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ENDORSEMENTS 
MARCH 5, 2024 PRIMARIES
DISCLAIMER:  A Candidate Endorsement is not a marriage proposal.  This is
Not Until Death Do We Part.  It's not personal.  It is about doing what is right for the future of the people you are to represent.

It is a statement that, at this moment, in this race, you are the recommended candidate among those available who are running for office.  
As soon as I can replace you with someone better than you, I will. 
White Supremacy is institutionalized in our analysis of who is the "Best Candidate," and this must end.  Just because you have held the office and have been doing a great job in the past (being a corporate Warhawk), which might have been necessary for your generation, doesn't necessarily make you the best candidate to push us towards the 22nd Century Vision that I am writing about in my new book coming out in September of 2024. 
If you want to keep getting my vote,  my advocacy and my money, always make sure you are always the better choice.

(Note:  I am just one person and I have an opinion.  If you Don't like the Opinion you are free to ignore it.  I won't take it personally.)  I have been asked to share my opinion with some people and here they are.  I am Naked and Unafraid on TiKTok

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* Denotes LGBTQ+
^ denotes incumbant

Note:  In races where there is only one Democrat running against a Republican it is pretty much a slam dunk to endorse unless they have done something egregiously bad.  Comments beyond who they are running against are based on my personal experiences with the candidates in talking to them and observing them in various candidate endorsement interviews, or how they have behaved in office.  These are just my own singular opinions here.

CALIFORNIA FEDERAL RACES 

 

U.S. House CA-23 - Derek Marshall+^  

U.S. House CA-26 - Julia Brownley*

U.S. House CA-27 - George Whitesides^

U.S. House CA-28 - Judy Chu*

U.S. House CA-29 -  Angélica Dueñas - U.S. House CA-29 - Angelica Dueñas has my vote. Don't get me wrong here. I love Luz Rivas. She is an effective and brilliant leader. But in this race for this moment, Angelica is my top pick because we need Chingonas in Congress. Plain and simple. Let me mention strategic voting for a second. In some respects, the primaries are an opportunity to vote for my values. It is a way for our community to signal to both the Democratic Party and people who currently hold office.

What we are looking for when it comes to our elected officials. I love the diversity of our Democratic Party And how we can come together and get things done. But sometimes, that means power gets consolidated into a few people, and new ideas and different ways of thinking are not readily accepted. That's why I feel like sometimes we need a very strong push from the activists; people like Angelica Duenas, who won't just drop it when it comes to seeing an uncomfortable problem that needs to be fixed and addressed.

 

Specifically, someone close to me has a child attending North Valley Military Academy. In my opinion, from what I have seen of the evidence, this was a charter school failure that did not provide a safe educational environment to its children and was ultimately a failure in providing for their health and well-being when it came to exposure to bullying, drugs, and sexual assault. And out of everyone I knew Angelica was the only one standing up to all the rich politics holding office supporting this terrible school. She was fearless in her advocacy for the students of that school. And it pissed off a lot of people, including Tony Cardenas, who gave much money to that school, as I can only imagine. Too often, I see politicians who've invested in what would have been a good idea be reluctant To stop supporting things they have supported for fear of how it might make them look. And that's the value of Angelica in Congress. I've known her for years and not once. I have ever known her to run away from any uncomfortable truth. I believe she will go to Washington, DC, And she won't be afraid to stir up the pot. So many people are focused on whether she has the experience in public office to do well.

Experience in public office at that level is not what's necessary to create change in Washington, DC. Luz Rivas's talents are different and also needed in Congress. Every soup needs its meat and potatoes in my opinion. Luz is all that! But from where I sit with my political experience... no longer entirely a neophyte.... Congress needs some seasoning because the soup is pretty bland. Angelica is just the one we need to spice it up. Good luck, Angelica, in this primary.

U.S. House CA-30 - 

U.S. House CA-32 -  First, let me say that Congressmember Brad Sherman has done a fantastic job representing us for the years he has been in office.  He is a staunch ally of both the LGBTQ and Jewish Communities.  For those reasons alone one would think he should be returned to office for as long as he is willing to serve.  But as I have said before, an endorsement is not a marriage proposal.  So there is the ultimate question for me. . . when is it time to hand over the reins to the next generation?   What is the Congress Member doing to help prepare young people in his district take over the reins when it is his time to retire?  What if he never decides to retire?  That is why, in this Primary, I would like to get some eyes on Chris Ahuja. Check him out.  So the next question I ask myself, if I vote for the alternative do I create a risk that the REPUBLICAN will be running against Ahuja and can he beat her?  My safe bet is that a few of us in this primary can afford to vote for Christ Ahuja to make a statement about wanting to get new blood in Congress.  We will revisit this race after March 5, 2024.    

