November 15, 2019
WESSON IS THE TOP CHOICE OF CULVER CITY LEADERS
Nine Culver City Leaders Endorse Herb Wesson for LA County Supervisor
Los Angeles, CA – Joining local elected officials from all over the 2nd district, including Carson, Compton, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Los Angeles, and Lynwood, today, nine Culver City representatives endorsed Herb Wesson for LA County Supervisor. This list includes: Vice Mayor Goran Eriksson, Councilmember Thomas Smalls, School Board Member and Immediate Past Board President Anne Allaire, former School Board President Marla Wolkowitz, former School Board President Julie Lugo Cerra and former mayors Ed Wolkowitz, Scott Malsin, Michael “Mehaul” O’Leary, and Jeff Cooper. Wesson currently serves as the LA City Council President and is running to replace termed-out LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in next year’s open election.
November 13, 2019
LOCAL LEADERS CHOOSE WESSON FOR SUPERVISOR
Wesson Maintains Lead as Top Choice of Neighborhood Leaders
Los Angeles, CA – Following an outpouring of support from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, today, LA City Council President Herb Wesson secured several endorsements from local leaders throughout LA’s 2nd Supervisorial District including:
November 8, 2019
KEY LOCAL LABOR ORGANIZATION ENDORSES WESSON FOR LA COUNTY SUPERVISOR
ATU Local 1277 Joins Growing List of Elected Officials, South Los Angeles Leaders and Labor Unions Backing Herb Wesson’s Campaign for Supervisor
Los Angeles, CA – Today, LA City Council President Herb Wesson received an influential endorsement from the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277 in his bid to represent LA County on the Board of Supervisors. ATU Local 1277 serves thousands of transit workers including bus, van, subway, light rail and ambulance operators in the Los Angeles area. Wesson is running to replace termed-out incumbent Mark Ridley-Thomas in next year’s open election.
November 1, 2019
WESSON EARNS SUPPORT OF ONE OF THE OLDEST AND LARGEST LABOR FEDERATIONS IN COUNTRY
800,000 Members of Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Formally Endorse Wesson for Supervisor
Los Angeles, CA – Herb Wesson continues to solidify his frontrunner status in the race to represent Los Angeles’ Second Supervisorial District with the official endorsement of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO (LA Fed), which represents more than 300 affiliated unions and 800,000 workers. This endorsement follows an outpouring of support from more than 60 elected officials who represent different local jurisdictions within the Second District and 100 local labor unions.
October 18, 2019
WESSON EARNS A+ FROM LA’S CLASSROOM TEACHERS
United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) Endorses Herb Wesson for County Supervisor
Los Angeles, CA – LA City Council President Herb Wesson’s frontrunner status is continuing to grow with the endorsement of UTLA, which represents tens of thousands of classroom teachers employed by LAUSD and is a leader in the fight for smaller classroom sizes and quality education for all children. This announcement follows a summer of major victories for the Wesson campaign, including raising over $1.13 million – more than all of his competitors combined – and earning the endorsements of more than 60 local labor unions and dozens of elected officials from every city in the 2nd Supervisorial District.
October 16, 2019
AFSCME DISTRICT COUNCIL 36 RALLIES BEHIND WESSON FOR SUPERVISOR
Herb Wesson’s Bid for LA County Supervisor Continues to Pick Up Steam with Latest Endorsement from Local Labor Union
Los Angeles, CA – Following a critical endorsement from the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, today, AFSCME District Council 36 announced their support for LA City Council President Herb Wesson in his campaign for LA County Supervisor. AFSCME District Council 36 serves 60 autonomous local unions and represents more than 20,000 public sector workers in Southern California.
October 2, 2019
LAPPL, PORAC & THE LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION ENDORSE WESSON FOR SUPERVISOR
Support for Herb Wesson’s Campaign for LA County Supervisor Continues to Grow with Latest Endorsements from Attorneys and Public Safety Officers
Following an outpouring of support from six local law enforcement groups including the LA County Professional Peace Officers Association, today, LA City Council President Herb Wesson secured key endorsements from the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and the Los Angeles City Attorneys Association in his bid to represent LA County’s 2nd Supervisorial District.
