June 23rd, 2017 | Candidate News

Another scorcher


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


It was 127 degrees in Death Valley this week. Planes were grounded in Phoenix because it was literally too hot for them to fly. Wildfires burn across the land.

Massive heat waves are deadly. And yet we have a President in the White House making decisions that turn back the clock on protections for air and water and acting as though climate change is something to be ignored.

California’s next governor needs to be an international leader for our planet and our people.

I have been an environmental warrior my entire life. As a first term Assemblywoman, working with a Republican governor, I authored the largest landfill clean up bill in California’s history, creating a fund of $100 million to clean up our landfills. The fund was created by a tipping fee on garbage, so it had the added benefit of also promoting recycling as waste haulers tried to limit the amount of garbage they dumped. I have the legislative and executive record to get things done.

As governor, I will ensure California leads the world, not just in fighting climate change, but also in innovative solutions. Solutions like those currently being tested in Los Angeles, to mitigate the impact of these heat waves on our cities, which are often several degrees warmer due to asphalt streets, parking lots and the lack of shade trees.

Today is supposed to be the hottest day of this heat wave. Please stay cool and hydrated, and look out for your neighbors, particularly the elderly living alone.

Delaine

 

www.DelaineForGovernor.com

Twitter: @DelaineEastin

Facebook: @DelaineEastin4CA

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June 23rd, 2017 | Candidate News

Largest education funding in state history


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


Friend –

We are living in extraordinary times. The challenges before us are monumental and the stakes have never been higher in my lifetime.

The people of this great state reject the Trump Administration’s politics of division and we refuse to be dragged into the past – we’ve proved this time and time again at the polls and through our policies.

That’s why we’re making an unprecedented investment in our kids and our future.

Please join me by standing with children and adding your name.

California’s 2017-18 Budget prioritizes public education like never before, raising per pupil spending to just over $11,000.

For the sixth straight year, California Democrats have delivered the highest level of funding for our communities and schools that need it most. All told, we added a historic $74.5 BILLION to our K-14 education programs while empowering local officials to spend it as they see fit.

Our budget is a reflection of our values and our priorities – and when it comes to our children, I wanted you to know I’m working for them. This budget puts kids first. Thank you for helping us deliver a historic win and a brighter future for the next generation of Californians.

Stand with our children today. Add your name to say that in California, we believe in leadership that understands our education system and the future of our children in public schools and beyond.

In solidarity,

Kevin de León

President pro Tempore of the California State Senate

 

 

June 22nd, 2017 | Candidate News

ED HERNANDEZ NOTCHES ANOTHER WIN, GETS HEFTY BACKING FROM LABOR POWERHOUSE


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
ED HERNANDEZ NOTCHES ANOTHER WIN, GETS HEFTY BACKING FROM LABOR POWERHOUSE
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California Endorses State Senator Ed Hernandez in Bid for Lt. Governor

WEST COVINA, CA- Continuing his cascade of support from working families, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez was endorsed by the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor.

Upon making public their support of Senator Hernandez’ Lt. Governor campaign, President of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, Robbie Hunter, released the following statement:

“State Sen. Ed Hernandez’s long career promoting health and education, and his demonstrated concern for working families makes him a terrific candidate for Lieutenant Governor, for which the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California endorses him.

“Sen. Hernandez will make a great Lieutenant Governor. As a Senator, he has proven to balance the needs of all Californians, especially working families. He has demonstrated his policy expertise on education issues dealing with the University of California and the California State University System. His environmental record more than qualifies him to sit on the State Lands Commission, a key responsibility for the Lieutenant Governor. The Lieutenant Governor has a unique role in making sure that the voice of all Californians is represented at these institutions. We feel that the construction industry, especially the building trades members, will be well served with Ed Hernandez as Lieutenant Governor.”

In recent months, Senator Hernandez released his first online video, titled  “A California Story,” which can be viewed by clicking on the screen image below:

 

Beyond today’s announcement, Senator Dr. Hernandez’ campaign has released an expansive list of over 400 endorsements from grassroots activists, community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials, labor unions, public safety groups and more.

