I am honored to announce the following major endorsements to my campaign. Please click here if I can add your endorsement as well.
Tom Torlakson, CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction
As the highest elected education official in California, I am extremely honored to have his support. Tom, a public education teacher himself, knows first-hand what is needed on our school boards. When Tom was a member of our state legislature, he acted to improve student nutrition and physical education, give schools the funding support they need to ensure academic achievement, and fought to reduce the dropout rate. He has also worked diligently to protect education funding. If elected, I will fight to restore these important services to all students in the district!
Dave Jones, CA Insurance Commissioner
I have followed Dave's career from Sacramento City Council to State Assembly, and now as our state's Insurance Commissioner. In 2008, his Assembly Bill 2759 created the nation’s largest early childhood education and preschool program to give children the best possible start. Whether he is advocating for seniors, our children, our environment, health care, or consumer protections, he has always been a leader that Sacramento is proud to boast as their own. I am proud to have Dave as one of my supporters.
Genevieve Shiroma, Director, SMUD Ward 4
Genevieve has served the citizens of Sacramento proudly as one of our SMUD Directors, giving us some of the lowest utility rates in the state. As a former member of the Air Resources Board, she worked on regulations and programs affecting landfills, hazardous waste, pesticides, and air toxic hot spot sources, all of which were important to citizens of our state (especially our children). Genevieve has always provided a voice for those that are often voiceless, something that I have admired, and one of the reasons I am glad that she is supporting my campaign.
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