September 30, 2019
WESSON FOR SUPERVISOR COALITION CONTINUES TO GROW
UNITE HERE Local 11 Votes to Endorse Herb Wesson for County Supervisor
Following formal endorsements from more than 60 labor organizations and 59 local elected leaders, today, UNITE HERE Local 11 announced their support for LA City Council President Herb Wesson’s bid for County Supervisor.
September 20, 2019
WESSON’S LABOR MOMENTUM CONTINUES WITH LATEST UNION ENDORSEMENT
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Throws Support Behind Herb Wesson
The Executive Board of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC), which represents over 40,000 carpenters in Southern California, has unanimously voted in favor of endorsing LA City Council President Herb Wesson for the Board of Supervisors.
August 16, 2019
WESSON CONTINUES TO EARN SUPPORT FROM KEY LABOR GROUPS
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16 Endorses Herb Wesson
Following an endorsement from the Los Angeles & Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council, today, the Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16 announced their official endorsement of LA City Council President Herb Wesson for Supervisor.
August 6, 2019
HERB WESSON SMASHES THE FIELD IN FUNDRAISING FOR LA COUNTY SUPERVISOR
Wesson for Supervisor Campaign Surpasses $1.13 Million Raised — more than all of the other candidates’ fundraising numbers combined
Today, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson announced that he raised a staggering $1.135 million in the race to represent Los Angeles County’s 2nd District on the Board of Supervisors, breaking away from the pack and further solidifying his frontrunner status.
August 2, 2019
THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL DISABLED SERVICE EMPLOYEES ENDORSES HERB WESSON
Grassroots Group is the Latest to Join the Wesson for Supervisor Coalition
Following a recent flurry of endorsements from nearly 50 labor organizations representing the building and construction trades, today, the Wesson for Supervisor campaign is proud to announce that LA City Council President Herb Wesson earned the official endorsement of the Association of Professional Disabled Service Employees (‘APDSE’).
July 30, 2019
WORKERS RALLY BEHIND WESSON FOR SUPERVISOR
United Steelworkers Local 675 and SMART Locals 105 and 170 Endorse Herb Wesson in LA County Supervisor Race
Today, following a recent outpouring of support from Ironworkers Locals 416, 433, and 509, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) Locals 105 and 170 and United Steelworkers Local 675 officially endorsed LA City Council President Herb Wesson in his bid to represent LA County’s 2nd Supervisorial District.
July 26, 2019
PUBLIC SAFETY GROUPS CHOOSE WESSON FOR SUPERVISOR
Six Local Law Enforcement Unions Endorse Herb Wesson
Following a major endorsement from the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, today, LA City Council President Herb Wesson won the support of six key public safety organizations: the LA County Professional Peace Officers Association, the LA Airport Peace Officers Association, the Compton Unified School District Police Officers Association, the Long Beach Police Officer’s Association, the Gardena Police Officer’s Association and the LA Airport Police Supervisors Association.
July 24, 2019
30,000 MEMBER UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS LOCAL 770 ENDORSES WESSON
Wesson’s Momentum Continues with Latest Labor Endorsement
Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 (UFCW Local 770) announced their official endorsement of LA City Council President Herb Wesson’s bid to represent Los Angeles’ 2nd Supervisorial District. They are the latest group to join a coalition of 50+ local labor organizations, including the Los Angeles/ Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council and the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs.
July 3, 2019
WESSON BUILDS MASSIVE SUPPORT AMONG KEY LABOR GROUPS
Los Angeles & Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council Endorses Wesson for Supervisor
Today, LA City Council President Herb Wesson earned the official endorsement of another leading labor organization: the Los Angeles & Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council. This endorsement comes with the full support of all 48 of the affiliated Craft Local Unions and Councils of the Los Angeles/ Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO.
