Endorsements

Presidential General Election – Nov. 3, 2020

Join your fellow union members in supporting the following endorsed candidates:

Federal races

• Congressional District 49: Mike Levin
• Congressional District 50: Ammar Campa-Najjar
• Congressional District 51: Juan Vargas
• Congressional District 53: Georgette Gomez

State races

Assembly District 56: Eduardo Garcia
Assembly District 76: Tasha Boerner-Horvath
Assembly District 77: Brian Maeinschein
Assembly District 78: Chris Ward
Assembly District 79: Shirley Weber
Assembly District 80: Lorena Gonzalez
Senate District 39: Toni Atkins

Local San Diego County races

• Member Board of Supervisors District No. 2: Steve Vaus
• Member Board of Supervisors District No. 3: Terra Lawson-Remer
✓ San Diego Mayor: Todd Gloria
✓ San Diego City Attorney: Mara Elliott
✓ San Diego City Council District 1: Will Moore
✓ San Diego City Council District 3: Stephen Whitburn
✓ San Diego City Council District 5: Marni Von Wilpert
✓ San Diego City Council District 7: Raul Campillo
✓ San Diego City Council District 9: Kelvin Barrios
✓ Chula Vista City Council District 3: Steve Padilla
✓ Chula Vista City Council District 4: Andrea Cardenas
• Lemon Grove Mayor: Racquel Vasquez
✓ Lemon Grove City Council: George Gastil and David Arambula
✓ Carlsbad City Council District 2: Lela Penagides
✓ Carlsbad City Council District 4: Teresa Acosta
✓ Escondido City Council District 3: Don Greene
•  Imperial Beach City Council District 2: Mark West
•  Imperial Beach City Council District 4: Matthew Leyba-Gonzalez
✓ Oceanside Mayor: Rob Howard
✓ San Marcos City Council  District 3: Alan Geraci
✓ San Marcos City Council District 4: Neil Kramer
✓ Vista City Council District 3: Katie Melendez
•  Encinitas Mayor: Catherine Blakespear
•  Encinitas City Council District 2: Kelly Hinze
•  Encinitas City Council District 2: Tony Kranz
✓ La Mesa City Council (two at-large): Colin Parent and Jack Shu
•  National City City Council: Jose Rodriguez

Local Imperial County races

✓ Imperial County Member Board of Supervisors District No. 2: Luis Plancarte
✓ Imperial County Member Board of Supervisors District No. 4: Ryan Kelley
✓ Imperial Irrigation District Division 2: Ryan Childers
✓ Imperial Irrigation District Division 4: Erik Ortega

Education board races

✓ San Diego Unified School District Seat A: Sabrina Bazzo
✓ San Diego Community College District B: Bernie Rhinerson
✓ San Diego Community College District D: Mary Graham
✓ San Diego Unified School District Seat E: Sharon Whitehurst-Payne
✓ San Diego County Board Of Education District 1: Gregg Robinson
✓ San Diego County Board Of Education District 2: Guadalupe Gonzalez
✓ Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District 3: Julie Schorr
✓ Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District 4: Elena Adams
•  Vista Unified School District 4: Cipriano Vargas
✓ Grossmont Union High School District: Chris Fite
•  Grossmont Union High School District: Elva Salinas
✓ Palomar Community College Board Trustee Area 3: Roberto Rodriguez
✓ Palomar Community College Board Trustee Area 2: Nina Deerfield
✓ Southwestwern Community College District Seat 3: Roberto Alcantar
✓ Palomar Community College Board Trustee Area 4: Lee Dulgeroff
✓ Chula Vista Elementary School District Seat 2: Lucy Ugarte
✓ Chula Vista Elementary School District Seat 4: Kate Bishop
✓ Sweetwater Union High School District Seat 2: Adrian Aranciba

Special districts

✓ Otay Water District Division 4: Jose Lopez
✓ Southbay Irrigation District 2: Jose Cerda
✓ Southbay Irrigation District 3: Jose Preciado

Judicial races

✓ Superior Court Judge 30: Tim Nader

City measures

✓ Yes on A: Affordable Homes for San Diego
✓ Yes on B: Community Review Board on Police Practices for San Diego
✓ Yes on I: Emergency Services for Imperial Beach

California state propositions

Prop 15: Schools and Communties First: Support
Prop 16: Opportunity for All: Support
Prop 17: Restore Voting Rights for Parolees: Support
Prop 18: Expanding Access to Voting for Young People: Support
Prop 20: Repealing Criminal Justice Reform: Oppose
Prop 21: Rent Control: Support
Prop 22: Eliminating Protection for App-Based Workers: Oppose
Prop 23: Protecting Dialysis Patients: Support
Prop 25: Ending Money Bail: Support

