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ENDORSEMENT QUOTES

UPDATED OCTOBER 13, 2016


EDUCATION

Dr. Jennifer Eagan, President of the California Faculty Association: "The California Faculty Association which represents 26,000 hardworking faculty in the California State University system is proud to support Assemblymember Cheryl Brown in her re-election to the State Assembly. Assemblymember Brown has been a steadfast supporter of our students and faculty by fighting against tuition increases and supporting efforts to provide more resources for the CSU to improve student success. For these reasons and more, the California Faculty Association has endorsed Cheryl Brown for Assembly District 47."

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson: "As an Assemblywoman, Cheryl Brown has demonstrated a strong legislative record of investing in California's public education system. Cheryl Brown's work has helped improve academic standards in our public schools, put more students on the path to college, and ensured every child has the opportunity to attain a quality education that prepares them for good-paying jobs. I am proud to endorse Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown's re-election for California's 47th Assembly District."

Ben Valdepena, Association President of the California School Employees Association: "The California School Employees Association is proud to join a strong coalition of education leaders in support of Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown's re-election campaign for State Assembly District 47. Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown has a proven record of championing the issues most important to our students, school employees, classroom teachers, parents and local communities. She understands that in order to have a strong economy, we have to invest in our education system. Cheryl Brown's commitment to our education system is worthy of another term."

Joshua Pechthalt, President of the California Federation of Teachers, AFT, AFL-CIO: "The California Federation of Teachers is proud to endorse Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown's re-election campaign. 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."

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan: "I am proud to endorse Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown for re-election because she demonstrates integrity and effective leadership to help our law enforcement officers combat gang and gun violence. As a resident of San Bernardino for over 50 years, Cheryl Brown has a deep understanding of the many issues facing our city and surrounding region. As our assemblywoman, Cheryl Brown has been instrumental in helping bring our communities together and supporting legislation that keeps guns out of our schools and provides additional tools for our public safety personnel. Please join our law enforcement community by voting to re-elect our assemblywoman, Cheryl Brown."

Ken Corney, President of the California Police Chiefs Association: "Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown has been an instrumental partner with our law enforcement community, and the California Police Chiefs Association is proud to endorse her re-election. Cheryl Brown's service of many years demonstrates a strong commitment towards the safety of our communities. Right now, we need experience. We need effective leadership, and that's Cheryl Brown."

Michael Durant, President of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC): "PORAC prides itself on carefully scrutinizing the qualification of every candidate. You will be an excellent representative for your district, especially in regards to the issues involving public safety. As public safety officers, we appreciate your willingness to keep the avenues of communication open and your concerted efforts to seek our input on issues involving public safety and law enforcement. These qualities make you truly deserving of the PORAC endorsement."

CAL FIRE Local 2881 President Mike Lopez: "CAL FIRE Local 2881 is proud to endorse Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown. Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown has always been a strong advocate for public safety during her tenure in the legislature. We learned again how much Cheryl Brown cares about our communities when she helped lead our recovery from the terrorists' attacks. The Assemblywoman is known for her integrity and strength of character."

Joseph Paulino, Chief for the San Bernardino City Unified School District Police Department: "Right now our community needs experienced leaders who understand what it takes to keep our schools and streets safe. One of these leaders is Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown. Cheryl Brown supports public safety by bringing needed tools and resources that help our law enforcement officers do their job effectively and safely. I am proud to endorse Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown because she has demonstrated a strong commitment to the safety of students and the community."


 

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris: "Cheryl Brown has fought to keep the communities of the Inland Empire safe as our Assembly Member in the 47th District. As a legislator, she has worked hard to reduce recidivism rates, expand services for crime victims, and support after-school programs that keep kids away from gangs and crime. I am proud to endorse her re-election campaign and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future."


 

Doug Villars, CAHP President: "Assembly Member Cheryl Brown is a champion in helping keep our communities safe. Through her legislative work in Sacramento, Assembly Member Brown has demonstrated a real concern for the safety of the public and our members. She has worked tirelessly to ensure that our officers have the necessary tools to keep our communities and highways safe. The CAHP is proud to endorse Assembly Member Brown's re-election campaign and we look forward to continuing our fine working relationship with her in the years to come."

Harriet Salarno, Chair of Crime Victims United of California: "Cheryl Brown has supported legislation that strengthens sentencing laws for violent criminals while creating a safer, more effective criminal rehabilitation and re-entry system that helps change lives for the better. Cheryl Brown's strong will and determination of supporting crime victims and helping keep our communities safe makes her worthy of another term."

