ELECTION 2020 ENDORSEMENTS

 

As people in public service, we know what a difference it makes when we elect leaders who have our backs. We deserve leaders who respect our work and that’s why we dig deep into the background and voting records of candidates and ballot initiatives seeking our endorsement. Where we, working in conjunction with AFSCME PEOPLE and the L.A. Angeles County Federation of Labor, are unable to find a suitable candidate or position, we make no recommendation.

 

LA County and LA City Endorsements
  • LA County | Measure J | Oppose

  • LA County District Attorney | Jackie Lacey

  • LA County Board of Supervisors, District 2 | Herb Wesson 

  • LA Superior Court 72 | Steve Morgan 

  • LA Superior Court 80 | David Berger 

  • LA Superior Court 162 | Scott Yang 

  • LA City Council, District 4 | David Ryu 

  • LA City Council, District 10 | Grace Yoo 

  • LAUSD | Measure RR 

  • LAUSD, District 3 | Scott Schmerelson 

  • LAUSD, District 7 | Patricia Castellanos 

  • LA Community College District # 1 | Andra Hoffman 

  • LA Community College District # 3 | David Vela 

  • LA Community College District # 5 | No Recommendation

  • LA Community College District # 7 | Mike Fong 

 

President of the United States
  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

California Ballot Measures
  • Proposition 15 – YES   

Schools & communities first: increases funding for public schools, community colleges, and local government services by changing tax assessment of commercial and industry property.

 

  • Proposition 16 – YES   

Affirmative action: repeals proposition 209 (1996), which prohibited the state from considering race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment, education, or contract.

 

  • Proposition 17 – YES   

Restores the right to vote to people convicted of felonies who are on parole.

 

  • Proposition 18 – YES   

Allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and special elections. 

 

  • Proposition 19 – YES   

The home protection of seniors, severely disabled, families, and victims of wildfire or natural disasters act.

 

  • Proposition 20 – YES   

Increase penalties for certain property crimes and repeated parole violations — and make it more difficult for some convicted felons to qualify for early parole and release from prison.

 

  • Proposition 21 – YES   

Expands local governments' authority to enact rent control on residential property. 

 

  • Proposition 22 – NO   

Changes employment classification rules for app-based transportation delivery drivers.

 

  • Proposition 23 – YES   

Authorizes state regulation of kidney dialysis clinics. Establishes minimum staffing and other requirements.

 

  • Proposition 24 – YES   

Amends and strengthens consumer privacy laws.

 

  • Proposition 25 – YES   

Referendum to overturn 2018 law that replaces money bail system with a system based on public safety risk. (upholding senate bill 10, which created bail system based on public safety risks requires "yes" vote). 

 

United States Congress
  • District 25 | Christy Smith

  • District 26 | Julia Browley 

  • District 27 | Judy Chu 

  • District 28 | Adam Schiff 

  • District 29 | Tony Cardenas 

  • District 30 | Brad Sherman 

  • District 32 | Grace Napolitano 

  • District 33 | Ted Lieu 

  • District 34 | Jimmy Gomez 

  • District 37 | Karen Bass 

  • District 38 | Linda Sanchez 

  • District 39 | Gil Cisneros 

  • District 40 | Lucille Royball-Allard 

  • District 43 | Maxine Waters 

  • District 44 | Nanette Barragan 

  • District 47 | Allan Lowenthal 

 

California Senate
  • District 21 | Kipp Mueller

  • District 25 | Anthony Portantino 

  • District 27 | Henry Stern 

  • District 29 | Josh Newman

  • District 33 | Lena Gonzalez 

  • District 35 | Steven Bradford 

California Assembly
  • District 39 | Luz Rivas 

  • District 41 | Chris Holden 

  • District 43 | Laura Friedman 

  • District 44 | Jaqui Irwin

  • District 45 | Jesse Gabriel 

  • District 46 | Adrin Nazarian 

  • District 49 | Ed Chau 

  • District 50 | Richard Bloom 

  • District 51 | Wendy Carrillo 

  • District 52 | Freddie Rodriguez 

  • District 53 | Miguel Santiago 

  • District 54 | Sydney Kamlager-Dove 

  • District 55 | Andrew Rodriguez

  • District 57 | Lisa Calderon

  • District 59 | Reggie Jones-Sawyer 

  • District 62 | Autumn Burke 

  • District 63 | Anthony Rendon 

  • District 64 | Mike Gipson 

  • District 70 | Patrick O'Donnell 

 

