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SENATOR MARIA ELENA DURAZO ENDORSES HEATHER HUTT IN AD-54
By Sentinel News Service
Published April 15, 2021

Heather Hutt (Courtesy Photo)

CA State Senator, Latino Legislative Caucus Chair, and Labor Champion Maria Elena Durazo becomes the latest prominent leader to back Heather Hutt’s Assembly Campaign

Continuing to amass powerful endorsements from esteemed California leaders in her bid for Assembly District 54, former California Statewide Director for then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris Heather Hutt garnered the powerhouse endorsement of California State Senator and Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus Maria Elena Durazo.

Before being elected to the State Senate, Durazo served as the longtime executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.

In a statement released with her endorsement, Senator Durazo commented:

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“In this uncertain time, it’s critical that we elect proven champions of California’s working families. That’s why I’m excited to endorse Heather Hutt for Assembly District 54. Throughout her time in public service, Heather has stood side-by-side with working Californians, dedicated to protecting and enhancing the rights of workers everywhere, including fighting for better wages, improved working conditions, and a stronger, more equitable economy that works for everyone. I’m proud to endorse Heather Hutt for State Assembly.”

Heather Hutt (Courtesy Photo)

To date, Hutt has secured the following endorsements:

Organizations

  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 18
  • Ironworkers Local 433
  • LiUNA Local 300
  • UA Local 761
  • UA Local 250 Steamfitters -Refrigeration
  • Black Women Organized for Political Action-PAC (BWOPA-PAC)
  • Los Angeles Black Pride & Promote

Elected Officials & Community Leaders

  • UC Board of Regents Chair and California Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez
  • California State Senator and Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus Maria Elena Durazo
  • Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez
  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago
  • Assemblymember Blanca Rubio
  • Assemblymember Richard Bloom
  • Assemblymember Autumn Burke
  • Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • Assemblymember Mike Gipson
  • Assemblymember Jim Cooper
  • Assemblymember Evan Low
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • Senator Isadore Hall (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson (Ret.)
  • U.S. Congresswoman, Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Burke (Ret.)
  • Senator Kevin Murray (Ret.)
  • Assemblymember Willard Murray (Ret.)
  • Ingrid Palmer, LAAAWPAC President
  • Nichelle Henderson, LAAAWPAC 1st Vice President
  • Celestine Palmer, LAAAWPAC Founder
  • Joy Atkinson, LAAAWPAC Board Member & Executive Director of the L.A. African American Women’s Public Policy Institute
  • Gail Willis, LAAAWPAC Board Member
  • Jackie Hawthorne, LAAAWPAC Founder & Los Angeles County Democratic Party Region 4 Vice-Chair
  • Bobbie Jean Anderson, former Vice-Chair Los Angeles County Democratic Party (Ret.)
  • Jimmie Woods Gray, former Chairperson of Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee
  • Patt Sanders, Female Vice Chair Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • Taisha Brown, Chair of the California Democratic Party Black Caucus

SENATOR MARIA ELENA DURAZO (Courtesy Photo)

Heather Hutt was born and raised in Los Angeles and has dedicated her life to Democratic activism, public service, and the community. Heather recently served as the first Black U.S. Senate State Director in California’s history, and in her capacity serving Senator Harris, was the principal representative among constituents and elected leaders throughout California. She used her position to stand up for women by bringing together healthcare professionals to discuss implicit bias in health care, especially for women and women of color as well as advocating for DACA recipients and fighting against the Trump Administration’s assault on Dreamers and immigrants.

Prior to her work in the U.S. Senate, Heather championed environmental justice policy changes for Watts and South Los Angeles while serving as the district director for California State Senator Isadore Hall. She also organized the Assembly Select Committee on Community Resources Impacted by AB109 Re-Entry as well as the Assembly Select Committee on Human Rights, Diversity and Race Relations.

Through her work as a California Democratic Party delegate and treasurer of the CDP Black Caucus, Heather has been an activist and organizer working tirelessly to ensure civil rights, human rights, women’s rights, equality, economic and social justice for all people. In addition, she launched the “VOTE LA” campaign, LA Cities Clean Air-Clean Water campaign, and shaped critical outreach to pass the “Durbin Bill,” which provided aid for small businesses. Heather is also the single mother of three sons.

Heather Hutt is a candidate for the California State Assembly’s 54th District, which includes the communities of Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw, Culver City, Ladera Heights, Leimert Park, Mar Vista, Mid-City Los Angeles, Palms, West LA, Westwood and Windsor Hills in Los Angeles County.

For more information, visit www.heatherhuttca.com.

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