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Our Endorsements

EQCA endorses viable candidates running for local, state and federal offices who have a proven track record of supporting equal rights and legal protections for LGBT Californians and who are committed to advancing these goals in their capacity as elected officials.

Click here to find your Congressional district. Click here to find your Senate and Assembly districts.

Current Endorsements

President of the United States:

Hillary Clinton

United States Congress:

U.S. Senate: Kamala Harris

California Congress:

Congressional District 1: No Endorsement
Congressional District 2: Jared Huffman
Congressional District 3: John Garamendi
Congressional District 4: No Endorsement
Congressional District 5: Mike Thompson
Congressional District 6: Doris Matsui
Congressional District 7: Ami Bera
Congressional District 8: No Endorsement
Congressional District 9: Jerry McNerney
Congressional District 10: Michael Eggman
Congressional District 11: Mark DeSaulnier
Congressional District 12: Nancy Pelosi
Congressional District 13: Barbara Lee
Congressional District 14: Jackie Speier
Congressional District 15: Eric Swalwell
Congressional District 16: No Endorsement
Congressional District 17: Mike Honda
Congressional District 18: Anna Eshoo
Congressional District 19: Zoe Lofgren
Congressional District 20: Jimmy Panetta
Congressional District 21: Emilio Huerta
Congressional District 22: No Endorsement
Congressional District 23: No Endorsement
Congressional District 24: Salud Carbajal
Congressional District 25: Bryan Caforio
Congressional District 26: Julia Brownley
Congressional District 27: Judy Chu
Congressional District 28: Adam Schiff
Congressional District 29: Tony Cardenas
Congressional District 30: Brad Sherman
Congressional District 31: No Endorsement
Congressional District 32: Grace Napolitano
Congressional District 33: Ted Lieu
Congressional District 34: Xavier Becerra
Congressional District 35: Norma Torres
Congressional District 36: Raúl Ruiz
Congressional District 37: Karen Bass
Congressional District 38: Linda Sánchez
Congressional District 39: No Endorsement
Congressional District 40: Lucille Roybal-Allard
Congressional District 41: Mark Takano
Congressional District 42: No Endorsement
Congressional District 43: Maxine Waters
Congressional District 44: Isadore Hall III
Congressional District 45: No Endorsement
Congressional District 46: Bao Nguyen
Congressional District 47: Alan Lowenthal
Congressional District 48: No Endorsement
Congressional District 49: Doug Applegate
Congressional District 50: No Endorsement
Congressional District 51: Juan Vargas
Congressional District 52: Scott Peters
Congressional District 53: Susan Davis

California Senate:

Senate District 1: No Endorsement
Senate District 3: Mariko Yamada
Senate District 5: Cathleen Galgiani
Senate District 7: Steve Glazer
Senate District 9: Nancy Skinner
Senate District 11: Scott Wiener
Senate District 13: Jerry Hill
Senate District 15: Jim Beall
Senate District 17: Bill Monning
Senate District 19: Hannah-Beth Jackson
Senate District 21: Johnathon Ervin
Senate District 23: No Endorsement
Senate District 25: Anthony Portantino
Senate District 27: Henry Stern
Senate District 29: Josh Newman
Senate District 31: Richard Roth
Senate District 33: Ricardo Lara
Senate District 35: No Endorsement
Senate District 37: No Endorsement
Senate District 39: Toni Atkins

California Assembly:

