Congress

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below congressional districts on your ballot.

  • Judy Chu

    Reelect Congressional Representative Judy Chu to keep CD-28 on the right track for progress.

     

    Judy Chu

    Reelect Congressional Representative Judy Chu to keep CD-28 on the right track for progress.

     

    Judy Chu

    Reelect Congressional Representative Judy Chu to keep CD-28 on the right track for progress.

     

  • Andrea Rosenthal

    Elect Andrea Rosenthal to push AD-39 in the right direction.

     

    The Position

    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

    The District

    California’s 39th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 22% are Republican and 47% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 50% Latino, 4% Asian, and 17% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-39 is 13% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-39 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 25 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 21 points.

     

    The Race

    There are four candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Andrea Rosenthal, Democrat Juan Carrillo, Democrat Steve Fox, and Republican Paul Andre Marsh. Rosenthal’s campaign has raised $212,000, and is not funded by fossil fuel, police, real estate, or corporate PAC interests. Carrillo’s campaign has raised $110,000, and is also not funded by any problematic donors. Fox has raised $76,000, and has received donations from fossil fuel, real estate, corporate PAC, and police interests. Marsh has not recorded any fundraising receipts with the Secretary of State’s office.

     

    The Recommendation

    Andrea Rosenthal, an educator and a community organizer, lives in Palmdale, CA. According to campaign materials, she is running for election to leverage her knowledge of education and grassroots organizing to responsive resources to the constituents of the 39th district. Rosenthal has not run for office before. 

    Since 2018, Rosenthal has worked as a political and community organizer in the Antelope Valley community. She was hired as deputy district director for former Rep. Katie Hill’s congressional office. After leaving Hill’s office, she founded the Antelope Valley Community Organizing Alliance, which provides civic resources, like voter registration and service projects to the region. Prior to her political work, Rosenthal spent 13 years as an early-childhood teacher, an experience she credits with inspiring her community-focused approach to reform. Her campaign is centered on equity, beginning with universal preschool and extending to health-care access and an economy flush with family-sustaining jobs. 

    Rosenthal has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups, including California Labor Federation, California Environmental Voters, and NARAL Pro-Choice California. She has also received the endorsement of many elected officials in the state, including Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Assemblymember Laura Friedman, and Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo. Based on our analysis, Andrea Rosenthal’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-39 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Andrea Rosenthal

    Elect Andrea Rosenthal to push AD-39 in the right direction.

     

    The Position

    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

    The District

    California’s 39th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 22% are Republican and 47% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 50% Latino, 4% Asian, and 17% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-39 is 13% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-39 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 25 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 21 points.

     

    The Race

    There are four candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Andrea Rosenthal, Democrat Juan Carrillo, Democrat Steve Fox, and Republican Paul Andre Marsh. Rosenthal’s campaign has raised $212,000, and is not funded by fossil fuel, police, real estate, or corporate PAC interests. Carrillo’s campaign has raised $110,000, and is also not funded by any problematic donors. Fox has raised $76,000, and has received donations from fossil fuel, real estate, corporate PAC, and police interests. Marsh has not recorded any fundraising receipts with the Secretary of State’s office.

     

    The Recommendation

    Andrea Rosenthal, an educator and a community organizer, lives in Palmdale, CA. According to campaign materials, she is running for election to leverage her knowledge of education and grassroots organizing to responsive resources to the constituents of the 39th district. Rosenthal has not run for office before. 

    Since 2018, Rosenthal has worked as a political and community organizer in the Antelope Valley community. She was hired as deputy district director for former Rep. Katie Hill’s congressional office. After leaving Hill’s office, she founded the Antelope Valley Community Organizing Alliance, which provides civic resources, like voter registration and service projects to the region. Prior to her political work, Rosenthal spent 13 years as an early-childhood teacher, an experience she credits with inspiring her community-focused approach to reform. Her campaign is centered on equity, beginning with universal preschool and extending to health-care access and an economy flush with family-sustaining jobs. 

