Susan Funk Receives Major Endorsement from IBEW Local 639

Contact: Vicki van den Eikhof

Campaign Manager, Funk for County Supervisor 2024

(805) 391-4440


Sept. 18, 2023

Atascadero, CA - Today, Susan Funk, candidate for District 5 County Supervisor, proudly announced the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 639, a highly respected labor union, further solidifying Funk's position as the top choice for County Supervisor in District Five.

The IBEW’s San Luis Obispo chapter has thrown its full support behind Funk's campaign, recognizing the unparalleled commitment and vision Susan brings to the table.

In expressing their support for Funk's candidacy, Mark Simonin, president of Local 639 stated, "We are happy to support Susan. Her strong advocacy for families, her efforts to increase local hiring, along with jobs with good wages and benefits, and career opportunities for young people, makes her the right candidate for the job. The IBEW has a strong history of advocating for these things and are glad to be able to support candidates who share our values."

The endorsement from IBEW comes at a crucial juncture in the campaign, fueling momentum and enthusiasm among the Central Coast's diverse communities. Funk's commitment to addressing the realities of affordable housing, homelessness, water resources, public safety, and infrastructure has resonated deeply with voters, and this latest endorsement reinforces the growing support for Funk's vision for a stronger, more prosperous San Luis Obispo County.

As Susan humbly accepted the endorsement, she said, "I’m grateful to have the support of the IBEW Local 639. I will continue to advocate strongly for the next generation of families by working hard to bring more affordable housing as well as head-of-household jobs to San Luis Obispo County."

Funk has consistently demonstrated an unwavering dedication to housing affordability and homelessness, public safety, advocating for transparent and accountable government, prudent financial and water management, making her the most qualified and capable candidate to lead District 5 and San Luis Obispo County into a brighter future.

The County Supervisor election is set to take place on March 5, 2024, and with IBEW Local 639's backing, Funk is eager to continue engaging with voters and communities across San Luis Obispo County, sharing her vision and listening to the concerns and aspirations of the people.

For more information about Funk's campaign or to get involved, please visit her website.


About Susan Funk:

Since being elected to the Atascadero City Council in 2018, Susan has used her leadership skills to solve problems and move the community forward. As a local business owner and mother, Susan knows what it will take to preserve our small-town rural charm and values while building a safe, vibrant community for the future that attracts businesses, restaurants, head of household jobs, and offers opportunities for young people, families, and seniors. Susan is a leader in the countywide effort to address homelessness, and understands the importance of real solutions to complex issues like water management and housing affordability.

About IBEW and Local 639:

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents approximately 820,000 active members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government.  The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.

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