District Council 57

Burgis, Farias Have Strong Records of Standing With Working Families

AFSCME members in Contra Costa County know that only two candidates running in the Board of Supervisors race have the best interests of working families in mind.

Diane Burgis, who is running for the District 3 seat, and AnaMarie Avila Farias, candidate for the District 5 seat, both have support from AFSCME as well as other labor unions because they have proven that they share our values and understand issues workers face.

Burgis is a single mother and has struggled to provide affordable healthcare for her own family. Farias’s career began as a Contra Costa County employee, while she worked her way through college.

With those values, these candidates can provide perspectives that are in stark contrast to the years of anti-labor policies allowed by the current Board of Supervisors.

“The current Board of Supervisors showed how out of touch they are to our concerns when they voted themselves a 33% pay raise while county worker wages continue to lag behind,” said AFSCME Local 2700 President Cheryll Grover. “We know Diane and AnaMarie will be the change we need.”

AFSCME Local 512 President Carrie Del Bonta added that our members find that it’s been hard to find candidates for the Board of Supervisors who really understand county workers’ needs and who share our dedication to the communities we serve. These two candidates do.

The AFSCME Council 57 PAC has determined that the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors race is one of the most important races in Northern California. Members are supporting Burgis and Farias because both have strong records of standing with Contra Costa working families.

Burgis has experience advocating for union construction and operational jobs for power and utility providers at the Public Utilities Commission. She also worked hard in Sacramento to defeat a bill that would have outsourced park rangers and firefighters at the East Bay Regional Park District.

Anamarie’s experience administering millions of dollars of housing and economic development programs will give her the insight to develop quality services to underserved parts of the county.

“Diane and AnaMarie will bring fresh ideas and new energy to Contra Costa County, which is what we need now more than ever,” Del Bonta said.
 

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