CAL FIRE Local 2881 Endorses Marc Berman for State Assembly



September 25, 2016

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State Assembly candidate and Palo Alto City Councilmember Marc Berman has earned the endorsement of CAL FIRE Local 2881. Public safety organizations continue to rally in support of Berman’s candidacy, as Local 2881 joins the California Professional Firefighters, Palo Alto Firefighters (Local 1319), San Mateo County Firefighters (Local 2400), Palo Alto Police Officers Association, Peace Officers Research Association of California, and Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith in endorsing Berman.

“CAL FIRE Local 2881 firefighters are heroes who battle the toughest wildfires under extraordinarily difficult conditions. It is an honor to have their support,” said Berman. “I will work to ensure that our firefighters have the personnel, equipment, and training they need to keep us safe, and I am committed to fighting climate change that is contributing to record droughts and wildfires that are increasing in frequency and intensity.”

CAL FIRE Local 2881, an affiliate of The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), represents employees of The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). Local 2881 represents over 6,000 current and retired employees, including Firefighters, Fire Apparatus Engineers, Fire Captains, Battalion Chiefs, Foresters, Pilots, Supervisors, Forestry Logistics Officers, Fire Prevention Specialists and other classifications.

Berman’s campaign continues to build momentum and he is the clear frontrunner in the race, with a recent poll showing him with a 14-point lead over his opponent. Since the primary his campaign has also built a significant fundraising advantage and received endorsements from Secretary of State Alex Padilla, State Treasurer John Chiang, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone, Mountain View Councilmember and primary opponent Mike Kasperzak, and the California Young Democrats.

They join numerous state and local leaders in supporting Berman for State Assembly, including incumbent Assemblymember Rich Gordon, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, former California State Controller Steve Westly, Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, the entire San Mateo County Board of Supervisors - President Warren Slocum, Vice President Don Horsley, Carole Groom, Adrienne Tissier, and Dave Pine, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Equality California, California Labor Federation, and AFSCME California PEOPLE. For a full list of Berman’s endorsements, please visit

The 24th Assembly District consists of the cities of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park, Half Moon Bay and portions of Cupertino and the San Mateo County Coast.

For more information about Marc Berman, please visit