Note: This post is “IN PROCESS” and will be periodically updated! (10/27/22)
Gavin Newsom – Governor of CA – (D)
- Age: 54
- City of residence: San Francisco/Fair Oaks
- Occupation: Businessman/Mayor of SF/ LG of ÇA/ Gov of CA
- Education: Santa Clara University
- Funding: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/campaign-finance/70386/gavin-newsom
- Website: https://gavinnewsom.com
- Full endorsement list here.
San Jose Mercury News
San Francisco Chronicle
|San Francisco Examiner||San Diego Union-Tribune|
- (LATimes) Endorsement: Gov. Gavin Newsom has spent four years approving groundbreaking changes that have great potential to make life better in this state. He deserves a second term to allow him to effectively carry out his vision.
- (Knock-LA) Gavin Newsom is a well-oiled politician’s politician in every sense of the word. He’s made a great show of being a champion of the people over his meticulously crafted career as a Democratic establishment figurehead. However, his record on key issues, including those he has campaigned on, have left a lot to be desired.
- Despite running on a single-payer platform in 2018, Newsom withheld public support for single-payer healthcare bill AB1400. Newsom also championed the harmful “CARE Court” plan to create a new court system that subjects unhoused people with mental health disabilities to involuntary treatment. He vetoed a state bill to allow safe injection sites in LA, despite mounting proof that these sites help save lives lost to the overdose crisis.
- His record on supporting immigrants and migrant workers is shoddy. He failed immigrants by refusing to publicly support AB937, which would have blocked state prisons and jails from transferring noncitizens to federal immigration custody (ICE) after the completion of their sentences.
- Newsom’s positions on worker protections, the climate catastrophe, and prisoner rights are all similarly checkered. Newsom easily fought off a recall campaign last year and will likely win a landslide reelection against his conservative Republican opponent.
- (San Francisco Examiner) Endorsement: Gavin Newsom the clear (and only) choice for California governor. Newsom has done a good job in crisis and is running virtually unopposed
- (mercurynews.com) Editorial: Gov. Gavin Newsom deserve another four-year term. The best of 26 California primary candidates, he should be credited for his successes and criticized for his failures.
- (The Bay Area Reporter – local, independent, LGBTQ journalism): Fresh off his resounding win in last year’s recall race, Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom is almost certainly going to win reelection to a second four-year term. For LGBTQ residents in the Golden State, that is a good thing. Newsom has consistently been a strong ally to the community, dating from his days as San Francisco mayor when he helped launch the nationwide fight for marriage equality by ordering city officials to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
- As governor, Newsom has signed significant pro-LGBTQ bills into law. Last year these included bills requiring big stores to have gender-neutral toy aisles; allowing marriage and children’s birth certificates to be updated to reflect their legal name and gender in a way that protects their privacy; and requiring public colleges and universities to stop deadnaming trans and nonbinary students on their diplomas and academic records. Over his first term in office the governor also signed a controversial bill ensuring LGBTQ adolescents are treated the same as their heterosexual peers when faced with the possibility of being listed on the state’s sex offender registry. And there are many others.
- We expect his pro-LGBTQ stance to continue in his second term. But one piece of legislation that he hasn’t signed yet is an important one. Senate Bill 357, the Safer Streets for All Act, was delayed last year even though it passed out of the Legislature. Co-authored by gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), it would repeal California Penal Code Section 653.22, the law that criminalizes loitering for the intent to engage in sex work. It also allows those convicted of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution, particularly the Black women and transgender individuals often targeted under the law, to have their records sealed. Wiener told us earlier this year the bill would head to Newsom’s desk “soon,” but that hasn’t happened yet, likely due to some concerns on the part of the governor. We urge him to sign this legislation.
- Newsom has governed well over these last four years. He instituted measures to help manage the COVID pandemic and has repeatedly stood up for California values and equality for all and confronted pushback from Republican governors like Ron DeSantis of Florida. He has appointed qualified LGBTQ people to various roles in his administration, including the courts, and has the state on the right track. We recommend Newsom for governor.
