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Equality California Endorses 15 Pro-Equality Candidates
April 13, 2022 at 9:33 am

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April 13, 2022

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (213) 355-3057/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

Equality California Endorses 15 Pro-Equality Candidates

SACRAMENTO — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, announced endorsements of fifteen pro-equality candidates Wednesday, including three pro-equality legislators, three openly LGBTQ+ candidates and nine strong allies committed to fighting for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality.

“We are proud to endorse these candidates for state and local office to advance our goal of building a bench of pro-equality allies and LGBTQ+ elected officials who have a strong record of supporting LGBTQ+ civil rights, social justice, and progressive causes that are important across our community,” said Equality California Executive Director Tony Hoang. “This election cycle, we must protect California’s values by electing and expanding a pro-equality majority in all levels of government.”

The full list of endorsements can be found below:

California Senate:

Senate District 6: Paula Villescaz

Senate District 8: Dave Jones

Senate District 36: Kim Carr

California Assembly:

Assembly District 22: Jessica Self

Assembly District 28: Gail Pellerin

Assembly District 50: Eloise Gómez Reyes

Assembly District 58: Sabrina Cervantes

Assembly District 60: Corey Jackson

Assembly District 61: Tina McKinnor

Assembly District 63: Fauzia Rizvi

Assembly District 70: Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen

Assembly District 74: Chris Duncan

Assembly District 76: Brian Maienschein

Board of Equalization: 

District 2: Sally Lieber

Riverside County Board of Education:

TA 2: Dr. Eric J. Mooney

*Bold names indicate an openly LGBTQ+ candidate.

For a complete list of Equality California’s 2022 endorsements, visit eqca.org/elections.


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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