Past Endorsees

Thanks to supporters like you, 10 out of 10 races we invested in for the June 5th primary saw one of our candidates advance—and nine of our eleven candidates will be on the ballot in November, an 81% win rate! We're so proud to have supported these 10 talented, well-qualified, progressive candidates up and down the state.

Los Angeles

Maria Elena Durazo: SD-24

Maria Elena Durazo is Vice President for UNITE HERE International Union and has served on numerous Los Angeles City Commissions. She is a California native, the daughter of Mexican immigrant farm workers.

Christy Smith: AD-38

Christy Smith is a second term school board member in the city of Santa Clarita. She is a former policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Education and fierce advocate for public education. She is running against incumbent Dante Acosta (R).

Vanessa Delgado: SD-32

Vanessa Delgado was elected to the City Council of the City of Montebello in November 2015 and currently serves as the Mayor. Since taking office, Delgado has worked extensively to find long-term budget solutions for the City. She also spends time focusing on economic development opportunities to attract new businesses to the Community.


Vanessa is running to replace incumbent Tony Mendoza (D) who resigned from the legislature earlier this year following sexual harassment allegations from multiple different women.

Luz Rivas: AD-39

Luz Rivas has dedicated her professional career fighting to ensure every Californian has the opportunity to learn, prosper and succeed. Most recently, Luz served as a City of Los Angeles Public Works Commissioner where she continued her gender equity work.


She is running to replace Raul Bocanegra (D) who resigned from the legislature earlier this year following sexual harassment allegations from multiple women.

Sydney Kamlager-Dove: AD-54

Sydney Kamlager-Dove is a professional, a wife, and a step-mother whose life and values were shaped by her upbringing in Chicago, the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and a diversity of experiences as an elected official and dedicated public servant.


Sydney currently serves in the State Assembly, representing District 54, and is the second African American woman elected president of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees.

Joy Silver: SD-28

Riverside County

Joy Silver is a small business owner who built a success­ful career as a health clinic executive, senior housing developer and business consultant. Now she’s running for State Senate to get Sacramento focused on the priorities that matter most to our communities. As State Senator for the 28th District, Joy will focus on bringing good jobs, investing in career and vocational training, providing universal health care coverage, building a clean energy economy and advocating for immigrant communities.


Joy is running to replace incumbent Jeff Stone (R).

Tasha Boerner Horvath: AD-76

San Diego

Tasha Boerner Horvath is a third-generation Encinitan running for the California State Assembly District 76 to fight for a sustainable, prosperous and safe North San Diego County. Tasha serves on the Encinitas City Council as well as a number of local and regional boards and committees.


Tasha is running to replace incumbent Rocky Chavez (R).

Sunday Gover: AD-77

Sunday Gover is a lifelong San Diegan, public school mom and a successful small business owner.  From working with adults with special needs to volunteering with the early AIDS Foundation and helping field calls at a rape crisis hotline, Sunday has always helped people facing extraordinary challenges.  A steadfast supporter of women’s health, Sunday served as a volunteer patient advocate at Planned Parenthood, helping women get quality care and support.


Sunday is running to replace incumbent Brian Maienschein (R).

Orange County

Cottie Petrie-Norris: AD-74

Cottie is a successful businesswoman, a community leader, and a working mom. She serves on the board of the Laguna Beach Democratic Club and the Laguna Beach City Housing and Human Services Committee. She is a founding member of the 48th District Action Council and an Assembly District Delegate for the California Democratic Party.


Cottie is running to replace incumbent Matthew Harper (R).

East Bay

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan: AD-16

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan is an accomplished attorney, environmental advocate, community volunteer, law professor and mother. A Bay Area native, she has dedicated her career and personal time to improving our community, solving complex problems, protecting civil rights and fighting to ensure everyone has the opportunity to succeed.


Rebecca is running to replace incumbent Catharine Baker (R).