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2016 Primary Election Guide

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • Hillary Clinton

UNITED STATES SENATE

  • Kamala Harris

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

  • Congressional District 07: Ami Bera (D)
  • Congressional District 10: Michael Eggman (D)
  • Congressional District 13: Barbara Lee (D)
  • Congressional District 17: Mike Honda (D)
  • Congressional District 20: Jimmy Panetta (D)
  • Congressional District 21: No Endorsement
  • Congressional District 24: Salud Carbajal (D)
  • Congressional District 25: Brian Caforio (D)
  • Congressional District 26: Julia Brownley (D)
  • Congressional District 46: Joe Dunn (D)
  • Congressional District 44: Isadore Hall (D)

STATE SENATE

  • Senate District 03: Mariko Yamada (D)
  • Senate District 05: Cathleen Galgiani (D)S
  • Senate District 09: Sandré Swanson (D) & Nancy Skinner (D)
  • Senate District 11: Jane Kim (D)
  • Senate District 13: Jerry Hill (D)
  • Senate District 15: Jim Beall (D)
  • Senate District 17: William Monning (D)
  • Senate District 19: Hannah-Beth Jackson (D)
  • Senate District 21: Jonathon Ervin (D)
  • Senate District 25: Anthony Portantino (D)
  • Senate District 27: Henry Stern (D)
  • Senate District 29: Sukhee Kang (D)
  • Senate District 31: Richard Roth (D)
  • Senate District 33: Ricardo Lara (D)
  • Senate District 35: Steven Bradford (D)
  • Senate District 39: Toni Atkins (D)

STATE ASSEMBLY

  • Assembly District 02: Jim Wood (D)
  • Assembly District 04: Don Saylor (D)
  • Assembly District 07: Kevin McCarty (D)
  • Assembly District 08: Ken Cooley (D)
  • Assembly District 09: Jim Cooper (D)
  • Assembly District 10: Marc Levine (D)
  • Assembly District 11: Jim Frazier (D)
  • Assembly District 12: Virginia Madueño (D)
  • Assembly District 14: Mae Torlakson (D)
  • Assembly District 15: Tony Thurmond (D)
  • Assembly District 16: Cheryl Cook‐Kallio (D)
  • Assembly District 17: David Chiu (D)
  • Assembly District 18: Rob Bonta (D)
  • Assembly District 19: Phil Ting (D)
  • Assembly District 20: Bill Quirk (D)
  • Assembly District 22: Kevin Mullin (D)
  • Assembly District 24: No Endorsement
  • Assembly District 25: Kansen Chu (D)
  • Assembly District 27: Ash Kalra (D)
  • Assembly District 28: Evan Low (D)
  • Assembly District 29: Mark Stone (D)
  • Assembly District 30: No Endorsement
  • Assembly District 31: Joaquin Arambula (D)
  • Assembly District 32: Rudy Salas (D)
  • Assembly District 36: Darren Parker (D)
  • Assembly District 37: Monique Limón (D)
  • Assembly District 39: Patty Lopez (D)
  • Assembly District 40: No Endorsement
  • Assembly District 41: Chris Holden (D)
  • Assembly District 43: Ardy Kassakhian (D)
  • Assembly District 44: Jacqui Irwin (D)
  • Assembly District 45: Matt Dababneh (D)
  • Assembly District 46: Adrin Nazarian (D)
  • Assembly District 47: Eloise Gomez Reyes (D)
  • Assembly District 48: Brian Urias (D)
  • Assembly District 49: Ed Chau (D)
  • Assembly District 50: Richard Bloom (D)
  • Assembly District 51: Jimmy Gomez (D)
  • Assembly District 52: Freddie Rodriguez (D)
  • Assembly District 53: Miguel Santiago (D)
  • Assembly District 54: Sebastian Ridley‐Thomas (D)
  • Assembly District 56: Eduardo Garcia (D)
  • Assembly District 57: Ian Calderon (D)
  • Assembly District 58: Cristina Garcia (D)
  • Assembly District 59: Reggie Jones‐Sawyer
  • Assembly District 60: Eric Linder (R)
  • Assembly District 61: Jose Medina (D)
  • Assembly District 62: Autumn Burke (D)
  • Assembly District 63: Anthony Rendon (D)
  • Assembly District 64: Mike Gipson (D)
  • Assembly District 65: Sharon Quirk-Silva (D)
  • Assembly District 66: Al Muratsuchi (D)
  • Assembly District 70: Patrick O’Donnell
  • Assembly District 78: Todd Gloria (D)
  • Assembly District 79: Shirley Weber (D)
  • Assembly District 80: Lorena Gonzalez (D)
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Election Night in California Moves Middle Class Forward

Labor enthusiasm and boots on the ground make the difference in Propositions 30 and 32, state legislative races

Statement from SEIU State Council:

“The more than 700,000 members of SEIU in California celebrate Election Night victories up and down the ballot. Working families united to defeat the deceptive Proposition 32, which tried to silence our voices and hand more power to billionaire CEOs; pass Proposition 30, which prevents billions of dollars in school cuts; and secure Democratic supermajorities in the Assembly and State Senate.

