State Treasurer Makes State Senate Choice John Chiang Endorses Anthony Portantino

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Anthony Portantino for State Senate proudly announced today the endorsement of State Treasurer John Chiang. Treasurer Chiang is one of the most highly respected political leaders in California and his support cements Portantino's strong standing the 25th State Senate race. Portantino has now been endorsed by the State's top two fiscal officers, Mr. Chiang and State Controller Betty Yee. Chiang's endorsement is following a positive trend for Portantino as last week, he garnered the endorsement of the California Democratic Party and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.

Anthony Portantino for State Senate proudly announced today the endorsement of State Treasurer John Chiang. Treasurer Chiang is one of the most highly respected political leaders in California and his support cements Portantino's strong standing the 25th State Senate race. Portantino has now been endorsed by the State's top two fiscal officers, Mr. Chiang and State Controller Betty Yee. Chiang's endorsement is following a positive trend for Portantino as last week, he garnered the endorsement of the California Democratic Party and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.

"I am proud to endorse Anthony Portantino for the State Senate.  He will be a strong advocate for college affordability and access.  As an Assemblymember, Anthony fought for increased transparency and accountability.  A tireless worker, he is not afraid to make difficult decisions.  He has earned my admiration and support,"  Hon. John Chiang, Treasurer, State of California

In addition to Treasurer Chiang, Portantino has the support of Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Congressman Adam Schiff and an overwhelming lead in locale district endorsements.

"John Chiang is one of the most respected and earnest leaders in California today. Earning his trust means a lot to me personally and certainly sends a strong message to the residents of the 25th District that our positive campaign cares about fiscal issues and is moving in a very positive direction," concluded Portantino.

District Democratic Club Endorsements: Bonita Democratic Council, Claremont Democratic Club, Crescenta Canada Democratic Club, Democratic Club of the Pasadena Foothills, East Area Progressive Democrats, Foothill Community Democrats of Monrovia, Glendale Democratic Club, Helen Doherty Democratic Club, Los Angeles County Young Democrats, SCAD, Southern California Armenian Democrats, West End Democratic Club

Labor/ Institutional Endorsements: California Professional Firefighters (CPF), UFCW Locals 770 & 1428, UniteHERE, Local 11, CSEA, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Cal Fire, Local 281, AFT 1521, SEIU California, 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 Armenian National Committee Western Region, the California Small Business Association and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers

Anthony is as 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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