FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2022
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Endorses Juan Carrillo for State Assembly District 39
Endorsement Adds to Carrillo’s Growing Momentum in Race to Represent New 50.3% Latino-Majority District
PALMDALE, CA – The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters announced their endorsement of Palmdale City Councilman Juan Carrillo for California State Assembly District 39 today.
“The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters is proud to support Juan Carrillo for State Assembly,” Pete Rodriguez, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, said. “Juan lives in this district, has raised a family in this district, and has led on creating more affordable housing and good-paying jobs on the Palmdale City Council. As an Assemblymember, we know Juan will be a fighter for good jobs, wages, and benefits. We can’t wait to start working alongside him in Sacramento to support Carpenter families.”
The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters represents more than 57,000 men and women who work as concrete form carpenters, drywallers, lathers, insulators, finish carpenters, millwrights, industrial carpenters, cabinet makers, cabinet installers, bridge builders, scaffold erectors, acoustical ceiling installers, pile drivers, modular furniture installers, shinglers, terrazzo installers, residential carpenters, and floor installers in Southern California and five other states. It is the largest council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in the country.
“From long commute times to the lack of quality training programs to inadequate health care coverage, members of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters in the Antelope and Victor Valleys face fixable obstacles that impact their quality of life every single day,” Carrillo said. “I am ready and excited to be the strong, proactive, and long-overdue leader our community needs to address these issues and the many others facing working people and their families in our region.”
In addition to the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Carrillo has earned the endorsements of California State Senator Anna Caballero, Palmdale School District Board Member Simon Zulu, Former Palmdale Water District Director Robert Alvarado, and Santa Monica City Councilmember Oscar de la Torre.
Carrillo earned his Associate’s Degree in Architecture from College of the Desert, Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University Pomona, and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University Northridge. Before entering public office, Carrillo worked in city planning for over 15 years, 10 of which were with the City of Palmdale. In addition to representing Palmdale as a two-term councilmember, Carrillo also served as the Mayor Pro Tem of Palmdale and a member of the Palmdale School District Board of Trustees. As the only Democratic-elected councilmember in the Antelope Valley, Carrillo has led the fight to expand affordable housing, improve public education, address the homelessness crisis, increase green space, and support local small businesses as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. He has lived with his wife and four children in Palmdale’s east side for over 15 years.
The new 39th Assembly District includes the communities of Lancaster, Palmdale, Victorville, Hesperia, Adelanto, Lake Los Angeles, Sun Village, Mountain View Acres, and Little Rock.