Significantly, the Senator’s won wide-ranging support from over 40 groups that represent working families, including:

  • California Nurses Association
  • UNITE HERE International Union, AFL-CIO
  • UNITE HERE Local 11
  • California State Council of Laborers (LiUNA)
  • Laborers (LiUNA) Local 270
  • Laborers (LiUNA) Local 300
  • Laborers (LiUNA) Local 1309
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • Teamsters Joint Council 7
  • American Federation of Musicians (AMF) Local 47
  • California State Conference of Machinists
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 180
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 595
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2295
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 40
  • International Association of SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation) Local 105
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG)
  • United Steelworkers (USW) Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36
  • Association of California State Supervisors (ACSS)
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
  • United Association (UA) Steamfitters and Refrigeration Local 250
  • United Association (UA) Local 78
  • United Association (UA) Local 114
  • United Association (UA) Local 230
  • United Association (UA) Local 345
  • United Association (UA) Local 364
  • United Association (UA) Local 398
  • United Association (UA) Local 403
  • United Association (UA) Local 460
  • United Association (UA) Local 484
  • United Association (UA) Local 582
  • United Association (UA) Local 709
  • United Association (UA) Local 761
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • Sacramento Police Officers Association
  • California Association for Nurse Practitioners
  • California Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
  • California’s Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges, and Hearing Officers in State Employment (CASE)

 

A husband, father, grandfather, practicing optometrist, and local businessman, “Dr. Ed” (as he is known to his patients) has spent his life bringing quality eye care to predominantly low-income communities.  As a health care provider, the need to improve access to health care for all Californians is what first drove him to run for office.

Since being elected to the Assembly in 2006 and the Senate in 2010, Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a leader on the implementation of federal health care reform – helping expand access to affordable health care, control costs, and improve the network of providers so people can actually get quality care when they need it. Dr. Ed has been a champion by expanding educational opportunity to qualified students overlooked by our public schools and universities, as well as a major proponent for government reform, including fixing a broken initiative system too often hijacked by billionaires and wealthy corporations. Dr. Ed Hernandez is running to take this experience, leadership, and vision to the next level by serving the people of California as their Lieutenant Governor.

For more information, please visit www.edhernandez4ca.com.

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.

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June 22nd, 2017 | Candidate News

LARA CONTINUES TO BE THE CHOICE OF WORKING FAMILIES FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

 

LARA CONTINUES TO BE THE CHOICE OF WORKING FAMILIES FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Endorsement from the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California Bolsters Ricardo Lara’s Statewide Effort

LONG BEACH, CA– In another demonstration of his expansive support among organizations in the labor movement, today State Senator Ricardo Lara picked up a milestone endorsement from the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California in his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner.

In announcing their endorsement of Senator Lara’s statewide effort, Robbie Hunter, President of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California wrote:
“A passionate friend of labor for nearly seven years in elective office, State Sen. Ricardo Lara has earned the endorsement of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California in his campaign for State Insurance Commissioner.

“Ricardo Lara has a long history of understanding working families, on issues like health insurance, auto insurance, and home insurance. He will fight against things like redlining, where you might not be able to get coverage if you live in a zip code that some insurance companies don’t like. He will give California a fair-level, comprehensive insurance system, where if you pay for it, you should get insurance. Few legislative leaders have a personal story that is as compelling as Lara’s… He’ll be streamlined and efficient. But at the same time, he will deliver to the taxpayer, the resident, the family, what it is that they are paying for.”

Today’s announcement follows the release of the Senator’s new digital video ad, titled, “Embolden,” which takes aim at Donald Trump’s backwards agenda and the President’s comments saying that “California is out of control,” by illustrating the sharp contrast between the Oval Office’s agenda and that of Lara’s.

To view the ad, click on the screen shot below:

Since the inception of his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has amassed wide-ranging support from leaders and organizations, including:

Elected & Community Leaders

  • United States Senator Kamala Harris
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • California Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Tony Mendoza
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
  • State Assembly Member Todd Gloria
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Young Democrats’ President Eddie Kirby
  • San Diego Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee

Organizations Representing Working People

  • State Council of Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47

Organizations 

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • HONOR PAC

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.
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June 16th, 2017 | Candidate News

More than 20% of California’s children live in poverty


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


I’ve always been proud to be a Californian, but the fact that nearly 1 out of every 4 children in our state is living in poverty is unacceptable  It is time to acknowledge that something is profoundly wrong when it comes to caring for the youngest among us. It is time to change course.

In 2015, 47.2% of children in the state were poor or near poor while 21.2% of children in California lived in families without enough resources to make ends meet.