Brian Dahle – (R)
Eleni Kounalakis – Lieutenant Governor of CA – (D)
- Age: 56
- City of resident: San Francisco
- Occupation: Businesswoman/Ambassador to Hungary/LG of ÇA
- Education: Dartmouth University, UC Berkeley
- Funding: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/campaign-finance/179456/eleni-kounalakis
- Website: https://www.eleniforca.com
- (LA Times) Eleni Kounalakis has grown into the job well, quickly establishing herself as a knowledgeable state leader and a policymaker, sponsoring and supporting important legislation and voting in the interests of students and the environment on the boards she sits on.
- (Knock-LA) This position has few formal duties, other than being second-in-line to the governorship. Incumbent Eleni Kounalakis has done little to distinguish herself. Kounalakis previously worked for two decades at a real estate development firm founded by her father, then was appointed ambassador to Hungary in 2010 after her family donated six figures to President Obama’s reelection campaign. Her website’s issues page remains embarrassingly light for a statewide officeholder. Her Republican opponent, who wants to lower taxes and get “tough on criminals,” is not the answer either.
- (Asbarez) ANCA-WR Endorses Eleni Kounalakis for Lieutenant Governor of California
- (The Bay Area Reporter – local, independent, LGBTQ journalism): Eleni Kounalakis (D) has no strong opposition and should easily win reelection. She has been a strong ally to the LGBTQ community. Last fall she announced the formation of a transgender advisory panel. While that is a good thing, we haven’t heard much about its work since its formation. At the time there was no one from a San Francisco-based agency on it, which we opined about at the time. She also passed up a chance to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community when she declined to comment to us about top Hungarian diplomats who had their photo taken in San Francisco City Hall last August (she was the U.S. ambassador there during the Obama administration). That drew the ire of some Hungarian Americans and LGBTQ leaders because Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has long been on an anti-LGBTQ tirade that shows no signs of abating now that he’s won reelection.
- On the positive side, Kounalakis last year co-sponsored legislation that benefits the community. Assembly Bill 387, by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda), eliminated gendered language referencing constitutional officers. Newsom signed it into law.
- We hope Kounalakis can be more proactive in terms of LGBTQ issues in her second term.
GOP opponent is Angela E. Underwood Jacobs
Secretary of State, State of California
Shirley N. Weber – Appointed Secretary of State, CA – (D)
- Age: 73
- City of residence: San Diego
- Occupation: Current CA Secretary of State, CA State Assemblymember, Educator
- Education: UCLA
- Complete list of endorsements:
- Website: https://drshirleyweber.com
- (LA Times) Shirley Weber is running for the first time after serving as secretary of state for the last two years as a political appointee. She has proved to be a reliable and fair chief elections officer.
- (Knock-LA) Dr. Shirley Weber, who fled the Jim Crow South as a young child, is the first Black person ever to hold this important office, which oversees California’s elections. Appointed in 2021, Weber was a professor for 40 years at San Diego State University before becoming a state assemblymember in 2012.
- Weber impressed during the 2021 governor recall election, where she attempted to require candidates to disclose their tax returns and stood up to Newsom in a dispute over ballot designations. In the Assembly, Weber successfully pushed several bills addressing racial injustice and police misconduct, although she did troublingly support charter schools and opposed teachers’ unions.
- However, her opponent Robert Bernosky, a corporate consultant and longtime Republican operative, advocates for voter suppression tactics like “cleaning California’s voter rolls” and eliminating automatic Motor Voter DMV registration, while opposing publicly financed clean elections. There is no question here who is best for the job.
- (The Bay Area Reporter – local, independent, LGBTQ journalism): Shirley Weber, Ph.D., a Democratic former assemblymember from San Diego, was named the state’s chief elections officer by Newsom last year after he appointed Alex Padilla, her predecessor, to the U.S. Senate to replace Kamala Harris when she assumed the vice presidency. In the Assembly, Weber worked on criminal justice reforms and has been a great ally to the LGBTQ community. As chair of the Assembly Black Caucus, Weber in 2020 joined with state Senator Scott Wiener in the successful effort to have Newsom posthumously pardon gay Black civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, who had been arrested in Pasadena in 1953 on vagrancy charges. As secretary of state, Weber states on her campaign website that she is committed to making California the national leader in running inclusive, trustworthy, and transparent elections — expanding the franchise to more of our citizens, ensuring election security, and empowering voters to make informed decisions.We recommend Weber for a full term as secretary of state.
