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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

United Farm Workers Endorse Hayashi for State Senate

CAMPAIGN 2014 | STATE SENATE | 10TH DISRICT | A few weeks back, former East Bay Assemblymember Mary Hayashi burnished her strong ties to labor when addressing a large group of county Democratic leaders. On Tuesday, Hayashi began delivering on that potential with the endorsement of the United Farm Workers for her run in the 10th State Senate District.

The union praised Hayashi for her commitment to the farm workers movement. “We hold you in the highest regard and consider you to be an individual with platinum status in the eyes of farmworkers,” said UFW President Arturo Rodriguez in a press release sent by the Hayashi campaign.

Although the 10th District is quite large, farm land is not one of the region’s main economic drivers. Nonetheless, on the heels of a promising poll released by Hayashi’s campaign last week and her large campaign account balance, Hayashi’s candidacy is apparently viable enough to attract the support of one of the state’s strongest and historically significant labor unions. The union’s link to labor hero Cesar Chavez is also a positive signifier for many in the district’s large Latino population. UFW also endorsed Hayashi’s run in 2012 for Alameda County supervisor.

Conversely, Hayashi’s main competitor for the seat, Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski, is also favorable to labor interests. In addition to Hayashi and Wieckowski, other likely candidates in the June 3 primary include, Fremont Planning Commissioner Roman Reed, Alameda County Judge Roy Hashimoto, former Green Party Assemblymember Audie Bock, and Peter Kuo, a Republican.

9 comments :

I can't vote for someone with no chance and I don't want Hayashi because she is a crook. I'll vote for Bob. I'm not as progressive as he is but I like him and he's my Assemblyman now. I think he will do fine as Senator.

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At some point there should be a method to eliminate certain posters who merely aim to trash anything resembling legitimate discussion.

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I'm definitely working on it. It appears to be one lonely person who is inundating the comments and their phrasing sounds very familiar to me. In fact, I mentioned their instability once to the San Leandro PD. I'll do a better job of monitoring comments. I usually look at them once daily. Maybe more from now on.

Look into IP Address filtering. AroundDublinBlog has been using it for years to squelch dissenting opinions.

By MW:

Alameda County should offer free brain surgery, in other words at public expense, for anyone who would even slightly consider voting for a joker like Mary "The Shoplifter" Hayashi for anything.

What a joke! I will never vote for this shoplifter who should be in jail.

By MW:''

I will endorse both Mary Hayashi and Nadia Lockyer for IDIOTS AND CIRCUS CLOWNS OF THE CENTURY.

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