I am running for Governor because I am on fire to make the changes necessary to lift Californians out of poverty. Help make a difference and give children a voice by supporting my campaign and contributing $29.20 right now. We must change course because our children cannot wait.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Delaine

“Children are a living message we send to a time we will never see.” – Neil Postman

www.DelaineForGovernor.com
Twitter: @DelaineEastin
Facebook: @DelaineEastin4CA
Instagram: @DelaineEastin

 

June 16th, 2017 | Action Alerts, Candidate News

You’re invited!


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


June 16th, 2017 | Action Alerts, Candidate News

Tell the Warriors: Celebrate with us, not Trump


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


This week, the Golden State Warriors did California proud by winning the NBA championship. Now’s their chance to do us proud again.

California has one of the most diverse populations in the country, and the Warriors’ fans are some of the most diverse in the league.

When President Trump invites the Warriors to stand with him in photo ops at the White House, they should stay in California and celebrate with us instead.

I’m encouraging the Golden State Warriors to decline President Trump’s invite — and I want you to join me. Will you sign the petition?

Warriors players David West and Stephen Curry both spoke out after Trump’s election, standing with their fans.

And earlier this year, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr publicly denounced Trump’s Muslim ban and his divisive rhetoric, saying, “It’s about leadership, it’s about compassion and dignity and character and treating people the right way. That’s leadership. It’s terrifying we have someone in office who espouses none of that.”

Californians have long chosen a different road than national politicians who have worked to divide us, and recent statements about Trump by members of the Warriors family are part of that tradition. They embody the spirit that makes our state so welcoming and so prosperous.

But if Warriors don’t unanimously decide to skip the trip to the White House, Trump will co-opt their victory and use the visit as an endorsement of his divisive rhetoric and agenda.

Let’s make the Warriors’ win a time for celebration and joy — not political games. Let’s give them an invitation to celebrate with us instead of Trump.

Instead of standing with President Trump, the Golden State Warriors should celebrate with their homegrown fans here in California. If you agree, sign the petition now.

Thanks for making your voice heard,

John

June 13th, 2017 | Candidate News

With pride


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


Pride has always been political. And today’s Los Angeles pride parade, reorganized as #ResistMarch, was no different.

When you’re a part of a marginalized group, celebrating who you are is a radical act.

I marched in today’s #ResistMarch with the Stonewall Democrats to celebrate my LGBT friends and neighbors, because I know what it means to be seen as “other.” As the son of immigrants, I grew up walking past neighborhood graffiti intended to fill me with fear, to keep me in line, and to hold me back.

But I was able to move past hate and bigotry, and take pride in who I am, thanks in large part to those who came before me.

Lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and other Americans have fought for decades for their own rights, for simple recognition that they exist, and for the opportunity to live without fear. From the Stonewall riots, to the earliest pride parades, and through the fight for marriage equality and transgender rights, tremendous progress has been made.

As an elected official, I’ve tried to play my own role in that progress. I worked to ensure the families of LGBT California workers would receive benefits immediately after marriage equality became the law of the land. I demanded that pharmaceutical companies provide Californians access to affordable HIV medications, and they responded by making them available in states across the country. And I’ve pushed California’s pension funds to use their influence to make corporate boards more diverse, including sexual preference and gender identity in that definition.

Yet, there’s much more work to be done. And under our current president and vice-president, there’s a risk that decades of progress could be erased.

It’s critical that all Californians, whether lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, straight, or questioning defend the rights of our neighbors and the people that we love.

I’m ready, and I hope you are too. If you’re ready to stand up to President Trump and stand with me in this fight, let me know by adding your name.

In solidarity,

John

June 13th, 2017 | Candidate News

From the Bottom of My Heart


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


Greetings Democrats!

The Fowler Fights For You Campaign is first and foremost proud and grateful for all our supporters and those who made a different choice. I was proud of our campaign and the collegiality among Jenny Bach, Alex San Martin and myself. We have shared a cordial relationship throughout the campaign.

We appreciate the respect our campaign has been given to review the election ballots and process with all candidates invited to observe. This is a lot more complex than many might imagine. We have one more visit next week to review and plan to share our findings and recommendations that we hope will be strongly considered and adopted. Until the review is completed we are unable to share next steps.