GOP opponent is Rob Bernosky
Controller, State of California
(Indivisible Conejo): With incumbent Betty Yee termed out, several qualified candidates have thrown their hats in the ring. Democrats Steve Glazer and Ron Galperin have won some endorsements, and the L.A. Times thinks Republican Lanhee Chen would be a good watchdog on Democrats’ spending. But Cohen, chair of the state Board of Equalization, is a highly qualified, charismatic rising star in the Democratic Party, who has earned the backing of most of the state’s elected Dems.
Malia Cohen – Current Chair of CA State Board of Equalization (D)
- Age: 44
- City of residence: San Francisco
- Occupation: Chair of the CA State Board of Equalization from the 2nd district, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- Education: Fisk University, Carnegie Mellon
- Complete list of endorsements: https://maliacohen.us/endorsements/
- Website: https://maliacohen.us
- Sample of Malia Cohen’s endorsements below
- (Knock-LA) The state controller acts as the state’s accountant, audits public funds spent by state agencies, and has the discretion to audit how local governments spend state funds.
- Malia Cohen, a former member and president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, has a long record of progressive achievements. She pushed the city’s retirement fund to fully divest from fossil fuels, led the effort to create a city public bank, helped make the city’s community colleges free for residents and workers of the city, and advocated for the creation of an independent department to investigate police shootings.
- As state controller, she wants to ensure that the state’s tax dollars and financial decisions benefit previously neglected communities. Cohen also intends to audit big companies receiving research and development tax credits and will make sure big corporations like Amazon pay their fair share in taxes.
- Her Republican opponent Lanhee Chen is an operating partner at a private equity firm and a fellow at a conservative think tank that promotes pro-business and small-government policies. His policy positions predictably include a skepticism toward government spending to help disadvantaged communities and opposition to increased taxes on the wealthy.
(Indivisible Conejo) YES FOR MALIA COHEN
This is the most tightly contested of the statewide races, as Republicans hope Lanhee Chen will allow them to claim an advocate for “fiscal responsibility” (go figure) to serve as a watchdog on Democrats’ spending. Don’t be fooled. Cohen is both well-qualified and charismatic, part of the future of California politics.
GOP opponent is Lanhee J. Chen
Treasurer, State of California
Fiona Ma – Treasurer of California – (D)
- Age: 56
- City of residence: San Francisco
- Occupation: Current Treasurer of California, Chair of the California Board of Equalization, Speaker pro tempore of the California State Assembly
- Education: Rochester Institute of Technology,
- Golden Gate University,
- Pepperdine University
- Complete list of endorsements: https://www.fionama.com/endorsements
- Website: https://www.fionama.com
- Sample of Ma’s endorsements below. See her huge list here.
- (LA Times) Fiona Ma is regarded as a hardworking, innovative elected official who takes seriously the office’s responsibilities and opportunities, although troubling missteps have put a cloud over her first term.
- (Knock-LA) The state treasurer’s duties include safeguarding public funds from fraud, issuing and managing the state’s public debt, and serving on the state pension boards CalPERS and CalSTERS. Current Treasurer Fiona Ma has advocated for increasing diversity on corporate boards, financing and constructing a high-speed rail to Las Vegas, and divesting from fossil fuels.
- However, Ma has been accused of sexually harassing a former staffer, and nearly threw away $476 million on a fraudulent N95 mask deal. She has also received large campaign donations from police associations, the real estate industry, and financial institutions.
- Her conservative opponent, Jack Guerrero, a business consultant and Cudahy City Councilmember, is an outspoken abortion opponent and Trump supporter who uses dangerous immigrant-bashing language like “place citizens FIRST.”
- (The Bay Area Reporter – local, independent, LGBTQ journalism): Fiona Ma, a Democrat and former San Francisco supervisor and assemblymember, is seeking reelection as the state’s treasurer, the state’s chief investment officer. She stated on her campaign website that in her first term, “we refinanced billions of dollars of bonds to save California taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars that were reinvested back into critical public services.” She stated, “I will continue to invest California’s money in a socially responsible manner and ensure our state is on sound financial footing. I will continue to prioritize funding for health care, housing, jobs, the environment and our schools, while making it easier for Californians to afford college and retirement.”Ma, a certified public accountant, has no serious opposition in deep-blue California. One cause for concern, however, is a lawsuit filed by a former staff member alleging wrongful termination. In the complaint, Judith Blackwell alleges sexual harassment. Other records obtained by the Sacramento Bee show that Ma regularly shared hotel rooms with staffers; she said it was to save the state money, other experts say it crossed an ethical line. Ma says the lawsuit claims are without merit. Ma has done a good job as treasurer but we hope that she will maintain clearer boundaries with her staff.
