Craft Receives Major Labor Endorsement in Elk Grove City Council Bid

October 3, 2016 |

Elk Grove City Council candidate Maureen Craft received a major labor endorsement in her bid to unseat incumbent Steve Detrick.

The Sacramento Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO offered their endorsement of Craft calling her a "positive change from the status quo."

"Maureen’s advocacy work, her experience in the private and public sectors, and her commitment to helping all Elk Grove families and residents demonstrate that Maureen Craft is the right person for the job," Sacramento County Labor Council Executive Director Fabrizio Sasso said in making the announcement. "Maureen will fight for high-wage jobs while firmly standing with working families. The Sacramento County Central Labor Council strongly supports her candidacy.”

Of equal significance, by earning the SCLC's endorsement, Craft's campaign received a donation of $3,000. In California Form 460 disclosures filed with the Elk Grove City Clerk's office, through September 24, which did not include the $3,000 from the SCLC, Craft raised $6,229 in contributions of which $699 were non-monetary,

Craft, along with fellow Democrat Vincent Neuburger is challenging Republican Detrick for the District 3 seat on the City Council. Detrick is seeking his third term.

In addition to the SCLC's support, Craft has also earned the endorsements of the Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg, Elk Grove-South County Democratic Club, Sacramento County Democrats, Sacramento Fem Dems, and the Sacramento County Young Democrats.

“I’m proud to have the endorsement of the Sacramento Central Labor Council,” Craft said. “It’s critical that we make City Hall more accountable to Elk Grove families, including the thousands of working families living in Elk Grove that the SCLC represents. I'm honored to have their support.” 

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