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Equality California Endorses Seven Openly LGBTQ+ Candidates for Local Offices
July 30, 2020 at 8:00 am

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July 30, 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 eight openly-LGBTQ+ candidates for local offices. The organization announced the following endorsements:

Culver City Council: Freddy Puza
Morgan Hill City Council, District C: Rene Spring
North Orange County Community College District Trustee: Miguel Alvarez
Palm Springs City Council, District 4: Christy Holstege
Palm Springs City Council, District 5: Lisa Middleton
Roseville City School Board of Education: Gary Miller
West Contra Costa Unified School District Trustee, Area 5: Carolyn Wysinger

Names shown in bold indicate an openly LGBTQ candidate.

Equality California released the following statement from Executive Director Rick Zbur:

“Today, less than 100 days out from the November election, we are proud to endorse seven openly LGBTQ+ champions in their respective races. They are part of the largest group of openly LGBTQ+ candidates to run for office across the country, and we look forward to supporting their campaigns. Equality California remains committed to building a bench of LGBTQ+ leaders across the Golden State — and that starts with phenomenal leaders like these seven candidates.”

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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