GOP opponent is Jack M Guerrero
Attorney General, State of California
Rob Bonta – Attorney General of California – (D)
- Age: 49
- City of residence: San Francisco
- Occupation: Current AG of California, Former CA Assemblymember, Deputy City Attorney in San Francisco
- Education: Yale University
- Funding: https://www.followthemoney.org/entity-details?eid=13008519
- Complete list of endorsements: https://robbonta.com/endorsements/
- Website: https://robbonta.com
- (LATimes) Endorsement: Bonta has done a solid job in his year-and-a-half tenure, helping California advance its interests in some of the top issues of our time, including gun proliferation, abortion rights, housing and climate change.
- (Knock-LA) Governor Newsom appointed Rob Bonta, a former assemblymember from the East Bay, to be attorney general in 2021. Bonta has impressed so far. He sued Amazon for stifling competition and driving up prices, sued Walmart for environmental violations, sued the US Postal Service for its short-sighted plan to buy over 100,000 new gas-powered mail trucks, and joined several environmental justice lawsuits seeking to protect vulnerable low-income communities. Bonta faces frequent Fox News guest Nathan Hochman. Hochman’s vision for solving homlelessness and crime is exactly what you would expect from a Republican: more law enforcement. Enough elected Democrats in California have tried this approach that we don’t want to see what it looks like in the hands of a Republican.
- (The Bay Area Reporter – local, independent, LGBTQ journalism): Like Weber, Attorney General Rob Bonta was nominated by Newsom after the previous AG, Xavier Becerra, was tapped by President Joe Biden to be his health and human services secretary. Bonta, a Democrat, previously represented part of Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro in the Assembly. He was the only AG candidate to return our endorsement questionnaire, and in it, he stated that he’s committed to protecting the civil rights of all Californians, “including California’s vibrant LGBTQ+ communities.” He stated that he will continue to prioritize criminal justice reform, and racial, economic, and environmental justice.
- One of Bonta’s chief opponents is Anne Marie Schubert, a lesbian who’s the Sacramento County district attorney and the sister of Frank Schubert, one of the masterminds behind Proposition 8, the now overturned California same-sex marriage ban. Schubert is running as an independent but has a more conservative view of law enforcement and would likely take the state away from recent successful legislative efforts to hold police officers accountable.
- Bonta stated that the state needs to build upon community policing as that is a way to build trust in communities. “Law enforcement agencies should resemble the communities they serve,” he stated. He also said he has taken steps as AG to accelerate the public release of peace officer use-of-force and misconduct records that are in the state Department of Justice’s possession.
- Bonta has done a good job so far as the state’s top law enforcement official. We recommend him for a full four-year term.
- GOP opponent is Nathan Hochman
Insurance Commissioner, State of California
Ricardo Lara – CA Insurance Commissioner (D)
- City of residence:
- Occupation: CA Insurance Commissioner
- Website: https://ricardolara.com
- Sample list of endorsements below. Complete list of endorsements: https://ricardolara.com/endorsements/
(LA Times) Ricardo Lara will almost certainly win a second term in this overwhelmingly blue state. But we hope that the large field of challengers he faced for reelection will remind Lara that he needs to do a better job serving the public.
(Indivisible Conejo): Lara, who set off a minor scandal by accepting campaign contributions from insurance companies, faces stiff bipartisan competition–including a challenge from Democratic assemblymember Marc Levine. But Lara has performed his job well.
GOP opponent is Robert Howell
Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of California
Tony K. Thurmond – CA Superintendent of Public Instruction – (D)
- Age: 53
- City of residence: Richmond
- Occupation: CA Superintendent of Public Instruction, former CA State Assemblymember
- Education: Temple University, Bryn Mawr College
- Funding: https://ballotpedia.org/Tony_Thurmond
- Complete list of endorsements: https://www.tonythurmond.com/endorsements
- Website: https://www.tonythurmond.com/
- Sample of Thurmond’s endorsements below
- (LA Times) Thurmond may have a weak record, but his opponent’s agenda is worse. We hope that Thurmond uses a second term to develop into the superintendent of public instruction who makes an educational difference.
