Author: Joint Council 7

JOINT COUNCIL 7 – MARCH 2020 PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS

U.S. CONGRESS

District 1
Audrey Denney

District 2
* Jared Huffman

District 3
* John Garamendi

District 4
Brynne Kennedy

District 5
* Mike Thompson

District 6
* Doris Matsui

District 7
No Endorsement

District 9
* Jerry McNerney

District 10
* Josh Harder

District 11
* Mark Desaulnier

District 12
* Nancy Pelosi

District 13
* Barbara Lee

District 14
* Jackie Spier

District 15
* Eric Swallwell

District 16
* Esmerelda Soria

District 17
* Ro Khanna

District 18
* Anna Eshoo

District 19
* Zoe Lofgren

District 20
* Jimmy Panetta

District 21
* TJ Cox

District 22
Phil Arballo

District 23
Kim Mangone

CALIFORNIA SENATE

District 1
No Endorsement

District 3
* Bill Dodd

District 5
* Susan Eggman

District 7
* Marisol Rubio

District 9
* Nancy Skinner

District 11
* Scott Wiener

District 13
* Josh Becker

District 15
* Dave Cortese

District 17
John Laird

CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY

District 1
Elizabeth Betancourt

District 2
* Jim Wood

District 3
No Endorsement

District 4
* Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

District 5
No Endorsement

District 6
Jackie Smith

District 7
* Kevin McCarty

District 8
* Ken Cooley

District 9
* Jim Cooper

District 10
* Marc Levine

District 11
* Jim Frazier

District 12
Heath Flora

District 13
* Christina Fugazi

District 14
* Tim Grayson

District 15
* Buffy Wicks

District 16
* Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

District 17
* David Chiu

District 18
* Rob Bonta

District 19
* Phil Ting

District 20
* Bill Quirk

District 21
No Endorsement

District 22
* Kevin Mullin

District 23
No Endorsement

District 24
* Marc Berman

District 25
* Anna Song

District 26
Drew Phelps

District 27
* Ash Kalra

District 28
* Evan Low

District 29
* Mark Stone

District 30
* Robert Rivas

Local Endorsements

Alameda County

BOS

BOS
Nate Miley

Keith Carson

Contra Costa County

BOS

BOS
Diane Burgis

Federal Glover

Fresno County

Fresno Mayor
Andrew Janz

Marin County

BOS

BOS

BOS
Katie Rice

Stephanie Moulton-Peters

Dennis Rodoni

Napa County

BOS

BOS

Belia Ramos

Alfredo Pedroza

San Mateo County

BOS

BOS

BOS

David Canepa

Dave Pine

Warren Slocum

Santa Clara County

BOS

BOS

San Jose CC D-4 

San Jose CC D-6

San Jose CC D-10 

Kansen Chu

Magdalena Carrasco

Huy Tran/David Cohen

Jake Tonkel

Jenny Higgins Bradanini

Solano County

BOS

BOS

Mitch Mashburn

Erin Hannigan

Sonoma County

BOS

BOS

Lynda Hopkins

Susan Gorin

Yolo County

BOS District 5
Angel Barajas

Washoe County –

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He’s back!

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DBI/Golden Brands workers get union security

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Local 856 members help save a life in Millbrae

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After big actions, Allied Waste Services members ratify contract

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75 years and a Teamster legacy

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