Senator Richard Roth Joins Senator Norma Torres in Endorsing Connie Leyva

May 23, 2014 – Senator Richard Roth has endorsed Connie Leyva for State Senate, announced the Leyva campaign. He joins Senator Norma Torres in helping Connie build the broadest coalition of support of all the candidates running for Senate District 20.

“Connie shares my values for rewarding hard work.  Too many families are working hard and still struggling to get ahead in our communities,” said Senator Richard Roth.  “Connie is a leader our neighborhoods can count on to support small businesses, create good-paying jobs, and grow our local economy.”

Connie Leyva has more than a decade of experience leading organizations to improve working conditions and wages for California’s working families. She has built close ties throughout the community from her years of service to local nonprofit groups benefiting Leukemia research, children’s causes, and Veterans.  Connie 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.

Connie is the only candidate for Senate District 20 officially endorsed by the Service Employees International Union, California Democratic Party, California School Employees Association, U.S. Secretary of Labor (ret.) Hilda Solis, Congresswoman Judy Chu, The California Labor Federation, AFSCME California, State Controller John Chiang, and an overwhelming majority of legislative and local elected officials.


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