We did take a brief break last week to support our Senator Kamala Harris with the attached photo and a call to Senator Burr’s office sharing the disgust for total disrespect of women Senators and especially ours. #RESPECT

Let’s stay focused on calls to legislators telling them it is unacceptable to repeal ACA or Dodd Frank.

All Best,


“Fowler Fights For You”
Vice Chair, CDP Women’s Caucus

June 7th, 2017 | Candidate News

LATEST ENDORSEMENT SURGE PUSHES HERNANDEZ OVER 400 SUPPORTERS IN LT. GOV CONTEST


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 7, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
LATEST ENDORSEMENT SURGE PUSHES HERNANDEZ OVER 400 SUPPORTERS
Groundswell of Support is Latest Indication of Senator Ed Hernandez’s Thriving Momentum in Bid for California Lt. Governor

 

WEST COVINA, CA–  Demonstrating the depth and breadth of his wide-ranging support in the race for Lieutenant Governor of California, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ campaign announced that it had secured over 400 endorsements from labor unions, public safety groups, healthcare organizations, statewide leaders, Congress Members, state lawmakers and scores of grassroots activists and community leaders from across the state.

Upon making public his latest list of endorsements, State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez released the following statement:

“This latest milestone is yet another reflection of the grassroots, community-by-community driven campaign that we’ve been running since day one. We’re focused on building on the progress and promise of California, from expanding healthcare to improving local schools, creating more good jobs, promoting livable wages, enacting tough environmental laws, ensuring equality for all, protecting immigrants’ rights and more. I’m extraordinarily grateful for these endorsements and this broad, early support.”

Those endorsing Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California today include:

•   California Democratic Party Region 2 Director Craig Cheslog
•   California Democratic Party Delegate Jonathan Abboud (AD 37), Community Organizer
•   California Democratic Party Delegate, Dr. Sanobar Baig (AD 55), MD, Patton State Hospital (Psychiatry)
•   California Democratic Party Delegate Ben Escobedo (AD 57)
•   California Democratic Party Delegate Barbara Casillo (AD 73)
•   California Democratic Party Delegate Chelsea Bonini (AD 22), Board President, San Mateo-Foster City School
•   California Democratic Party Delegate James Forsythe (AD 37), Ventura Country Democratic Central Committee
•   California Democratic Party Delegate Esmeralda Hurtado (AD 31)
•   California Democratic Party Delegate Gloria Gonzalez (AD 48)
•   California Democratic Party Delegate Andrew Gordon (AD 06)
•  Democratic National Committee (DNC) Member Jen Dunfee
•   California Democratic Party Delegate Matthew Lindholm (AD 34)
•   Ronald Lozano, Vice-Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party, Region 7
•   California Democratic Party Delegate Albert Lu (AD 49)
•   California Democratic Party Delegate Lourdes Everett (AD 36)
•   California Democratic Party Delegate Jocelyn Cooper (AD 12)
•   California Democratic Party Delegate Erick Jimenez (AD 40)
•   Linda Baker, President, Foothill Communities Dem Club of SBC
•   Peter Baker
•   Arlene Llanes
•   Eric Algorri, Law Student
•   Monique Arias, Education Management Professional
•   Angela Arroyo, Finance Associate, California Assembly Democratic Caucus
•   Grace Barrios, Vice President of Outreach, PALAD (Pilipino American LA Democrats)
•   Lydia Beltran
•   Katherine Borst, Professor, Concordia University
•   Henry Bouchot, Staff Attorney, Inner City Law Center
•   Barry Boyd
•   Florencio Briones, Education Technology Specialist, Windward School
•   Louie Campos, Former Congressional District 22 Candidate
•   Frank Cannon, LACDP activist, AD 48
•   Abigail Chapman, UCLA Judicial Board, College Democrats
•   Jennifer Chase, CCST Science Policy Fellow, California Council on Science and Technology
•   Janna Chin, MA, Therapist
•   Mildred Janet Chin, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, Founder of M. Janet Chin Youth Foundation
•   Lyna Chon, Board Member, Korean American Democratic Committee (KADC)
•   Carlos Anguiano, Policy Consultant, Office of the Senate President Pro Tempore, Kevin de Léon
•   Katherine Chu, Lecturer at California State University
•   Emily Cohen
•   Sonya Collier, Air Resources Engineer, California Air Resources Board
•   Helen Conly, Ventura County Democratic Central Committee, District 1
•   Chad Cracraft, External Vice President, Bruin Democrats at UCLA
•   Jose DeLapaz, South Gate City Council Member
•   Connie Diaz
•   Neal Donnelly
•   Zara Edley
•   Noemi Esparza, Associate Attorney, Consumer Attorneys of California
•   Claude Ezran, Director of Marketing, Oorja Fuel Cells
•   Jack Gallagher
•   Ken Glenn, Commissioner, Bellflower Municipal Water Commission, Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club
•   Benjamin Gonzalez
•   Dr. Ari Grayson, G2 Consulting, Former Democratic candidate for SD 37
•   Mario Guerrero, Legislative Affairs Director, SEIU Local 1000
•   Phil Harth, Simi Valley Democratic Club
•   Ernesto Hidalgo, Community Activist
•   Helen Huang, Method Campaigns
•   Derek Humphrey, Overland Strategies
•   Councilwoman Melissa Hurtado, City of Sanger
•   Sarah Hutchinson, Strategic Action Committee, Fresno County Democrats
•   Lorena Jaramillo
•   Jay Johnson, Cannabis Slink
•   Joyce Jones, Clovis Democratic Club
•   Leon Jones
•   Robi Jones, Fresno County Central Committee
•   Tanner Kelly, Strategic Communications Consultant, Dewey Square Group, Sacramento County Young Democrats
•   Parisian Khosravi, Vice President of External Affairs, UCLA Graduate Student Association
•   Judy Ki, San Diego County Democratic Party
•   Don Kindred, Executive Director, Corona Symphony Orchestra
•   Kimberly Kirchmer, President, Democratic Women of Kern
•   San Juana Laurel, Inland Valley Democrats, AD 40
•   Jacqueline Laybourn
•   Gina Leone, AD 14
•   Jessie Leyva, District Staff, AD 47
•   Daniel Lu
•   John Luang
•   Henry Lutz, California Young Democrats
•   Marry Ann Lutz, Former Mayor of Monrovia
•   Monica Madrid, Sacramento County Young Democrats
•   Hector Mannoz Ortiz
•   Shelly Masur, City Council-member, Redwood City
•   Jon May, California Young Democrats, Bruin Democrats
•   Paulina Miranda

