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Seniors Group Leader Endorses Das Williams for Assembly

Henry Lacayo is state president of the Congress of California Seniors

By Christopher Patterson |

Assembly candidate Das Williams announced Thursday that Henry “Hank” Lacayo, state president of the Congress of California Seniors, has endorsed his campaign for the 35th District.

“For several years, I have closely observed Das Williams provide outstanding services for those most in need, senior citizens and their families,” Lacayo said. “Das is approachable, cares, is well-informed and will be a great addition to the California State Assembly.”

Lacayo represents nearly 700,000 seniors in his capacity as president of the Congress of California Seniors. He is also chairman of the Policy and Advocacy Committee for the California Commission on Aging, adviser to the National Association for the Hispanic Elderly and coordinator for the Southern California UAW Retiree Council.

Lacayo helped found the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and lifetime member of the American Legion.

“I am so honored to have the support of a leader and advocate the caliber of Hank Lacayo,” Williams said. “Hank has been at the forefront of so many critical local, state and national movements, and I am eager to continue to work with him as a member of our state legislature.”

Williams, a member of the Santa Barbara City Council, is running to succeed fellow Democrat and termed-out Assemblyman Pedro Nava in 2010.

— Christopher Patterson represents the Das Williams campaign for Assembly District 35.




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» on 12.18.09 @ 01:11 PM

“For several years, I have closely observed Das Williams provide outstanding services for those most in need, senior citizens and their families,” Lacayo said.
Lacayo helped found the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute.

Excuse me? Das didn’t PROVIDE, Das robbed our money from the treasury to buy votes from Hispanics.  It is OUR money, not Das’s. He is exactly what we don’t need more of in Sacramento. He is the reason the City is broke and now we want to send him to the state to provide every “immigrant” that walks across the border to advance his political career? I don’t think so. We can’t afford it anymore. The taxpayers are leaving California (the welfare state) in droves. Who will pay the bills then?

» on 12.18.09 @ 01:14 PM

Notice the “qualification” of the seniors Lacayo wants to help. National Association for the HISPANIC Elderly - is that racist or what? Is there a National Association for the Asian Elderly that he cares about? Is there a National Association for the Asian Elderly? The European elderly? How about just the elderly?

» on 12.19.09 @ 10:02 AM

Didn’t Das accept an award for being an ‘outstanding Latino leader’ even though he isn’t actually Latino at all?

» on 12.19.09 @ 03:09 PM

So far I see that Das has only two support camps - the unions and those looking for freebees from Sacramento (illegal immigrants).

» on 01.02.10 @ 01:50 AM

DAS AND SUSAN JORDON NAVA’S WIFE? WOULD BE TERRIBLE FOR THE HARD WORKING TAX PAYERS-40%-50% IN TAXES RIGHT NOW.

SOCIALISM IS NOT WHAT WE WANT.

President Kennedy would be considerd a right winger by the democratic party. Govenment needs to cut 40% and start over—Civil service remember—not unionization?????????

» on 01.09.10 @ 10:22 PM

Das and Jordon both love to Tax and spend your money—Bad managers—union shills or puppets—taxpayer beware..Go Stoker for us hard working folks—

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