Endorsements

Organizational Endorsements

California Democratic Party
AFSCME
Anzar Hills Democratic Club
California Association of Professional Scientists
California Federation of Teachers
California Latino Legislative Caucus
California League of Conservation Voters
California Nurses Association
California Professional Firefighters
California Teachers Association
Democratic Women of Monterey County
Equality California
GLBT Alliance of Santa Cruz County
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Laborers’ International Union of North America
Monterey County Building & Construction Trade Council
Pajaro Valley Cesar Chavez Democratic Club
Santa Clara Deputy Sheriff’s Association
Santa Cruz County Building & Construction Trade Council
Service Employees International Union
Sierra Club
South Santa Clara County Democratic Club

Newspapers

Gilroy Dispatch
Morgan Hill Times
Hollister Free Lance
Monterey Weekly
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Community/Statewide Leaders

Dolores Huerta – Civil Rights Leader
Darren Thompson – San Benito County Sheriff
Luis Valdez
Lupe Valdez
Margaret Rebecchi
Jaime Rosso
Joe Zanger

Local Legislators

Senator Bill Monning
Assemblymember Mark Stone
Assemblymember Simon Salinas (ret.)

County Supervisors

Jane Parker – Monterey County Supervisor
Fernando Armenta – Monterey County Supervisor (ret.)
Dave Potter – Monterey County Supervisor (ret.)
Blanca Alvarado – Santa Clara County Supervisor (ret.)
Anthony Botelho – San Benito County Supervisor
Jerry Muenzer – San Benito County Supervisor
Margie Barrios – San Benito County Supervisor (ret.)
Mark Medina – San Benito County Supervisor
Jaime De La Cruz – San Benito County Supervisor
Pat Loe – San Benito County Supervisor (ret.)
Mike Graves – San Benito County Supervisor (ret.)
Henry Solorio – San Benito County Supervisor (ret.)
John Leopold – Santa Cruz County Supervisor

City Councilmembers and Mayors

Steve Tate – Mayor of Morgan Hill
Maria Orozco – Mayor of Gonzales
Rich Constantine – Morgan Hill City Councilmember
Rene A. Spring – Morgan Hill City Councilmember
Connie Rogers – Gilroy City Council (ret.)
Gloria De La Rosa – Salinas City Councilmember
Tony Barrera – Salinas City Councilmember
Jyl Lutes – Salinas City Council (ret.)
Janet Barnes – Salinas City Council (ret.)
Fred Ledesma – Mayor of Soledad
Anna Velazquez – Soledad City Councilmember
Alejandro Chavez – Soledad City Councilmember
Chris Bourke – Soledad City Councilmember
Yanely Martinez – Greenfield City Councilmember
Avelina Torres – Greenfield City Councilmember
Rebecca Garcia – Watsonville City Councilmember
Jimmy Dutra – Watsonville City Councilmember
Antonio Rivas – Mayor of Watsonville (ret.)
Karson Klauer – Hollister City Councilmember
Jim Gillio – Hollister City Councilmember
Mickie Luna – Hollister City Councilmember
Fernando Gonzalez – Mayor of Hollister (ret.)
Jim West – Mayor of San Juan Bautista
John Freeman – San Juan Bautista City Council
Dan DeVries – San Juan Bautista City Council
Carlos Victoria – King City – City Councilmember
Charlie Morales – Gilroy City Council (ret.)

Local Elected Officials

Mary Lou Andrade – San Benito County Treasurer & Tax Collector
Krystal Lomanto – San Benito County Superintendent of Schools

Alisal School Board Members

Maricela Cruz – Alisal Union School District Trustee
Guadalupe Guzman – Alisal Union School District Trustee
Noemi M. Armenta – Alisal Union School District Trustee
Guadalupe Ruiz Gilpas – Alisal Union School District Trustee
Fernando Mercado – Alisal Union School District Trustee

Hartnell College Board Members

Aurelio Salazar – Hartnell Community College Trustee
David Serena – Hartnell Community College Trustee
Erica Padilla Chavez – Hartnell Community College Trustee

San Benito School Board Members

Patty Nehme – San Benito High School District Trustee
Juan Robledo – San Benito High School District Trustee

Aromas-San Juan School Board Members

Jennifer Colby – Aromas-San Juan Unified School Trustee
Drew McAlister – Aromas-San Juan Unified School Trustee

Gilroy School Board Members

Dr. Lois Locci – Gavilan Joint Community College District Trustee
Jaime Rosso – Gilroy Unified School District Trustee
Javier Aguirre – Gilroy Unified School District Trustee (ret.)
Rachel Perez – Gavilan College Board of Trustees

Greenfield School Board Members

Sonia Martinez-Heredia – Greenfield Unified Board of Trustees

Spreckels School Board Members

Steve McDougall – Vice President, Spreckels Union School District

State Legislators

Senator Bill Dodd
Senator Kevin De Leon
Senator Scott Weiner

Former Assembly Speaker John Perez
Assemblymember Richard Bloom
Assemblymember Blanca Rubio
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago
Assemblymember Laura Friedman
Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin
Assemblymember Joe Coto (ret.)