Assembly District 1: No Endorsement
Assembly District 2: Jim Wood
Assembly District 3: No Endorsement
Assembly District 4: Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
Assembly District 5: No Endorsement
Assembly District 6: No Endorsement
Assembly District 7: Kevin McCarty
Assembly District 8: No Endorsement
Assembly District 9: Jim Cooper
Assembly District 10: Marc Levine
Assembly District 11: Jim Frazier
Assembly District 12: No Endorsement
Assembly District 13: Susan Eggman
Assembly District 14: Mae Torlakson
Assembly District 15: Tony Thurmond
Assembly District 16: Cheryl Cook-Kallio
Assembly District 17: David Chiu
Assembly District 18: Rob Bonta
Assembly District 19: Phil Ting
Assembly District 20: Bill Quirk
Assembly District 21: No Endorsement
Assembly District 22: Kevin Mullin
Assembly District 23: No Endorsement
Assembly District 24: Marc Berman
Assembly District 25: Kansen Chu
Assembly District 26: No Endorsement
Assembly District 27: Ash Kalra
Assembly District 28: Evan Low
Assembly District 29: Mark Stone
Assembly District 30: Anna Caballero
Assembly District 31: No Endorsement
Assembly District 32: No Endorsement
Assembly District 33: No Endorsement
Assembly District 34: No Endorsement
Assembly District 35: Dawn-Ortiz Legg
Assembly District 36: No Endorsement
Assembly District 37: Monique Limón
Assembly District 38: Christy Smith
Assembly District 39: Raul Bocanegra
Assembly District 40: Abigail Medina
Assembly District 41: Chris Holden
Assembly District 42: Greg Rodriguez
Assembly District 43: Laura Friedman
Assembly District 44: No Endorsement
Assembly District 45: Matthew Dababneh
Assembly District 46: No Endorsement
Assembly District 47: Eloise Reyes
Assembly District 48: Blanca Rubio
Assembly District 49: Ed Chau
Assembly District 50: Richard Bloom
Assembly District 51: Jimmy Gomez
Assembly District 52: Freddie Rodriguez
Assembly District 53: Miguel Santiago
Assembly District 54: Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
Assembly District 55: No Endorsement
Assembly District 56: Eduardo Garcia
Assembly District 57: Ian Calderon
Assembly District 58: Cristina Garcia
Assembly District 59: Reginald Jones-Sawyer
Assembly District 60: Sabrina Cervantes
Assembly District 61: Jose Medina
Assembly District 62: Autumn Burke
Assembly District 63: Anthony Rendon
Assembly District 64: Mike Gipson
Assembly District 65: Sharon Quirk-Silva
Assembly District 66: Al Muratsuchi
Assembly District 67: No Endorsement
Assembly District 68: No Endorsement
Assembly District 69: Tom Daly
Assembly District 70: Patrick O’Donnell
Assembly District 71: No Endorsement
Assembly District 72: No Endorsement
Assembly District 73: No Endorsement
Assembly District 74: No Endorsement
Assembly District 75: No Endorsement
Assembly District 76: No Endorsement
Assembly District 77: No Endorsement
Assembly District 78: Todd Gloria
Assembly District 79: Shirley Weber
Assembly District 80: Lorena Gonzalez


Anaheim Elementary School Board Trustee Area 1: Billie Joel Wright
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board, District 3: Rebecca Saltzman
Berkeley School Board Director: Judy Appel
Carlsbad City Council: Cori Schumacher
Cathedral City City Council: Greg Pettis
Chula Vista City Council, District 3: Steve Padilla
Concord City Council: Pablo Benavente
Desert Community College District, Trustee Area 3: Fred Jandt
Desert Healthcare District Board: Les Zendle, MD
Morgan Hill City Council: Rene Spring
Oakland City Council: Rebecca Kaplan
Oakland City Council: Peggy Moore
Oxnard City Council: Genevieve Flores-Haro
Palm Springs Unified School Board, Trustee Area 1: Thomas Lister-Looker 
Pismo Beach City Council: Erik Howell
Richmond City Council: Cesar Zepeda
San Diego Board of Supervisors, District 3: Dave Roberts
San Diego City Council, District 9: Georgette Gómez
San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 11: Kimberly Alvarenga
San Francisco City College Board of Trustees: Rafael Mandelman
San Francisco City College Board of Trustees: Alex Randolph
San Francisco City College Board of Trustees: Tom Temprano
San Francisco City College Board of Trustees: Shanell Williams
San Mateo Harbor Commission: Sabrina Brennan

Bold: indicates an LGBT candidate

Ballot Measures:

For a full explanation of Equality California’s ballot positions, click here.

Proposition 52: CA Medi-Cal Hospital Reimbursement (State Fees on Hospitals) – YES
Proposition 55: California Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016 (Prop 30 Extension) – YES
Proposition 56: CA HealthCare, Research & Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 – YES
Proposition 57: The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 (Governor Brown’s Criminal Justice Measure) – YES
Proposition 58: LEARN Initiative (Amend & Repeal Prop 227) – YES
Proposition 60: The California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act – NO
Proposition 62: The Justice that Works Act of 2016 (Death Penalty Repeal) – YES
Proposition 63: Safety for All Act of 2016 (Gun Safety) – YES
Proposition 64: Control, Regular, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act – YES
Proposition 66: Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016 (Pro-Death Penalty) – NO

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