Katrina Foley

Katrina Foley receives the endorsements of five labor unions

Further cementing her support from working families in her campaign for State Senate District 37, Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley received the endorsements of five critical labor unions, outlined below:

  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 501
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) California Conference Board
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local 220
  • Teamsters Local 952
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16

The following unions released statements in conjunction with their announced endorsements of Foley’s 2020 State Senate bid:

“The ATU California Conference Board is excited to announce our endorsement of Katrina Foley for State Senate, because she has the background, passion, and policy savvy needed to get things done for working families in Sacramento. Katrina is the only candidate for District 37 that has a proven record of fighting for the issues that matter to our members, including protecting good paying jobs and reinforcing the freedom of workers to negotiate for fair wages. We know that in the Senate, she’ll be a relentless advocate for working people, and we’re thrilled to endorse her campaign.”
-ATU California Conference Board Chairman Arturo Aguilar

“The hardworking people of Roofers Local 220 need a champion like Katrina Foley in Sacramento. With her impressive record of supporting workers’ rights, we are confident Katrina will continue to be a fighter for good middle class jobs and a fair economy for all. We are proud to have her back and stand with her in the race to represent District 37 in the State Senate.”
-Roofers Local 220 Business Manager Brent Beasley

“Local 501 members deserve a champion in Sacramento who will fight tirelessly for the values of working families. Katrina is a proven leader committed to workers’ rights, fair wages, good-paying jobs, and economic prosperity. We’re proud to have her back.”
-IUOE Local 501 Business Manager and General Vice President Edward J. Curly

“Mayor Katrina Foley has been a long standing ally of working families throughout her career. She has a proven track record of protecting workers’ rights, working to create more good middle class jobs, fighting for livable wages, and expanding access to affordable housing. The working men and women who make up the Teamsters Local 952 proudly endorse Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate. We look forward to working closely with Katrina to ensure she wins this race.”
-Teamsters Local 952 Secretary-Treasurer & Principal Officer Patrick Kelly

In 2018, Foley ran a successful citywide campaign in Costa Mesa – which represents 10.1% of voters in the 37th Senate District – garnering a substantial 59.5% of the citywide vote. Helping propel her triumph is the fact that for the first time in its 60-year history, Costa Mesa’s voter registration numbers now show more registered Democrats than any other political party within the city. Significantly in 2016, Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by 6-points in SD-37, winning 50% to 44%, and Governor Gavin Newsom won the District in 2018, which underscores the ripe opportunity to flip this Senate seat red-to-blue. 

Katrina Foley is a community leader, successful businesswoman, working mom and attorney who became Costa Mesa’s first directly elected Mayor in November 2018. Foley also served as Mayor in 2016-2017, and has been on the Costa Mesa City Council for 10 years. Previously, she served on the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees from November 2010 to November 2014. 

This article was released by Foley for Senate 2020.