Saylor Endorsed by AFSCME Council 57

Don Saylor - courtesy photo
Don Saylor – courtesy photo

Don Saylor for Assembly Announces Endorsement of AFSCME Council 57

Today, the Don Saylor for State Assembly Campaign announced the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFSCME Council 57.

In announcing the endorsement, AFSCME Council 57 President Cynthia McCabe said, “Don Saylor will fight for working families across the state. He has a proven track record of getting things done and we need legislators like him in the Assembly working to strengthen our state’s safety net, to expand access to quality healthcare and mental health services for all, to strengthen public education, and to protect retirement security.”

Saylor said, “I am honored to earn the endorsement of AFSCME Council 57. I have dedicated my life to helping all Californians thrive and will work in the Assembly to make sure that we have an economy where nobody gets left behind. To me that means working to raise wages, protecting collective bargaining and retirement security, demanding that women get equal pay for equal work and increasing the minimum wage.

AFSCME Council 57 represents over 25,000 members of 23 locals representing workers in counties, cities, and special districts throughout Northern California and the Central Valley, as well as the State health and social service professionals of BU 19 who work in all 58 of California’s counties. AFSCME Council 57 members work in county health and human service agencies, provide mental health services at the state and local level, and ensure the public safety working as 911 dispatchers, probation officers, and trial court employees. They serve the people of California through their work in schools and community colleges, transit agencies, public works departments, clinics and hospitals, and water and wastewater facilities and more. AFSCME members make California happen.

As the campaign in the 4th district begins to heat up, Saylor’s campaign continues to grow and build momentum. Earlier this week former Assembly Member Dennis Mangers endorsed him. Previously he was endorsed by Former State Senate President Darrell Steinberg, State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, Vice-Chair of the California Democratic Party Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker, Sonoma County Supervisors Efren Carillo, James Gore, Susan Gorin, and Shirlee Zane and more than 50 other current or former elected officials.

Saylor has dedicated his life to public service. Since 2011 Saylor has served on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. Between 2004 and 2010 he was Mayor and Councilmember in the City of Davis. He served as a trustee of the Davis Joint Unified School District from 1995 to 2003. Saylor has also chaired the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and was previously a legislative analyst for the California Legislature.

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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  1. ruralknight

    Way to go Don.  We need someone willing to take a stand and fight the good fight – not just kick the bucket down the road. Standing up for families struggling to make ends meet by raising wages and the hotly debated minimum wage.  Always willing to look out for the little guy…

    Look at his record on the inclusion of affordable homes – if he was on council today we would have a real mixed income housing ordinance in place instead of spending two years debating revisions piece by piece.  If the housing ordinance was revised and in place today, any housing development would have to include affordable homes to the struggling working class – not just some half hearted attempt allowing developers to build “granny flats” to meet their requirements.  Nishi would have to include affordable homes on-site for those who will be working the lower paying jobs created by commercial development (but now they can build off-site or pay a small fee in-lieu of developing these homes?).  I would imagine there would be a commercial linkage fee in place requiring any commercial development who creates low wage jobs to pay into the city’s housing trust fund to ensure those employees can live in a very expensive town like Davis.  I can’t wait to see where his leadership will take us!

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