11 May


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

Dear Sister and Brother Democrats:

Angry and frustrated as I am about the erosion of democracy we are experiencing with Trump ousting FBI Director Comey in the midst of an FBI investigation of Trump and his cronies and as much as I want to scream at the mainstream media’s failure to call out the Trumpublican lies about the Affordable Care Act and their tax cut for the rich masquerading as health care reform, today, I thought it was important to share with you the video below.

You may have already received this very heartwarming and heartfelt piece from my friend Michael Andraychak about his spouse, CDP Chair Candidate Eric Bauman.  I wanted to share it with you, however, because I have known Eric since the early 1990s when we were young LGBT activists together in the Los Angeles Stonewall Democratic Club.

Here is my story about the Eric I know.  Vote for him or not, that is your decision to make, but I strongly urge you to get to know the man I know, who has dedicated his life to the Party he, I  and our spouses all love and who is, in my estimation, ready and able to lead the CDP.

The story has special significance for me because, as you may know, my spouse, Peter and I met at a Gertrude Stein Democratic Club meeting in Washington, DC 29 years ago and our passion for social and economic justice, the rights of workers and the rights of LGBT community members to be full and equal participants in our society in a way, brought us, Eric and Michael together in our decades-long struggle for a better world through Democratic Party activism.

Eric, his spouse, Michael, my spouse, Peter, and I met as Democratic Club activists in the Stonewall Democratic Club.  The challenges of an LGBT club in the ’90s are hard to imagine today, but it was hard to be taken as seriously as our issues demanded. Even then, Eric was all about team work. Even then, Eric inspired his fellow acti…vists and campaign workers. Later, Eric became chair of the LA County Democratic Party. He turned an organization to which Garry Shay had given strong structure, durable organization and a single part-time worker into an electoral dynamo with more resources and heft than dozens of state parties.

After an incredible, grassroots, but unsuccessful effort to be elected chair, Eric was elected vice -chair of our state Party and used that post to build up grassroots leaders and empower county parties. Eric went to the furthest outposts of Democratic activism to help invigorate our Party. Many of today’s CDP leaders support Eric because he was there for them on the issues, in their efforts to raise money and harness resources and because he helped them identity and conquer the obstacles to success.

There is more to do. Ours is likely the strongest and most successful state Democratic Party in the country.. Yet, we have more to do to reinforce the progressive tendencies of our elected officials, to build infrastructure outside urban areas and to build the bench that insures a strong, dynamic Party tomorrow. I know that the teambuilder I met in 1993, although a bit older and more battle tested, is the best choice for chair we can have as we face those challenges.

Democratically yours,


Laurence Zakson


P.S.  If you are on my regular email list, I hope to have some data on the DNC reorganization to share via email tomorrow.  So, keep a lookout.


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11 May

Dan Weitzman for CDP Controller

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

Over the past 2 weeks, I tried to reach every CDP delegate during my virtual office hours. I was fortunate enough to speak with many of you directly, and for those of you I missed, I left a voicemail. With less than 2 weeks before the 2017 Convention, I would still like to take a moment and talk about what matters most to you in the future of our party.


I want to be the best CA Democratic Party Controller I can be for all of you. I’d like to bring the finances of this party into the 21st century with a mobile app that will transform how clubs and county parties generate low dollar support. I will do everything I can to coordinate with Democratic organizations throughout California to help with localized strategic fundraising meetings. I will continue the Donate Every Month Program and most importantly I will ensure 100% transparency of all CDP finances. We must make our party more inclusive and welcome all who would like to join and participate with us. Therefore, I will create a low or no-cost childcare program for every CDP E-board meeting and Convention. As a father, I understand that access to our party’s meetings should be available to all working mothers and fathers regardless of the cost of childcare.


Please don’t hesitate to tell me how I could be doing better. I really do want to talk with you, so feel free to call my cell phone at (916) 996-2227. Your input is essential to making my candidacy the best it can be. I look forward to speaking with you over the phone or even at Convention.


See you in Sacramento!

