California Federation of Teachers, AFT, AFL-CIO Announce Major Education Endorsement for Cheryl Brown


SAN BERNARDINO, CA (April 18, 2016) - Today, Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown's (D-San Bernardino) campaign is announcing an endorsement from the California Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), representing over 120,000 educational employees working at every level of the education system in California.

"The California Federation of Teachers is proud to endorse Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown's re-election campaign," said Joshua Pechthalt, President of the California Federation of Teachers, AFT, AFL-CIO. "Cheryl Brown has a proven record of investing in our education system and working with our local leaders to address issues concerning our students and teachers. Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown's effective leadership and experience of championing our education system makes her worthy of another term."

"I thank the California Federation of Teachers for supporting my re-election campaign," said Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown. "I believe we must do everything we can to ensure that our schools and teachers have the necessary resources to provide a great education for our students. An endorsement from the California Federation of Teachers validates my record and strong commitment to supporting our education system."

The California Federation of Teachers endorsement joins a growing list of endorsements already exceeding 200 in support of Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown's re-election to the California 47th Assembly District. Major education endorsements include:

  • -State Superintendent Tom Torlakson
  • -California School Employees Association, AFL-CIO
  • -California Faculty Association
  • -Gloria Negrete McLeod, Congresswoman Emeritus, Chaffey College Governing Board Trustee
  • -Gloria Macias Harrison, San Bernardino Community College Board Trustee
  • -John Longville, Assembly Member Emeritus, San Bernardino Community College Board Trustee
  • -Joseph Williams, San Bernardino Community College Board Trustee
  • -Donna Ferracone, San Bernardino Community College Board Trustee
  • -Donald Singer, San Bernardino Community College Board Trustee
  • -Hardy Brown II, San Bernardino County School Board Member
  • -Laura Mancha, San Bernardino County School Board Member
  • -Sherman Garnett, San Bernardino County School Board Member
  • -BarBara Chavez, President - Fontana School Board Member
  • -Lorena Corona, Vice President - Fontana School Board Member
  • -Ayanna Blackmon-Balogun, Former Fontana School Board Member
  • -Dina Walker, Rialto School Board Member
  • -Joseph Martinez, Rialto School Board Member
  • -Mike Gallo, San Bernardino City School Board Member
  • -Barbara Flores, San Bernardino City School Board Member
  • -Lynda Savage, San Bernardino City School Board Member (Retired)
  • -Margaret Hill, San Bernardino City School Board Member
  • -Gwen Rodgers, San Bernardino City School Board Member
  • -Dan Flores, Colton School Board Member
  • -Kent Taylor, Colton School Board Member
  • -Patt Haro, President, Colton School Board
  • -Sam Crowe, Ontario Montclair School Board Member
  • -Alfonso Sanchez, Ontario Montclair School Board Member
  • -Dr. Dale Marsden, Superintendent for San Bernardino City Unified School District
  • -Colin Strang, Adjunct Professor, Cal State San Bernardino

Assemblywoman Cheryl R. Brown is the officially endorsed candidate of the California Democratic Party running for re-election in California’s 47th district. The 47th Assembly District is located in the heart of San Bernardino County and includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy. She currently represents the 47th district.

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