Bonilla “The only candidate with a proven record of fighting for workplace protections, equal pay, and expanding access to health care for women and children”

Concord, CA – Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla announced today that she has received the endorsement of the National Women’s Political Caucus of California (NWPC California), adding to the growing consensus in support of Bonilla’s campaign by women leaders across the region and state.

“Susan Bonilla is the only candidate with a proven record of fighting for workplace protections, equal pay, and expanding access to health care for women and children,” Sherri Loveland, President of NWPC California said. “The National Women’s Political Caucus of California proudly endorses Susan Bonilla for State Senate.”

Bonilla’s campaign has earned the broad support of leading women and women’s organizations across the region and state, including earning the support of Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund, California National Organization of Women, California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus, Attorney General Kamala Harris, State Controller Betty Yee, State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma, LGBT Caucus Chair Susan Eggman, former Congresswoman and US Secretary of State Ellen Tauscher, and former Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan.

NWPC’s endorsement also continues the rapidly expanding bipartisan support and unity that Bonilla’s campaign has earned in recent weeks. Bonilla has recently announced the support of the California Small Business Association, Republican Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor, Danville Councilmember Renee Morgan, Oakley Councilmember Vanessa Perry, and LGBT Legislative leaders from across the region and the state.

A full list of endorsements, as well as statements of support from community leaders, can be found at susanbonilla.com/endorsements

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Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla is a former high school teacher, mayor and county supervisor, who has worked to strengthen neighborhood schools and protect public safety services, while successfully working to balance the state budget.

Prior to her election to the State Assembly in 2010, Bonilla served as a Contra Costa County Supervisor and as the Mayor of Concord – the largest community in the State Senate District. While serving her local community, Bonilla built and expanded job-training programs and job creation efforts that successfully helped residents get back to work during the recession.

In the State Assembly, she has consistently worked to invest in public education, strengthen neighborhood schools, and improve access to college and job-training programs for local students. Bonilla balanced budgets by not spending what we don’t have – remaining committed to reducing our debt burden – while protecting vital services like education and public safety from drastic budget cuts.

Susan Bonilla has shown steadfast leadership in protecting early childhood education programs – saving transitional kindergarten, which gives young learners the foundations they need for success. Bonilla was the author of legislation that: expanded health care access for women, created the highest safety standards for California industrial sites while protecting manufacturing jobs, and provided more tools for law enforcement to keep our communities safe.

In her most recent term in office, Bonilla led legislative efforts to streamline education funding, giving local schools more control, make college more affordable, improve academic standards, modernize school curriculums, and secure $1 billion for training and technology to prepare students to succeed in a job market that demands problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Prior to serving in public office, Susan was an English teacher in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. She has a B.A. in English from Azusa Pacific University and teaching credentials from CSU Los Angeles. Susan resides in Concord with her husband, John. They have four daughters and three grandchildren.

State Senate District 7 includes the cities of Concord, Antioch, Livermore, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Danville, Pittsburg, Dublin, and Brentwood, as well as many other communities in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.