2020 Endorsements

*Club endorsements are voted on by members of San Diego Democrats for Equality. They do not equal endorsements made by the county or state party. County and state party endorsements are made separately. “Qualified” ratings may be given to candidates who do not meet at least a 60% threshold of voting club members, however are deemed supportable by the club. “Unacceptable” ratings may be given in the event that the candidate has a poor position or record on one or more critical issues, and/or the candidate has demonstrated a lack of responsiveness or sensitivity to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

MARCH 3, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION

U.S. Congressional Districts

U.S. House, District 49: Mike Levin
U.S. House, District 50: Ammar Campa-Najjar
U.S. House, District 51: Aeiramique Glass Blake
U.S. House, District 52: Scott Peters
U.S. House, District 53 (vote for 1): Georgette Gomez OR Sara Jacobs | For this contest, these candidates have been rated “qualified”

California State Senate

State Senate, District 39: Toni Atkins

California State Assembly

State Assembly, District 71: Elizabeth Lavertu
State Assembly, District 76: Tasha Boerner Horvath
State Assembly, District 77: Brian Maienschein
State Assembly, District 78: Chris Ward
State Assembly, District 79: Dr. Shirley Weber
State Assembly, District 80: Lorena Gonzalez

San Diego County Offices

County Supervisor, District 1: Nora Vargas
County Supervisor, District 2: Kenya Taylor | For this contest, we have rated Manny Rodriguez as UNACCEPTABLE
County Supervisor, District 3 (vote for 1): Olga Diaz OR Terra Lawson-Remer | For this contest, these candidates have been rated “qualified”

Local Educational Offices

County Board of Education, District 1: Gregg Robinson
County Board of Education, District 2: Guadalupe Gonzalez

San Diego Unified, District A (vote for 1): Stephen Groce OR Sabrina Bazzo | For this contest, these candidates have been rated “qualified”
San Diego Unified, District D: Richard Barrera
San Diego Unified, District E: Cindy Lopez

Local Municipal Offices

San Diego Mayor: Todd Gloria
San Diego City Attorney: Mara Elliott
San Diego City Council, District 1 (vote for 1): Joe LaCava OR Will Moore | For this contest, these candidates have been rated “qualified”
San Diego City Council, District 3: Stephen Whitburn
San Diego City Council, District 5: Marni Von Wilpert
San Diego City Council, District 7: Raul Campillo
San Diego City Council, District 9: Kelvin Barrios

Chula Vista City Council, District 4: Andrea Cardenas
Chula Vista City Council, District 3: Steve Padilla

ENDORSEMENT CALENDAR (as of November 21, 2019)

Thursday, January 16 (2020)

  • U.S. President
  • State and Local Ballot Measures
  • Assembly District 75
  • Superior Court Judicial Races
  • Carlsbad City Council, District 1
  • Trailed Races (if needed)