Pettis Endorsed by Building Trades

The California Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO has endorsed Greg Pettis’ bid for the 80th Assembly District.

The San Bernardino/Riverside Building Trades Council, the local affiliate of the State Council, represents 32 locals and over 11,000 workers throughout the Inland Empire and they are joined by the 198 locals across California with over 350,000 workers supporting Greg Pettis.

“We are pleased to support Greg Pettis for Assembly,” said Bill Perez, Secretary-Treasurer of the San Bernardino / Riverside Building Trades Council. “His 13-year record in Cathedral City demonstrates his commitment to working families.”

The Building Trades Council joins the Riverside/San Bernardino Labor Council, Riverside Mayor Ronald Loveridge, Palm Springs City Councilmember Ginny Foat, Desert Hot Springs Mayor Alex Bias, Cathedral City Councilmember Paul Marchand, El Centro City Councilmember Sedalia Sanders and former Coachella Mayor Juan DeLara in supporting Pettis.

Pettis is considered the Democratic frontrunner in the race to replace Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, who will be stepping down due to term limits. He has raised more money and has more donors than all the other Democratic candidates combined based on the last filings with California ’s Secretary of State.

He has a long list of accomplishments including making homes more affordable for first-time homebuyers, creating safer routes to school for children, negotiating the Multi-Species Habitat Program and standing up to Wal-Mart’s unfair labor practices.