Local Endorsements
  • ABC Unified School District #1 | Letty Mendoza 

  • ABC Unified School District #5 | No Recommendation

  • Alhambra City Council #3 | Jeffrey Maloney 

  • Alhambra City Council #4 | Sasha Renee Perez 

  • Alhambra Unified School Board #1 | Marcia Wilson 

  • Alhambra Unified School Board #2 | Ken Tang 

  • Alhambra Unified School Board #3 | Kaysa Moreno 

  • Antelope Community College District #1 | Michael Dutton 

  • Antelope Valley Joint Union High School #2 | Jill McGrady 

  • Antelope Valley Joint Union High School #3 | Donita Winn 

  • Azusa Unified School District | Helen Jaramillo 

  • Azusa Unified School District | Yolanda Rodriguez-Pena 

  • Baldwin Park City Council | Monica Garcia 

  • Basset Unified School District | Aaron Simental 

  • Basset Unified School District | Ivan Dominguez 

  • Bell Gardens City Council | Pedro Aceituno 

  • Bell Gardens City Council | Maria Pulido 

  • Bellflower City Council District #4 | Tonia McMillian 

  • Bellflower Unified School District | Mayra Garza 

  • Bonita Unified | Greg Palatto 

  • Burbank City Council | Nick Shultz 

  • Burbank City Council | Konstantine Anthony 

  • Burbank Unified School District | Armond Aghakhanian 

  • Burbank Unified School District | Steve Ferguson 

  • Burbank Unified School District | Emily Weisberg 

  • Carson City Council #1 | Jawane Hilton 

  • Carson City Council #3 | Brandi Wlliams-Murdock 

  • Carson Mayor | - | No Recommendation

  • Cerritos Community College #1 | - | No Recommendation

  • Cerritos Community College #2 | Carmen Avalos 

  • Cerritos Community College #6 | Dr. Sandra Salazar 

  • Charter Oak Unified | Kristen McGuire 

  • Charter Oak Unified | Jeanette Flores 

  • Charter Oak Unified | Rosie Richardson 

  • Citrus College Board #2 | Joseph Salas 

  • Citrus College Board #5 | Mary Ann Luntz 

  • City of Pomona | Measure PO 

  • Claremont Unified School District | Chris Naticchia 

  • Compton Community College #2 | Barbara Calhoun 

  • Covina Valley Unified #3 | Chris Harris 

  • Covina Valley Unified #5 | Maria Caceres 

  • Cudahy City Council | Jose Gonzalez 

  • Cudahy City Council | Daisy Lomeli 

  • Culver City Council | Fred Puza 

  • Culver City Council | Yasmine McMorrin 

  • Culver City Unified | Tiffany Spellman 

  • Culver City Unified | Kely Kent 

  • Diamond Bar City Council | William "Bill" Rawlings

  • Downey City Council #1 | Alexandria Contreras 

  • Downey City Council #5 | Mario Trujillo 

  • Downey Unified #2 | Jose Rodriguez 

  • Downey Unified #3 | Carlos Avalos 

  • Duarte Unified School District | James Finlay 

  • El Camino College Board of Trustees #1 | George Turner Jr. 

  • El Camino College Board of Trustees #3 | Trisha Murakawa 

  • El Camino College Board of Trustees #4 | Nicole A. Ryan 

  • El Monte City Council | Alma D. Puente 

  • El Monte City Council | Jerry Velasco 

  • El Monte City School District | Jennifer Cobian 

  • El Monte Mayor | Andre Quintero 

  • El Monte Union High School District | Carlos Salcedo 

  • El Monte Union High School District | Maria V. Morgan 

  • El Rancho Unified School Board | Arlene Perez 

  • El Rancho Unified School Board | Dr. Teresa Merino 

  • Hacienda-La Puente Unified #1 | Taro O'Sullivan 

  • Hacienda-La Puente Unified #3 | - | No Recommendation

  • Hawaiian Gardens City Council (2 Year Term) | Frank Noyola 

  • Hawthorne City Council | Angie Reyes English 

  • Hawthorne Mayor | Haider Awad 

  • Inglewood City Council #4 | Dionne Faulk 

  • Inglewood Unified | D’Artagnan Scorza 

  • Little Lake School District #5 | Dora Sandoval 

  • Long Beach City | Measure US 

  • Long Beach City Council #2 | Cindy Allen 

  • Long Beach City Council #6 | Suely Saro 

  • Long Beach City Council #8 | Tunua Thrash- Ntuk 

  • Long Beach Community College Board #2 | Vivian Malauulu 

  • Long Beach Community College Board #4 | Herlinda Chico 

  • Long Beach Unified School District #2 | Tonia Reyes Uranga 

  • Lynwood City | Measure LH 

  • Lynwood City Council | Oscar Flores 

  • Lynwood Unified School District | Alma Castro 

  • Lynwood Unified School District | Gary Hardie Jr. 