- (Knock-LA) The superintendent of public instruction oversees the California Department of Education and has informal influence over pending state laws regarding education. In 2018, Tony Thurmond, backed by public school teachers and their union, defeated a charter-school-backed opponent in a race that drew headlines for its negativity and $40 million in combined spending. Following Thurmond’s victory in that bellwether race, the state passed legislation to increase charter school accountability.
- This year, Thurmond’s reelection campaign is a quieter affair. While he has disappointed in several ways, he maintains the backing of public school teachers and is the better choice in this race.
- His opponent is an executive for a conservative think tank based in Orange County, which advocates for corporate charter schools and produces anti-union materials.
- (The Bay Area Reporter – local, independent, LGBTQ journalism): State schools chief Tony Thurmond is seeking reelection and we recommend him for a second term. During his first term, Thurmond had focused on equity and promoting academic success for students of all backgrounds, his campaign website noted. Of importance to our readers, Thurmond, a longtime ally to the LGBTQ community, has worked to address implicit bias in schools, train teachers and administrators on how to support queer students, develop an inclusive ethnic studies curriculum, and close the achievement gap, the website stated.
- During the COVID pandemic, he secured rapid COVID tests for schools and administered an additional $5.2 billion for COVID school relief that provided things like computers, personal protective equipment, and mental health counseling.
- Going forward, Thurmond wants to help public school students recover from more than a year of remote learning gaps by expanding after-school tutoring. He wants California students to be able to read by the third grade by 2026 and has an ambitious plan to accomplish that. It includes providing reading coaches and specialists at schools that need to improve literacy goals, expanding funding, working with parents, and providing books to students and families in need.
- Successful public schools are essential to California’s future. We recommend Thurmond for another term.
Lance Christensen – (R)
Member, District 2, California Board of Equalization
Sally J. Lieber – Councilwoman/Environmental Advocate (D)
GOP opponent is Peter Coe Verbica
Member, District 4, California Board of Equalization
David Dodson – (D)
State Assemblymember – District 38
- Assembly District 38 now contains Ojai, Ventura, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Oxnard and the portion of Camarillo that is north of highway 101 and west of Lewis Road
- Ventura County Star report on League of Women Voters candidate’s forum for 38th Assembly District here.
- League of Women Voters – State Assembly District 38 Candidate forum: VIDEO
Assembly District 38
Steve Bennett – Assemblymember – (D)
- Residence: Ventura
- Occupation: Ventura County supervisor/ CA State Assemblymember
- Education: Brown University, Master’s degree in education from Butler University
- Complete list of endorsements https://stevebennettforassembly.com/supporters/
- Website: https://stevebennettforassembly.com
- Website here. Complete list of endorsements here.
We are pleased to note that the CA Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) gave failing grades to both Bennett and Wilson.
(Indivisible Conejo) For race against Jacqui Irwin (D) “Republican finalist Lori Mills is a far-right ideologue perfectly in line with #RobMob values, and is running an unsurprisingly obnoxious campaign. This race may be closer than we think, though, because the newly redrawn District 42 map is a bit redder than the old one.)
Take the first sentence of the previous paragraph, switch out the names, and you have an excellent description of Bennett’s McCoy/Proud Boys-friendly opponent, Cole Brocato. District 38 is considerably bluer, so a Bro victory would be a massive upset.
(VC Star) Election 2022: Meet the two candidates competing for California’s 38th Assembly District
Assembly District 38
Cole Brocato (R)
If you were wondering if Cole Brocato is respectful of reproductive justice and Measure 1…no. No, he is not. Lots of nonsense about late-term abortions in this little video between him and his Godspeak interviewer, mindlessly repeating the myth that “abortions [are] occurring “moments before birth” or even “after birth,” In reality, these scenarios do not occur, nor are they legal, in the U.S.” Actual facts are available to anyone with a smart phone, but clearly extraneous to those simply looking to impose their religious views on the rest of us.
His entrance into politics seems to have started with indignation over public health restrictions during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which, for people who may have forgotten, over a MILLION people died. Those with existing conditions and immunity issues, who ended up stacked in refrigerated mortuary trucks, must have wished that their neighbors had loved them enough to mask or vaccinate to provide effective herd immunity. Seth and Cole then enjoyed a weird digression into medieval “first night” traditions (which may or may not be a real thing) as an example of how “positive” laws could violated “natural law’ and be affronts to morality, as were, in their opinion, abortion rights and public health orders.
