Congresswoman Maxine Waters Endorses Tony Thurmond for California Superintendent

Press Release


Los Angeles, CA – MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018 – Today Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) endorsed Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

“It is a great honor to have the endorsement of the esteemed Congresswoman Maxine Waters,” Thurmond said. “Congresswoman Waters has taken it upon herself to ensure that President Trump and Secretary DeVos and their anti-public education agenda do not become the new normal in American politics.”

“But even before public education came under attack from the Trump administration, Congresswoman Waters was fighting against the privatization of education, for equal rights for communities of color, and for our shared progressive values,” Thurmond continued. “As Superintendent of Public Instruction, I will look forward to working with her to reinvest in the promise of public education for all students.”

Assemblymember Thurmond is endorsed by 15 members of California’s Congressional delegation including U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, Rep. Waters, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Karen Bass, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Grace Napolitano, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, Rep. Mark Takano, Rep. Pete Aguilar, Rep. Jimmy Panetta, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, Rep. Ro Khanna, and Rep. Mike Thompson.