Endorsements

Overview

Endorsements

The CFT makes endorsements in every election after soliciting  a candidate’s positions on issues important to educators, carefully reviewing voting records and conducting extensive interviews. The CFT also analyzes ballot measures on each statewide ballot before making a recommendation.

Get endorsements on your phone, tailored to your local ballot, from The Educators Choice online voter guide.

Want to learn about California’s U.S. Senate Candidates? Check out CFT’s candidate fact sheet: 2024 General Election Endorsements

  • Incumbents are labeled with an (*)
  • Dual Endorsements are labeled with an (+)

BALLOT MEASURES

YES  | Prop 2
School Facilities Bond

YES | Proposition 3
Same Sex Marriage

YES | Proposition 4
Climate Bond

YES | Proposition 5
Housing and Infrastructure Votes

YES | Proposition 32
Minimum Wage

US SENATE

Adam Schiff

CALIFORNIA SENATE

SD 5        Jerry McNerney

SD 9        Tim Grayson

SD 11      Scott Wiener*

SD 13      Josh Becker*

SD 15     Dave Cortese*

SD 17      John Laird*

SD 19      Lisa Middleton

SD 21      Monique Limon

SD 23      Kipp Mueller

SD 25      Sasha Renee Perez

SD 27      Henry Stern*

SD 29      Eloise Gomez Reyes

SD 31      Sabrina Cervantes 

SD 33      Lena Gonzalez*

SD 35      Michelle Chambers

SD 37       Josh Newman*

SD 39      Akilah Weber

CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY

AD 2        Chris Rogers

AD 4        Cecilia Aguiar-Curry*

AD 6        Maggy Krell

AD 7        Porsche Middleton

AD 10      Stephanie Nguyen*

AD 11      Lori Wilson*

AD 12      Damon Connolly*

AD 13      Rhodesia Ransom

AD 14      Buffy Wicks*

AD 15     Anamarie Avila Farias

AD 16      Rebecca Bauer-Kahan*

AD 17      Matt Haney*

AD 18      Mia Bonta*

AD 19      Catherine Stefani

AD 20      Liz Ortega*

AD 21      Diane Papan*

AD 22      Jess Self

AD 23      Marc Berman*

AD 24      Alex Lee*

AD 25      Ash Kalra*

AD 26+   Patrick Ahrens | Tara Sreekrishnan

AD 27      Esmeralda Soria*

AD 28      Gail Pellerin*

AD 29      Robert Rivas*

AD 30      Dawn Addis*

AD 31      Joaquin Arambula*

AD 35      Jasmeet Bains*

AD 36      Joey Acuna

AD 37      Gregg Hart*

AD 38      Steve Bennett*

AD 39      Juan Carrillo*

AD 40      Pilar Schiavo*

AD 41      John Harabedian

AD 43      Celeste Rodriguez

AD 44      Nick Schultz

AD 45      James Ramos*

AD 46      Jesse Gabriel*      

AD 47     Christy Holstege

AD 49      Mike Fong*

AD 50      Robert Garcia

AD 51     Rick Chavez Zbur*

AD 52     Jessica Caloza

AD 54      Mark Gonzalez

AD 55      Isaac Bryan*

AD 56      Lisa Calderon*

AD 57      Sade Elhawary

AD 58     Clarissa Cervantes

AD 60      Corey Jackson*

AD 61      Tina McKinnor*

AD 62     Jose Solache

AD 63      Chris Shoults

AD 64      Blanca Pacheco*

AD 65      Mike Gipson*

AD 66      Al Muratsuchi*

AD 68      Avelino Valencia*

AD 69      Josh Lowenthal*

AD 73      Cottie Petrie-Norris*

AD 70      Jimmy Pham

AD 73     Cottie Petrie-Norris

AD 74     Chris Duncan

AD 76     Darshana Patel

AD 77      Tasha Boerner*

AD 78      Chris Ward*

AD 79      LaShae Sharp-Collins

AD 80      David Alvarez*

U.S. CONGRESS

CD 2       Jared Huffman*

CD 3      Jessica Morse

CD 4       Mike Thompson*

CD 6       Ami Bera*

CD 7       Doris Matsui*

CD 8       John Garamendi*

CD 9       Josh Harder*

CD 10     Mark DeSaulnier*

CD 11     Nancy Pelosi*

CD 12     Lateefah Simon

CD 13     Adam Gray

CD 14     Eric Swalwell*

CD 15     Kevin Mullin*

CD 16      Evan Low

CD 17     Ro Khanna*

CD 18     Zoe Lofgren*

CD 19     Jimmy Panetta*

CD 21     Jim Costa*

CD 22      Rudy Salas

CD 23     Derek Marshall

CD 24     Salud Carbajal*

CD 25     Raul Ruiz*

CD 26     Julia Brownley*

CD 27     George Whitesides

CD 28     Judy Chu*

CD 29     Luz Rivas

CD 30     Laura Friedman

CD 31      Gil Cisneros

CD 32     Brad Sherman*

CD 33     Pete Aguilar*

CD 34     Jimmy Gomez*

CD 35     Norma Torres*

CD 36     Ted Lieu*

CD 37     Sydney Kamlager*

CD 38     Linda Sanchez*

CD 39     Mark Takano*

CD 40      Joe Kerr

CD 41     Will Rollins

CD 42     Robert Garcia*

CD 43     Maxine Waters*

CD 44     Nanette Barragan*

CD 45     Derek Tran

CD 46     Lou Correa*

CD 47     Dave Min

CD 49     Mike Levin*

CD 50     Scott Peters*

CD 51     Sara Jacobs*

CD 52     Juan Vargas*

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