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San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan Announces Endorsement from Operating Engineers Local 3

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San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan Announces Endorsement from Operating Engineers Local 3

SAN MATEO, CA – Today, San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan announced her campaign received the endorsement of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3, representing Heavy Equipment Operators, Surveyors and Construction Materials Inspectors, as well as Caltrans workers throughout the Bay Area.

“Diane Papan gets it,” said Charley Lavery, District Representative, Local 3. “She gets that working families need a real champion in Sacramento, not just more talk. Our union is diverse, with members ranging from heavy equipment operators and mechanics, to surveyors, construction inspectors and highway maintenance workers, to police officers and other public employees. We support Diane because we know she’ll fight to level the playing field for the working men and women who drive this country’s economy.”

“The Operating Engineers have, quite literally, built America,” stated Papan. “I am honored to have earned their faith and their endorsement. When elected, I will be a tireless advocate for investing in our crumbling infrastructure, protecting worker safety, promoting access to affordable health care, and ensuring a secure and dignified retirement.”

Operating Engineers Local 3 is the largest construction trades local in the nation, representing over 37,000 members across a four-state jurisdiction that includes California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. Since its founding in 1939, Local 3 has fought to improve working conditions and practices for thousands. Today, Local 3 has emerged as a powerhouse among the skilled trades, responsible for some of our country’s most notable landmarks and infrastructure.

San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan is running for the State Assembly to ensure every Californian has access to quality healthcare and mental health services, a path to home ownership, good-paying jobs, and the best schools for their children. Deputy Mayor Papan was first elected to the San Mateo City Council in 2015 and subsequently re-elected in 2020, when she was the top vote-getter in the county.

The new District is replacing the 22nd Assembly District, an open seat being vacated by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin. The new District includes the communities of Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Millbrae, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, and South San Francisco.


ABOUT DIANE: Diane Papan grew up in San Mateo County and is a long-time civic leader, currently serving as San Mateo City Councilmember. A graduate of UCLA, Papan received her law degree from Hastings Law School. She is also a Director of John’s Closet, a Peninsula nonprofit that has provided new clothes, scholarships, and essential items to over 15,000 school age children and young adults. Diane and her husband Dan are proud parents of daughter Alexa.

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