Endorsements

Organizations:

  • San Diego County Democratic Party
  • National Latino Peace Officers Association Advocacy
  • Sierra Club
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • United Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 230
  • Run for Something

Elected Officials:

  • Scott Peters, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Juan Vargas, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Toni Atkins, President Pro Tempore, California State Senate
  • Christine Kehoe, California State Senate (ret.)
  • Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, California State Assembly
  • Todd Gloria, California State Assembly
  • Marc Berman, California State Assembly
  • Nathan Fletcher, California State Assembly (ret.)
  • Mary Salas, Mayor, Chula Vista
  • Mara Elliott, City Attorney, San Diego
  • David Alvarez, City Council, San Diego
  • Barbara Bry, City Council, San Diego
  • Chris Ward, City Council, San Diego
  • David Arambula, City Council, Lemon Grove
  • Tasha Boerner Horvath, City Council, Encinitas
  • Colin Parent, City Council, La Mesa
  • Cori Schumacher, City Council, Carlsbad
  • Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, City Council, National City
  • Mark West, City Council, Imperial Beach
  • Dwight Worden, City Council, Del Mar
  • Lesa Heebner, Mayor, Solana Beach (ret.)
  • Steve Castaneda, City Council, Chula Vista (ret.)
  • Roberto Alcantar, Board of Trustees, Southwestern Community College District
  • Kevin Beiser, Board of Trustees, San Diego Unified School District
  • Peter Sellers, Board of Education, Poway Unified School District
  • Peter Zschiesche, Board of Trustees, San Diego Community College District
  • Mark Gracyk, Board of Directors, Helix Water District

Community Leaders:*

  • Gil Cabrera, Chair, San Diego Convention Center
  • Rafael Castellanos, Chair, Port of San Diego
  • Chris Clark, President, North Park Community Association
  • Diane Coombs, President, San Diegans for Managed Growth
  • Jess Durfee, past Chair, San Diego County Democratic Party
  • Sean Elo, President, San Diego County Young Democrats
  • Debbie Espe, Vice Chair, Asian Pacific American Coalition
  • Joe LaCava, past Chair, San Diego Community Planners Committee
  • Gretchen Newsom, President, Ocean Beach Town Council
  • Ashley Rodriguez, Chair, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network San Diego
  • David Seto, President, San Diego Chinese Attorneys Association
  • Alberto Velasquez, Chair, Otay Mesa-Nestor Community Planning Group
  • Davin Widgerow, past Chair, Sierra Club San Diego
  • Eden Yaege, President, Clairemont Town Council

* Titles are used for identification purposes only and do not imply organizational endorsement.

Democratic Clubs:

  • Clairemont Democratic Club
  • Chicano Democratic Association
  • Democratic Woman's Club of San Diego County
  • La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club
  • North County Latino Democrats
  • San Diego County Young Democrats
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • San Diego Progressive Democratic Club

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