2024 CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL POSITIONS ON

CA PRIMARY BALLOT FOR MARCH 5, 2024

PRIORITIES

  • Building houses
  • Improving public safety
  • Addressing homelessness

Why are you running:

I am running on a platform of making it easier to more housing including affordable housing, strengthen tenant protections and protect our communities from displacement. For me this issue is deeply personal as a lifelong tenant and someone who has experienced displacement and homelessness in my childhood. I believe that housing is a basic human right and no family should end up on the streets.

Learn More and Donate Here:

  https://www.jesse.vote/

District includes:

Isleton, Elk Grove, Galt, parts of Sacramento, Rio Vista

PRIORITIES

  • Fighting homelessness
  • Building more affordable housing
  • Passing transformative criminal justice reform

Why are you running:

Mia’s advocacy on behalf of children and working families became the focal point of her campaign for Assembly. Mia has seen firsthand the cracks in the systems intended to lift up the most vulnerable in her community, and she campaigned on priority issues such as fighting homelessness, building more affordable housing, passing transformative criminal justice reform, and combating the threat of climate change. She also intends to prioritize issues in California’s public education system so that students and teachers have the resources they need to succeed.

Learn More and Donate Here:

  https://a18.asmdc.org/

District includes:

Alamenda, Emeryille, and Parts of Oakland

PRIORITIES

  • Justice reform
  • Environmental justice
  • Racial equality

Why are you running:

Isaac Bryan is running to bring the people back into the center of our government and represent the communities of Los Angeles. The 55th Assembly District is made up of some of the most dynamic and vibrant communities in all of L.A. County. Isaac looks forward to continuing his service to his neighbors as their next Assembly member.

Learn More and Donate Here:

  https://isaacbryanforca.com/

District includes:

Culver City, Palms, Mid-City, West Adams, Crenshaw, Baldwin Hills, Ladera Heights, Leimert Park, Jefferson Park, West LA, Westwood, and Century City

PRIORITIES

  • Fighting gun violence
  • Mitigating climate change
  • Ensured access to high quality and affordable healthcare

Why are you running:

I am running for Congress to unseat MAGA Republican Young Kim and earn the Democratic House majority back. It’s imperative we replace the MAGA Republican leadership that has put political games and party agendas ahead of building an economy that works for all Americans.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://allysonforcongress.com/

District includes:

Ca’s 40th District includes parts of Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Cities: Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, Coto De Caza, San Juan Hot Springs, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Trabuco Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Portola Hills, Modjeska, Silverado, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, Parts of Orange, Yorba Linda, Chino Hills

PRIORITIES

  • Funding for special education ( fully funded)
  • Providing mental health services Standards-based arts education
  • Ensuring that all students, teachers, and staff feel seen, supported, and valued as stakeholders

Why are you running:

I have been an actively engaged parent and community member in Glendale for over two decades and have served in leadership roles on numerous committees within the district and in civic organizations in the greater Glendale and Los Angeles area. I’ve used my platform to address social justice and diversity issues; safeguarding equitable access to services regardless of ethnicity, gender, race, religion, or socio-economic status.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://www.neda4gusd.com/

GLENDALE – GUSD District E

PRIORITIES

  • Defending democracy
  • Fighting for immigrant families
  • Expanding protections for LGBTQ+ community

Why are you running:

Congressman Garcia believes in defending our democracy, leveling the playing field with progressive education policy, addressing the climate crisis, supporting working families with increasing wages, and fighting to expand and protect essential rights for women, immigrants, and the LGBTQI+ community.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://robertgarcia.com/

District includes:

Avalon, Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Bellflower, Downey, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Bell, Maywood, Vernon, Huntington Park, Walnut Park Florence-Firestone

PRIORITIES

  • Affordable Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Wealth Inequality
  • Climate Change
  • Public Safety

Why are you running:

I’m not afraid to take on San Francisco’s toughest challenges. Whether it’s cleaning up our streets, housing more homeless, or fighting for small businesses, I’ve found new solutions that make a real impact. Now I’m running for Assembly because I want to deliver for San Francisco on an even bigger scale.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://www.matthaney.com/

District includes:

San Francisco, Treasure Island, Yerba Buena Island

PRIORITIES

  • Addressing the rising cost of living,
  • Building out our transportation, education, and healthcare infrastructures to support our growing, diversifying, and aging population
  • Supporting sustainable economic development and growth across the region in a way that uplifts and protects, workers, families, the environment, and small businesses alike.

Why are you running:

The challenges we face as a state and as a region are not easy ones, and we can’t solve the issues we face on our own. Not as one person, one city, or one community. We need access to state resources and state programs to help our residents realize the full potential and promise of our region – we need more from our leaders and from Sacramento. It is going to take all of us together to build a region that works for all of us, which is why I’m running to represent these community-centered values in Sacramento.

