements of State, County, City and Local Firefighters – California Professional Firefighters, CAL FIRE, Los Angeles County Firefighters Association, United Firefighters of Los Angeles City and Torrance Firefighters Association. They all endorsed Sandra for her commitment to ensuring public safety and protecting local neighborhoods.
“California Professional Firefighters is proud to endorse Sandra for State Senate,” said California Professional Firefighter President Lou Paulson. “She knows our community well and is committed to working with firefighters and other first responders on issues of public safety. We look forward to partnering with her.”
"The 3200 men and women of the The Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014, look forward to working with Sandra to ensure our communities are safe, and firefighters and paramedics have the funding and tools to serve the citizens of our great district. Sandra is a leader who stands up for the needs of the people, and we know she will stand with us in our efforts to protect our community," Dave Gillotte, Fire Captain and President Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014
“We know Sandra will be the best representative for L.A. City firefighters and first responders,” United Firefighters of Los Angeles City President Frank Lima said. “When it comes time to keep our firefighters and first responders well-equipped and our city safe, Sandra is undoubtedly the State Senator we want fighting for us. We are proud to support her."
Prominent Southern California Democrats have endorsed Fluke, including U.S. Rep Janice Hahn, U.S. Rep Julia Brownley, U.S. Rep Karen Bass, U.S. Rep Tony Cardenas, State Senator Holly Mitchell, State Senator Carol Liu, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin, Los Angeles Councilmember Nury Martinez and former Councilmember Bill Rosendahl. She has also been endorsed by influential organizations including Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project, Sierra Club, California Federation of Teachers, California League of Conservation Voters, California NOW, EMILY’s List, NARAL Pro-Choice California, Pride PAC and Military Mental Health Project.
This month, the Fluke campaign released a poll that shows Sandra is leading her opponent by an impressive seven point margin with an 18 percent name ID advantage. The detailed polling memo from Garin Hart Yang Research Group can be found here: http://www.standwithsandra.org/polling-memo. With Fluke’s lead in the polls and her continued accumulation of influential endorsements like California's Firefighters, the momentum is undeniably in her favor.