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ENDORSEMENTS

TONY'S COALITION

ELECTED LEADERS

  • State Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Latino Legislative Caucus Chair

  • State Assemblymember Pilar Schiavo

  • State Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez

  • State Assemblymember (Ret.) and Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo

  • State Senator Connie Leyva (Ret.), California Labor Federation President (Ret.)

  • State Assemblymember Ian Calderon (Ret.), Assembly Majority Leader Emeritus

  • State Assemblymember Jim Frazier (Ret.)

PUBLIC EDUCATION LEADERS

  • Ken Berrick, Alameda County Board of Education Trustee

  • Ka'Dijah Brown, Berkeley Unified School District Board Member

  • Jennifer Shanoski, Berkeley Unified School District Board Member

  • Judy Appel, Berkeley Unified School District Board Member (ret.)

  • Will McGee, Hayward Unified School District Board Trustee (ret.)

  • Dr. Penelope DeLeon, Newark Unified School District Superintendent*

  • Clifford Thompson, Oakland Unified School District Board Vice President

  • Greg Hodge, Oakland Unified School District Board Member (ret.)

  • Nina Senn, Oakland Unified School District Board Member (ret.)

  • Rosie Torres, Oakland Unified School District Board Member (ret.)

  • Abel Guillen, Peralta Community College District Trustee (ret.)

  • Maggie Rollins, Mark Twain Union Elementary School District Board Member (ret.)

  • Anamarie Avila Farias, Contra Costa County Board of Education Trustee

  • Jerry Parsons, John Swett Unified School District Governing Board Member (ret.)

  • Dr. De'Shawn Wollridge, Pittsburg Unified School District Board Trustee

  • Demetrio Gonzalez Hoy, West Contra Costa Unified School District Board President

  • Otheree Christian, West Contra Costa Unified School District Board Trustee

  • Mister Phillips, West Contra Costa Unified School District Board Trustee

  • Leslie Reckler, West Contra Costa Unified School District Board Trustee

  • Jamela Smith-Folds, West Contra Costa Unified School District Board Trustee

  • Dave Brown, West Contra Costa Unified School District Board Trustee (ret.)

  • Elaine Merriweather, West Contra Costa Unified School District Board Trustee (ret.)

  • Audrey Miles, West Contra Costa Unified School District Board Trustee (ret.)

  • Glen Price, West Contra Costa Unified School District Board Trustee (ret.)

  • Jackie Goldberg, Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member

  • Scott Schmerelson, Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member (ret.)

  • Steve Zimmer, Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member (ret.)

  • Felipe Agredaño-Lozano, Garvey School District Board Board Trustee (ret.)

  • Shant Sahakian, Glendale Unified School District Board Vice President

  • Patrice Marshall McKenzie, Pasadena Unified School District Board Member

  • Dr. Roberta Perlman, Pomona Unified School District Board Member

  • Chris Trunkey, Saugus Unified School District Governing Board Trustee

  • Bonnie Huff, Sausalito Marin City School District Board President

  • Ida Times-Green, Sausalito Marin City School District Board Trustee (ret.)

  • Dr. Stacey Adler, Mono County Superintendent of Schools*

  • Dr. Deneen Gus, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools*

  • Dr. Edwin Gomez, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools*

  • Ted Alejandre, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools*

  • Dr. Gwendolyn Dowdy Rodgers, San Bernardino County Board of Education Trustee

  • Israel Fuentes, Colton Joint Unified School District Board Trustee

  • Mary Ybarra, Corona-Norco Unified School District Board President

  • Mars Serna, Fontana Unified School District Board President

  • Adam Perez, Fontana Unified School District Board Vice President

  • Evelyn P. Dominguez, Rialto Unified School District Board Trustee

  • Mayra Ceballos, San Bernardino City Unified School District Board Member

  • Frank Reyes, San Bernardino Community College Trustee

  • Richard Barrera, San Diego Unified School District Board Member

  • Martha Alvarado, Vista Unified School District Board President

  • Dr. Jim Brescia, San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools*

  • Manufou Liaiga-Anoa'i, Jefferson Elementary School District Board Member

  • Ava Chiao, Cupertino Union School District Board Member

  • Dr. Farris Sabbah, Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools*

  • Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools*

  • Bill Gorback, Conejo Valley Unified School District Board Trustee

  • Karen M. Sher, Oxnard Union High School District Board President

STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMER SABRINA CERVANTES

"Tony Thurmond would make history as California's first ever elected Latino and first Black Governor. Most importantly, Tony has dedicated his life's work to fighting for disadvantaged and marginalized communities. There is no greater champion for public schools, for classroom teachers, students, parents and public educators than Tony Thurmond. And he is fearless when it comes to fighting for working families. Tony will make every Californian proud as our next Governor, and I am proud to endorse him."

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMER PILAR SCHIAVO

“I’m thrilled to support Tony Thurmond for Governor. Tony has dedicated his life to empowering working families and ensuring every child in California has the opportunity to thrive. I know he will continue to be a champion for those who need it most as California’s next Governor.”

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMER FREDDIE RODRIGUEZ

"Tony Thurmond is my choice for California's next Governor. He has a deep understanding of the issues impacting hard working Californians. I have witnessed Tony's leadership in action first hand. I've seen his unique ability to bring competing interests together, to find common ground and to deliver real solutions that help people in need. I know he will make an outstanding leader for the people of our state."

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMER (RET.) & MONTEREY COUNTY SUPERVISOR LUIS ALEJO

"California needs Tony Thurmond as our next Governor. Tony has the skills, abilities and proven background needed to be a bold change-maker for the people of our state. Tony has a big heart, leads with conviction and will bring boundless energy and vision to the office. I am with him 100%."

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STATE SENATOR (RET.) & CALIFORNIA LABOR FEDERATION PRESIDENT (RET.) CONNIE LEYVA

"Tony Thurmond has built up a proven track record of fighting to deliver real change for working families, young people, seniors, women, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, and more. He has been an effective leader in local and state office and has the life and work experiences needed to be a bold and fearless leader for the people of California. I am pleased to endorse Tony Thurmond for Governor."

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMER (RET.) IAN CALDERON

"Working side by side with Tony Thurmond in the legislature, I've seen him in action close up. Tony is a unique leader with a profound commitment to solving the everyday challenges Californian’s are faced with. From working at a non-profit, crafting policy in the state legislature to serving as our State Superintendent, Tony has proven he has the skillset, determination and drive to tackle the issues California has struggled for years to fix. Character, experience and resolve are the qualities we need in our next Governor, and I know first hand Tony is that leader. I am proud to endorse him.”

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMER (RET.) JIM FRAZIER

"Tony Thurmond has been a champion for public schools, for working people, small businesses, more housing, a cleaner and healthier environment, inclusive communities and safer neighborhoods. Tony has deep experience and knowledge, brings a local as well as a statewide perspective to the issues affecting real Californians, and is one of the hardest workers I know. He will make a remarkable Governor and I am proud to endorse him."

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