Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 Endorse Torie Osborn for State Assembly

September 20th, 2011

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SANTA MONICA, CA- Continuing her winning streak of endorsements, today veteran non-profit executive Torie Osborn won a major endorsement from the Painters and Allied Trades District Council #36.

“Working men and women need our legislators to be more than just a good vote,” said Robert Smith, Political Director for the Painters and Allied Trade District Council #36. “We need them to be our leaders, our champions, and our voice in Sacramento. Torie Osborn is a clear example of the kind of leader that we want in the Assembly—someone who can put forward new ideas for how to solve our state’s toughest problems and get Californians back to work.”

“I’m delighted to have the Painters and Allied Trades District Council #36 backing my campaign for Assembly, and I’m eager to partner with them in this campaign and beyond,” said Osborn.

“We need to utilize California’s immense brainpower and come up with a renewed commitment to finding solutions to putting people back to work. Creating more jobs, fixing California’s broken economy, and solving our budget woes will be job #1 for me, when I go to Sacramento,” added Osborn.

Over the course of the last few weeks, Osborn has taken a commanding lead in the race with the announcements of several high profile endorsements, in addition to today’s, including: California Nurses Association (CNA), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 18, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, Assemblywoman Julia Brownley who currently holds the seat, as well as former State Senator Sheila James Kuehl, Agoura Hills Mayor Harry Schwarz, Agoura Hills Mayor Pro-Tem Dan Kuperberg, and former Agoura Hills Mayor Ed Corridori.

For a full list of her endorsements, click here:

In the most recent fundraising report, Osborn netted a whopping $215,000 in just the first six months of this year, for a total of $294,400 since announcing her candidacy, late last year. She has nearly 1,000 individual donors and a long list of prominent endorsements, showing an unusually committed level of support and momentum, especially for a first-time candidate.


Osborn is acclaimed for her pioneering leadership as an executive at several nonprofit organizations, including the Liberty Hill Foundation and the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center – both of which are located in the new 50th Assembly District – as well as United Way of Greater LA. Osborn also served as a senior policy advisor on homelessness, poverty and economic development to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She is currently a senior strategist for California Calls, a network of 25 organizations throughout the state committed to commonsense governmental reform.

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