“During this election our members demonstrated that when we put our boots on the ground and join our voices together, we win victories for California families, students and the middle class. SEIU deployed thousands of volunteers across the state to remind people to vote on Election Day and drive voters to the polls. In Los Angeles County alone, hundreds of volunteers fanned out in neighborhoods over the weekend to contact more than 150,000 voters.

“By defeating the deceptive Prop. 32, working people can continue to speak out on issues that matter to the middle class. By passing Prop. 30 and helping to elect Democratic supermajorities in the Assembly and State Senate, we prevented devastating cuts to schools, and have put the state’s budget on a strong path.”

“Importantly, this historic effort shows that far from being a ‘win-win’ for its secretive backers, Prop. 32 ignited the passions of working families and contributed to victories across the state. Conservative ideologues should think twice before attempting a farce like Prop. 32 again.”

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SEIU California Positions on November 2012 Ballot Initiatives

For purposes of this document, the positions are defined in the following way:

  • Support—SEIU California locals support the initiative
  • Oppose—SEIU California locals oppose the initiative
  • No Position—SEIU California locals are neutral on the initiative
  • Open—SEIU California locals can take their own positions on the initiative

Qualified November 2012 Statewide Ballot Measures

PROPOSITION 30: THE SCHOOLS AND SAFETY PROTECTION ACT OF 2012

POSITION TAKEN: SUPPORT


PROPOSITION 31: CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT

Position Taken: OPPOSSE


PROPOSITION 32: SPECIAL EXEMPTIONS ACT

Position taken: OPPOSE


PROPOSITION 33: INSURANCE PERSISTENCY DISCOUNTS ACT

Position taken: OPPOSE


PROPOSITION 34: CALIFORNIA END THE DEATH PENALTY INITIATIVE

Position taken: OPEN


PROPOSITION 35: CALIFORNIANS AGAINST SEXUAL EXPLOITATION INITIATIVE

Position taken: NO POSITION


PROPOSITION 36: REPEAL “THREE STRIKES” LAW INITIATIVE

Position taken: OPEN


PROPOSITION 37: “CALIFORNIA RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD” INITIATIVE

Position taken: NO POSITION


PROPOSITION 38: MOLLY MUNGER’S STATE INCOME TAX INCREASE TO SUPPORT EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Position taken: OPPOSE


PROPOSITION 39: CALIFORNIA INCOME TAX CALCULATIONS FOR MULTISTATE BUSINESSES ACT

Position taken: SUPPORT


PROPOSITION 40: REFERENDUM ON THE STATE SENATE REDISTRICTING PLANM

Position taken: SUPPORT* (A support position means supporting the senate district lines as they were originally approved by the Redistricting commission).

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SEIU California Backs Candidates with Courage & Conviction to Fight for the Middle Class

Congressional, State Senate and Assembly Endorsements Made in Member-Driven Town Hall Process

Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California today announced the results of its town hall endorsement process in several Congressional, State Senate and Assembly races. In SEIU’s town hall process, members evaluate candidates’ policy positions, listen to them speak, interview them, and then make their decisions. The town halls are open to all members in each district.

Endorsements announced today were as follows:

State Assembly

  • AD 8 Ken Cooley
  • AD 14 Susan Bonilla
  • AD 15 Nancy Skinner
  • AD 16 Joan Buchanan
  • AD 21 Adam Gray
  • AD 22 Kevin Mullin
  • AD 23 Richard Rojas
  • AD 25 Bob Wieckowski

State Senate

  • SD 3 Lois Wolk
  • SD 31 Richard Roth
  • SD 35 Rod Wright
  • SD 39 Marty Block

Congress

  • CD 11 George Miller
  • CD 21 Blong Xiong
  • CD 22 Otto Lee
  • CD 26 Julia Brownley

Previous SEIU endorsements can be found here.

