FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CALIFORNIA STATE AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION ENDORSES COLONEL DOUG APPLEGATE FOR CONGRESS
We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Colonel Applegate in his bid to replace Darrel Issa, said California State APWU President Mike Evans
May 23, 2017 – Today, the California State American Postal Workers Union (APWU) endorsed Colonel Doug Applegate for California’s 49th Congressional District, saying he is the candidate that will fight for working families and bring much needed change to Washington DC.
“Darrel Issa is no friend to working families and Colonel Applegate is the candidate that will send him home packing,” said California State APWU president, Mike Evans. “In Congress, Colonel Applegate will fight against privatization of the postal service, maintain direct home delivery, push for postal reform including for some basic banking transactions at post offices, as well as restoring mail delivery standards that were in effect on July 2012.”
“Thank you to my labor brothers and sisters at the California State APWU for their endorsement today,” said Colonel Applegate. “I am running for Congress to protect California’s working families because I come from a union household myself and understand the challenges they face in supporting their families. I will not forget where I come from.”
Momentum continues to grow for the Democratic candidate to replace Darrell Issa. In the past week, Colonel Applegate has received the endorsement of the California State Association of Letter Carriers and VoteVets.
A recent poll among likely June 2018 primary voters in California’s 49th Congressional District clearly demonstrates that Darrell Issa remains in a very vulnerable position, and that Doug Applegate is the candidate best positioned to beat him. Applegate and Issa remain in a virtual dead heat Issa (39% and 43% of the vote, respectively). Meanwhile, Democrats are solidly united behind Colonel Applegate, and no other potential primary candidate cracks double digits.
Douglas Applegate is a Colonel USMCR (retired). Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of Defense.