Significantly, recently, Senator Hernandez released a new online video, titled  “A California Story,” which can be viewed by clicking on the screen image below:

 

Beyond today’s announcement, Senator Dr. Hernandez’ campaign has released the following expansive list of endorsements, including:

Groups Representing Working Families 

  • California Nurses Association
  • UNITE HERE International Union, AFL-CIO
  • UNITE HERE Local 11
  • California State Council of Laborers (LiUNA)
  • Laborers (LiUNA) Local 270
  • Laborers (LiUNA) Local 300
  • Laborers (LiUNA) Local 1309
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • Teamsters Joint Council 7
  • American Federation of Musicians (AMF) Local 47
  • California State Conference of Machinists
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 180
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 595
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2295
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 40
  • International Association of SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation) Local 105
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG)
  • United Steelworkers (USW) Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36
  • Association of California State Supervisors (ACSS)
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
  • United Association (UA) Steamfitters and Refrigeration Local 250
  • United Association (UA) Local 78
  • United Association (UA) Local 114
  • United Association (UA) Local 230
  • United Association (UA) Local 345
  • United Association (UA) Local 364
  • United Association (UA) Local 398
  • United Association (UA) Local 403
  • United Association (UA) Local 460
  • United Association (UA) Local 484
  • United Association (UA) Local 582
  • United Association (UA) Local 709
  • United Association (UA) Local 761
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO

Organizations

  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Reserve Peace Officers Association
  • Sacramento Police Officers Association
  • California Association for Nurse Practitioners
  • California Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
  • Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats
  • California’s Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges, and Hearing Officers in State Employment (CASE)

Federal Elected Leaders

  • U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass
  • U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • U.S. Congressman Lou Correa
  • U.S. Congresswoman Grace Napolitano
  • U.S. Congresswoman Salud Carbajal
  • U.S. Congresswoman Norma Torres
  • U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas
  • U.S. Congressman George Miller (Ret.)

