United Nurses Congratulate Jerry Brown on Election Victory

November 2010

The United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) congratulate the once and future California Governor Jerry Brown on his election victory last night.

“It is critical to have a governor who understands the vital role nurses play in the delivery of health care. Our State’s governor has the power to appoint seven of the nine Board of Registered Nursing members. The governor has considerable influence on any legislation being crafted in the State Assembly or the State Senate,” said UNAC/UHCP President Kathy Sackman, RN. “More importantly, the governor signs or vetoes every piece of legislation passed by both houses of the California Legislature. We look forward to working with Governor Brown to ensure nurses continue to provide quality care for their patients.”

UNAC/UHCP also applauds our endorsed candidates who won their contests last night, listed below.

  • Lieutenant Governor – Gavin Newsom
  • Controller – John Chiang
  • Secretary of State – Debra Bowen
  • Insurance Commissioner – Dave Jones
  • Treasurer – Bill Lockyer
  • Senate District 40 – Juan Vargas
  • Senate District 22 – Kevin De Leon
  • Senate District 24 – Ed Hernandez
  • Assembly District 5 – Dr. Richard Pan
  • Assembly District 35 – Das Williams
  • Assembly District 43 – Mike Gatto
  • Assembly District 45 – Gil Cedillo
  • Assembly District 47 – Holly Mitchell
  • Assembly District 50 – Ricardo Lara
  • Assembly District 53 – Betsy Butler
  • Assembly District 57 – Roger Hernandez
  • Assembly District 76 –Toni Atkins
  • Assembly District 79 – Ben Hueso