Recognizing his support for public education, CFT has endorsed Gov. Jerry Brown for reelection in 2014. Brown, as the state’s chief executive, worked closely with CFT to pass Prop. 30, raising additional revenue for schools, and then helped shape a historic funding bill that recognize that students from low-income families, and students who speak little English, need additional resources in order to excel.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has also won CFT support in another race with particular importance to educators. Torlakson has established a strong record of promoting public education. He is committed to expanding early childhood education as way to increase student success. Torlakson has also demonstrated a particular interest in career and technical education.
In other races, CFT endorsed the reelection of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Kamala Harris, and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. In three races without an incumbent, CFT supports State Controller John Chiang for State Treasurer, Board of Equalization member Betty Yee for State Controller, and State Senator Leland Yee for Secretary of State.
CFT STATEWIDE ENDORSEMENTS 2014
Governor Jerry Brown
Lt. Governor Gavin Newson
Attorney General Kamala Harris
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
State Treasurer John Chiang
State Controller Betty Yee
Secretary of State Leland Yee