State Elected Leaders

  • California Attorney General Xavier Becerra
  • California State Controller Betty Yee
  • California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Fabian Nunez
  • California Lt. Governor (Ret.) and State Assembly Speaker Cruz Bustamante (Ret.)
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Don Perata (Ret.)
  • State Senator and past Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins
  • State Senator Connie Leyva
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell
  • State Senator Anthony Portantino
  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • State Senator Henry Stern
  • State Senator Jim Beall
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Bill Dodd
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Richard Roth
  • State Senator Tony Mendoza
  • State Senator Ricardo Lara
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
  • State Senator Mike McGuire
  • State Senator Bill Monning
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Senator Lois Wolk (Ret.)
  • State Senator Fran Pavley (Ret.)
  • State Senator Isadore Hall (Ret.)
  • State Senator Marty Block (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin
  • State Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon
  • State Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Gipson
  • State Assembly Majority Whip Raul Bocanegra
  • State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Chris Holden
  • State Assembly Member David Chiu
  • State Assembly Member Ed Chau
  • State Assembly Member Jim Wood
  • State Assembly Member Anna Caballero
  • State Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  • State Assembly Member Eloise Gomes Reyes
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jose Medina
  • State Assembly Member Rob Bonta
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Ash Kalra
  • State Assembly Member Ken Cooley
  • State Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Todd Gloria
  • State Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • State Assembly Member Phil Ting
  • State Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell
  • State Assembly Member Jim Cooper
  • State Assembly Member Rudy Salas
  • State Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez
  • State Assembly Member Rich Gordon (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Paul Fong (Ret.), President San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers AFT 6157
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Betsy Butler (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Mike Allen (Ret.)

Local Elected Leaders

  • Sacramento Mayor and past State Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • Long Beach City Council Member Rex Richardson
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor and past U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis
  • Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang
  • Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer
  • Los Angeles City Council Member Curren Price
  • Los Angeles Community College District Trustee and past State Assembly Member Mike Eng
  • Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Mike Fong
  • Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Scott Svonkin
  • Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez
  • Santa Barbara County Supervisor and former State Assembly Member Das Williams
  • Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano
  • Baldwin Park City Council Member Ricardo Pacheco
  • Baldwin Park City Council Member Monica Garcia
  • West Covina Mayor Corey Warshaw
  • West Covina City Council Member Lloyd Johnson
  • West Covina City Council Member James Toma
  • West Covina School Board Member Michael Flowers
  • Covina Mayor Pro Tem Jorge Marquez
  • Covina City Council Member Peggy A. Delach
  • La Puente Mayor Valerie Munoz
  • La Puente City Council Member Dan Holloway
  • La Puente Mayor Pro Tem Violeta Lewis
  • Azusa Mayor Joe Rocha
  • Azusa City Council Member Angel Carillo
  • Azusa City Council Member Robert Gonzales
  • Azusa Unified School District Board President Yolanda Rodriguez-Pena
  • Azusa Unified School District Board Member Paul Naccachian
  • Fresno City Council Member Luis Chavez
  • Duarte Mayor Samuel Kang
  • Duarte Unified School District Board President Reyna Diaz
  • Duarte Unified School District Board Member Kenneth Bell
  • Pomona Unified School Board Vice President Roberta Perlman
  • Pomona City Commissioner Debra Martin*
  • San Gabriel Mayor Chin Ho Liao
  • Upper San Gabriel Valley Water Board Director Bryan Urias
  • Rosemead Mayor Sandra Armenta
  • Rosemead City Council Member Polly Low
  • Monterey Park Mayor, Teresa Real Sebastian, J.D.
  • Monterey Park City Council Member Hans Liang
  • Monterey Park City Council Member Mitchell Ing
  • Monterey Park City Council Member Peter Chan
  • Monterey Park City Council Member Stephen Lam
  • Claremont Mayor Sam Pedroza
  • El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero
  • El Monte City Council Member Juventino “J” Gomez
  • El Monte Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Velasco
  • El Monte Union High School District President Carlos Salcedo
  • South El Monte City Council Member Hector Delgado
  • South El Monte City Council Member Angelica R. Garcia
  • South El Monte City Council Member Joseph J. Gonzales
  • Hacienda La Puente School Board Member Anthony Duarte
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Member Martin G. Medrano
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Member Penny Fraumeni
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Vice President Gino Kwok
  • Yorba Linda City Council Member Beth Haney
  • Walnut City Council Member Mary Su
  • Duarte City Council Member Margaret Finlay
  • Duarte City Council Member John Fasana
  • Alhambra City Council Member Luis Ayala
  • Alhambra City Council Vice Mayor Stephen Sham
  • Three Valleys MWD Director Carlos Goytia
  • Charter Oak Unified School District Board President Brian R. Akers
  • Charter Oak Unified School District Board Vice President Joseph Probst
  • Charter Oak Unified School District Board Member Jeanette V. Flores
  • Charter Oak Unified School District Board Member Jane Bock
  • Citrus Community College District President Dr. Barbara R Dickerson
  • Alhambra Unified School District Board Member Robert L. Gin
  • Temple City Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia Sternquist
  • Temple City Council Member Tom Chavez
  • Mountain View School District President Adam Carranza
  • Malibu Mayor Lou La Monte
  • Artesia Mayor Ali Sajjad Taj
  • South Gate City Council Member Jorge Morales
  • Walnut City Council Member Andrew Rodriguez
  • Walnut City Council Member Bob Pacheco
  • San Gabriel Valley Water Board President Thomas Wong
  • San Gabriel Valley Water Board Treasurer Raul Romero
  • Valley County Water Board Vice President Paul C. Hernandez,
  • Valley County Water Board Director Lenet Pacheco
  • Garvey Unified School District Board Member Henry Lo
  • Florin County Water District Elected Director Larry S. Tract, J.D.
  • Valley County Water Board Director Margarita Vargas
  • San Fernando Vice Mayor Joel Fajardo
  • Berkley City Council Member Ben Bartlett
  • Alum Rock Union Elementry School District Board Vice-President Andres Quintero
  • Santa Clarita Mayor and former State Assembly Member Cameron Smyth
  • Hermosa Beach City Council Member Stacy Armato
  • Miles Rosedale, CEO Monrovia Growers*
  • Susan Keith, Citrus Trustee*

