Statewide Primary Election
June 7, 2022

Primary Election with flag images

The CFT interviews candidates to determine those most committed and capable of championing the interests of educators and classified employees locally and in the State Capitol. When the union finds true supporters of member interests, the union endorses them. Our endorsements for the Statewide Primary Election on June 7 are listed below and available as a download. 



Gavin Newsom*

Lieutenant Governor
Eleni Kounalakis*

Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tony Thurmond* (See our full endorsement)

Attorney General
Rob Bonta*

Fiona Ma*

Secretary of State
Shirley Weber*

Malia Cohen

Insurance Commissioner
Ricardo Lara*

Board of Equalization – District 1
Braden Murphy

Board of Equalization – District 2
Sally Lieber

Board of Equalization – District 3
Anthony Vazquez*

  • Incumbents are marked with an asterisk (*)
  • Dual endorsements are marked with a plus sign (+)

Paid for by California Federation of Teachers COPE and California Federation of Teachers COPE Prop/Ballot Committee. Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.


SD 2      Mike McGuire*

SD 4     Tim Robertson

SD 6      Paula Villescaz

SD 8       Dave Jones

SD 10     Aisha Wahab

SD 14     Anna Caballero*

SD 16     Melissa Hurtado*

SD 18     Steve Padilla

SD 20     Caroline Menjivar

SD 24      Ben Allen*

SD 26      Maria Elena Durazo*

SD 28      Lola Smallwood-Cuevas             

SD 30      Bob Archuleta*

SD 34      Thomas Umberg* 

SD 36       Kim Carr      

SD 38       Catherine Blakespear

SD 40       Joseph Rocha


AD 2      Jim Wood*            

AD 4      Cecilia Aguiar-Curry*

AD 6       Kevin McCarty*

AD 10      Eric Guerra

AD 11      Lori Wilson

AD 12      Damon Connolly

AD 14      Buffy Wicks*

AD 16      Rebecca Bauer-Kahan*

AD 17       Matt Haney

AD 18      Mia Bonta*

AD 19      Phil Ting*

AD 20      Liz Ortega

AD 23      Marc Berman*

AD 24      Alex Lee*

AD 25      Ash Kalra*

AD 26      Evan Low*

AD 27+   James Coleman
                   Giselle Hale

AD 28      Gail Pellerin

AD 29      Robert Rivas*

AD 30      Dawn Addis

AD 31      Joaquin Arambula*

AD 35     Leticia Perez

AD 36      Eduardo Garcia*

AD 37      Gregg Hart

AD 38      Steve Bennett*

AD 39      Andrea Rosenthal

AD 40      Pilar Schiavo

AD 41      Chris Holden*

AD 42      Jacqui Irwin*

AD 43      Luz Rivas*

AD 44      Laura Friedman*

AD 45      James Ramos*

AD 46      Jesse Gabriel*

AD 47      Christy Holstege

AD 48      Blanca Rubio*

AD 49      Mike Fong*

AD 50      Eloise Gómez Reyes*

AD 51      Rick Chavez Zbur

AD 52      Wendy Carrillo*

AD 53      Freddie Rodriguez*

AD 54      Miguel Santiago*

AD 55      Isaac Bryan*

AD 56      Lisa Calderon*

AD 57      Reginald Jones-Sawyer*

AD 58      Sabrina Cervantes*

AD 61      Tina McKinnor

AD 62      Anthony Rendon*

AD 64      Elizabeth Alcantar

AD 65      Mike Gipson*

AD 66       Al Muratsuchi*

AD 68      Bulmaro Vicente       

AD 69       Josh Lowenthal

AD 70       Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen

AD 73      Cottie Petrie-Norris*

AD 76      Brian Maienschein*

AD 77      Tasha Boerner Horvath*

AD 78      Christopher Ward*

AD 80      Georgette Gomez


U.S. Senate

Alex Padilla*

U.S. House of Representatives

CD 2        Jared Huffman*

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      Barbara Lee*  

CD 14      Eric Swalwell*

CD 16      Anna Eshoo*

CD 17      Ro Khanna*

CD 18      Zoe Lofgren*  

CD 19      Jimmy Panetta*

CD 21      Jim Costa*

CD 24      Salud Carbajal*

CD 25      Raul Ruiz*

CD 26      Julia Brownley*

CD 27      Christy Smith

CD 28      Judy Chu*

CD 29      Tony Cardenas*

CD 30      Adam Schiff*

CD 31      Grace Napolitano*

CD 32      Brad Sherman*

CD 33      Pete Aguilar*

CD 34      Jimmy Gomez*

CD 35      Norma Torres*

CD 36      Ted Lieu*

CD 38      Linda Sanchez*

CD 39      Mark Takano*

CD 43      Maxine Waters*

CD 44      Nanette Barragan*

CD 46      Lou Correa*

CD 47      Katie Porter*

CD 49      Mike Levin*

CD 51      Sara Jacobs*

CD 52      Juan Vargas*