Public Safety Unions Endorse Rob Bonta for State Assembly

ALAMEDA, CA – The San Francisco Firefighters, Local 798 today endorsed Rob Bonta for California State Assembly in the 18th District, the Bonta campaign announced. The San Francisco Firefighters are the latest public safety organization to back Alameda Vice Mayor Rob Bonta, following the endorsements of the Alameda Police Officers Association and the Alameda Firefighters Association, Local 689.

“Rob Bonta fights for our public safety employees who risk their lives every day protecting the public,” said Tom O’Connor, President of the San Francisco Firefighters. “His local government roots are desperately needed to stop Sacramento from slashing vital public services in our communities.”

“Firefighters and police officers agree, Rob Bonta is the right choice for State Assembly,” said Dominick Weaver, President of the Alameda Firefighters Association, Local 689. “Rob has a proven record of bringing people together to solve problems affecting public safety services, and that’s the leadership we need to break through Sacramento gridlock.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the San Francisco Firefighters,” said Vice Mayor Bonta. “This state’s courageous firefighters and police officers endure dangerous and intense work conditions. As a local government official and candidate for legislature, one of my top priorities is ensuring they have the support and respect necessary to focus on protecting people and property.”

Rob Bonta is running for the 18th Assembly District, which includes all or portions of the cities of Alameda, Oakland, and San Leandro. The district is currently represented by Assembly Member Sandré Swanson, who will be termed out in 2012.

Throughout his career in public service, Vice Mayor Bonta has distinguished himself as a strong advocate for Alameda’s and California’s public schools. He has fought to prevent layoffs of firefighters and police officers, foster economic development, exercise fiscal responsibility, and improve recreation opportunities for families. For more information on Vice Mayor Bonta visit www.robbonta.com.