•  Endorsed by SEIU Local 221 Process
Endorsed by San Diego Labor Council Process
➨ Endorsed by SEIU California State Process

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SEIU 221 November 2018 Voter Guide

Official endorsements for the November 6 Election: Voted on by fellow members to support working families

FEDERAL
U.S. Senate: Kevin de León
U.S. Representative, District 49: Mike Levin
U.S. Representative, District 50: Ammar Campa-Najjar

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES
California Governor:
Gavin Newsom
California Lt. Governor: Ed Hernandez
California Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
California Treasurer: Fiona Ma
California Controller: Betty Yee
California Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
California Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
California Board of Equalization, District 3: Scott Svonkin

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE
Assembly District 56:
Eduardo Garcia
Assembly District 71:
James Elia
Assembly District 75:
Alan Geraci
Assembly District 76: Tasha Boerner Horvath
Assembly District 77: Sunday Gover
Assembly District 78: Todd Gloria
Assembly District 79: Shirley Weber
Assembly District 80: Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher
State Senate District 36:
Marggie Castellan
State Senate District 38:
Jeff Griffith
State Senate District 40:
Ben Hueso

SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Board of Supervisors, District 4: Nathan Fletcher
Board of Supervisors, District 5: Michelle Gomez

CITIES
Calexico City Council: 
David Romero and Javier Moreno
Carlsbad Mayor:
Cori Schumacher
Carlsbad City Council District 1: Barbara Hamilton
Carlsbad City Council District 3: Priya Bhat-Patel
Chula Vista Mayor: Mary Salas
Chula Vista City Council District 1: Mark Barlett
Chula Vista City Council District 2: Jill Galvez
Escondido Mayor: Paul McNamara
Escondido City Council District 1: Consuelo Martinez
Imperial Beach Mayor: Serge Dedina
Imperial Beach City Council: Paloma Aguirre
Imperial Beach City Council: Ed Spriggs
La Mesa City Council: Dr. Akilah Weber
La Mesa City Council: Dave Myers
Lemon Grove City Council: Jennifer Mendoza
Oceanside City Council District 2: Larry Kornit
San Diego City Council District 2: Dr. Jen Campbell
San Diego City Council District 4: Monica Montgomery
San Diego City Council District 6: Tommy Hough
San Diego City Council District 8: Antonio Martinez
San Marcos Mayor: Chris Orlando

SCHOOLS
Chula Vista Elementary School Board Seat 1:
Francisco Tamayo
Chula Vista Elementary School Board Seat 3:
Leslie Ray Bunker
Chula Vista Elementary School Board Seat 5:
Eduardo Reyes
Fallbrook Union High School District Board of Trustees:
Elana Sterling
Fallbrook Union High School District Board of Trustees:
Diane Summers
Fallbrook Union High School District Board of Trustees:
Lita Tabish
Grossmont Cuyamaca College Area 1:
Linda Cartwright
Grossmont Cuyamaca College Area 2:
Debbie Justeson
Grossmont Cuyamaca College Area 5:
Brad Monroe
MiraCostaCollege Area 2:
Rich Cassar
MiraCostaCollege Area 7:
William Fischer
National School District:
Gonzalo Jesus Quintero
National School District:
Thelma Sanchez
National School District:
Randi Marie Castle
Oceanside Unified School Trustee Area 1:
Esteban Balderas
Oceanside Unified School Trustee Area 3:
Stacy Begin
Palomar Community College:
Norma Miyamoto
Palomar Community College Board:
Lee Dulgeroff
Poway Unified School Trustee Area B:
Kevin Juza
San Diego Community College Board District A:
Maria Nieto Senour
San Diego Community College Board District C:
Craig Milgrim
San Diego Community College Board District E:
David Alvarez* and Sean Elo*
San Diego Unified School District – District B:
Kevin Beiser
San Diego Unified School District – District C:
Dr. Mike McQuary
South Bay Union:
Marco Amaral
South Bay Union:
Mary Susan Doyle
South Bay Union:
Beth Gillen
Southwestern College Board:
Nora Vargas
Sweetwater Union High School Trustee Area 1:
Arturo Solis
Sweetwater Union High School Trustee Area 3:
Frank Tarantino
Sweetwater Union High School Trustee Area 5:
Paula Hall
Vista Unified School Trustee Area 3:
Martha Alvarado
San Marcos Unified Trustee Area E:
Stacy Carlson

