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. President

Bernie Sanders OR Elizabeth Warren | For this contest, these candidates have been rated “qualified.”

Also, for this contest, we have rated Donald Trump as UNACCEPTABLE

U.S. Congressional Districts

U.S. House, District 49: Mike Levin
U.S. House, District 50: Ammar Campa-Najjar
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

County Democratic Central Committee
(by Assembly District)

For these contests, six (6) candidates are elected from each Assembly District to serve on the San Diego County Democratic Party’s Central Committee. We have listed members of our club who are running. Some contests may have more club members running than the eligible seats available. You may only vote for up to six (6) candidates.

Assembly District 71: Ryan Darsey, James Elia, Robert Grand, Christina Perry, Marilyn Riley
Assembly District 75: Javier Alvarado, Theresa “Terry” Corrales, Gibhran Jiminez, Nicole Leeds, Val Macedo
Assembly District 76: Kyle Bright, Bill Fowler, Megan Ley, Val Macedo Jr.
Assembly District 77 (vote for up to 6): Indroneal Banerjee, Lauren Bier, Esther “Sunny” Escovedo, Terry Norwood, Ria Otero, Ryan Trabuco, Melinda Vasquez
Assembly District 78 (vote for up to 6): Rick Bates, Sapphire Blackwood, Zach Bunshaft, Bernadette Butkiewicz, Chyann-Marie Cox, Sarah Davis, Kevin Lourens, Jonathan “Cody” Petterson, Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, Huy “Jean-Huy” Tran, Codi Vierra
Assembly District 79 (vote for up to 6): Evlyn Andrade, Jesus Cardenas, Nidia Casteneda, Temika Cook, Brandon Coopersmith, Andrea Beth Damsky, Jehoan Espinoza, Kathryn Meyer, David Myers, Steve Padilla, Shane Parmely, Dan Shook-Castillo
Assembly District 80 (vote for up to 6): Genoveva Aguilar, Brenda Aguirre Arnold, David Alvarez, Victoria Barba, Kelvin Barrios, Kate Bishop, Andrea Cardenas, Nathan Fletcher, Angelica “Angel” Godinez, Cathie Hyatt, Sara Kent, Rafael Perez

Judicial Offices

Office 18: Roberta Winston
Office 22: Alana Wong Robinson
Office 30: Tim Nader
Office 36: Michelle Ialeggio | For this contest, we have rated Shawn McMillan as UNACCEPTABLE

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 Community College Board, District B: Bernie Rhinerson
San Diego Community College Board, District D: Mary Graham

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

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

Carlsbad City Council, District 1: Cori Schumacher

State and Local Ballot Measures

Proposition 13: Support
Measure B (San Diego County): Oppose
Measure C (City of San Diego): Support
Measure D (City of San Diego): Support
Measure E (City of Chula Vista): Support