Redlands, CA – On the heels of Kris Goodfellow entering the race for the 23rd State Senate District, her campaign announced earning the endorsement of California State Senator Connie Leyva.
In addition to representing western portions of the Inland Empire, Senator Leyva also chairs the Senate Education Committee, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and the Senate Democratic Caucus. Connie’s leadership for working families began as president of her local grocery union—the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1428 and she worked her way up to become the first woman elected as president of the 2.1 million member California Labor Federation.
“Kris has the experience needed to help more Inland Empire families reach the middle class,” said Senator Leyva.“She understands the economic challenges workers here are increasingly facing, and she’ll be a champion in the State Senate to bring good-paying clean energy jobs to the Inland Empire.”
"I'm humbled to have the endorsement of one of California's most fiercest advocates for working people in Senator Leyva." Goodfellow said. "I look forward to working with Senator Leyva in the fight to expand health care access, tackle climate change, expand educational opportunities and keep immigrant families together in California."