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Our Endorsements

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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

United States Congress:

  • Congressional District 21: Emilio Huerta
  • Congressional District 25: Katie Hill


  • Governor: Gavin Newsom
  • Lieutenant Governor: Eleni Kounalakis
  • Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
  • Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
  • State Controller: Betty Yee
  • State Treasurer: Fiona Ma
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
  • Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
  • Board of Equalization District 2: Malia Cohen and Cathleen Galgiani

California Senate:

  • Senate District 12: Anna Caballero
  • Senate District 22: Mike Eng and Susan Rubio
  • Senate District 24: Maria Elena Durazo
  • Senate District 28: Joy Silver 

California Assembly:

  • Assembly District 15: Judy Appel and Jovanka Beckles
  • Assembly District 30: Robert Rivas
  • Assembly District 38: Christy Smith
  • Assembly District 44: Jacqui Irwin


  • Long Beach Mayor: Robert Garcia


Bold indicates an LGBT candidate.

Click here for a list of our 2016 endorsements.

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