Attorney General Xavier Becerra Endorses Assemblyman Tony Thurmond for State Superintendent

Press Release


Sacramento, CA – MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018 – Today the Tony Thurmond campaign announced an endorsement from Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Both Thurmond and Becerra are Democrats. Becerra said:

"For more than two decades, Tony Thurmond has fought for the children who most need a champion. I am endorsing Tony for State Superintendent of Public Instruction because I know that he will never back down when it comes to California's students. Tony will stand up to the Trump administration to protect the rights of our sons and daughters and ensure the promise of a quality public education for all."

“I’m proud to have the endorsement of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra,” Thurmond said. “Attorney General Becerra has been nothing short of courageous against the threats the Trump administration has made against the rights of Californians, and as Superintendent of Public Instruction, I will stand with him to defend the rights of Californians in our education system.”

Thurmond continued:

“President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have made their anti-public education agenda clear. As California Superintendent, I’ll resist the privatization of public education and fully fund our public schools so that every child can achieve great opportunities through education.”