    Rosenthal has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups, including California Labor Federation, California Environmental Voters, and NARAL Pro-Choice California. She has also received the endorsement of many elected officials in the state, including Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Assemblymember Laura Friedman, and Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo. Based on our analysis, Andrea Rosenthal’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-39 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Andrea Rosenthal

    Elect Andrea Rosenthal to push AD-39 in the right direction.

     

    The Position

    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

    The District

    California’s 39th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 22% are Republican and 47% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 50% Latino, 4% Asian, and 17% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-39 is 13% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-39 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 25 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 21 points.

     

    The Race

    There are four candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Andrea Rosenthal, Democrat Juan Carrillo, Democrat Steve Fox, and Republican Paul Andre Marsh. Rosenthal’s campaign has raised $212,000, and is not funded by fossil fuel, police, real estate, or corporate PAC interests. Carrillo’s campaign has raised $110,000, and is also not funded by any problematic donors. Fox has raised $76,000, and has received donations from fossil fuel, real estate, corporate PAC, and police interests. Marsh has not recorded any fundraising receipts with the Secretary of State’s office.

     

    The Recommendation

    Andrea Rosenthal, an educator and a community organizer, lives in Palmdale, CA. According to campaign materials, she is running for election to leverage her knowledge of education and grassroots organizing to responsive resources to the constituents of the 39th district. Rosenthal has not run for office before. 

    Since 2018, Rosenthal has worked as a political and community organizer in the Antelope Valley community. She was hired as deputy district director for former Rep. Katie Hill’s congressional office. After leaving Hill’s office, she founded the Antelope Valley Community Organizing Alliance, which provides civic resources, like voter registration and service projects to the region. Prior to her political work, Rosenthal spent 13 years as an early-childhood teacher, an experience she credits with inspiring her community-focused approach to reform. Her campaign is centered on equity, beginning with universal preschool and extending to health-care access and an economy flush with family-sustaining jobs. 

    Rosenthal has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups, including California Labor Federation, California Environmental Voters, and NARAL Pro-Choice California. She has also received the endorsement of many elected officials in the state, including Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Assemblymember Laura Friedman, and Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo. Based on our analysis, Andrea Rosenthal’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-39 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

County District Races

Depending on where you live, you may have the below county-districted races on your ballot.

  • DeJonaé Shaw

    Elect Supervisor DeJonaé Shaw to push San Bernardino County in the right direction for progress. 

     

    The Position

    Each of the 58 counties in California is governed by a five-person board of supervisors. A board of supervisors has legislative and executive power to manage county services and resources, including courts, jails, public health, and public lands. They also have quasi-judicial powers, which gives them the right to hold hearings, conduct investigations, and make decisions in a manner similar to judicial courts. Laws passed by boards of supervisors are generally called ordinances. Because counties include both incorporated cities, which are administered by their own city councils and unincorporated areas, which are directly administered by the county, ordinances may or may not apply in different areas of the county. Supervisors are typically ‎limited to three terms, or 12 years in office total.

     

    The District

    San Bernardino is California’s 5th most populous county. San Bernardino’s board of supervisors oversees the needs of 2,181,654 people and manages an estimated budget of $7.6 billion annually. According to the County Charter, San Bernardino is governed by the board of supervisors, who oversee the legislative priorities and municipal needs of the county. District 2 includes about 400,000 people, as well as the cities of Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana. 

     

    The Race

    There are five candidates running for this seat, including DeJonaé Shaw and opponents Jesse Armendarez, Nadia Renner, Luis Cetina, and Eric Coker. Shaw’s campaign has raised $78,319 and is not funded by corporate PACs, the fossil fuel industry, the real estate industry, or the police. Armendarez’s campaign has not committed to refusing money from corporate PACs or the fossil fuel industry, and has received donations from the police as well as tens of thousands of dollars from the real estate industry. Cetina’s campaign has also accepted donations from the real estate industry. Renner and Cetinas’s campaigns have received only five donations apiece in this calendar year.

     

    The Recommendation

    DeJonaé Shaw is from California. According to campaign materials, Shaw is running for election to fight for good-paying jobs, cleaner air, and healthy neighborhoods where everyone can thrive. 

