FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2016
Contact: Derek Humphrey, Cell: (951) 805-4167
BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL BACKS MICHELE MARTINEZ FOR SUPERVISOR
Santa Ana, CA – The Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council announced their endorsement of Michele Martinez’s campaign for Orange County Supervisor today. The Building Trades Council joins a high profile list of labor organizations supporting Martinez’s campaign, including the Orange County Federation of Labor and the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association.
In announcing their support, Building Trades Executive Secretary Ron Miller stated:
“As a local City Councilwoman, Michele Martinez has been putting in the hard work needed to deliver results for Orange County residents and businesses for nearly a decade. We are excited to announce our endorsement of Michele’s campaign because we trust her to fight for the polices that will grow our economy, create family-wage jobs, and eliminate the underground economy.”
The Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council is an umbrella group representing 48 local unions and district councils in 14 Trades. Membership in these unions totals more than 100,000 skilled men and women.
Upon her first election in 2006, Michele Martinez became one of the youngest Councilmembers in Santa Ana’s history. She was subsequently re-elected in 2010 and 2014.
Michele currently serves as President of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization. She the immediate Past-President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).
Michele holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton, and she is a proud product of Santa Ana High School and Santa Ana College.
Michele placed first in a field of four candidates vying for Orange County’s 1st Supervisorial District in June’s Primary Election. Her strong Primary Election performance marked the first time in over twenty years that a challenger placed ahead of an incumbent Orange County Supervisor.