MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tom Calderon’s campaign for California State Assembly announced the endorsement of Teamsters Joint Council 42 today. Teamsters Joint Council 42 is the parent body to 22 Teamster Local Unions located and representing members in Southern California, Southern Nevada, Guam, Saipan, and Hawaii. Some 200,000 working Teamsters and retirees are affiliated with the Joint Council 42 family.

“Tom Calderon has demonstrated his commitment to creating local jobs, expanding access to healthcare, improving public schools and protecting the rights of workers,” said Teamsters Joint Council 42 President Randy Cammack. “Tom has championed legislation that helps working families at every level of government and his experience and leadership is needed in Sacramento.”

Calderon is running in California’s 58th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Artesia, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Montebello, Pico Rivera and portions of Norwalk. He represented the 58th State Assembly District from 1998-2002 and previously served on the Montebello Unified School District.

Tom comes from a family of local public servants that have represented the Gateway Cities and San Gabriel Valley in some capacity for most of the last 30 years. His older brother, Charles Calderon, has served in the State Legislature for over twenty years and is the first person to serve as Majority Leader of both the State Senate and State Assembly. He is a former Montebello Unified School District Board Member and State Senator, and he currently serves as Assembly Majority Leader. Tom’s younger brother, Ron Calderon, succeeded him in the State Assembly and currently represents the 30th State Senate District. Tom’s late wife, Marcella Calderon, served as a member of the Montebello Unified School District Board of Trustees from 1999-2012.