RELEASE: Anna Caballero Endorsed by California State Retirees
Salinas, Calif. – Today, Anna Caballero, Chair of the California State Assembly’s Committee on Agriculture and candidate for California State Senate District 12, was endorsed by the California State Retirees.
“All seniors deserve the right to retire with dignity and we must do all that we can to protect these essential earned benefits,” said Caballero. “ I am very grateful for the support of the California State Retirees, an organization dedicated to making sure our retired state employees have access to the benefits that they’ve earned throughout their years of service and hard work.”
Founded in 1931, the Calfornia State Retirees has over 85 years of experience representing the interests of California state retirees. It is California’s largest and most experienced state retiree organization, representing over 36,000 California state retirees who have dedicated their careers to public service. Its primary mission is to protect the pension and health benefits of all retired state employees through legislative advocacy.
Assemblymember Anna Caballero serves as Chair of the Agriculture Committee in the California State Assembly and is the former Mayor of Salinas. As the first female Mayor of Salinas, Caballero oversaw the expansion of programs that reduced gang violence and brought crime in the city to an all-time low. Cited for her fiscal discipline, she turned a budget deficit into a surplus and went on to serve as the California Secretary for Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, where she cut wasteful spending and championed the expansion of housing construction and services for homeless veterans. She is endorsed by the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, Firefighters, Nurses, and Teachers.
California’s 12th State Senate District, split between the Salinas Valley and the counties of Fresno, Madera, Merced, San Benito, and Stanislaus, is one of the most competitive legislative districts in California.