Democratic Party, Labor, Healthcare and Community Leaders

  • Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair, UNITE HERE General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity and former Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, Maria Durazo
  • California Democratic Party Chair Art Torres (Ret.)
  • California Democratic Party Chair and L.A. County Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • Democratic National Committee (DNC) Member and former San Diego Democratic Party Chair Jesse Durfee
  • South County Labor Chair Ray Cordova*
  • California Democratic Party Region 15 Director and California Democratic Party API Caucus Chair Clark Lee*
  • California Democratic Party Region 8 Director Doug Kessler*
  • California Democratic Party Region 9 Director Diana Love*
  • California Democratic Party Region 7 Director Omar Torres*, Governing Board Member, Franklin-McKinley School Board*
  • California Democratic Party Former Region 10 Director and California Democratic Party LGBT Caucus Secretary Debra Broner*
  • California Democratic Party Chicano Latino Caucus Chair Carlos Alcala*
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Vice Chair Mark Gonzalez*
  • Fresno County Democratic Central Committee Chair Michael Evans*
  • Kern County Democratic Central Committee Chair Cathee Romley*
  • Kings County Democratic Central Committee Chair  Holly Andrade-Blair*
  • Inyo County Democratic Central Committee Chair Nina Weisman*
  • Tulare Democratic Central Committee Chair Ruth McKee*
  • California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus Secretary, Democratic Party of Orange County Secretary, Anita Narayana*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Clint Weirick (DSCC San Luis Obispo County Democratic Party Central Committee)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Katarina Garcia (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Cesar Garcia (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Peggy Morgan (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Kristin McGuire (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Veronica Marquez (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Robert Cruz (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Deborah Quintero (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Ricardo Pacheco (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate James Toma (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Lloyd Johnson (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Eileen Jimenez (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Jeanette Flores (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Barbara Dickerson (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Robert Gin (AD 49)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Chin Ho Lia (AD 49)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Polly Low (AD 49)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Calvin Sung (AD 55)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Lawrence Shih (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Children’s Caucus Chair and President of the Helen Doherty Democratic Club Judy Jacobs
  • California Democratic Party Region 14 Director Miguel Martinez
  • Progressive Democrats of Santa Monica Mountains President Dorothy Reik
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Country Central Committee Corresponding Secretary Carolyn Fowler
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party AD-49 Delegation Chair Marcella Cortez
  • California Democratic Party DSCC Delegate (AD-26) and Latino Democrats of Tulare County President & Founder Ruben Macareno
  • Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee Member (AD-28) Ruben Navarro
  • California Democratic Party E-Board Delegate for AD-28 Olivia Navarro
  • California Democratic Party DSCC Delegate Uli Sanchez (AD-53)
  • Fresno County Democratic Party Member Esperanza Avalos
  • California Democratic Party DSCC Delegate (AD-21) and Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee Member Tom Hallinan
