California Small Business Association Endorses Eggman for Assembly
STOCKTON – The California Small Business Association has endorsed Susan Talamantes Eggman for State Assembly District 13.
"We believe your commitment to the future of small business is deserving of support from our organization, and you will do a great job representing us effectively in the State Assembly," CSBA President Betty Jo Toccoli wrote in a statement announcing the endorsement.
The CSBA represents more than 203,000 small business owners statewide; its mission is to stimulate the creation of jobs and the health of the economy in California.
California NOW endorses Eggman for Assembly
The California National Organization for Women has endorsed Democratic candidate Susan Talamantes Eggman for State Assembly District 13.
Announcing the endorsement, California NOW President Patty Bellasalma stated, “With the state budget cuts disproportionally affecting women and children, there has never been a more important time to ensure the Legislature is filled with advocates for women’s voices as well as communities that have been largely ignored. Susan clearly understands that challenge and our organization is confident that she will work to move our state towards a more level playing field.”
Bellasalma continued, “Susan has a track record on the Stockton City Council as a leader who works with all sides to get things done. She understands that strong leaders can’t turn their backs just because times are hard; we must work within our system of government and with the people we serve to find solutions to the problems our state faces.”
National Night Out Builds Community Strength
The people of San Joaquin County put on an impressive display for National Night Out. In Stockton there were nearly 100 block parties and police, firefighters and city volunteers did their best to visit each of them. There was live music in the streets, massive potlucks, and hundreds of people gathered at parks and on city blocks.
Keeping a personal tradition I began years ago, I had hundreds of cookies made at a local bakery, packaged and prepared for delivery to as many neighborhood gatherings as I could reach. I started with a list of 10, but kept adding more as I drove around the city, visiting Cathedral of the Annunciation, Filipino Center Plaza, Stribley Park, Eden Square, a few locations in Lincoln Village and many more. Friends and volunteers circulated on my behalf in their own neighborhoods and beyond.
This year we visited Tracy, as well. And I hope to make many more visits as Tracy's representative in the State Assembly.
National Night Out is an important part of building strong, healthy communities, growing what each one is capable of doing by growing its capacity to organize. We make friends, but we also take on duties and responsibilities. We start by solving small problems, and soon we're working on the big ones. Not one night a year, but whenever there's a need.
I'll be back out next year, so if I missed you and you'd like a visit in 2013, let me know!
Educators Endorse Eggman for Assembly District 13
STOCKTON – In the race for State Assembly District 13, Democratic candidate Susan Talamantes Eggman has been endorsed by educators at every level from kindergarten to college.
The California School Employees Association and the California Teachers Association recently endorsed Eggman, joining earlier endorsements by the California Faculty Association and the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges.
United Farm Workers Endorse Susan Eggman
STOCKTON -- The United Farm Workers have endorsed Susan Talamantes Eggman for state assembly.
Eggman, a member of Stockton's city council, is also president of the board of El Concilio, which provides a variety of services and outreach to the Spanish-speaking community.
"Susan's support for the farm worker movement is admirable and we are proud to endorse her candidacy. We look forward to future collaboration on improving the lives of farm workers and all Latinos throughout the United States," UFW Deputy Political Director Victoria Cepeida-Mojarro said.
Eggman said she was honored by the UFW's endorsement.
The UFW's endorsement joins those of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 54, Carpenters Local 152, Rep. Jerry McNerney and labor leader Dolores Huerta, a co-founder of the UFW.
Longshoremen Endorse Eggman for Assembly
Stockton, CA — The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 54 has endorsed Democratic candidate Susan Talamantes Eggman for State Assembly.
Eggman, a two-term member of Stockton's city council, is running for the newly-drawn Assembly District 13, which comprises Stockton, Tracy and Mountain House.
In a joint statement, ILWU Local 54 President Marc Cuevas and Secretary/Treasurer Stephen Griffen, also a port commissioner, said that Eggman "has demonstrated her understanding of the importance of the Port of Stockton to the prosperity of the region, and to working families across the county."
In their endorsement, the local also praised Eggman for her openness and availability to the public.
"She is the right person to be our advocate in Sacramento," Cuevas said.
