30 Oct

exclusive campaign update

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

Since last April, when I announced my bid to repeal and replace Devin Nunes, I have crisscrossed the district, the state, and the country, talking about the issues that matter here in the Central Valley.

You are a major part of this campaign, so I wanted to take this time to send you a brief update on what we have accomplished in the past 6 months. Immediately upon my entrance into the race, national Democrats have targeted this seat as one most likely to flip. Since then, things haven’t slowed down, and we need to maintain our momentum.

Next week is a critical End of Month budget deadline, our LAST before we reach the One Year Out mark. Will you help me reach my fundraising goal?

Here’s a quick recap of some of the biggest highlights from the campaign trail so far:

  • Strong Democratic leaders like Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Congressman Mark Takano, and California Board of Equalization member Fiona Ma have endorsed my campaign.
  • Thousands of individual contributions have flooded the campaign to keep our momentum up, and hundreds have showed up to numerous events to help hold Devin Nunes accountable.
  • We have just released our first ad, and it calls out Devin Nunes on the Russia investigation.

Getting this ad out to as many people as possible is one of the top priorities for my campaign team and a big reason why our deadline next week is so crucial. Contribute now to help ensure we have the resources to continue holding Nunes accountable.

Out of all of these highlights, the listening tour I started 6 months ago is the most important to me. I have been able to meet with folks who are tired of politics as usual and who are urging me to go to Washington and get them results.

I promise to be your champion. Our region can’t wait any longer for safer communities and better schools. Thank you for your support so far – we have a long road ahead of us to November 2018, and I’m honored to have your support.



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30 Oct

Proud to have the endorsement of teachers

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


Dear Democrat,

I am honored to announce that last weekend the California Teachers Association (CTA), which represents over 325,000 teachers in California, voted to endorse me for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

With the endorsements of CTA and also the California Federation of Teachers, I am humbled to have the support of California’s teachers and classified staff, who witness everyday the successes and challenges that our students experience in schools.  I stand with our educators to support solutions that increase California’s investment in public education, promote equity, and aim to close the achievement gap.

I’m excited to work with California’s teachers to ensure every student in California has a great public education. Will you join educators, students, parents, our U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, and many other leaders in supporting my campaign today?

>>> Click here to fill out our Democrat support form.

Protecting public education is more important than ever.  Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos are determined to undermine our public schools by creating vouchers and other tricky ways to divert money away from public education.  As State Superintendent of Public Instruction, I will oppose vouchers and restore funding for public education.

Are you with me?

We have an opportunity in California to prepare our students for a 21st-century economy. By investing in STEM education, early education programs, great teacher training, and more, we’ll make California #1 in the nation for public education.

Thank you,

Tony Thurmond


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