SEIU California Wades in & the Numbers Tell the Story For #TeamPortantino

On the heels of Saturday’s Democratic Party Caucus victory where #TeamPortantino secured 70% of the delegate vote necessary to be placed on the State Party consent calendar, Anthony Portantino for State Senate proudly announced the endorsement of SEIU California. SEIU represents 700,000 men and women throughout California and has a strong presence in Los Angeles County and in the 25th Senate District.

On the heels of Saturday’s Democratic Party Caucus victory where #TeamPortantino secured 70% of the delegate vote necessary to be placed on the State Party consent calendar, Anthony Portantino for State Senate proudly announced the endorsement of SEIU California. SEIU represents 700,000 men and women throughout California and has a strong presence in Los Angeles County and in the 25th Senate District.

Portantino has raised $1.4 million thus far and holds a sizable a 10 – 1 cash on hand advantage over the next two Democrats running in the 25th and a 4-1 advantage over the Republican Supervisor.

SEIU joins the overwhelming list of labor and institutional support including the California Federation of Teachers, ILWU Local 13, IBEW Local 18, ATU Local 1277, the Sheet Metal Workers Local 105, CWA Southern California, LIUNA Local 777, UA Local 78, The Teamsters Joint Council 42, AFT Local 1521 A College Staff Guild, CAPT ~ the California Association of Psychiatric Technicians, the California Small Business Association, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, PORAC, the California Police Chiefs Association, the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Associations, the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association, the Los Angeles Police Protective League and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

"What a great week for our effort, I turned 55 and 700,000 working men and women now have my back. I am also very honored that so many residents across the foothills have come together to give our team such a financial advantage. It’s humbling and makes me want to work even harder to be equal to their trust," concluded Portantino.

Anthony is a Visiting Fellow at USC. He is the father of two great daughters, Sofia who completed her K-12 education in the district and Bella, a middle school student. Ellen Portantino is currently serving as the PTA President for Bella’s middle school and is an executive at Warner Brothers.

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