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SEIU California is a coalition of over 700,000 janitors, social workers, security officers, home care workers, school and university employees, healthcare workers, and city, county and state employees represented by SEIU local unions throughout California. We come together to build a better California by fighting to pass policies and elect candidates that benefit working families and advance the issues we care about: affordable healthcare, good wages, retirement security for all, a healthy environment, good schools and universities, and stronger communities. We believe that by working together we can build a California where working families can thrive again.

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SEIU California Backs Candidates with Courage & Conviction to Fight for the Middle Class

Congressional, State Senate and Assembly Endorsements Made in Member-Driven Town Hall Process

Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California today announced the results of its town hall endorsement process in several Congressional, State Senate and Assembly races. In SEIU’s town hall process, members evaluate candidates’ policy positions, listen to them speak, interview them, and then make their decisions. The town halls are open to all members in each district.

Endorsements announced today were as follows:

State Assembly

  • AD 4: Mariko Yamada
  • AD 7: Roger Dickinson
  • AD 17: Tom Ammiano
  • AD 24: Rich Gordon
  • AD 27: Nora Campos
  • AD 28: Paul Fong
  • AD 37: Das Williams
  • AD 40: Russ Warner
  • AD 45: Bob Blumenfield
  • AD 47: Joe Baca Jr.
  • AD 54: Holly Mitchell
  • AD 55: Gregg Fritchle
  • AD 61: Jose Medina
  • AD 62: Steve Bradford
  • AD 64: Isadore Hall
  • AD 69: Julio Perez
  • AD 70: Bonnie Lowenthal
  • AD 79: Shirley Weber & Sid Voorakkara

State Senate

  • SD 9: Loni Hancock
  • SD 11: Mark Leno
  • SD 27: Fran Pavley
  • SD 35: Rod Wright

Congress

  • CD 3: John Garamendi
  • CD 13: Barbara Lee
  • CD 17: Mike Honda
  • CD 18: Anna Eshoo
  • CD 20: Sam Farr
  • CD 24: Lois Capps
  • CD 31: Pete Aguilar
  • CD 33: Henry Waxman
  • CD 36: Dr. Raul Ruiz
  • CD 39: Jay Chen
  • CD 41: Mark Takano
  • CD 46: Loretta Sanchez
  • CD 51: Juan Vargas
  • CD 52: Scott Peters & Lori Saldana

Previous SEIU endorsements can be found here. As more member-driven town halls take place in the coming weeks, SEIU California expects to announce additional endorsements.

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SEIU California is a coalition of over 700,000 janitors, social workers, security officers, home care workers, school and university employees, healthcare workers, court workers, and city, county and state employees represented by SEIU local unions throughout California. We come together to build a better California by fighting to pass policies and elect candidates that benefit working families and advance the issues we care about: affordable healthcare, good wages, retirement security for all, a healthy environment, good schools and universities, and stronger communities. We believe that by working together we can build a California where working families can thrive again.

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SEIU California Backs Candidates with Courage & Conviction to Fight for the Middle Class

Congressional, State Senate and Assembly Endorsements Made in Member-Driven Town Hall Process

Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California today announced the results of its town hall endorsement process in several Congressional, State Senate and Assembly races. In SEIU’s town hall process, members evaluate candidates’ policy positions, listen to them speak, interview them, and then make their decisions. The town halls are open to all members in each district.

Endorsements announced today were as follows:

State Assembly

  • AD 11 Jim Frazier
  • AD 19 Phil Ting
  • AD 21 Adam Gray
  • AD 29 Mark Stone
  • AD 41 Chris Holden
  • AD 46 Adrin Nazarian
  • AD 49 Ed Chau
  • AD 51 Arturo Chavez, Jimmy Gomez
  • AD 58 Luis Marquez
  • AD 59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • AD 63 Anthony Rendon
  • AD 66 Al Maratsuchi
  • AD 10 Michael Allen
  • AD 30 Luis Alejo

State Senate

  • SD 17 Bill Monning
  • SD 19 Hannah Beth Jackson
  • SD 33 Ricardo Lara
  • SD 25 Incumbent Carol Liu

Congress

  • CD 29 Tony Cardenas
  • CD 47 Alan Lowenthal

Previous SEIU endorsements can be found here. As more member-driven town halls take place in the coming weeks, SEIU California expects to announce additional endorsements.

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SEIU California is a coalition of over 700,000 janitors, social workers, security officers, home care workers, school and university employees, healthcare workers, and city, county and state employees represented by SEIU local unions throughout California. We come together to build a better California by fighting to pass policies and elect candidates that benefit working families and advance the issues we care about: affordable healthcare, good wages, retirement security for all, a healthy environment, good schools and universities, and stronger communities. We believe that by working together we can build a California where working families can thrive again.

