For Immediate Release Contact: Cindy Petersen
May 20, 2014 951-471-2520
Tim Sheridan has been endorsed by the powerful California Teachers Association (CTA) as their candidate for California’s 42nd Congressional District. In its endorsement letter to Sheridan, the CTA said that its recommendation for his candidacy was “based on his stated educational positions.” On his website, Sheridan is quoted as saying that “educating our children is the greatest investment we can make.”
“I am so honored,” said Sheridan. “I think that teachers in this district understand the importance of being represented by an advocate for quality education. I will stand up for the benefits that they deserve because of their importance to our society.” Team member Jeanette Collins, a public school employee for over thirty years, remarked, “The bottom line is that Tim is the man for the job.”
The California Teachers Association, initially established in 1863, is the largest teachers union in the state of California and has become one of the strongest activists for educators in the state. CTA represents and serves more than 325,000 teachers, counselors, school librarians, social workers, psychologists and nurses, as well as community college and CSU faculty. CTA won its first major legislative victory in 1866 with a law providing free public schools to California children.
Tim Sheridan is seeking to unseat 20-year incumbent Congressman, Ken Calvert in California’s 42nd Congressional District. This is Sheridan’s first time running for political office and he has assembled an all-volunteer team to help to send him to Washington. In addition to the endorsement of the California Democratic Party, Sheridan has been endorsed by Democracy for America; Bill Hendrick, a candidate for Congress in 2008 and 2010; California State Senators Alex Padilla and Richard Roth; Teamsters Joint Council 42; San Bernadino/Riverside Counties Central Labor Council AFL-CIO; and the San Bernadino/Riverside Counties Building and Construction Trades Council.