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Equality California Dual-Endorses Isaac Bryan, Heather Hutt for Assembly District 54
April 15, 2021 at 7:57 am

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April 15, 2021

CONTACT: Samuel Garrett-Pate, Equality California
PHONE: (973) 476-3770/MOBILE: (973) 476-3770/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

LOS ANGELES, Calif. —  Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, has issued dual endorsements to Isaac Bryan and Heather Hutt in the race for Assembly District 54. The primary special election to replace now-Senator Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) will take place on May 18, 2021 and the general election will be held on July 20, 2021.

Equality California released the following statement from Executive Director-designate Tony Hoang:

“Pro-equality voters in Assembly District 54 have two excellent choices to represent them in Sacramento.

“As one of nine adopted kids in a family of fifteen, Isaac Bryan will work to ensure that no Californian is left behind. Isaac’s drive to enact real criminal justice reform and address the disproportionate incarceration of LGBTQ+ people is why we are proud to dual-endorse his campaign for Assembly District 54.

“Heather Hutt is a career public servant and a lifelong ally to the LGBTQ+ community. Her work as State Director for former Senator Kamala Harris helped to shape California’s defense of women, people of color and immigrants against the Trump-Pence Administration’s attacks. We are proud to dual-endorse Heather Hutt for Assembly District 54.”

Isaac Bryan is the Director of Public Policy at UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, the founding executive director of the UCLA Black Policy Project and a Mayor Eric Garcetti appointee to the LAUSD redistricting commission. He was a former senior advisor to — and has been endorsed by — former Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, as well as Congressmember Karen Bass, Supervisor Holly Mitchell, Supervisor Sheila Khuehl, Councilmember Mike Bonin, Councilmember Kevin De Leon, Councilmember Mark Ridley Thomas, Councilmember Marqueece Harris Dawson, Councilmember Curren Price, Councilmember Nithya Raman, the California Teachers Association, SEIU California and the Stonewall Democratic Club.

Heather Hutt previously served as former Senator Kamala Harris’ State Director and as District Director for Hon. Isadore Hall during his time in the Assembly and later in the State Senate. Heather has been endorsed by UC Board of Regents Chair and California Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez, LGBTQ Caucus Chair and Assemblymember Evan Low, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, Assemblymember Blanca Rubio, Assemblymember Richard Bloom, Assemblymember Autumn Burke, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Black Women Organized for Political Action-PAC and Los Angeles Black Pride & Promote.

For a complete list of Equality California’s 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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