    Shaw is a licensed vocational nurse, and worked in health care throughout the pandemic. She is a longtime supporter of youth advocacy and education: Shaw founded the Greater Empire Pageants for young people in the area, and has worked with local organizations like the Young Women’s Empowerment Summit and Just Us 4 Youth. She has also served as a leader in her union as the vice chair of Legislation and Education, and on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Next Gen Committee, aimed at increasing community solutions to policing.

    Shaw is endorsed by a strong majority of progressive groups, including Inland Empire United, Planned Parenthood, CHIRLA Action Fund, the Sierra Club, and labor unions like SEIU, AFSCME, and NUHW. She is also endorsed by elected officials, including Senator Connie Leyva, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes, and many local leaders. Based on our analysis, DeJonaé Shaw’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of San Bernardino County and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    DeJonaé Shaw

    Elect Supervisor DeJonaé Shaw to push San Bernardino County in the right direction for progress. 

     

    The Position

    Each of the 58 counties in California is governed by a five-person board of supervisors. A board of supervisors has legislative and executive power to manage county services and resources, including courts, jails, public health, and public lands. They also have quasi-judicial powers, which gives them the right to hold hearings, conduct investigations, and make decisions in a manner similar to judicial courts. Laws passed by boards of supervisors are generally called ordinances. Because counties include both incorporated cities, which are administered by their own city councils and unincorporated areas, which are directly administered by the county, ordinances may or may not apply in different areas of the county. Supervisors are typically ‎limited to three terms, or 12 years in office total.

     

    The District

    San Bernardino is California’s 5th most populous county. San Bernardino’s board of supervisors oversees the needs of 2,181,654 people and manages an estimated budget of $7.6 billion annually. According to the County Charter, San Bernardino is governed by the board of supervisors, who oversee the legislative priorities and municipal needs of the county. District 2 includes about 400,000 people, as well as the cities of Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana. 

     

    The Race

    There are five candidates running for this seat, including DeJonaé Shaw and opponents Jesse Armendarez, Nadia Renner, Luis Cetina, and Eric Coker. Shaw’s campaign has raised $78,319 and is not funded by corporate PACs, the fossil fuel industry, the real estate industry, or the police. Armendarez’s campaign has not committed to refusing money from corporate PACs or the fossil fuel industry, and has received donations from the police as well as tens of thousands of dollars from the real estate industry. Cetina’s campaign has also accepted donations from the real estate industry. Renner and Cetinas’s campaigns have received only five donations apiece in this calendar year.

     

    The Recommendation

    DeJonaé Shaw is from California. According to campaign materials, Shaw is running for election to fight for good-paying jobs, cleaner air, and healthy neighborhoods where everyone can thrive. 

    Shaw is a licensed vocational nurse, and worked in health care throughout the pandemic. She is a longtime supporter of youth advocacy and education: Shaw founded the Greater Empire Pageants for young people in the area, and has worked with local organizations like the Young Women’s Empowerment Summit and Just Us 4 Youth. She has also served as a leader in her union as the vice chair of Legislation and Education, and on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Next Gen Committee, aimed at increasing community solutions to policing.

    Shaw is endorsed by a strong majority of progressive groups, including Inland Empire United, Planned Parenthood, CHIRLA Action Fund, the Sierra Club, and labor unions like SEIU, AFSCME, and NUHW. She is also endorsed by elected officials, including Senator Connie Leyva, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes, and many local leaders. Based on our analysis, DeJonaé Shaw’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of San Bernardino County and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    DeJonaé Shaw

    Elect Supervisor DeJonaé Shaw to push San Bernardino County in the right direction for progress. 

     

    The Position

    Each of the 58 counties in California is governed by a five-person board of supervisors. A board of supervisors has legislative and executive power to manage county services and resources, including courts, jails, public health, and public lands. They also have quasi-judicial powers, which gives them the right to hold hearings, conduct investigations, and make decisions in a manner similar to judicial courts. Laws passed by boards of supervisors are generally called ordinances. Because counties include both incorporated cities, which are administered by their own city councils and unincorporated areas, which are directly administered by the county, ordinances may or may not apply in different areas of the county. Supervisors are typically ‎limited to three terms, or 12 years in office total.

