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Equality California Endorses 18 Pro-Equality Candidates
September 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm

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September 16, 2022

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

LOS ANGELES — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, endorsed eighteen candidates Friday, including seventeen openly LGBTQ+ candidates for local offices and a pro-equality candidate for State Senate, all 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. “Many of these candidates will be make history as the first openly LGBTQ+ elected official in their respective seats and we are confident that each of these candidates will be champions in the fight for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality.”

The full list of new endorsements can be found below:

California Senate:

Senate District 4: Tim Robertson

Local Offices:

Buena Park City Council District 2: Jose Trinidad Castaneda

Burbank City Council: Nikki Perez

Cabrillo College Board of Trustees Area 2: Adam Spickler 

Culver City Unified School Board: Stephanie Loredo & Triston Ezidore

El Cerrito City Council: Gabriel Quinto

El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees: Florencio Briones

Montebello Unified School District Board: James Santana

Oak Grove School District Trustee Area 3: Jorge Pacheco Jr. 

Oakland Unified School District Board of Education District 4: Nick Resnick

Richmond City Council District 2: Cesar Zepeda

San Francisco Board of Supervisors District 6: Honey Mahogany & Matt Dorsey (dual endorsement)

Santa Monica City Council: Albin Gielicz

Tracy City Council: Dan Arriola & William Muetzenberg 

Three Valley Municipal Water District, Water Board, Division 1: Frank Guzman

Bold names indicate openly LGBTQ+ candidates.

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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