Labor Backs Mariko Yamada

While large numbers of Democratic activists and elected officials have backed Christopher Cabaldon, one group remains for the most part steadfastly behind Mariko Yamada–organized labor.

Mariko Yamada has picked up endorsements from both the Sacramento and the Napa-Solano Central Labor Councils. In addition, Yamada has garnered the support of the Davis Firefighters Local 3494.

According to a press release from the Yamada Campaign:

“The set of endorsements clearly solidify Yamada’s position as the candidate that best represents the interests of working people and their families in the heavily Democratic district.

These organizations join the International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Local No. 39 and the California Nurses Association who were early endorsers of Yamada’s candidacy, creating a formidable coalition of organized labor with strong support and membership throughout the district.”

Mariko Yamada in her press release is quoted as saying:

“The choice in this race is clear… We’re bringing together the voices of the working families that are the heart of the Democratic Party and who are struggling just to make ends meet. I’m proud to have labor on my team because I know how hard it is to earn their support.”

Support from labor may help to offset what is developing into a tremendous resource advantage for Christopher Cabaldon. Not only has Cabaldon generated a huge number of endorsements including the Democratic Party and his three predecessors in the legislature from this district, but he raised over $500,000 for the race overall. Yamada has raised a formidable $200,000.

The big advantage for Cabaldon at this point is that he has over $300,000 cash on hand to just $43,000 for Yamada.

However, the labor endorsements mean precinct walkers, printing materials, campaign volunteers, in addition to money. Will this influx of labor support keep Yamada afloat? We will have to see.

—Doug Paul Davis reporting

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    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. On election day, the voters will listen to their “gut” that tells them that one candidate is a committed public servant and the other a skillful, Establishment political-machine politician. All the politico endorsements, rhetoric, claims and counter-claims will just be background noise as they “pull the Yamada lever”.

  2. On election day, the voters will listen to their “gut” that tells them that one candidate is a committed public servant and the other a skillful, Establishment political-machine politician. All the politico endorsements, rhetoric, claims and counter-claims will just be background noise as they “pull the Yamada lever”.

  3. On election day, the voters will listen to their “gut” that tells them that one candidate is a committed public servant and the other a skillful, Establishment political-machine politician. All the politico endorsements, rhetoric, claims and counter-claims will just be background noise as they “pull the Yamada lever”.

  4. On election day, the voters will listen to their “gut” that tells them that one candidate is a committed public servant and the other a skillful, Establishment political-machine politician. All the politico endorsements, rhetoric, claims and counter-claims will just be background noise as they “pull the Yamada lever”.

  5. Gee, what a surprise that Cabaldon has all that cash. At least Yolo will have an Assemblyman who is more of an operator than Asm. Wolk. Whether that’s good or bad, we’ll find out.

  6. Gee, what a surprise that Cabaldon has all that cash. At least Yolo will have an Assemblyman who is more of an operator than Asm. Wolk. Whether that’s good or bad, we’ll find out.

  7. Gee, what a surprise that Cabaldon has all that cash. At least Yolo will have an Assemblyman who is more of an operator than Asm. Wolk. Whether that’s good or bad, we’ll find out.

  8. Gee, what a surprise that Cabaldon has all that cash. At least Yolo will have an Assemblyman who is more of an operator than Asm. Wolk. Whether that’s good or bad, we’ll find out.

  9. Watch her cash flow grow now that labor has stepped in–they also don’t back candidates unless they are pretty certain they are going to win. also much of cabaldon’s cash on hand is inflated as it cannot be used until the general.

  10. Watch her cash flow grow now that labor has stepped in–they also don’t back candidates unless they are pretty certain they are going to win. also much of cabaldon’s cash on hand is inflated as it cannot be used until the general.

  11. Watch her cash flow grow now that labor has stepped in–they also don’t back candidates unless they are pretty certain they are going to win. also much of cabaldon’s cash on hand is inflated as it cannot be used until the general.

  12. Watch her cash flow grow now that labor has stepped in–they also don’t back candidates unless they are pretty certain they are going to win. also much of cabaldon’s cash on hand is inflated as it cannot be used until the general.

  13. Interesting how Napa-Solano Central Labor Council is based in Vallejo and the Sacramento Central Labor Council is based in Sacramento.

    So the grassroots and proven leaders inside the district back Cabaldon and the outside groups back Yamada.

  14. Interesting how Napa-Solano Central Labor Council is based in Vallejo and the Sacramento Central Labor Council is based in Sacramento.

    So the grassroots and proven leaders inside the district back Cabaldon and the outside groups back Yamada.

  15. Interesting how Napa-Solano Central Labor Council is based in Vallejo and the Sacramento Central Labor Council is based in Sacramento.

    So the grassroots and proven leaders inside the district back Cabaldon and the outside groups back Yamada.

  16. Interesting how Napa-Solano Central Labor Council is based in Vallejo and the Sacramento Central Labor Council is based in Sacramento.

    So the grassroots and proven leaders inside the district back Cabaldon and the outside groups back Yamada.

  17. Remember, labor went hard for Cabaldon in 2002 against Wolk. Didnt even make a dent into her win. Same goes here. What’s the largest active and visible labor group in the district? Any one?

  18. Remember, labor went hard for Cabaldon in 2002 against Wolk. Didnt even make a dent into her win. Same goes here. What’s the largest active and visible labor group in the district? Any one?

  19. Remember, labor went hard for Cabaldon in 2002 against Wolk. Didnt even make a dent into her win. Same goes here. What’s the largest active and visible labor group in the district? Any one?

  20. Remember, labor went hard for Cabaldon in 2002 against Wolk. Didnt even make a dent into her win. Same goes here. What’s the largest active and visible labor group in the district? Any one?

  21. Both those Central Labor Councils represent Yolo County and Solano County respectively. Also Yamada does have support from the Davis Firefighters.

  22. Both those Central Labor Councils represent Yolo County and Solano County respectively. Also Yamada does have support from the Davis Firefighters.

  23. Both those Central Labor Councils represent Yolo County and Solano County respectively. Also Yamada does have support from the Davis Firefighters.

  24. Both those Central Labor Councils represent Yolo County and Solano County respectively. Also Yamada does have support from the Davis Firefighters.

  25. anon: 1;15. don’t understand your logic–if cabaldon couldn’t win in 2002 with strong backing of labor (which i am not saying is correct–but assuming so), doesn’t that make you wonder how he will win this time with labor backing his opponent– also, unlike cabaldon, yamada is an incredible grass-roots campaigner having knocked on over 3000 doors already–she will be able to take even more advantage of labor support

  26. anon: 1;15. don’t understand your logic–if cabaldon couldn’t win in 2002 with strong backing of labor (which i am not saying is correct–but assuming so), doesn’t that make you wonder how he will win this time with labor backing his opponent– also, unlike cabaldon, yamada is an incredible grass-roots campaigner having knocked on over 3000 doors already–she will be able to take even more advantage of labor support