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Governor’s Address Strikes the Right Note

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California, representing 700,000 workers throughout California released the following statement from Executive Director David Kieffer following the Governor Brown’s State of the State address:

“Tonight we saw what leadership means. Governor Brown offered the serious tone and the straightforward, balanced approach that will be required to guide California through these difficult times.

“After seven years of Schwarzenegger’s failure to deal with our budget problems honestly, Governor Brown outlined the challenges before us clearly.  California is in a deep recession and our budget  is a mess.

“The only choices before us are painful ones, and Governor Brown is right: the only way to fix this mess is through a balanced approach – making more painful cuts and maintaining existing revenues in the June special election.

“If we don’t seize the opportunity now to come together and get California’s fiscal house in order, the cuts will be twice as large, jeopardizing our recovery and our ability to restore investments in schools, colleges and services that made California a beacon of opportunity for our parents and grandparents.

“We agree with the Governor that our retirement security must be sustainable; we support reforms to end abuses such as spiking, double-dipping, and wildly inflated managerial pensions.

“Working together with our Governor and the Legislature, the hard-working men and women of SEIU are ready to forge a path forward through these difficult times. We are looking to our leaders to come together across party lines and rise to the challenge to help us build the kind of state our children and grandchildren deserve.”

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SEIU California is a union of over 700,000 janitors, social workers, security officers, home care workers, school and university employees, healthcare workers, and city, county and state employees represented by SEIU local unions throughout California. We come together to build a better California by fighting to pass policies and elect candidates that benefit working families and advance the issues we care about: affordable healthcare, good wages, retirement security for all, a healthy environment, good schools and universities, and stronger communities. We believe that by working together we can build a California where working families can thrive again.

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SEIU California’s Working Families Endorse Lieu, Parker in February Special Election

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California today announced the organization’s endorsement of Ted Lieu in the 28th Senate District and Darren Parker in the 17th Senate District.   SEIU’s endorsements mean the organization will engage voters to turn out in support of these February 15 special election candidates through member communications and on-the-ground voter contact.

In reviewing candidates who are vying to replace Senator Jenny Oropeza, who passed away last fall, and Senator George Runner, who was elected to Board of Equalization, SEIU’s elected leaders looked for candidates who will bring a practical approach to solving the immediate budget crisis and who have the skills necessary to bring Californians together to restore the schools, colleges, health care and infrastructure that made California great.

“With families struggling to hold onto their jobs and their homes right here in Long Beach, Torrance and our surrounding communities, we need a Senator who is ready to get serious about solving our budget crisis with a balanced approach,” said Paul Aldape, a public works worker who lives in Torrance. “I will be telling my neighbors and co-workers that I’m supporting Ted Lieu because a state where libraries and parks are shuttered isn’t the California I want to leave for my kids.”

After immigrating to the U.S. as a child and going on to become an attorney who serves his country as an Air Force reservist, Ted Lieu embodies the American Dream.  In three terms in the California State Assembly, Lieu distinguished himself as a strong advocate for consumers and families.  Representing the 28th Senate District seat formerly held by Jenny Oropeza, Ted Lieu will continue Senator Oropeza’s long legacy of expanding economic opportunity and health care access for California families.

Loquilla Jackson, a home care worker who lives in Lancaster, said, “I’ll be working hard to elect Darren Parker because he knows getting serious about solving California’s budget problems means working together, not scapegoating low-wage workers for the problems created on Wall Street.   Darren will listen to all of us who want our frail grandparents and children with disabilities to live at home with dignity.”  Darren has the skills to bring our leaders together and together we can find a way to protect critical services like home care that save money for taxpayers.”

A small business owner and a 25-year resident of California’s High Desert, Darren Parker has earned his reputation as a leader who can work with both political parties and bring together diverse interests to improve his community.  Darren has been appointed to leadership positions by both Democrats and Republicans and honored for his work to improve opportunities for young people and working families.

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SEIU California is a union of over 700,000 janitors, social workers, security officers, home care workers, school and university employees, healthcare workers, and city, county and state employees represented by SEIU local unions throughout California. We come together to build a better California by fighting to pass policies and elect candidates that benefit working families and advance the issues we care about: affordable healthcare, good wages, retirement security for all, a healthy environment, good schools and universities, and stronger communities. We believe that by working together we can build a California where working families can thrive again.

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