SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Working Californians, an independent expenditure committee, will begin a radio ad campaign on behalf of Jerry Brown today. The campaign is designed to run four weeks and will take place in radio markets across the state. Working Californians represents a coalition that includes the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Service Employees International Union.

“Our research show us that voters are eager to hear more about Jerry Brown and why he is the best choice for governor of our state, “ said Marvin Kropke, Business Manager of IBEW Local 11 and co-chair of Working Californians. “We believe that these radio ads make the case that Jerry Brown is the only candidate with the experience and the values to succeed in this critical time.”

Working Californians was formed in 2006 to support causes and candidates that improved the quality of life for average Californians.

“From our perspective,” said Brian D’Arcy, IBEW Local 18 Business Manager and Working Californians co-chair, “Jerry Brown is the best candidate for Governor. He has a 40-year record of fighting for the average Californian on crime, on consumer protection issues, the environment, and worker’s rights.”

Jerry Brown’s experience is also a key factor in the Governor’s race according to Courtni Pugh, Service Employees International Union. “Jerry Brown has devoted his life to public service and has a proven record of leading successful turnarounds in the face of great challenges,“ said Pugh. “He knows what it takes to get a budget through the legislature and he has a commitment to straight talk and common sense.”

In the 2006 election cycle, Working Californians led a broad coalition of labor and business that supported John Chiang for Controller and played a significant role in his election.