  • California Democratic Party DSCC Delegate Adrian Vazquez (AD 51)
  • California Democratic Party DSCC Delegate Maria Unzueta  (AD 63)
  • California Democratic Party DSCC Delegate Sarah Palacios (AD 7)
  • California Democratic Party DSCC Delegate Van Tomom (AD 39)
  • California Democratic Party DSCC Delegate Frine Medrano (AD 58)
  • California Democratic Party DSCC Delegate Ken Trumkul (AD 49)
  • Liliana T. Perez, Deputy Director for Southern California, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon*
  • Hector Elizalde, Community Leader
  • Jacobo Jauregui, Community Leader
  • Oscar Valladares, SEIU Local 721 member
  • California Democratic Party DSCC Delegate Chris Kakimi (AD 57)
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Member and Member of Laborers (LiUNA) Local 300 Victor Castellano
  • Shannon Bell, NP, California Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Arthur Friedman, O.D.
  • Bruce Mebine, O.D., Past President COA
  • Javier Avila Garcia, Community Leader
  • Ryan Baskharoon, Community Leader
  • Mirna de Lire Lopez, Community Leader
  • Wendy Mora, O.D.
  • Dr. Efrain Castellanos
  • Natalie Reyes, Community Organizer
  • Komal Patel, Community Leader
  • John Potter, Community Leader
  • Harvey Goldstone, O.D.
  • Willa Hisle, O.D.
  • Jeanette Hochstatter, O.D.
  • Charles Richards, O.D.
  • Lee Dodge, O.D., Visual Eyes Optometry
  • Kenneth Wiener, O.D.
  • Rupert C Chowins, O.D.
  • Ronald Short  O.D., California Air National Guard*
  • Thomas Rippner, Community Leader
  • Susy Yu, Community Leader
  • Ronald Goldstein, Community Leader
  • Elizabeth Torres Chowins, O.D.
  • Dr.David Turetsky, Advanced Eyecare, A Professional Optometric Group
  • Michael Young, Community Leader
  • Carolyn Wong, O.D.
  • Kathleen Low, Community Leader
  • Thomas Brenner, O.D.
  • Valerie Quan, Community Leader
  • Dr. Craig Steinberg
  • Dr. Jennifer Lin, San Mateo Optometry society
  • Sasha Penn, O.D., Chief of Optometry, Kaiser Permanente- South San Francisco
  • James Cohen, O.D., Buena Park Eyecare
  • Milton Hom O.D.
  • James Creech O.D.
  • Dr. Marcie Arnesty
  • Robert Theaker, O.D. Hollister Vision Center
  • Marc Shaw, COA
  • Jennifer Buell, O.D.
  • Jay Schlanger, O.D., COA
  • Dr. Claude Valenti, Optometric Vision Development Center
  • Elizabeth Hoppe, Founding Dean, College of Optometry at Western University of Health Sciences
  • Robert Wayda, O.D., Central California Optometric Society
  • Christine Ng, Community Leader
  • Vin Dang, Community Leader
  • Fadl Fares, Community Leader
  • Michael Cousineau, Community Leader
  • Rita Spitzer, Dr. Michael Spitzer Optometry
  • Ron Lozarno, Community Leader

A husband, father, grandfather, practicing optometrist, and local businessman, “Dr. Ed” (as he is known to his patients) has spent his life bringing quality eye care to predominantly low-income communities.  As a health care provider, the need to improve access to health care for all Californians is what first drove him to run for office.

Since being elected to the Assembly in 2006 and the Senate in 2010, Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a leader on the implementation of federal health care reform – helping expand access to affordable health care, control costs, and improve the network of providers so people can actually get quality care when they need it. Dr. Ed has been a champion by expanding educational opportunity to qualified students overlooked by our public schools and universities, as well as a major proponent for government reform, including fixing a broken initiative system too often hijacked by billionaires and wealthy corporations. Dr. Ed Hernandez is running to take this experience, leadership, and vision to the next level by serving the people of California as their Lieutenant Governor.
For more information, please visit www.edhernandez4ca.com.

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.

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