(Note: Martin Luther, also a big fan of natural law, apparently never addressed abortion directly, but would have taken issue with a man so focused on his church (Godspeak) being closed and that his son couldn’t play football. In his response to Christians wondering if they could morally run away during the plague, Luther allowed that those not necessary to maintain public order could do so, but one was not allowed to forsake a neighbor in need, nor “rashly disdain the use of medicines; they do not avoid places and persons infected by the plague, but lightheartedly make sport of it and wish to prove how independent they are….”)
Brocato, a contractor, then gravely offered his medical expertise on late term abortions vs. caesarian sections (BOTH are abortions, BTW), neatly illustrating this doctor’s discussion that “lies about women and their bodies are a key weapon of the patriarchy. These lies also dishonor the women who have made difficult decisions about ending pregnancies at or after 24 weeks.” She would be happy to explain to the Bro that c-sections for non-viable fetuses could destroy the uterus and have a higher complication rate, including that of dying, as if a woman’s opinion, either as a medical professional or as a patient, counted for anything in the conversation between these bros.
- Facts: We’re going to award a negative 3 for misinformation and that analogy about virginity theft.
- Concern for forcing his religious dictates on others: zero.
- Self regard: High. He plans on winning. Make sure he doesn’t.
The GOP’s “God and Family” candidate Cole Brocato received an “A” from the CA Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA)
- American Council
- Free Ventura – a branch of the #RobMob. Their endorsements: “Our extensive research on each candidate includes evaluations of their conservative worldview on individual God-given rights, forced masking of children, government spending, crime, free enterprise, and deregulation. We also look at their views on family, school choice/homeschooling, and much more.”
State Assemblymember – District 42
Assembly District 42 (Oxnard)
Jacqueline (Jacqui) V. Irwin – Assemblymember – (D)
- Age: 60
- City of residence: Thousand Oaks
- Occupation: Engineer/Mayor of T.O./State Assemblymember
- Education: UC San Diego
- Sample of her endorsements below. https://jacquiirwin.com/endorsements-2022
- Website: https://jacquiirwin.com
We are pleased to note that the CA Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) gave a failing grade to Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. The GOP’s Lori Mills and Ted Nordblum both received an “A.”
Assembly District 42
Lori Mills (R)
(Indivisible Conejo) Republican finalist Lori Mills is a far-right ideologue perfectly in line with #RobMob values, and is running an unsurprisingly obnoxious campaign. This race may be closer than we think, though, because the newly redrawn District 42 map is a bit redder than the old one.
(Knock-LA) Democrat Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, in office since 2014, has an unfortunate record of failing to support key criminal justice bills, which has earned her a paltry 55% grade from the ACLU. In 2021 alone, she failed to support SB731 to remove old convictions from records, AB503 to end indefinite probation for youth, and AB937 to end transfers of prisoners to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Her opponent, Republican Lori Mills, is a far worse choice, but Knock LA can’t recommend Irwin in this safe Democratic district until she does better.
- “Watchmen on the Wall“: From a Time magazine article in 2014: “This year’s briefing focused on defending the idea that marriage only should exist between a man and woman and on countering what many conservative Christians believe are widespread attacks on Christian religious liberty.” They work with Focus on the Family to stop “civil rights laws to protect homosexual conduct and gender identity disorder.”
- “Gun Owners of California” :”We believe the Second Amendment was adopted by our Founders in order to guarantee a way of protection for one’s self, family and country against the dangers of a broken world.” Huh? Most of us who took history know that it was to “prevent the need for the United States to have a professional standing army. At the time it was passed, it seems it was not intended to grant a right for private individuals to keep weapons for self-defense.” At least until Supreme Court weasel Scalia misplaced the whole “militia” phrase in his robes.
State Assemblymember – District 46
Assembly District 46 (Encino)
Jesse Gabriel – Assemblymember – (D)
- Age: 40
- City of residence: Encino
- Occupation: CA State Assemblymember, Attorney
- Education: UC Berkeley, Harvard University
- Funding: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/campaign-finance/178075/jesse-gabriel
- Complete list of endorsements: https://jessegabriel.com/endorsements
- Website: https://jessegabriel.com
We are pleased to note that the CA Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) gave a failing grade to Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel. The GOP’s Dana Caruso did not respond to their survey.