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San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan Announces Endorsement from Teamsters Local 856
SAN MATEO, CA – Today, San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan announced that her campaign received the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 856. Teamsters 856 is a growing union of 17,000 working people throughout Northern California standing together for economic progress and fairness on the job.
“The Teamsters have been on the frontline throughout this pandemic,” stated Papan. “They kept our nation moving during our darkest hour and delivered not just goods but hope to so many in need. I am grateful to receive their endorsement and will work hard to represent the interests of all working people when elected to the Assembly.”
Launched as a union of workers who drove teams of horses, the Teamsters grew to be known as the champion of freight drivers and warehouse workers. Over the last 40 years, the Teamsters have expanded to organize workers in almost every occupation imaginable, both professional and non-professional, private sector, and public sector. Local 856 works to combine effective strategic planning with strong resources to position themselves to fight smart at the bargaining table; provide aggressive representation in the workplace; and encourage member participation and involvement.
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.