LOS ANGELES- The Ted Lieu for Congress campaign today continued to gain strong momentum with three major new endorsements. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 13, The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 94 and the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs all backed State Senator Ted Lieu in the race to replace Rep. Henry Waxman.
Chris Viramontes, President of ILWU Local 13 said:
“Ted Lieu has been a champion for local jobs, the economy and our ports. His proven leadership on international trade and commerce make him the most qualified candidate to represent the 33rd Congressional District. Ted’s made the hard choices to get our economy moving again while protecting good-paying jobs and has our full support."
Daniel Miranda, President of ILWU Local 94 said about Lieu:
"We endorse Ted Lieu because he is a warrior for the middle class and working families. Ted also understands that trade and commerce are some of California's most important competitive advantages. He has shown great leadership in ensuring our ports continue to be strong engines for our economy."
And Armando Macias, President of ALADS praised Lieu saying:
"We strongly endorse Ted Lieu because he is a champion for public safety. He has not only voted for public safety, he has led efforts to increase public safety. For example, Ted's legislation to crack down on sex offenders that cut off their GPS ankle bracelets was a critically important bill last year. Ted has been an outstanding legislator and he will be an outstanding member of Congress."
About Ted Lieu - State Senator Ted Lieu’s current senate district comprises more than 80 percent of the voters in CD 33. Lieu was also elected three times to the Assembly in a district that comprised nearly half of the likely voters in the congressional district. Lieu is a long-time resident of the district, an Air Force veteran and has served time on the Torrance City Council, State Assembly and the California State Senate.