OTHER
South Bay Irrigation Division 1: Steve Casteneda
South Bay Irrigation Division 4: Hector Martinez
Sweetwater CPA: Shane Parmely
Fallbrook Regional Health Board: Armando Telles
Palomar Health Board: Hans Christian Sison
Superior Court Judge Office 37: Matt Brower

STATEWIDE PROPOSITIONS
YES on Proposition 1: Veterans and Affordable HousingBond Act
YES on Proposition 2: Housing for the mentally ill homeless
YES on Proposition 4: Children’s Hospital Bond Act of 2018
NO on Proposition 5: Would compound housing inequality
NO on Proposition 6: Stop attack on bridges and road safety
YES on Proposition 8: Fair pricing for dialysis act
YES on Proposition 10: Affordable housing act (Repeals Costa-Hawkins)
NO on Proposition 11: Strips first-responders’ right to meal and rest breaks
YES on Proposition 12: Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act

LOCAL MEASURES
NO on Measure B: San Diego – Over-representation of unincorporated areas
NO on Measure C: San Diego – Starves County Services
YES on Measure D:  San Diego – More voters = better decisions
NO on Measure E: San Diego – Empty promises, extreme traffic
YES on Measure G: San Diego – Grow SDSU, expand education
YES on Measure W: National City – Protect renters
YES on Measure DD: Sweetwater Union High School District Bonds
YES on Measure VV: Chula Vista Elementary School District Bonds
YES on Measure YY: San Diego Unified School District Bonds

Federal, Constitutional Offices, California Legislature and Propositions endorsed by SEIU California process. Local races endorsed by SEIU Local 221 or the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council process

*Multiple endorsement, vote for one

More information: go to www.seiu221.org/politics

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SEIU 221 June 2018 Voter Guide + volunteer sign-up

From City Council to Board of Supervisors to Governor, this is a big election year. Make sure that your voice is heard. Members have shaped these endorsements after looking closely at the record of each candidate. Join me in supporting the candidates who will stand up for working families.

The following are SEIU endorsements for the June 5 Statewide Direct Primary Election.

FEDERAL
U.S. Senate: Kevin de León
U.S. Representative, District 50: Ammar Campa-Najjar

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES
California Governor:
Gavin Newsom
California Lt. Governor: Ed Hernandez
California Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
California Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
California Treasurer: Fiona Ma
California Controller: Betty Yee
California Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
California Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
California Board of Equalization, District 3: Scott Svonkin

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE
Assembly District 75:
Alan Geraci
Assembly District 76: Tasha Boerner Horvath
Assembly District 77: Sunday Gover
Assembly District 78: Todd Gloria
Assembly District 79: Shirley Weber
Assembly District 80: Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
California State Senate District 40: Ben Hueso

PROPOSITIONS
YES on Proposition 68 California is facing droughts, wildfires and impacts of a changing climate. Prop 68 will protect our water, parks and resources.
YES on Proposition 69 Guarantees transportation funds for use for transportation improvements. Will not raise taxes and protects taxes we already pay.
NO on Proposition 70 A corporate-led attack on climate action in California. It is designed to seize funding that is used to fight pollution and improve community health.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Board of Supervisors, District 4: Nathan Fletcher
Board of Supervisors, District 5: Michelle Gomez
District Attorney: Geneviéve Jones-Wright
Superior Court Judge – Office No. 37: Matt Brower

CITY OF SAN DIEGO
City Council-District No. 2:
Jordan Beane
City Council-District No. 4: Monica Montgomery
City Council-District No. 6: Tommy Hough
City Council-District No. 8: Christian Ramirez and Antonio Martinez*

CHULA VISTA
YES Measure A Supports safety and fire with ½ cent sales tax

SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD
District C: Craig Milgrim
District E: David Alvarez, Sean Elo and Rafael Perez*

GROSSMONT CUYAMACA COLLEGE BOARD
Area 1: Linda Cartwright
Area 2: Debbie Justeson
Area 5: Brad Monroe

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD
District B:
Kevin Beiser

IMPERIAL COUNTY
County Auditor Controller: Josue Mercado
District Attorney: Edgard Garcia
Judge Seat 1: Bob Espinosa
Judge Seat 3: Tom Storey
Imperial Irrigation District 3: James Hank
Imperial Irrigation District 5: Norma Galindo
Superintendent of Schools: Todd Finnell