May 29, 2019
LARGEST COUNCIL IN THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS UNANIMOUSLY PICKS WESSON FOR SUPERVISOR
Herb Wesson Earns Teamsters Joint Council 42 Official Endorsement
In a statement of support, Teamsters Joint Council 42 President Randy Cammack wrote: “The Teamsters Joint Council 42 has voted unanimously to endorse Herb Wesson for the 2nd district seat of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors because of his decades long dedication to labor rights throughout California. We know that he will continue to fight for working men and women on the Board of Supervisors by making Los Angeles a safer and more affordable place for them to live and raise their families.”
May 28, 2019
WESSON LANDS MAJOR PUBLIC SAFETY ENDORSEMENT FOR SUPERVISOR
Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)—7,800 strong—vote to endorse Herb Wesson
Announcing news of the endorsement, ALADS President Ronald Hernandez released the following statement: “Throughout Herb Wesson’s career, he has proven that he is an effective leader by ensuring our neighborhoods are safe places for our families and children. As Supervisor, I have no doubt that he will continue to champion policies that support Deputy Sheriffs and the communities we serve to help us better protect the residents of Los Angeles County. On behalf of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, I am pleased to endorse him for the Board of Supervisors.”
May 23, 2019
LEGENDARY CONGRESSWOMAN AND SUPERVISOR YVONNE BURKE ENDORSES HERB WESSON
Wesson Named ‘Best Candidate’ for Board of Supervisors
Former LA County Supervisor Yvonne Burke released the following statement of support: “Herb Wesson is an effective, progressive leader who has spent his career fighting for social and economic equity. As State Assembly Speaker, he sponsored legislation to prevent workplace discrimination. As City Council President, he is expanding afterschool programs for our disadvantaged youth and leading the fight to end homelessness by building thousands of units of affordable housing. And, as my former Chief of Staff, I witnessed his dedication and passion to serving the community firsthand. He is the best candidate to continue the fight to make Los Angeles a better place to live, work, and raise a family.”
May 13, 2019
LAWNDALE LEADERS CHOOSE WESSON FOR DISTRICT SUPERVISOR
Lawndale Mayor and City Councilmembers Join Growing List of Local Elected Officials Backing Herb Wesson
In response to the news, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson released the following statement: “I want to thank Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles and the entire City Council for their unwavering support. I am proud to have the backing of such passionate, forward-thinking leaders. As Supervisor, I will continue to work closely with the Lawndale City Council to bring Angelenos together, protect our communities and ensure that every family can achieve the American Dream.”
May 10, 2019
WESSON’S ENDORSEMENT MOMENTUM CONTINUES
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago ‘Proud to Endorse’ Wesson for Supervisor
To announce his endorsement, California State Assemblymember Miguel Santiago released the following statement: “I am proud to endorse Herb Wesson for Los Angeles County Supervisor. From sponsoring an annual summer camp for low-income inner-city youth to hiring LA’s first immigrant advocate, I have always known him to be an effective and outspoken leader for the most vulnerable Angelenos.”
April 5, 2019
GARDENA CITY LEADERS THROW SUPPORT BEHIND WESSON FOR SUPERVISOR
Herb Wesson Earns the Endorsements of Mayor Tasha Cerda and Councilmember Mark E. Henderson Ed. D
Gardena Mayor Tasha Cerda released the following statement of support: “Herb Wesson will fight for working families, create good jobs that pay well, and expand apprenticeship and job-training programs. He successfully raised LA’s minimum wage, and led the effort to create LA’s Green Building Retrofit and Workforce Program. He even spearheaded the building of over 2,000 units of affordable housing in South LA by the end of next year. I know that he will continue this fight at the County which is why I’m proud to support Herb Wesson for LA County Supervisor.”
