Congresswoman Jackie Speier Endorses Scott Wiener for State Senate

Speier cites Wiener's unrelenting work on issues of economic and social justice, including paid parental leave, affordable housing, and transportation

San Francisco, CA - (April 12, 2016) Today, Supervisor Scott Wiener, candidate for State Senate, announced his endorsement by Congresswoman and former State Senator Jackie Speier. Congresswoman Speier represents portions of San Francisco and most of San Mateo County.

In announcing her support, Congresswoman Speier stated "Scott delivers. He had been a prolific legislator on the Board advocating for parental leave, affordable housing and a reliable transportation system. In the midst of our economic resurgence, we need someone with an eye to our constant need for economic and social justice. Scott Wiener is that person. I'm proud to support him for the State Senate."

Congresswoman Speier is a tireless fighter for the needs of our region's working men and women, and has been at the forefront of the effort to close the pay gap for women and stand up to the big banks on behalf of consumers.

"Jackie Speier is one of the most effective and toughest Bay Area legislators in recent memory, and I'm honored to have her support and confidence. As a former State Senator representing San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, Congresswoman Speier understands what it takes to succeed in the State Senate in pursuing a progressive political agenda. I look forward to building on her ground-breaking work to support working people in California,” stated Supervisor Wiener.

Congresswoman Speier’s endorsement joins Supervisor Wiener’s growing list of endorsements by our region’s leading elected women leaders including Senator Dianne Feinstein, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma, Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed, San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang, and San Mateo County Supervisors Carole Groom and Adrienne Tissier. Supervisor Wiener is also the officially endorsed candidate of the Democratic Party.

Scott’s full endorsement list can be viewed at www.scottwiener.com/endorsements.

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