  • Lynwood Unified School District | Maria Lopez 

  • Manhattan Beach City | Richard Montgomery 

  • Maywood City Council | Jessica Torres 

  • Maywood City Council | Frank Garcia 

  • Maywood City Treasurer | Mary Mariscal 

  • Maywood Clerk | Flor Aguiluz 

  • Montebello City Council | Joella Valdez 

  • Montebello City Council | Jack Hadjinian 

  • Montebello Unified | Liliana Magana 

  • Montebello Unified | Carlos Cerdan 

  • Mt. San Antonio College #1 | Peter Hidalgo 

  • Mt. San Antonio College #5 | Jay Chen 

  • Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District | Jesse Urquidi 

  • Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District | Chris Stalpes 

  • Palmdale City Council | Austin Bishop 

  • Palmdale City Council | Richard Loa 

  • Palmdale Mayor | Steve Hofbauer 

  • Palmdale School District | Dennis Trujillo 

  • Palmdale School District | Sharron Vega 

  • Palmdale Water District | Gloria Dizmang 

  • Palmdale Water District | Kathy MacLaren 

  • Paramount Unified | Diane Janet Martinez 

  • Paramount Unified | Linda Garcia 

  • Pasadena Mayor | Victor Gordo 

  • Pasadena Unified School District #2 | Wayne Hammack 

  • Pasadena Unified School District #4 | Scott Harden 

  • Pasadena Unified School District #6 | Milena Albert 

  • Pico Rivera City Council | Brent Tercero 

  • Pico Rivera City Council | Andrew Lara 

  • Pico Rivera City Council | Monica Sanchez 

  • Pomona City Council #1 | John Nolte 

  • Pomona City Council #6 | Debra Martin 

  • Pomona Mayor | Tim Sandoval 

  • Pomona School Board Trustee Area #3 | Arturo Jimenez 

  • Rio Hondo Community College District #2 | Vicky Santana 

  • Rio Hondo Community College District #4 | Gary Mendez 

  • San Fernando City Council | Joel Fajardo 

  • San Fernando City Council | Cindy Montanez 

  • San Fernando City Council Unexpired Term | David Bernal 

  • Santa Clarita City Council | Kelvin Driscoll 

  • Santa Clarita City Council | Christopher Werthe 

  • Santa Clarita Community College District #3 | Sebastian Cazares 

  • Santa Clarita Community College District #4 | Jerry Danielsen 

  • Santa Clarita Water Agency | Maria Gutzeit 

  • Santa Fe Springs City Council | Blake Carter 

  • Santa Monica City Council | Kristen McCowan 

  • Santa Monica City Council | Ana Maria Jara 

  • Santa Monica City Council | Ted Winterer 

  • Santa Monica City Council | Gleam Davis 

  • Santa Monica City Council | Terry O'Day 

  • Santa Monica Community College Board | Margaret Quinones-Perez 

  • Santa Monica Community College Board | Rob Rader 

  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified | Maria Leon Vasquez 

  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified | Jennifer Smith 

  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified | John Kean 

  • Three Valleys Municipal Water District #4 | Joseph Meyers 

  • Torrance Unified School District | Anil Muhammed 

  • Upper San Gabriel Municipal Water District #2 | Charles Trevino 

  • Upper San Gabriel Municipal Water District #4 | - | No Recommendation

  • Valley County Water District | Ralph Galvan 

  • Water Replenishment District Division #2 | Rob Katherman 

  • Water Replenishment District Division #5 | Vera Robles DeWitt 

  • West Basin Water District #5 | Don Dear 

  • West Hollywood City Council | Sepi Shyne 

  • West Hollywood City Council | John Erickson 

  • Whittier City School District #1 | Caro Jauregui 

  • Whittier City School District #2 | Cecilia Perez 

  • Whittier Union High School District | Jaime Lopez 

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