Equality California Endorses 17 Pro-Equality Champions Across California

Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, announced endorsements of seventeen pro-equality candidates Friday, including eight openly LGBTQ+ candidates for local office and nine pro-equality allies running for the California Legislature and U.S. House of Representatives.

“Just 67 days out from California’s June 7 primary election, we are proud to endorse these 17 pro-equality champions, including eight openly LGBTQ+ leaders,” said Equality California Executive Director Tony Hoang. “Equality California is committed to building the bench of out LGBTQ+ officials across our state and electing pro-equality allies who will fight alongside our community in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We are confident that each of these candidates will be champions in the fight for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality.” 

The full list of endorsements can be found below:

U.S. House of Representatives:

Congressional District 3: Dr. Kermit Jones

California Senate:

Senate District 28: Lola Smallwood-Cuevas

California Assembly:

Assembly District 10: Eric Guerra 

Assembly District 12: Sara Aminzadeh 

Assembly District 27: Esmeralda Soria

Assembly District 30: Dawn Addis

Assembly District 35: Leticia Perez

Assembly District 39: Andrea Rosenthal

Assembly District 69: Josh Lowenthal

Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder:

Devin Murphy 

San Diego City Council:

District 2: Dr. Jen Campbell

Pasadena City Council:

District 7: Jason Lyon

Sacramento City Council:

District 1: Nate Pelczar 

San Jose City Council:

District 3: Omar Torres 

Monterey Park City Council:

District 1: Thomas Wong 

Monrovia City Council:

Sashary Zaroyan 

Pasadena Community College Board of Trustees:

District 7: Alton Wang 

Bold names indicate openly LGBTQ+ candidates.

For a complete list of Equality California’s 2022 endorsements, visit eqca.org/elections.

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Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org