California’s Chief Fiscal Official Endorses Connie Leyva for Senate

April 7, 2014 – California State Controller John Chiang has endorsed Connie Leyva for State Senate District 20, announced the Leyva campaign.

“Connie has the leadership and experience we need for sensible problem solving in Sacramento that will create stronger, healthier local communities,” said State Controller John Chiang.  “Connie will be a fiscally responsible voice to keep California moving forward.”

Connie Leyva has more than a decade of experience leading organizations to improve working conditions and wages for California’s working families by advocating for fair contracts that keep pace with the innovations businesses need to succeed.  She is running for State Senate to get California working again with quality schools, affordable colleges and universities, and investing in our infrastructure to help grow our economy.

Leyva currently serves as President of the California State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and as President of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1428 - the local union she joined as a grocery worker while in high school.  Connie earned a Bachelors Degree from the University of Redlands. She lives in Chino with her husband Albert and daughters Allie and Jessie.

Senator Norma Torres, who currently holds this seat, announced just weeks ago that she would not seek re-election and was part of team of community leaders who encouraged Connie to run for the seat.  In addition to Senator Torres, Connie is endorsed by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Senators Kevin de Leon and Ricardo Lara.


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