Learn More and Donate Here:

     https://www.christyholstege.com/

District includes:

Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Idley Wild, Banning, Yucca Valley, Indo, Eagle Mountain, Joshua Tree, Yuciapa, Highland, Calimesa, La Quinta

PRIORITIES

  • Animal Protection Caucus
  • Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Antisemitism
  • Ensure equity, equality and stability for all

Why are you running:

Congresswoman Jacobs spent years working to address, minimize, and prevent conflict, instability, and inequality around the world.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://sarajacobsforca.com/

District includes:

City of San Diego, and all of the Cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, and the unincorporated communities of Spring Valley and La Presa

PRIORITIES

  • Youth and families
  • Youth homelessness and housing
  • Expanding protected bike lanes for safer school routs

Why are you running:

As a public health professional, I know first-hand how important it is for local governments to provide leadership and resources to address our most serious challenges. The work includes a focus on critical issues such as affordable housing for our workforce and seniors, housing for those experiencing homelessness, natural disaster preparedness such as fires and floods, economic revitalization, safe neighborhoods for our children and much more. This is work I have been effective in, have experience in and am energized to continue to address.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://www.shebreh.org/

District includes:

Santa Cruz – District 3

PRIORITIES

  • Expanding voting rights
  • Reproductive justice
  • Health care for all

Why are you running:

I fight to make higher education and career training affordable and accessible to everyone, with special focus on underserved communities and students who were previously in the foster care system or incarcerated

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://sydneykamlager.com/

District includes:

Culver City, Ladera Heights, View Park, Park Mesa Heights, Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw, South Central, Hyde Park, Jefferson Park, Leimert Park, Palms, South Robertson, West Adams, Mid-City, Pico, West L.A, and more neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

PRIORITIES

  • Environment and sustainability
  • Honoring for veterans
  • Achieving world class education

Why are you running:

In addition to his political activism, Mike worked as an attorney focused on environmental and energy regulatory compliance and government affairs. Mike is a passionate believer in clean energy and has over a decade of experience in the industry, helping to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable power generation and transportation options.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://www.mikelevin.org/

District includes:

Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, Rancho Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Del Mar.

PRIORITIES

  • Climate change
  • Universal Healthcare
  • Education for All

Why are you running:

I’m an organizer and a community activist, and I’m running to fight for justice, equality, and progress.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://www.derekmarshallca.com/

District includes:

Victorville, Hesperia, Phelan

PRIORITIES

  • The environment
  • Gun violence
  • Women’s reproductive rights

Why are you running:

Before my entry into politics, I defended homeowners as an enforcement attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission during the housing crisis, and advocated for progressive economic priorities as policy director at the Center for American Progress.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://davemin.com/

District includes:

Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Seal Beach, and portions of Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, and Laguna Woods.

PRIORITIES

  • Homelessness
  • College access
  • Right to abortion

Why are you running:

Sasha is a recognized regional leader who champions equitable access to higher education and lifting up San Gabriel Valley working families. She is deeply committed to advocating for policies that create social, racial, and economic justice.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://www.sashareneeperez.com/

District includes:

Portions of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties and includes the communities of Glendale, Pasadena, Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Claremont, Glendora, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta-Montrose, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Temple City, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, and San Antonio Heights

PRIORITIES

  • Affordability and cost of living
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Safer communities

Why are you running:

Rhodesia Ransom is a mom, wife, and devoted public servant who puts people first. She’s delivered results in her more than two decades of experience as a non-profit co-founder, planning commissioner, Tracy city councilmember, and congressional district director.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://www.rhodesiaransom.com/

District includes:

Folsom, Jackson, San Andreas, Sonora, Modesto, Oakhurst, Shaver Lake

PRIORITIES

  • Better healthcare, Education, Housing,
  • Good Paying Jobs

Why are you running:

Jessica Self is an attorney, fighting for Valley children who don’t have a stable home or a foundation to grow and thrive. As an Assembly member, she will prioritize funding for Valley schools, support for children and families, and an end to domestic violence. She has a vision for the Valley that rebuilds our middle class and allows residents to live healthy, happy lives.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://www.jessicaself.org/

District includes:

Avenal, Lost Hills, Wasco, Tipton, Pixely, Richgrove, Delano, Buttonwillow, Earlimart, Lamont

PRIORITIES

  • Mental Health and Healthcare for All
  • Housing and Homeless
  • Community Violence Prevention

Why are you running:

A fighter for all of us, Sepi has advocated for and delivered on some of the biggest challenges of our time: mental health care, affordable housing and homelessness, climate action, LGBTQ+ equality, social justice, reproductive rights, fair wages and creating communities where every person feels safe. Now, she’s ready to take her dedication to Congress, to help build a nation that benefits all of us.

Learn More and Donate Here:

       https://www.sepishyne.com/

District includes:

Burbank, Glendale, Sunland

PRIORITIES

  • Racial and social justice
  • Renewing and strengthening the district’s relationship with its educators and staff through increasing salary and reducing class sizes
  • Strengthening communication with families and other community members to increase transparency and access to district updates and counter misinformation

Why are you running:

I am running for the Glendale School Board seat in Area A because I am an educator and labor organizer who wants our school district to continue on its path of providing a welcoming, safe, and empowering environment for our students, families, educators, and staff to learn, grow, and work.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://www.tellytse.com/

District includes:

Glendale School Board Area A

PRIORITIES

  • Consumer protection
  • Criminal justice
  • Diversity and inclusion

Why are you running:

A fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color, the poor, veterans, and seniors.

Learn More and Donate Here:

https://waters.house.gov/

District includes:

Westchester and Playa Del Rey, Lennox, West Athens, West Carson, Harbor Gateway, El Camino Village, Watts, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita and Torrance

2024 CANDIDATES FOR STATE AND FEDERAL POSITIONS SEEKING ENDORSEMENT FROM
CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY (CADEM)

 

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