For Immediate Release:
May 24, 2016
COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA LOCAL 9510
President of Union Says Sukhee Kang Will Be"a Tireless Advocate for Working Families"
ommunications Workers of America Local 9510 today
candidate Sukhee Kang
in the Senate District 29 race
The district is
at the confluence
of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.
Communications Workers of America Local 9510 has been in Orange County for more than 30 years, and continues to grow its unit base, while other unions may be losing membership. CWA Local 9510 represents members from AT&T, AT&T Mobility, Verizon, Avaya and Legacy T, some of the most important communication
companies in the nation.
The Communications Workers of America
Sukhee Kang for state Senate, because he has always treated workers fairly and with respect, whether in the private sector or while in public office," said
Kenny Williams, president of Local 9510
. "As a former dues-paying union member himself, Sukhee he will be a tireless advocate in protecting the interests of working families in the Senate. CWA
members are proud to endorse his candidacy."
for the endorsement of
WA Local 9510
in my race for the
," Kang said. "
Local 9510 is based in my home county of Orange, in which I have lived for 39 years, and in which 74 percent of Senate District 29 sits. I look forward to working with CWA on the many issues facing the fast-changing telecommunications
won the support of Sen. Kevin de León, the current president pro tempore and Democratic leader of the Senate
Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning,
and Sen. Connie Leyva, chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus. In addition, four past presidents pro tem of the Senate have come out in support of Kang's candidacy.
He also is the officially endorsed candidate of the California Democratic Party.
Kang was a two-term city council member in Irvine, as well as a two-term mayor of the city, reelected overwhelmingly in 2010 with more than 64 percent of the vote. He and his wife Joanne, also a South Korean native who immigrated to the U.S. with him in 1977, have been residents of Orange County for 3
years and now live in Fullerton.
Kang announced his candidacy for the open 29
Senate District on April 22,
the first Democrat to do so, and has since picked up dozens of endorsements from state and local officials
and San Bernardino
counties. The district is currently represented by
Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, who cannot run again due to term limits.
Kang has been recognized numerous times for his outstanding public service and community leadership, including receiving the American Diabetes Association's "Orange County Father of the Year Award" in 2012, the Carnegie Corporation's "Pride of America" award in 2010, and the International Leadership Foundation's "Public Servant of the Year" award in 2010. The Irvine Chamber of Commerce also recognized Kang in 2010 as "Business Leader of the Year."
served in the South Korean Army, then
Korea University with a degree in agricultural economics, and in 2011 was awarded an honorary doctorate from Dongseo University in Busan, Korea. He also has served a special advisor to the chancellor of UC Irvine, and as an adjunct professor and Chancellor Fellow at Chapman University.
The Kang children, Alan, 3
, and Angie, 3
, attended public schools in Anaheim, where the Kang family lived for 10 years.
Alan, a graduate of
UC San Diego and
USC's Marshall School of Business, is a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Angie, a graduate of
Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), is
vice president of business and legal affairs
For a full list of endorsements click here:
Save the Date of Sunday June 5th for a Get Out the Vote Rally for Sukhee at our office in Fullerton. More Details to Follow.
For more info: Arnel Dino 714-325-9901