ILWU Local 54 joins a growing list of endorsements for Eggman's run, including Rep. Jerry McNerney, Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, Assemblywoman Alyson Huber and State Senator Lois Wolk.
CA Latino Legislative Caucus Endorses Eggman in 13th District Race
Stockton, CA - The California Latino Legislative Caucus has endorsed Stockton City Councilmember Susan Talamantes Eggman for Assembly in 2012.
The Latino Legislative Caucus comprises twenty-seven members: nine Senators and eighteen Assembly Members. It is one of the most influential organizations within the State Legislature.
"I'm honored to have the endorsement of the California Latino Legislative Caucus," said Eggman. "I look forward to working with Caucus members as a member of the State Assembly to improve the lives of working families in my district and throughout the state."
The California Latino Legislative Caucus joins a growing list of local elected officials, educators and area residents supporting Talamantes Eggman. For a full list of supporters click here.
The redrawn 13th District is 40 percent Latino and contains the City of Stockton, the City of Tracy, and other areas of San Joaquin County along the Delta.
Local Educators Hold Event for Susan Eggman
Stockton, CA -- Leading local educators met Monday, January 9th on the Miracle Mile to support Susan Talamantes Eggman's campaign for State Assembly.
The crowd of about two dozen teachers, education leaders and others packed a room at Centrale Kitchen & Bar.
Talamantes Eggman, an educator herself, spoke passionately of her reasons for seeking public office, and reiterated her commitment to bring a state university campus to Stockton.
The Educators for Eggman fundraising event was hosted by Stockton Unified School Board Chair Sara Cazares, Delta College Board President Janet Rivera, Delta Trustee Steve Castellanos, El Concilio President Jose Rodriguez. realtors Lela and Bob Nelson and Lodi Unified School Board Chair Van-Ha To-Cowell.
The event was sponsored by educators Ruben Garza, Marie Nakamura and Larry J. Hernandez, as well as Centrale, whose owner, Tony, deserved special thanks.
Congressional Candidate Jose Hernandez Endorses Eggman for Assembly
Stockton, CA. – Jose Hernandez, former astronaut and candidate for CD 10, has announced his endorsement of Stockton City Councilmember Susan Talamantes Eggman in her bid for Assembly.
“I’m supporting Susan because of her hard work and dedication for the residents of Stockton as a member of the City Council,” said Hernandez. “I know she will continue to work for a better community and will continue her fight for San Joaquin County in the State Assembly.”
Hernandez is a Central Valley native who graduated from Franklin High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from University of the Pacific. He was a crewmember on the space shuttle in 2009.
“I’m proud to have Jose’s endorsement,” said Eggman. “He is a true leader and inspiration to many in our community.”
Hernandez joins a growing list of local elected officials, educators and area residents supporting Eggman. For a full list of supporters visit http://susaneggman.com/endorsements.htm.
More Education Leaders Back Susan
Stockton, CA – Community College and K-12 education leaders are coming out in support of Susan Talamantes Eggman in her race for the 13th District Assembly seat in 2012. “I am honored that those in the education community are coming out to support me in this race,” said Eggman. “As an educator myself, the future of the state’s school system is of the utmost importance to me and will be a top priority for me in the Assembly.”
The following leaders have recently endorsed Talamantes Eggman:
- Delta College Trustee Janet Rivera
- Delta College Trustee Steve Castellanos
- Delta College Board President Dr. Teresa Brown
- Stockton Unified Trustee Sara Cazares
- Lincoln Unified Trustee Van Ha To-Cowell
- SUSD Board of Education President David Varela
- SUSD Board of Education Member Angel Jimenez Jr.
- SUSD Trustee Jose Morales
In addition to the education leaders in the area, Talamantes Eggman has also been endorsed by a number of local elected officials. For a full list of supporters, visit http://susaneggman.com/endorsements.htm.
Carpenters Local 152 Endorses Susan for Assembly
Stockton, CA- The United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 152 recently endorsed Stockton City Councilmember Susan Talamantes Eggman for Assembly in 2012. “I’m proud that the Carpenters are supporting my campaign," said Talamantes Eggman. “I have fought to create jobs in this county and will keep working with those on the front lines to create good paying jobs in our communities.” The United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 152 joins a growing list of local elected officials, educators and area residents supporting Eggman.