SACRAMENTO – Today, SMART Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 104 (SMW Local Union 104) announced their endorsement of Angelique Ashby for State Senate.
“As City of Sacramento’s Vice Mayor, Angelique demonstrates the kind of strong leadership that will make her an effective State Senator,” said Rob Stoker, Political and Public Relations Director of SMW Local Union 104. “She understands the balance needed when creating policy on vital issues like creating much needed housing and meeting the states ambitious renewable energy goals. She understands that good policy includes supporting the state’s skilled and trained workforce and creating apprenticeship opportunities for all including our veterans, formally incarcerated and those from the foster care system. Her leadership was recently on display when she played an integral part in the approval of the California North State University Medical Campus project that includes a PLA with the Sacramento-Sierra Building & Construction Trades Council. We are confident that Angelique and her tireless work ethic will be a great addition to the Legislature.”
“Sheet Metal Workers play a key role in our state’s housing and development goals, and they have been a great partner during my time on City Council,” said Angelique Ashby. “It is an honor to have their support in my run for State Senate.”
SMW Local Union 104 is made up of over 9,000 highly skilled craftspeople and spans 49 California counties, from the Oregon border to Ventura County.
SMW Local Union 104 joins a growing coalition of labor support for Ashby, who also has the endorsement of the California Professional Firefighters, the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California, the California State Council of Laborers, the Sac-Sierra Building & Construction Trades Council, AFSCME Local 3299, and Teamsters Local 150. Ashby currently represents Sacramento City Council District 1 and serves as Vice Mayor of the City of Sacramento. Senate District 8 includes the cities of Sacramento and Elk Grove, and most of Sacramento County.