For Immediate Release
January 26, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
IATSE Gives Highly Coveted Support to L.A. County Commissioner in AD-45 Special Election Contest
LOS ANGELES, CA – Continuing to pick up steam in the special election for California's 45th Assembly District, today Los Angeles County Commissioner Jesse Gabriel scored a major endorsement from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States (IATSE).
IATSE is a labor union representing over 130,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, and trade shows. Thousands of IATSE members live in California's 45th Assembly District, underscoring the power and force behind their endorsement.
In announcing their support, Thom Davis, IATSE International Vice President and President for Local 80, released the following statement:
"We need champions in Sacramento who will fight tirelessly to combat runaway production. That's why Los Angeles' entertainment workers and the members of IATSE are proud to stand with Jesse Gabriel for State Assembly District 45. We know he'll work with us to protect good paying middle class entertainment jobs and ensure that the industry stays in and thrives in Los Angeles. We are pleased to endorse Jesse Gabriel."
Gabriel already has raised well over $350,000 in primary funds, giving him the resources to wage a robust and competitive campaign. He's also been endorsed by former Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick, State Senator Ben Allen, Assemblymember Richard Bloom, former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavskly, former Congressman Mel Levine, former State Senator Marty Block, and Valley Community Leader Janice Kamenir-Reznik, and just last week rolled out a far-reaching list of endorsements from more than 50 prominent Jewish Community leaders.
Jesse Gabriel is a Los Angeles County Commissioner and constitutional rights attorney who has represented clients before the United States Supreme Court. He is currently suing the Trump Administration in two landmark lawsuits which seek to protect undocumented children known as Dreamers. Through his legal work and legislative advocacy, Jesse has assisted Holocaust survivors, victims of domestic abuse, and communities facing the threat of hate-motivated violence. Jesse also helped to advance the Democratic Party agenda in the United States Senate, where he served as a senior advisor to former United States Senator Evan Bayh.
A committed environmentalist and longtime community activist, Jesse serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Commission on Local Government Services.
Jesse lives in Encino with his wife Rachel Rosner, an affordable housing attorney, and their sons Ethan and Joshua. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and UC Berkeley.
To learn more about Jesse Gabriel’s campaign visit www.JesseForAssembly.com
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