Sacramento, CA – Today, United Association (UA) Local 447 announced its endorsement of Dave Jones for State Senate. Local 447 joins a growing list of elected and community leaders and organizations supporting Dave Jones.

UA Local 447 Business Manager Todd Schiavo released the following statement announcing the endorsement:
“Dave Jones has decades of experience standing with the men and women in the building and construction trades unions, including the men and women who install, repair, and maintain plumbing, industrial piping, and refrigeration systems represented by UA Local 447. Dave has led efforts to support working men and women obtain just wages, comprehensive benefits, safe workplaces, and retirement security, and our members trust Dave to continue that fight in the State Senate. We support Dave Jones for State Senate.”

U.A. Local 447 Plumbers, Pipefitters, Refrigeration Fitters and Service Technicians was chartered on February 18, 1905. Local 447 represents a membership of approximately 1,500 Journeypersons, Retirees and Apprentices. Local 447 membership has been serving the piping industry in the greater Sacramento region and 5 surrounding counties for over 100 years.

Dave Jones began his career as a legal aid attorney, providing free legal assistance to the poor with Legal Services of Northern California. In 1995, he was one of only 13 Americans awarded the prestigious White House Fellowship. Dave served for three years as Special Assistant and Counsel to United States Attorney General Janet Reno.
As a Sacramento City Councilmember from 1999 to 2004, Dave authored groundbreaking laws  requiring developers to build more affordable housing, paying workers a living wage, and recognizing domestic partnerships. Dave represented Sacramento in the State Assembly from 2004 through 2010, where he chaired the Assembly Health Committee, the Assembly Judiciary Committee, and the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. Dave authored 70 bills that were signed into law and was a champion for protecting consumers, expanding access to healthcare, building affordable housing, expanding early child education, protecting the environment, and fighting for working families.     
Dave served as California’s seventh Insurance Commissioner between 2011 and 2018, where he worked on behalf of 38 million Californians. In this role, he saved consumers and businesses over $3.11 billion in premiums by regulating rates for auto, homeowners, and other property and casualty insurance. He also implemented healthcare reform, including market reforms to protect consumers and expanded access to health insurance. Since leaving office as Insurance Commissioner, Dave has worked to combat climate change as a Senior Director for The Nature Conservancy and as the Director of the Climate Risk Initiative at UC Berkeley’s  Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE).
Dave is a graduate of DePauw University, Harvard Law School, and the Kennedy School of Government. He and his wife, Kim Flores, are residents of the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento and are the proud parents of two children.