U.S. House CA-33 - Peter Aguilar* 

U.S. House CA-35 - Norma Torres*

U.S. House CA-36 - Ted Lieu*

U.S. House CA-37 - Sydney Kamlager-Dove*

U.S. House CA-38 - Linda Sanchez*

U.S. House CA-39 - Mark Takano*+ 

U.S. House CA-41 - Will Rollins+^

U.S. House CA-42 - Robert Garcia+

U.S. House CA-43 - Maxine Waters *

U.S. House CA-44 - Nanette Barragan*

 

OTHER FEDERAL RACES

U.S. Senate: Wisconsin - Tammy Baldwin+

U.S. House: Delaware - Sarah McBride+

 

STATE LEGISLATIVE OFFICES

SENATE DISTRICT 19 - LISA MIDDLETON+^
SENATE DISTRICT 23 - KIPP MUELLER^
SENATE DISTRICT 25 - SASHA RENEE PEREZ+
SENATE DISTRICT 27 - HENRY STERN*
SENATE DISTRICT 29 - ELOISE REYES 
SENATE DISTRICT 31 - SABRINA CERVANTES+
SENATE DISTRICT 33 - LENA GONZALEZ *
SENATE DISTRICT 37 - ALEX MOHAJER+
SENATE DISTRICT 35 - MICHELLE CHAMBERS
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 6 - EVAN MINTON+
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 39 - JUAN CARILLO
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 40 - PILAR SCHIAVO*
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 41 - JOHN HARABEDIAN
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 44 - 
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 46 - JESSE GABRIEL *
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 47 - CHRISTY HOLSTEGE+^
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 49 - MIKE FONG*
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 51 - RICK CHAVEZ ZBUR+*
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 55 - ISAAC BRYAN*
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 58 - CLARISSA CERVANTES+
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 60 - COREY A JACKSON, PH.D. +*
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 61 - TINA MCKINNOR *
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 62 - JOSE SOLACHE+
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 66 - AL MURATSUCHI*
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT - 69 - JOSH LOWENTHAL *

 

COUNTY RACES

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

 

Los Angeles County

Supervisor District - 2 - Holly Mitchell*

Supervisor District - 4 - Janice Hahn*

 

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE

LA Superior Court Office #39 - George Turner, Jr. 

LA Superior Court Office #115 - Christmas Brookens+

LA Superior Court Office #124 - Kim Repecka

LA Superior Court Office #130 - Leslie Guttierez

LA Superior Court Office #135 - Steven Mac

 

Los Angeles Co. District Attorney

LA District Attorney - George Gascon *

 

CITY OF LOS ANGELES  

 

CITY OF LOS ANGELES  
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2 - 
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 - NITHYA RAMAN*
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6 - IMELDA PADILLA*
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8 - MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON *
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 10 -   
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 12 - SERENA OBERSTEIN^
LA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 - 

 

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 

 

Los Angeles Unified School District 

Board District 1 - Sherlett Hendy Newbill

Board District 3 - Scott Schmerelson*

Board District 5 - Fidencio Gallardo+

 

 

Glendale School Boards

 

Glendale School Boards

Board Area A - Telly Tse

Board Area E - Neda Farid 

 

 

SAN FERNANDO CITY COUNCIL

San Fernando City Council - Sean Rivas

 

 

SAN BERNARDINO CITY COUNCIL

San Bernardino City Council District 3 -Christian T. Shaughnessy+

 

KERN COUNTY

Kern County Board of Supervisors - District 4 - Alex Garcia+

 

 

LONG BEACH CITY COUNCIL 

Long Beach City Council District 4 - Herlinda Chico

Long Beach City Council District 8 -  No Consensus 

 

 

PASADENA CITY COUNCIL

Pasadena City Council District 3 - Brandon Lamar

Pasadena City Council District 4 - Jonathan Horton^

 

 

PASADENA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

Pasadena Community College District 4 -  Tammy Silver

Pasadena Community College District 6 - Ryan Liu^

 

 

 

ORANGE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Board Trustee Recall Madison Miner District 4 - YES^

Board Trustee Recall Rick Ledesma District 7  - YES^

LA County Democratic Party Central Committee Candidates

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CHRISTIAN GREEN

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BETTY DOUMAS-TOTO

MICHELLE FOWLE

RENAY GRACE RODRIGUEZ

STACY FORTNER

 

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DOROTHY REIK

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AMY SUE FALL

SEAN RIVAS

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ALTON F. REED

ANALISA SWAN

BONNIE SHATUN

JERILYN V. STAPLETON

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BEN SEINFELD

JOHN POPOCH

SCOTT ABRAMS

STEVE BOTT

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ALTON WANG

HENRY LO

PAUL COLE PADILLA

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CHARLES TAYLOR

DANIELLE WILSON

DEANA IGELSRUD

ERICK MATOS

ISABEL STOREY

MICHAEL SOLOFF

SHOSHANA BAUM

SUSAN SHEU'

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CONRADO TERRAZASCROSS

LUIS LOPEZ

NILZA SERRANO

RENEE NAHUM

ROCIO RIVAS

SUSANA CERVANTES

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CHRISTOPHER BOWEN

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JOHN YI

SAMUEL GARRETT

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AARON ORDOWER

DARREL MENTHE

FREDDY PUZA

JASMYNE CANNICK

JIMMIE WOODS-GRAY

LINDSAY CARLSON

PAMELA R. SPARROW

SARA ROOS

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MICHELE YVONNE REED

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ANTONIO CHAPA

FIDENCIO GALLARDO

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CONNIE SULLIVAN

JUNE PANIOUCHKINE

NICHELLE HENDERSON

SAMUEL LIU

SHANNON R. ROSS

Voters do not owe you a duty of loyalty to keep voting for you.  You have to faithfully and ethically perform your duties if you expect to get our vote again. 

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