2020 Primary Endorsements — Vote March 3!

The people we elect to public office and which ballot measures win or lose has a direct impact on our jobs and our ability to provide the communities we serve with high quality, public services. 

Below are the official endorsements of our union, IFPTE Local 21. Our endorsement process is democratic, nonpartisan, and member-driven.



(Support) Proposition 13: Schools Facility Modernization Bond – Authorizes $15 billion in facilities bonds for repair, construction, modernization, at public preschools, K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities


Assembly District 15 – Buffy Wicks

Assembly District 16 – Rebecca Bauer-Kahn

Assembly District 17 – David Chiu

Assembly District 18 – Rob Bonta

Assembly District 19 – Phil Ting

Assembly District 20 – Bill Quirk

Assembly District 27 – Ash Kalra


Senate District 7 – Marisol Rubio

Senate District 9 – Nancy Skinner

Senate District 15 – Dave Cortese


Alameda County


(Support) Measure E: Educator Recruitment and Retention

(Support) Measure G: School Facilities Bond

(Support) Measure H: School Maintenance Bond


(Support) Measure Q: Parks and Homeless Services

Alameda Democratic County Central Committee
Iris Merriouns*
Barbara Lopez*


Contra Costa County

Board of Supervisors, District 3 – Diane Burgis


(Support) Measure R: WCCUSD Classroom Modernisation and Safety Update Measure

Contra Costa Democratic County Central Committee
Champagne Brown    
Charles F. Carpenter
Michael Nye
Melanie Seton Smith*
Tony Tiscareno
Nadine Grace Peyrucain


Solano County

Board of Supervisors, District 1 – Erin Hannigan

Board of Supervisors, District 2 – Rochelle Sherlock

Board of Supervisors, District 5 – Mitch Mashburn


Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County

Board of Supervisors, District 3 – Magdalena Carrasco (Dual Endorsement)

Board of Supervisors, District 3 – Kansen Chu (Dual Endorsement)


San Jose

City Council, District 2 – Sergio Jimenez

City Council, District 4 – Huy Tran

City Council, District 6 – Jake Tonkel

City Council, District 8 – Sylvia Arenas

City Council, District 10 – Jenny Higgins-Brandini


San Francisco City & County

Support: Prop. A: Community College Bond

Support: Prop. B: Earthquake Safety Bond

Support: Prop. C: SFHA Retiree Health Benefits

Support: Prop. D: Vacancy Tax

Support: Prop. E: Limits on Office Development


San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC)

Assembly District 17

John Avalos*

David Campos

Bevan Dufty

Peter Gallotta*

Matt Haney

Frances Hsieh*

Anabell Ibanez

Jane Kim

Honey Mahogany*

Rafael Mandelman*

Sophie Maxwell

Hillary Ronen*

Shamann Walton

Shanell Williams


Assembly District 19

Keith Baraka

Queena Chen

Kelly Groth

Leah Lacroix*

Janice Li

Li Miao Lovett

Gordon Mar

Faauuga Moliga

Mano Raju

A.J. Thomas*


* denotes a current or former Local 21 member  


Contact Zach Goldman, Political & Policy Director, at zgoldman@ifpte21.org for more information or volunteer opportunities.


Local 21 endorsements are made by our member-elected Local 21 Executive Committee based on recommendations from Chapters and Councils. Our endorsement process is democratic, nonpartisan, and member driven.