The California Nurses Association has endorsed veteran nonprofit leader Torie Osborn in her bid to fill the newly created 50th Assembly District, which includes Santa Monica.

“We need a fresh approach and bold ideas on how to fix California and rebuild our struggling middle class,” said Malinda Markowitz, registered nurse and co-president of the association.

Founded in 1903, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is a premiere organization of registered nurses whom are all a part of one of the nation’s fastest growing labor institution in the United States.

Over the past 15 years the association has grown by nearly 400 percent to more than 170,000.

“Torie Osborn has been at the forefront of many battles for progressive change in California and across the nation,” Markowitz said. “She’ll lead the charge on issues Californians care about, such as, protecting our environment, to creating good jobs, expanding access to better healthcare, improving our schools, fighting for social justice, helping reduce homelessness, and working to ensure equality for all Americans. That’s why we are proud to endorse her for state Assembly.”

Osborn is running against Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom and Assemblywoman Betsy Butler (D-53). who just recently entered the race.

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