Presidential Primary Election 2020
March 3, 2020


California will hold its first March Primary Election this year. The Legislature passed a bill to move the statewide primary forward to March instead of June so that Californians can have a greater say nationally. Your vote matters now more than ever!

Educators Choice Online Voter Guide 
Find CFT endorsements tailored to your local ballot in our online voter guide. Simply enter your address on your phone or computer! 

Know how to vote!

  • Deadline to request a Vote-By-Mail ballot is February 25. Download  the application from the Secretary of State, return the application included with the sample ballot mailed to you, or obtain one from your county Registrar of Voters.
  • Deadline to return Vote-by-Mail ballots: Your VBM ballot must be postmarked on or before March 3, and received by your county elections office no later than March 6.
  • Poll hours on March 3 : 7 am to 8 pm
  • Drop Vote-by-Mail ballots at your polling place: You may deliver your VBM ballot to your local polling place up until 8 pm when polls close. 

Download the CFT Endorsement Sheet containing the union’s recommendations for statewide legislative races and ballot measures on a single page. You may also find the union’s endorsements listed below. Incumbents are labeled with an (*)

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YES on Proposition 13: School and College Facilities Bond

  • The new Proposition 13 (not to be confused with the Proposition 13 passed in 1978) will authorize $15 billion in bonds for much-needed improvements to our school and college facilities in California.
  • Prop 13 includes $9 billion for preschool and K-12 schools, $2 billion for community colleges, and $4 billion for universities.
  • Vote “Yes” on Proposition 13!


SD 3          Bill Dodd*

SD 5          Susan Eggman

SD 7          Marisol Rubio

SD 9          Nancy Skinner*

SD 13        Shelly Masur

SD 15        David Cortese

SD 17        John Laird

SD 21        Warren Heaton

SD 23        Kris Goodfellow (Dual)

SD 23        Abigail Medina (Dual)

SD 25        Anthony Portantino*

SD 27        Henry Stern*

SD 29        Josh Newman

SD 31        Richard Roth*

SD 33        Lena Gonzalez*

SD 35        Steven Bradford*

SD 37        Dave Min

SD 39        Toni Atkins*


AD 1          Elizabeth Betancourt

AD 2          Jim Wood*

AD 4          Cecelia Aguilar-Curry*

AD 7          Kevin McCarty*

AD 14        Tim Grayson*

AD 15        Buffy Wicks*

AD 16        Rebecca Bauer-Kahan*

AD 17        David Chiu*

AD 18        Rob Bonta*

AD 19        Phil Ting*

AD 20        Bill Quirk*

AD 21        Adam Gray*

AD 22        Kevin Mullin*

AD 24        Marc Berman*

AD 25        Anna Song

AD 27        Ash Kalra*

AD 28        Evan Low*

AD 29        Mark Stone*

AD 30        Robert Rivas*

AD 31        Joaquin Arambula*

AD 32        Rudy Salas Jr.*

AD 37        Cathy Murillo

AD 39        Luz Rivas*

AD 40        James Ramos*

AD 41        Chris Holden*

AD 43        Laura Friedman*

AD 44        Jacqui Irwin*

AD 45        Jesse Gabriel*

AD 46        Adrin Nazarian*

AD 47        Eloise Gómez Reyes*

AD 49        Ed Chau*

AD 50        Richard Bloom*

AD 51        Wendy Carrillo*

AD 52        Freddie Rodriguez*

AD 53        Miguel Santiago*

AD 54        Sydney Kamlager-Dove*

AD 56        Eduardo Garcia*­

AD 57        Lisa Calderon*

AD 58        Cristina Garcia*

AD 59        Reginald Jones-Sawyer*

AD 60        Sabrina Cervantes*

AD 61        Jose Medina*

AD 62        Autumn Burke*

AD 63        Anthony Rendon*

AD 64        Mike Gipson*

AD 65        Sharon Quirk-Silva*

AD 66        Al Muratsuchi*

AD 68        Melissa Fox

AD 69        Tom Daly*

AD 70        Patrick O’Donnell*

AD 73        Scott Rhinehart

AD 74        Cottie Petrie-Norris*

AD 76        Tasha Boerner-Horvath*

AD 77        Brian Maienschein*

AD 78        Chris Ward

AD 80        Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher*


CD 2         Jared Huffman*

CD 3         John Garamendi*

CD 4         Brynne Kennedy

CD 5         Mike Thompson*

CD 6         Doris Matsui*

CD 8         Chris Bubser

CD 9         Jerry McNerney*

CD 10      Josh Harder*

CD 11       Mark DeSaulnier*

CD 12       Nancy Pelosi*

CD 13       Barbara Lee*

CD 14       Jackie Speier*

CD 15       Eric Swalwell*

CD 17       Ro Khanna*

CD 18       Anna Eshoo*

CD 19       Zoe Lofgren*

CD 20       Jimmy Panetta*

CD 21       TJ Cox*

CD 24       Salud Carbajal*

CD 25       Christy Smith

CD 26       Julia Brownley*

CD 27       Judy Chu*

CD 28       Adam Schiff*

CD 30       Brad Sherman*

CD 31       Pete Aguilar*

CD 32       Grace Napolitano*

CD 33       Ted Lieu* 

CD 34       Jimmy Gomez*

CD 37       Karen Bass*

CD 38       Linda Sanchez*

CD 39       Gil Cisneros*

CD 40       Lucille Roybal-Allard*

CD 41       Mark Takano*

CD 43       Maxine Waters*

CD 44       Nanette Barragan*

CD 45       Katie Porter*

CD 47       Alan Lowenthal*

CD 48       Harley Rouda*

CD 49       Mike Levin*

CD 53       Georgette Gomez