UFCW Local 324, which represents tens of thousands of frontline and grocery store workers in Orange County, announced their support for Mayor Katrina Foley’s campaign for Orange County Supervisor. Foley is seeking election to Orange County’s 2nd Supervisorial District, in an election that is yet to be scheduled.
Matt Bell, Secretary Treasurer for UFCW 324, released the following statement announcing the endorsement:
“Orange County’s grocery workers trust Mayor Katrina Foley to protect public health, restore lost jobs, and rebuild our local economy. That’s why we support Katrina Foley for Orange County Supervisor!”
ABOUT UFCW 324
UFCW 324 represents 23,000 men and women employed in the Food, Dental, Financial, Health Care, Optometry, Packinghouse, Processing, Retail Drug, and Merchandise Industries throughout Orange and southern Los Angeles Counties.
Since July 3, 1936 members of Local 324 have stood in Solidarity to gain rightful working conditions and maintain essential standards. 324’s members are Cashiers, Clerks, Meat Cutters, Pharmacists, Sales People, Laboratory Scientists and more. Our members are committed to fighting for fairness, community, and the principle that EVERYONE has the right to strengthen their work place.
324’s members are employed by: Albertsons · Bleiweiss Communications · Bridgford Foods · Central Parking · CVS · Day-Lee Foods · Disneyland Resort · Disneyland California Adventure · Downtown Disney · Disney Hotel Stores · UFCW Trust Fund · OC Dental · Food 4 Less · Gelson’s Markets · El Super · Kaiser-Permanente · Long Beach Seafood · Ralphs · Rancho Federal Credit Union · Rite Aid · Stater Bros. · Super A Foods · Vons and Pavilions · Dozens of other Independent Employers.
ABOUT KATRINA FOLEY
Katrina Foley is a community leader, successful businesswoman, mother, wife, and attorney who became Costa Mesa’s first directly elected Mayor in November 2018. Foley also served as Mayor in 2016-2017, and has served Costa Mesa as a City Councilmember or Mayor for 12 years. Previously, she served on the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees for 4 years.
As Mayor of Costa Mesa, Foley fought for and secured emergency financial assistance and loans for local small businesses struggling to keep their doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her leadership helped many businesses, including South Coast Plaza, find creative ways to safely reopen.
Foley is President of The Foley Group, PLC, which is located in Costa Mesa after 20 years in Newport Beach. In 2001 and 2004, she was honored by Women in Leadership and the National Association of Women Business Owners at the annual Remarkable Women Awards event.
Foley is a Head Start graduate who obtained her BA in English at UCLA and law degree on a scholarship to Seattle University School of Law, where she was the Chair of the Women’s Law Caucus.
This article was released by Katrina Foley for Supervisor 2022.