Sacramento, CA – Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 340 announced its endorsement of Dave Jones for State Senate. Local 340 joins a growing list of elected and community leaders and organizations supporting Dave Jones.
IBEW Local 340 Business Manager Bob Ward released the following statement announcing the endorsement:
“For 110 years IBEW electricians have done the work needed to make sure our community and businesses have power and light, and we want to ensure a bright future for our region for the next hundred years. We support Dave Jones for State Senate because we know we can count on Dave to fight for workers, for investment in our communities, and for economic development for our region. Dave understands that you need a community to build something, and he has experience building momentum and consensus for investments in our future. Please join our members in standing beside Dave Jones for State Senate.”
ABOUT IBEW LOCAL 340
Steeped in history with an unparalleled commitment to leading their industry, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 340 represents the finest 2,400 electricians in Northern California. IBEW members are sought after for their extensive training, including their apprenticeship program, in the electrical, telecommunications, and low voltage fields. A strong union allows IBEW members to work together to better themselves, their industry, and their community.
ABOUT DAVE JONES
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.