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Equality California Endorses Assemblymember Chad Mayes and More Pro-Equality State and Local Candidates
January 23, 2020 at 9:49 am

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January 23, 2020

CONTACT: Josh Stickney, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (405) 315-4151/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, announced the endorsement of independent Assemblymember Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley for reelection on Thursday. The organization released the following statement from Executive Director Rick Zbur:

“Chad Mayes has proven that pro-equality champions can come from anywhere in the state and from any party — or no party at all. A longtime ally, Chad received a 100% pro-equality score for the first time in 2019 and has shown that he will fight for LGBTQ civil rights and social justice. We enthusiastically support Chad’s candidacy in 2020 and know that he will continue to be an ally for our LGBTQ community in Sacramento.”

Equality California also announced the following endorsements pro-equality state and local candidates:

Assembly District 6: Jackie Smith
Assembly District 25: Anne Kepner
Assembly District 35: Dawn Addis
Orange County Board of Education: Jordan Brandman
Superior Court Judge, San Bernardino County: Judge Joel S. Agron

Names shown in bold indicate an openly LGBTQ candidate.

“We are proud to endorse Jackie Smith, Anne Kepner and Dawn Addis for Assembly and we know they will be invaluable additions to the pro-equality supermajority in the California Legislature,” continued Zbur. “We are also thrilled to support Jordan Brandman’s campaign for Orange County Board of Education and Judge Joel S. Agron’s campaign to remain on the San Bernardino County Superior Court.”

For a full list of Equality California’s 2020 endorsements to date, 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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