Federal, Constitutional Offices, California Legislature and Propositions endorsed by SEIU California process. Chula Vista, San Diego County and City of San Diego endorsed by SEIU Local 221 process. Imperial County candidates endorsed by SEIU Local 221 process and San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council process. Grossmont Cuyamaca College Board, San Diego Community College Board and San Diego Unified School District Board endorsed by San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council process.   *MULTIPLE ENDORSEMENTS – VOTE FOR ONE

Also – it is more important than ever to elect candidates who support working families. RSVP to volunteer by clicking here.
Walk for Nathan Fletcher
May 19, 26 and June 2 – 9 am-noon
coffee, snacks and lunch provided
3737 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108Phone bank for Nathan Fletcher
May 22 and 29 – 5:30-8:30 pm
coffee, snacks and dinner provided
3737 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108
 

In Solidarity,
Dave Lagstein
SEIU Local 221 Political Director

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SEIU Local 221 Endorsements

The following are SEIU endorsements for the June 5 Statewide Direct Primary Election.

FEDERAL
U.S. Senate: Kevin de León
U.S. Representative, District 50: Ammar Campa-Najjar

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES
California Governor:
Gavin Newsom
California Lt. Governor: Ed Hernandez
California Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
California Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
California Treasurer: Fiona Ma
California Controller: Betty Yee
California Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
California Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
California Board of Equalization, District 3: Scott Svonkin

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE
Assembly District 75:
Alan Geraci
Assembly District 76: Tasha Boerner Horvath
Assembly District 77: Sunday Gover
Assembly District 78: Todd Gloria
Assembly District 79: Shirley Weber
Assembly District 80: Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
California State Senate District 40: Ben Hueso

PROPOSITIONS
YES on Proposition 68 California is facing droughts, wildfires and impacts of a changing climate. Prop 68 will protect our water, parks and resources.
YES on Proposition 69 Guarantees transportation funds for use for transportation improvements. Will not raise taxes and protects taxes we already pay.
NO on Proposition 70 A corporate-led attack on climate action in California. It is designed to seize funding that is used to fight pollution and improve community health.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Board of Supervisors, District 4: Nathan Fletcher
Board of Supervisors, District 5: Michelle Gomez
District Attorney: Geneviéve Jones-Wright
Superior Court Judge – Office No. 37: Matt Brower

CITY OF SAN DIEGO
City Council-District No. 2:
Jordan Beane
City Council-District No. 4:
Monica Montgomery
City Council-District No. 6:
Tommy Hough
City Council-District No. 8: Christian Ramirez and Antonio Martinez*

CHULA VISTA
YES Measure A Supports safety and fire with ½ cent sales tax

SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD
District C: Craig Milgrim
District E: David Alvarez, Sean Elo and Rafael Perez*

GROSSMONT CUYAMACA COLLEGE BOARD
Area 1: Linda Cartwright
Area 2: Debbie Justeson
Area 5: Brad Monroe

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD
District B:
Kevin Beiser

IMPERIAL COUNTY
County Auditor Controller: Josue Mercado
District Attorney:
Edgard Garcia
Judge Seat 1:
Bob Espinosa
Judge Seat 3:
Tom Storey
Imperial Irrigation District 3: James Hank
Imperial Irrigation District 5: Norma Galindo
Superintendent of Schools: Todd Finnell

Federal, Constitutional Offices, California Legislature and Propositions endorsed by SEIU California process. Chula Vista, San Diego County and City of San Diego endorsed by SEIU Local 221 process. Imperial County candidates endorsed by SEIU Local 221 process and San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council process. Grossmont Cuyamaca College Board, San Diego Community College Board and San Diego Unified School District Board endorsed by San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council process.   *MULTIPLE ENDORSEMENTS – VOTE FOR ONE  

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SEIU Local 221 endorses Nathan Fletcher for Board of Supervisors

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“The current members of the Board of Supervisors prioritize hoarding cash reserves and voting themselves a raise over investing in San Diego families and in our communities.  For this district, we can’t afford to elect a rubber stamp vote for the status quo. We need a strong voice and a champion in challenging the rest of the Board to finally invest in supporting county employees and providing the services that our seniors, our children and our vulnerable neighbors need.  Nathan Fletcher has the experience, commitment and values to be that strong voice and we are proud to endorse him.”  – David Garcias, President, SEIU 221

SEIU Local 221 represents more than 13,000 workers. It is a diverse, member-driven organization representing those working in many occupations to make our counties a safe and healthy place to live, work and raise our families. We represent public sector employees in San Diego and Imperial counties who work for county, city governments and school districts, as well as employees of Head Start, Red Cross, courts and clinics. We nurse our sick, educate our children, care for our seniors and provide a host of other important services throughout our communities.

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