March 22, 2019
COMPTON CITY LEADERS ENDORSE WESSON FOR SUPERVISOR
Compton City Council, School & Community College Board Members Join Growing List of Local Elected Officials Backing Herb Wesson for LA County Supervisor
In response to the news, LA City Council President Herb Wesson released the following statement: “Locally elected leaders have a pulse on their city and neighborhoods. Their endorsements mean more than anything. That’s why I am thrilled to have earned support from Compton city councilmembers, school board members and community college trustees. Over the last several years, I’ve had the privilege to fight alongside these bold leaders and work to empower communities of color, improve our education system and lift up working families. I look forward to continuing to partner with them to help serve the residents of Compton as their next County Supervisor.”
March 21, 2019
GAME CHANGER: MARÍA ELENA DURAZO ENDORSES HERB WESSON FOR LA COUNTY SUPERVISOR
Durazo Names Wesson as Top Choice to Defend Working Families
Following her endorsement of LA City Council President Herb Wesson, State Senator María Elena Durazo released the following statement of support: “Herb Wesson is a champion for working families. He won the fight for the $15 minimum wage. He’s getting affordable housing built in South LA for 2,000 families. Herb’s leadership on the Board of Supervisors will change lives.”
March 20, 2019
WESSON BECOMES CLEAR CHOICE OF LOCAL LEADERS WITH LATEST ROUND OF ENDORSEMENTS
Carson City Councilmembers Throw Support Behind Herb Wesson for LA County Supervisor
Following her announcement of support, Carson Councilmember Lula Davis-Holmes released the following statement: “Herb Wesson is the best choice to represent our community on the Board of Supervisors. He has spent his career fighting to improve the lives of all Angelenos as the second African-American to serve as Speaker of the California State Assembly and first ever African-American LA City Council President. Herb knows how to bring diverse groups of people together, build consensus and deliver results that improve the quality of life for local families. He’s exactly what we need in our next County Supervisor and I am proud to endorse Herb Wesson for LA County Supervisor.”
March 15, 2019
HAWTHORNE LEADERS STAND WITH HERB WESSON
Hawthorne’s Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem Back Wesson’s Bid for LA County Supervisor
Hawthorne Mayor Alex Vargas released the following statement of support: “Herb Wesson is the best choice to represent our community on the Board of Supervisors. He has spent his career fighting to improve the lives of all Angelenos both in the State Assembly and on the LA City Council. I have no doubt that, as our next County Supervisor, he will continue to focus on what matters most – keeping our kids safe, improving neighborhood services, protecting our environment and creating career opportunities for hard-working families.”
March 13, 2019
HERB WESSON EARNS AN A+ FROM INGLEWOOD EDUCATION LEADERS
Trio of Inglewood Unified School District Board Members Endorse Wesson for LA County Supervisor
Dr. Dionne Young Faulk released the following statement of support: “We need county leaders who will ensure all children have the opportunity to realize their dreams. That’s why I am proud to endorse Herb Wesson for LA County Supervisor. As a father, mentor, and coach, he has been an outspoken children’s advocate and, as Speaker of the State Assembly, passed groundbreaking legislation to improve education. More locally, he has expanded afterschool programs to keep kids off the streets and away from gangs. I know that he will continue to put kids first as a member of the Board of Supervisors.”
March 11, 2019
LYNWOOD ELECTED OFFICIALS RALLY BEHIND WESSON FOR SUPERVISOR
Wesson Secures Local Endorsements from Lynwood Mayor, City Councilmembers & Treasurer
In announcing his support for Wesson, Lynwood Mayor José Luis Solache released the following statement: “Herb Wesson is simply the best choice to represent us on the Board of Supervisors. His life’s work is a shining example of how to embrace all members of our diverse communities and work together to solve problems and deliver results. He cares and takes the time to listen to the concerns of local residents and then develops an action plan to create jobs, reduce homelessness, and keep our families safe. I’m proud to endorse Herb Wesson for LA County Supervisor.”
