Assemblymember Jerry Hill has earned the endorsement of the California Labor Federation, his campaign announced Friday.
The state Labor Federation held a pre-primary convention on April 11 in Los Angeles, and Hill won the most votes from delegates, according to a statement released by the Hill campaign Friday.
The newly redistricted 13th State Senate district now encompases most of San Mateo County and the northern rim of Santa Clara County, including Palo Alto.
"Assemblymember Jerry Hill has demonstrated time and again that he stands for working families," said San Mateo County Central Labor Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Shelley Kessler. "We are proud to endorse him for State Senate."
Two local Labor Councils, in San Mateo County and the South Bay, represent 170,000 workers and their families.
"Working families face economic and political challenges every day," said South Bay Labor Council Executive Officer Cindy Chavez, "that's why it's important to have allies like Jerry Hill in the State Senate."
The labor endorsement adds to the growing list of Hill’s backers, which include the Sierra Club, California League of Conservation Voters, San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce PAC, Peace Officers Research Association of California, and Silicon Valley Asian American Democratic Club among others.
Hill also claims endorsements from 390 local and state elected officials, according to his campaign.
"The endorsement from the California Labor Federation means a great deal to me," said Hill. "I am committed to assisting working men and women and their families to protect and improve the quality of life and well-being of all Californians."
Hill’s entire list of endorsements is available on his campaign website.