Melissa Pena from Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW celebrates with Jose Peralta as he wins a senatorial seat March 16, 2010. The overwhelmingly Democratic 13th State Senate District showed Mr. Peralta with 66 percent of the vote. As Senator, Peralta will now represent parts of Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and Corona. Besides supporting candidates running for office, Local 338 political action team works closely with legislators at every level to ensure that important issues to members are addressed. The reception at Grand Rancho Jubilee in East Elmhurst for Senator Elect Peralta was packed with union officials.