March 7, 2019
WESSON GAINS RESOUNDING SUPPORT FROM INGLEWOOD CITY HALL
Leaders of the City of Champions Choose Wesson for Board of Supervisors
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts released the following statement of support: “I am proud to endorse Herb Wesson for the Board of Supervisors. He is a dedicated public servant who is committed to building a brighter future for all residents. He has implemented programs to create green jobs, sponsored an annual summer camp for under-served youths, and spearheaded an initiative to build two thousand units of affordable housing in South LA by the end of next year. He will be an excellent partner by helping to solve the regional housing crisis.”
March 1, 2019
WESSON RACKING UP ENDORSEMENTS FOR LA COUNTY SUPERVISOR
Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer Joins the Growing Chorus of Legislators Backing Herb Wesson for Supervisor
Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer released the following statement: “I am proud to endorse Herb Wesson for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. As a former Assembly Speaker and current President of the Los Angeles City Council, Herb has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to standing up for working families and advancing smart policies that address income inequality in order to lift up all communities. I know he will continue this important work on the Board of Supervisors.”
February 26, 2019
WESSON SECURES BIG ENDORSEMENTS FROM STATE LEGISLATORS REPRESENTING THE 2ND SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT
State Senator Steven Bradford and Assemblymembers Autumn Burke and Mike Gipson Endorse Herb Wesson for Supervisor
Herb Wesson continues to establish himself as the clear frontrunner in the race for LA County Supervisor with the endorsements of State Senator Steven Bradford, Assemblymember Autumn Burke and Assemblymember Mike Gipson. All of these members represent voters in the 2nd Supervisorial District of LA County. This announcement comes shortly after demonstrating his fundraising prowess – raising over $500,000 in under two months – and announcing the support of key regional leaders – LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.
February 22, 2019
MAYOR GARCETTI ENDORSES WESSON FOR SUPERVISOR
Herb Wesson Scores Huge Early Endorsement from LA Mayor Eric Garcetti in the Race for LA County Supervisor 2020
In a statement announcing his support of Herb Wesson for LA County Supervisor, Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti wrote: “As President of the City Council, Herb Wesson has been an outstanding partner and a champion in our fight to improve the quality of life for all of our city’s diverse communities. Herb understands how to bring people together to solve problems and deliver results like reducing homelessness, creating jobs, raising the minimum wage and expanding workforce training. As a father, grandfather, Assembly Speaker and Council President, Herb has always made education a top priority, working hard to keep kids safe, in school and away from gangs and drugs. I have no doubt that Herb will continue to fight for safer neighborhoods, good paying jobs, and affordable housing for all when he is elected to the Board of Supervisors. I am proud to endorse my friend Herb Wesson for Supervisor.”
February 20, 2019
HAHN THROWS SUPPORT BEHIND WESSON FOR LA COUNTY SUPERVISOR
Herb Wesson’s Momentum Continues with Endorsement from Key Los Angeles Leader
LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn expressed her support for Wesson’s bid to join her on the Board of Supervisors with the following statement: “Herb Wesson’s record of delivering real results that improve the lives of our diverse citizens is simply unmatched. He is a passionate and progressive leader standing up for our most vulnerable—our children, our seniors and veterans. I am particularly proud of Herb’s fight to end homelessness and the housing crisis. He created the City’s first ever Comprehensive Homelessness Strategy and spearheaded the initiative that will build two thousand units of affordable housing in South LA by the end of next year. Herb Wesson is the best choice for LA County Supervisor in District 2.”
January 23, 2019
WESSON TOPS $500,000 IN FUNDRAISING FOR LA COUNTY SUPERVISOR
In One Month, Herb Wesson Establishes Himself as the Clear Frontrunner
“I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of support so early in this campaign. I want to thank my friends, neighbors, colleagues and community members who share my passion and commitment to working families as we strive everyday to improve their quality of life by creating good jobs, safe streets, better schools and a clean environment,” Wesson stated.