Dan Weitzman





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11 May

Unanimous Endorsements from San Benito County, Democratic Clubs and a 119 to 1 vote from the San Luis Obispo Progressives

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



Unanimous Central Committee Endorsement from San Benito County, Democratic Clubs
and a 119 to 1 vote from the San Luis Obispo Progressives

For Immediate Release
Contact: 510-560-3704

OAKLAND, Calif. (May 10, 2017): Kimberly Ellis has received the unanimous endorsement of the San Benito County Democratic Central Committee, the second unanimous central committee endorsement for Ellis in the race for Chair of the California Democratic Party (CDP). Ellis has now racked up nine County Central Committee endorsements including:

Madera County Democratic Central Committee
Monterey County Democratic Central Committee
Nevada County Democratic Central Committee
Sacramento County Democratic Central Committee
San Benito County Democratic Central Committee.
San Joaquin County Democratic Central Committee 
Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee
Tulare County Democratic Central Committee
Tuolumne County Democratic Central Committee

Ellis’ campaign is also pleased to announce the endorsements of eight additional Democratic clubs including a vote of 119 to 1 from the San Luis Obispo Progressives:

East Contra Costa County Democratic Club
JFK Democratic Club of Sacramento County
Northern Solano Democratic Club
Peninsula Young Democrats*
San Diego Progressive Democratic Club
San Mateo County Democracy for America*
San Luis Obispo Progressives
Yolo County Berniecrats – Labor Alliance Club (YCBLA)*

*unanimous endorsement

Click here for a full list of endorsements.


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11 May


Urge your members of Congress to demand an independent investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia.


Call 202-759-0035

Yesterday, Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia. This move shocked the nation and further demonstrates Trump’s blatant disregard for the rule of law.

The firing came just hours before the public learned a grand jury issued subpoenas to former Trump administration officials as a part of the ongoing FBI inquiry into Trump officials’ ties to Russia.

This is nothing short of obstruction. Trump and his allies are engaged in the most brazen coverup since Watergate. The American people deserve the truth.

Call 202-759-0035 and tell your members of Congress: Demand an independent investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia.


Ivestigate Trump's ties to Russia

Reject Trumps Healthcare plan

The timing of Director Comey’s dismissal raises red flags.

Former Attorney General Sally Yates, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, and now James Comey have all been fired while investigating the Trump administration. This is a pattern of Nixonian behavior that seeks to conceal the truth.

A president under suspicion for collaborating with Russian interference in our democracy has no business appointing an FBI Director. Until an independent investigation is established, whomever Trump taps to replace Comey must not be confirmed.

With James Comey gone and Attorney General Jeff Sessions compromised, it is up to Congress to demand an independent investigation. Dial 202-759-0035 and tell your members of Congress to launch this investigation immediately.

A fair, independent investigation is necessary to restore the American people’s faith in our democracy.

Thanks for speaking up,

Heather Hargreaves
Senior Vice President, Advocacy
NextGen Climate

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11 May


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



For Immediate Release

May 10, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) Endorses Senator Ed Hernandez in Statewide Contest
WEST COVINA, CA — Demonstrating his unrivaled public safety credentials in the race for California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez secured a major statewide endorsement from the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC).

The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) was incorporated in 1953 as a professional federation of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. PORAC represents over 69,000 public safety members and over 920 associations, making it the largest law enforcement organization in California and the largest statewide association in the nation.

In announcing their endorsement of Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor, Michael Durant, PORAC President, released the following statement:

“Senator Ed Hernandez is a champion when it comes to public safety and neighborhood security issues. He’s been a strong partner with law enforcement and peace officers to ensure that we have the resources we need combat crime, gangs and drugs and keep the public and local neighborhoods safe. These are a few of the reasons why PORAC and the local police officers that we represent from all corners of California are proud to strongly endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor. He’s the best choice for public safety.”
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 list of over 300 endorsements, including:

Groups Representing Working Families 

  • UNITE HERE International Union, AFL-CIO
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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 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 Vice 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.
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