Los Angeles, CA — Local workers who are members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in California celebrated Sydney K. Kamlager’s election to the Assembly in Tuesday’s special election in Assembly District 54. Kamlager overcame a barrage of misleading attacks to easily avoid a run-off in the special election to replace Asm. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas.
“Sydney Kamlager will be there for children, families, seniors, and workers,” said Michele Reed, a Long Term Care Provider with SEIU 2015. “We stood with her because she values us and knows that every worker deserves a voice and the ability to improve our communities and our work. We look forward to partnering with Sydney to tackle the problems working families in California face.”
Kamlager came to Los Angeles as a student and stayed to help rebuild the community after the 1992 riots. After working in the non-profit world for two decades, she went on to become district director for State Senator Holly Mitchell and to become the second African American woman elected president of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees in its 77-year history.