(San Leandro, CA) September 29, 2012 - City Council District 4 Candidate Chris Crow announced today his endorsement by the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce. Crow has been working with businesses in San Leandro for over 10 years.
“Chris Crow has always been a strong advocate for all types of business, both small and large. I believe he will bring a strong voice that can first- listen to the needs of the business community and then just as importantly – advocate on their behalf,” said John Johnson, President of San Leandro company McDermottCosta, and a member of the Chamber’s endorsement committee.
Joining the Chamber in endorsing Chris Crow are the Bay East Association of Realtors, Teamsters Joint Council 7 and IBEW Electricians Union 595. Crow has also received the endorsement of business and community leaders such as The Englander owner Jott Mangot, FH Daily Chevrolet owner Steve Song, Zocalo Coffeehouse owner Tim Holmes, Older Women’s League member Claudia McHenry, co-founder of Save San Leandro Hospital Mia Ousley, former San Leandro School Board Trustee Ken Pon, former San Leandro School Board Trustee Louis Heystek and San Leandro School Board Trustee-elect Jason Toro.
“I am humbled by the widespread support my campaign is receiving, both from businesses and labor groups, community leaders and grassroot activists. I think it shows that the stakeholders in San Leandro are ready to work together to push this city forward.”
Crow has made economic development and achieving fiscal sustainability the cornerstone of his campaign.
“I come to the table with concrete proposals on how to raise revenue without hurting working families and seniors, while bringing our expenses under control. Everyone agrees that the time has come to reform the pension system. I’m committed to doing so in an equitable manner, through responsible negotiations with our unions” said Crow. “Only by getting our financial house in order will we be able to fund needed programs to enhance public safety and help our youth.”