Chuck Alexander, State President of the CCPOA: "The CCPOA is proud to endorse Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown for re-election. As our assemblywoman, Cheryl Brown has been a partner with our correctional officers who often face the state’s most serious and violent criminals. She has fought hard to curb gang and gun violence in our community by supporting after-school programs that keep kids off the streets, and investing in the tools and resources necessary for our correctional officers to do their job safely. We need Cheryl Brown continuing to fight for us as our Assemblywoman."

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS

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Gloria Negrete McLeod, Congresswoman Emeritus and current Chaffey College Governing Board Member: "My endorsement of Assemblymember Cheryl Brown for re-election comes because she has served the 47th District well. Assemblymember Brown’s many years of public service, in addition to her three decades as a small business owner, has given her a unique perspective in solving issues facing the community. As a legislator, she has helped small businesses succeed thereby assisting our economic recovery. She has supported programs that our elderly and the disabled rely on, and she has fought to ensure that our veterans receive the benefits they deserve. Cheryl Brown's hard work to make the 47th district better is deserving of another term in the California Assembly."


 

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla: "I’ve worked with Assembly Member Cheryl Brown to protect our civil rights, especially our right to vote. As an Assembly Member, Cheryl Brown helped pass a minimum wage increase that provides working families a much needed raise. She fought for increased funding for public schools and advocated for much needed investments in our aging transportation infrastructure. Cheryl Brown is a tenacious and effective leader. I am proud to endorse her for re-election."

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon: “I am proud to endorse Assembly Member Cheryl Brown for re-election to represent the 47th Assembly District. Cheryl is known for informed and thoughtful deliberation, voting her conscience, and putting the people of her district first."


 

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Supervisor Josie Gonzales: “I’m excited about Assembly Member Brown’s candidacy for re-election to the 47th Assembly District. She puts the needs of people before politics and has been an independent voice for the community. Assembly Member Brown has a proven track record of success, and I’m confident that she will continue to build upon the excellent work that she has done over the past three years."


 

U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar: “Cheryl Brown’s commitment to improving the economic vitality of our communities makes her the type of proven leader we need fighting for us in the State Assembly. I’m endorsing Assembly Member Brown because we need her continued advocacy on behalf of Inland Empire families in Sacramento.”


 

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U.S. Rep. Norma Torres: “I am happy to endorse Assembly Member Cheryl Brown for re-election to the State Assembly. She has worked tirelessly to empower our communities and improve the quality of life for working families. She has fought to improve our schools, create good jobs and offer assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure. Her extraordinary leadership has advanced the Inland Empire and helped the citizens of the 47th Assembly District and I’m confident that she will continue to work hard for the people she represents.”


 

Mayor Richard DeLaRosa, City of Colton: “As our current Assembly Member we need to keep Cheryl Brown in Sacramento fighting for us. As a member of the Veterans Standing Committee, she has fought for more services for veterans and their families. As Chair of Aging and Long-Term Care, she has relentlessly advocated on behalf of our senior population by sponsoring legislation to improve the quality of healthcare services for our seniors. And as a small business owner herself, she knows what it is like to try and meet payroll, so she has worked relentlessly to increase access to credit and investment, while reducing unnecessary, burdensome regulations. She has proven that she can make a positive change and that is why I am endorsing her, and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.”

Assembly Member Chris Holden: "Assembly Member Cheryl Brown is an effective leader and a fighter for California’s middle-class families. I have worked closely with Cheryl and have witnessed her tireless advocacy for her community and its future. I am proud to endorse Assembly Member Cheryl Brown for re-election because she has a proven record of helping create jobs, keeping communities safe, and expanding opportunities for all."
Mayor of Fontana, Acquanetta Warren: “Cheryl Brown has cut through partisanship to find solutions that work for the 47th Assembly District and move the state forward. She is a tremendously dedicated leader who has delivered resources and jobs to our community. I am proud to continue my support for her re-election to the State Assembly.”


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Mayor Deborah Robertson, City of Rialto: “I am proud to endorse Assembly Member Brown for re-election to the 47th Assembly District. Through her help and support, our city gained control of the Rialto Municipal Airport to begin the first step of developing the Renaissance planned community, a new project that will promote economic development, create thousands of jobs and construct a variety of new housing in our city.”


 

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Mayor Darcy McNaboe, City of Grand Terrace: “I am supporting Assembly Member Brown for re-election and I encourage others to do so as well. Coming from a small business background, she has focused her efforts on improving access to capital, enhancing workforce development, and streamlining some of the state’s regulatory processes. She understands the needs of our community, and has a passion for helping others and improving the quality of life for her constituents.”


 

Mayor Carey Davis, City of San Bernardino: “I am endorsing Assembly Member Cheryl R. Brown for re-election because she has been a true champion for our community. As our state representative, she has been dedicated to fighting for solutions to help our city move forward and build a strong local economy for our families. Her devotion and leadership to the City of San Bernardino has been invaluable and I’m proud to give her my full support.”


