ENDORSEMENTS

ENDORSEMENTS

 

Organizations

Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
Brady United Against Gun Violence - All California Chapters
CAL Fire Local 2881
California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
California Building & Construction Trades Council
California Democratic Party
California Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus
California Faculty Association
California Federation of Teachers
California Latino Legislative Caucus
California League of Conservation Voters
California Nurses Association
California Professional Firefighters
California Service Employees Int'l Union (SEIU)
California State University Long Beach College Democrats
California Teachers Association
California Voices for Progress
California Women’s List
CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates
Democratic Women’s Study Club of Long Beach
Emily's List
Equality California
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC)
Fund Her
Honor PAC
IATSE - All Los Angeles Based Locals
International Association of Machinists (IAM) District 947
Int'l Longshore & Warehouse Union So. CA District Council
Int'l Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13
Int'l Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63
Int'l Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 94
Ironworkers Local 416
Ironworkers Local 433
Laborers Local 1309
Latinas Lead
Los Angeles County Young Democrats
Long Beach Collective Association
Long Beach Democratic Club
Long Beach Firefighters Association
Long Beach Police Officers Association
Long Beach Young Democrats
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
NARAL Pro-Choice California
National Union of Healthcare Workers
National Women's Political Caucus of California
Painters & Allied Trades Int'l Union District Council 36
Peace Officers Research Assoc. of California (PORAC)
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project
Plumbers Local 78
Professional Engineers in California Government
Progressive Democratic Club
San Pedro Democratic Club
Smart Justice California
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
Southern California Armenian Democrats
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Local 562
Stonewall Democratic Club
Teamsters Local 63
Teamsters Local 848
Teamsters Local 952
United Association Local 250
United Food & Commercial Workers Int'l Union (UFCW) Local 324
United Food & Commercial Workers Int'l Union (UFCW) Local 770
United Steelworkers District 12
Unite-HERE Local 11
Women's Political Committee

Statewide Elected Officials

State Treasurer Fiona Ma
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
Attorney General Bill Lockyer (ret.)

Members of Congress

Congressman Alan Lowenthal
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán

Legislative Elected Officials

State Senator Maria Elena Durazo
State Senator Holly Mitchell
State Senator Susan Rubio
State Senator Scott Wiener
State Senator Kevin de León (ret.)
Assemblymember Ian Calderon
Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell
Assemblymember Blanca Rubio
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago

Local Elected Officials

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis
Cudahy Mayor Jose Gonzalez
Cudahy City Councilmember Chris Garcia
Downey Mayor Fernando Vasquez (ret.)
El Monte Councilwoman Jessica Ancona
Huntington Park Mayor Karina Macias
Huntington Park Vice Mayor “Manny” Avila
Huntington Park City Councilmember Graciela Ortiz
Huntington Park City Councilmember Marilyn Sanabria
Lakewood Vice Mayor Jeff Wood
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster (ret.)
Long Beach City Councilmember Dee Andrews
Long Beach City Councilmember Al Austin
Long Beach City Councilmember Stacy Mungo
Long Beach City Councilmember Jeannine Pearce
Long Beach City Councilmember Suzie Price
Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson
Long Beach City Councilmember Roberto Uranga
Long Beach City Councilmember Suja Lowenthal (ret.)
Long Beach City Councilmember Tonia Reyes Uranga (ret.)
Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez
Paramount City Mayor Tom Hansen
Paramount City Councilmember Daryl Hofmeyer
Paramount City Councilmember Diane Martinez
Paramount City Councilmember Peggy Lemons
Lynwood Mayor José Luis Solache
Rolling Hills Mayor Patrick Wilson
Signal Hill City Councilmember Larry Forrester
Signal Hill City Councilmember Tina Hansen
Signal Hill City Councilmember Keir Jones
South Gate City Councilmember Al Rios
South Gate City Councilmember Gil Hurtado (ret.)
Water Replenishment District of Southern California Board Member Rob Katherman

Local Education Elected Officials

Long Beach CCD Trustee President Sunny Zia
Long Beach CCD Trustee Vice President Vivian Malauulu
Long Beach CCD Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk
Long Beach USD Board President Diana Craighead
Long Beach USD Board Member Dr. Juan Benitez
Long Beach USD Board Member Megan Kerr
Long Beach USD Board Member Felton Williams
Los Angeles CCD Trustee Gabriel Buelna
Los Angeles CCD Trustee Steven Veres
Norwalk-La Mirada USD Board Member Jesse Urquidi

Democratic Officials

California Democratic Party Acting Chair Alexandra "Alex" Gallardo-Rooker
Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez

 

Testimonials

 

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara:

"There is no better person to replace me in the State Senate than Lena Gonzalez.  A dynamic woman in business.  A mom with three sons. And a City Council leader."

