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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/04/2018 09:47 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/04/2018 09:47 PM
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Tom Pratt Becomes Clear Favorite heading into June Primary

Murphys, CA...Vallecito Union School Board Member, local businessman and community leader Tom Pratt announced today that he has earned the support of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 (The Homecare Providers Union) for his State Senate campaign. “UDW is pleased to announce our endorsement of Tom Pratt for California State Senate District 8. The 100,000 IHSS home care providers we represent need legislators that know that the only way we will meet our state’s long-term care needs is to lift up and support caregivers. Tom Pratt is committed to supporting caregivers, not only with improved wages and benefits, but by meeting the needs of their families and communities and the low-income seniors and people with disabilities they serve.” said Kristina Bas Hamilton, Legislative Director for UDW/AFSCME.

"This endorsement shows that my work in the community and experience have broad appeal. I'll fight to address this issue along with access to healthcare for rural communities, work to expand broadband availability, increase job training and apprenticeships and increase fire protection," said Tom Pratt.

With parents who never graduated college but always provided their children with the opportunity to succeed, Tom has demonstrated commitment throughout his career to education, hard work and civic duty. Tom has made a successful career in the insurance industry and taken on unexpected challenges, such as working to insure US embassies across the world after 9/11 and most recently to secure coverage for California residents who continue to lose their homeowners insurance due to fire risk. He moved to Murphys in 2008 to help care for his mother during her final weeks of terminal brain cancer. There, he met his wife Kimberly, got married and started a family. Tom's life experience and values inspired him to run for school board, and today for the California State Senate.

You can follow Tom's campaign at and on Facebook and Twitter.


Tom Pratt is a Democrat running for California's 8th Senate District, which encompasses eleven counties and is currently held by termed-out Senator Tom Berryhill. Pratt is a member and former chair of the Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee and was elected to the Vallecito Union School Board in 2014. He has made a successful career in the insurance industry and lives in Murphys, California with his wife Kimberly and two young boys.

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