California Professional Firefighters Endorse Marc Berman for State Assembly



June 29, 2016

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State Assembly candidate and Palo Alto City Councilmember Marc Berman has earned the endorsement of the California Professional Firefighters (CPF) in his campaign for the 24th Assembly District.

“Marc has been a leader on public safety and infrastructure issues in Palo Alto, and all Californians will benefit from having his expertise in the State Assembly,” said Lou Paulson, President of the California Professional Firefighters, which represents the state’s 30,000 first responders. “Marc stood with Palo Alto's firefighters to secure funding for a new public safety building and two new fire stations, and CPF is proud to stand with Marc in his campaign.”

“One of my top priorities on the Palo Alto City Council has been rebuilding our aging infrastructure, including the critical public safety facilities that support the first responders who keep our community safe. After decades of trying, we’ve finally fully funded and are in the process of building a new public safety building and two new fire stations,” said Berman. “I’m excited to work with CPF and cities across the 24th Assembly District to make sure that our communities have the facilities necessary to better protect residents and meet current and future demand.”

With their endorsement of Berman, CPF joins numerous state and local leaders in supporting Berman for State Assembly, including incumbent Assemblymember Rich Gordon, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Treasurer John Chiang, former California State Controller Steve Westly, Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, Assemblymembers Rob Bonta, David Chiu, Marc Levine, Evan Low, and Phil Ting, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Sheriff Laurie Smith, Assessor Larry Stone, and Supervisor Ken Yeager, San Mateo County Supervisors Don Horsley, Dave Pine, Warren Slocum, and Adrienne Tissier, Sunnyvale Mayor Glenn Hendricks and Vice Mayor Gustav Larsson, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, California Young Democrats, Peninsula Young Democrats, Silicon Valley Young Democrats, Equality California, California Labor Federation, AFSCME California PEOPLE, the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Pacific Southwest Region, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, Palo Alto Police Officers’ Association, and Palo Alto and San Mateo County Firefighters. 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