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Westminster Councilmember Earns Support of Five Key Labor Organizations in OC Supervisor District 1 Campaign

WESTMINSTER, CA -- In a reflection of his wide-ranging support from working men and women in the race for Orange County's 1st District on the Board of Supervisors, today Westminster City Councilmember Sergio Contreras garnered endorsements from five prominent organizations representing working families. 

Those announcing their support for Contreras’s 2020 campaign today include:


  • AFSCME Local 1734

  • National Union of Healthcare Workers 

  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local 220

  • Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36

Each organization released statements following the announced endorsements:

“SEIU-USWW is excited to support Sergio Contreras for Supervisor because we’re confident he will be a strong voice for workers' rights and empowerment on the Board of Supervisors. We know we can count on Sergio to fight for our dedicated members who are the backbone of our economy and are certain that Sergio is the best choice to represent working people on the Board of Supervisors.”
-SEIU- USWW President David Huerta

“AFSCME Local 1734 is proud to endorse Sergio Contreras for Board of Supervisors District 1 because on the Westminster City Council, he has supported a pro-worker and pro-middle class agenda that creates jobs and a fair economy.  We look forward to working with him to expand good middle-class jobs for all.” 
-AFSCME Local 1734 President Gustavo Carrera

“Throughout his career in public service, Sergio Contreras has stood up for working families, which is why we’re confident that he will be a tireless fighter for a fairer economy and healthcare system on the Board of Supervisors. NUHW’s members know that on the Board, Sergio will fight to raise wages and make healthcare more affordable and accessible for everyone in Orange County. We’re with him 100%”
-National Union of Healthcare Workers President Sal Rosselli

“The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local 220 is excited to endorse Sergio Contreras for Orange County Board of Supervisors.  We know that working people can count on him to help create good paying, middle class jobs, and we're excited to help him in his campaign.”
-United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local 220 Business Manager Brent Beasley

"The members of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36 are backing Sergio Contreras for Board of Supervisors because we know we can count on him to be a champion for working families. Throughout his career, he's been a leader who has fought for good jobs, protections for collective bargaining, livable wages, local hiring efforts and more. We know he will make an extraordinary member of the Board, and look forward to helping him get elected.”
-Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 Political Director Bob Smith

Previously Councilmember Sergio Contreras announced the following endorsements:

  1. U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal

  2. U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (Ret.)

  3. Garden Grove School Board Trustee Walter Muneton

  4. Garden Grove School Board Trustee Teri Rocco

  5. Garden Grove Councilmember Kris Beard (Ret.)

  6. Westminster School Boardmember Jamison Power

  7. Westminster School Boardmember Amy Walsh (Ret.)

  8. Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley

  9. Costa Mesa Councilman Manuel Chavez

  10. Rancho Community College Trustee Lawrence Labrado

  11. Santa Ana Unified School District President Valerie Amezcua

  12. Santa Ana Councilmember Sal Tinajero (Ret.)

  13. Santa Ana School Board Trustee Alfonso Alvarez

  14. Anaheim Elementary School Boardmember Juan Gabriel Alvarez

  15. Anaheim Elementary School Boardmember Ryan Ruelas

  16. Anaheim Elementary School Boardmember Dr. Jose Pablo Magcalas

  17. Anaheim Elementary School Boardmember D.R. Heywood (Ret.)

  18. Anaheim Union High School District Clerk of the Board, Annemarie Randle-Trejo

  19. Huntington Beach Union High School District Trustee Duane Dishno

  20. Fullerton School Boardmember Aaruni Thakur

  21. Oceanview School District Vice President Gina Clayton-Tarvin

  22. Midway City Sanitary District Director Margie L. Rice

The first Supervisorial District includes the cities of Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster, the unincorporated community of Midway City, and parts of Fountain Valley. The first Supervisorial District is 42% Democratic and 24% Republican by registration – making it one of the most flippable major local offices in California.

Sergio Contreras, a husband, father, homeowner, and registered Democrat, has served on the Westminster City Council since 2012, where he successfully championed the largest upgrade to Westminster’s park system since 1996, encompassing 22 park facilities and representing a $10.4 million investment in the community. Contreras oversaw the city’s first general plan update in decades. He also placed emergency call boxes in all Westminster parks to enhance public safety, and fought to place outdoor exercise equipment in local parks to improve public health.

Contreras previously served on the Westminster School Board from 2004 to 2012, including serving as president of the board in 2012. On the School Board, Contreras helped pass a $130 million school bond to modernize Westminster’s school facilities and make them safer. In that role, he established an all-day kindergarten system, making Westminster School District the first in Orange County to provide day-long kindergarten at all school sites. Contreras also increased access to music and arts programs districtwide, while expanding after-school programs.

Now, Contreras works as the Senior Director of Education and Healthy Schools for the Orange County United Way where he creates strategic community partnerships to empower students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.  Contreras lives in Westminster with his wife Adriana, where their children Sergio III and Chloe attend local schools.

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