"Lena took on the big corporations to protect the environment by banning styrofoam containers and protecting women working in hotels from sexual harassment and assault. Lena protected blue-collar jobs and stood up for the LGBTQ and immigrant communities. And Lena led the way to bring every child access to technology."

"Lena represents the future."

"As more people in every community meet her, they will appreciate why I am strongly supporting Lena Gonzalez for State Senate."

 

Congressman Alan Lowenthal:

"Lena is a courageous public servant who stands up and fights for her communities. All of our families, regardless of income, zip code or family situation, deserve an opportunity to reach their full potential. Lena will stand up and fight for all California families as she has done in Long Beach. Now more than ever, we need someone like Lena in the State Senate and that is why she has my strongest endorsement."

 

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn:

"I'm endorsing Lena Gonzalez because she is the most qualified candidate for State Senate.  Lena is already a very successful legislator writing groundbreaking legislation that has moved Long Beach forward. Lena comes from local government and understands the impacts state laws have on our local municipalities, which is needed now more than ever. I look forward to doing everything I can to ensure Lena is elected."

 

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia:

"I've worked with Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez for 10 years, and during that time she's been my partner in expanding our fire and police departments, supporting small businesses, and fighting for the rights of all workers.  She's smart, independent, and will be a strong voice for Long Beach."

"As Mayor and a Metro Board member representing much of South East Los Angeles, I'm looking forward to doing everything I can to support Lena."

 

Long Beach City Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce:

"It is my distinct honor to endorse my colleague Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez in her bid to become the next Senator to represent the 33rd district."

"I've had the pleasure of working along side the Councilwoman in the community for many years, and I can truly say, that she is fierce, dedicated, unapologetic and exactly what we need in Sacramento. Leadership is not always easy and comfortable and I have first-hand experience as to how time and time again she has caste votes based on integrity and what was best for the residents of Long Beach. Her leadership has transformed our downtown, the quality of life, and bridged divides."

"I am confident that she will serve the district with that same fire as she has served our Long Beach residents."

 

Long Beach Councilmember Rex Richardson:

"Lena represents a new future for Long Beach and every city in the 33rd Senate District. Her dynamic vision and passion for public service will make her an effective leader in Sacramento and strong voice for working families."

"As incoming Campaign Chair, I call on all our local leaders in Long Beach and across the region to unite behind this campaign for economic opportunity, good jobs, and equality."

 

Long Beach Councilmember Roberto Uranga:

"After carefully reviewing my potential candidacy and the effects this would have on my District, my supporters and my family, I have decided not to seek the office of Senator for Senate District 33 (Lara). I wish to thank all who have supported and encouraged me to seek this office and ask that they join me in supporting Long Beach Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez as she moves forward with her campaign."

"Long Beach comprises a major part of Senate District 33 and Councilwoman"

Gonzalez and I share many of the same values. Her election will ensure Long Beach has a voice in Sacramento and will add a woman to the California State Senate."

 

Paramount Mayor Diane J. Martinez:

"Lena Gonzalez is a young and amazing leader.  She has done an amazing job on the city council fighting for workers' rights and the environment among other things.  She is the kind of person we need right now in the California State Senate.  I wholeheartedly endorse her campaign and look forward to continuing working with her as our state senator."

 

Long Beach Community College District Board President Sunny Zia:

"As President of the LBCCD board, I am proud to support Lena Gonzalez for State Senate. Lena is a strong woman who will stand up for California's students, especially those experiencing homelessness. This is an area I have championed on the board and an issue that I will be proud to work with her on."

 

Long Beach Community College District Board Vice President Vivian Malauulu:

"As a product of community colleges, Lena understands first hand the positive impact community colleges have on California's economy. Lena has assured me that our very successful Long Beach College Promise will serve as a statewide model to ensure that Californians have real access to higher education."

 

Long Beach Community College District Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk:

"I'm proud to endorse Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez for the 33rd Senate District. She is a proud product of the California community college system who shares my commitment to affordable higher education, expanding access to high paying science, technology, engineer, and math (STEM) careers, and working to bridge the digital divide to ensure everyone can participate in the 21st century economy."

 

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