 

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Mayor Acquanetta Warren, City of Fontana: “Cheryl Brown has cut through partisanship to find solutions that work for the 47th Assembly District and move the state forward. She is a tremendously dedicated leader who has delivered resources and jobs to our community. I am proud to continue my support for her re-election to the State Assembly.”


 

Supervisor James Ramos: “I am proud to endorse Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown for re-election because she listens to the needs of the community and acts swiftly in Sacramento to get things done. Her work has helped bring needed resources to our community at a time when the county needs it most. Cheryl Brown is a champion for families living in San Bernardino County and is deserving of another term as our assembly member."


 

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Assemblywoman Emeritus Wilmer Amina Carter: "Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown is a dedicated and hardworking public servant and I am proud to endorse her re-election campaign. Her strength is in understanding that it takes teamwork to overcome the unique challenges facing our diverse community. As our Assembly Member, Cheryl Brown has championed economic expansion, job generation, education, building stronger communities, and prioritizing public safety. With another term, Assembly Member Brown will continue working for our community with diligence and integrity.”

 

DEMOCRATIC ENDORSEMENTS

San Bernardino County's Democratic Central Committee Chair Chris Robles: “Democrats in the Inland Empire and across the state are unified in overwhelmingly supporting Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown for re-election. Cheryl Brown is the embodiment of our Democratic values and has a record to prove it. She fights for job creation, protecting our seniors, and keeping our communities safe. As Chair of the San Bernardino County Democratic Central Committee, it brings me great pleasure to witness Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown's endorsement from our State Democratic Party. I know she will continue doing a great job representing our County effectively as our Assemblywoman."

Eric C. Bauman, Chair of the Los Angeles Democratic Party, and Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party: “I am proud to stand with Assembly Member Cheryl Brown as she seeks reelection to the California State Assembly. I believe Cheryl has a proven record championing the values of the Democratic Party. Whether it's her work on creating investments for renewable technologies that help our environment, or her work with the small business and labor communities to create and maintain jobs, Cheryl Brown's legislative accomplishments are worthy of another term. I urge Democrats in the 47th Assembly District to vote for Cheryl Brown for reelection.”

Assembly Member Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Vice Chair of the California Democratic Legislative Women's Caucus: "The California Democratic Legislative Women's Caucus is proud to endorse Assembly Member Cheryl Brown for re-election as a strong leader and advocate for families in the Inland Empire and throughout California. This endorsement of our colleague, Cheryl Brown, continues our mission to increase the political participation of women in state government. We look forward to continuing to partner with Ms. Brown as she represents the 47th Assembly District.”

Linda Gonzalez, President of the Democratic Women of San Bernardino County: “I’ve know Cheryl Brown for 20 years. She represents the people and fights for women and seniors.”

 

LABOR

Brian A. Allison, AFSCME California PEOPLE’s Political and Legislative Director: "AFSCME California PEOPLE is proud to endorse Assembly Member Cheryl Brown in her re-election because she fights for an economy that works for all of us. Cheryl Brown has made it a commitment to improve the conditions of California's workforce by supporting a minimum wage increase, strengthening labor protections for domestic workers and homecare providers, and voting to requiring employers to provide workers with paid sick leave. She has demonstrated a commitment to AFSCME California PEOPLE's values, making her worthy of another term."

Alex Artiaga, Business Manager and Carlos Gomez, President of the Hod Carriers and Laborers Local Union No. 783, AFL-CIO in a joint statement: "Assembly Member Cheryl Brown is a fighter for the working men and women of the Inland Empire. We are proud to support Assembly Member Cheryl Brown in her re-election because she has been a leader in helping create thousands of good paying jobs in California that provide excellent benefits and an opportunity to live meaningful lives. We need Cheryl Brown fighting for us in Sacramento!"

Doug Moore, UDW Executive Director: "Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown cares about the lives of home care workers, seniors, and people with disabilities. She has fought every day to bring resources to programs that helps them most. UDW is proud to endorse Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown because she has demonstrated a consistent commitment to our seniors and Californians with disabilities making her worthy of another term as our assemblywoman."

 

SMALL BUSINESS

Betty Jo Toccoli, President of the California Small Business Association: "Assembly Member Cheryl Brown is focused on job creation and economic prosperity in the Inland Empire. Cheryl Brown understands the importance of small businesses for local economies. She has experience and an understanding of how to make California more business friendly. The California Small Business Association is pleased to announce its endorsement for Assembly Member Cheryl Brown in her re-election to the 47th Assembly District."