Local leader Lorena Gonzalez, who serves as the chief executive of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, announced that she’s running for office Wednesday night.
The democrat announced she will run for the 80th State Assembly District once the seat is vacated by the current assembly member.
Gonzalez said her election may come as early as spring 2013. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, Congressman-elect Juan Vargas and State Assemblyman Ben Hueso are among the leaders who have already endorsed Gonzalez.
“I’ve hammered out tough compromises between business and workers, between teachers and our school board, and between developers and environmentalists by putting practicality ahead of ideology.
That approach worked in San Diego County and it will work in Sacramento. Extremism doesn't work. Pragmatic problem-solving does," Gonzalez said in a press release Wednesday night.
Gonzalez is known for her advocacy work representing 200,000 local union workers in San Diego and Imperial counties.
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