     

    The District

    San Bernardino is California’s 5th most populous county. San Bernardino’s board of supervisors oversees the needs of 2,181,654 people and manages an estimated budget of $7.6 billion annually. According to the County Charter, San Bernardino is governed by the board of supervisors, who oversee the legislative priorities and municipal needs of the county. District 2 includes about 400,000 people, as well as the cities of Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana. 

     

    The Race

    There are five candidates running for this seat, including DeJonaé Shaw and opponents Jesse Armendarez, Nadia Renner, Luis Cetina, and Eric Coker. Shaw’s campaign has raised $78,319 and is not funded by corporate PACs, the fossil fuel industry, the real estate industry, or the police. Armendarez’s campaign has not committed to refusing money from corporate PACs or the fossil fuel industry, and has received donations from the police as well as tens of thousands of dollars from the real estate industry. Cetina’s campaign has also accepted donations from the real estate industry. Renner and Cetinas’s campaigns have received only five donations apiece in this calendar year.

     

    The Recommendation

    DeJonaé Shaw is from California. According to campaign materials, Shaw is running for election to fight for good-paying jobs, cleaner air, and healthy neighborhoods where everyone can thrive. 

    Shaw is a licensed vocational nurse, and worked in health care throughout the pandemic. She is a longtime supporter of youth advocacy and education: Shaw founded the Greater Empire Pageants for young people in the area, and has worked with local organizations like the Young Women’s Empowerment Summit and Just Us 4 Youth. She has also served as a leader in her union as the vice chair of Legislation and Education, and on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Next Gen Committee, aimed at increasing community solutions to policing.

    Shaw is endorsed by a strong majority of progressive groups, including Inland Empire United, Planned Parenthood, CHIRLA Action Fund, the Sierra Club, and labor unions like SEIU, AFSCME, and NUHW. She is also endorsed by elected officials, including Senator Connie Leyva, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes, and many local leaders. Based on our analysis, DeJonaé Shaw’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of San Bernardino County and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

  • Courage Score: https://couragescore.org
  • Connie Leyva

    Elect Connie Leyva to push San Bernardino County in the right direction for progress. 

     

    The Position

    Each of the 58 counties in California is governed by a five-person board of supervisors. A board of supervisors has legislative and executive power to manage county services and resources, including courts, jails, public health, and public lands. They also have quasi-judicial powers, which gives them the right to hold hearings, conduct investigations, and make decisions in a manner similar to judicial courts. Laws passed by boards of supervisors are generally called ordinances. Because counties include both incorporated cities, which are administered by their own city councils, and unincorporated areas, which are directly administered by the county, ordinances may or may not apply in different areas of the county. Supervisors are typically ‎limited to 3 terms, or 12 years in office total.

     

    The District

    San Bernardino is California’s 5th most populous county. San Bernardino’s board of supervisors oversees the needs of 2,181,654 people and manages an estimated budget of $7.6 billion annually. According to the County Charter, San Bernardino is governed by the board of supervisors, which oversees the legislative priorities and municipal needs of the county. District 4 includes 477,000 residents, as well as the cities of Chino, Ontario, and Montclair. 

     

    The Race

    There are three candidates running for this seat, including State Senator Connie Leyva and Incumbent Curt Hagman. Leyva’s campaign has raised $410,539 and is not funded by the real estate industry. She has accepted donations from the corporate PACs, police, and the fossil-fuel industry. Hagman has not filed any fundraising receipts with the Secretary of State for the current election cycle. Hagman and his campaign were fined $10,000 in 2019 for campaign-finance violations, including spending money raised by a previous campaign and fundraising beyond the legal limit following the end of the election cycle. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Connie Leyva, a state senator and a union leader, is from Chino, CA. According to campaign materials, Leyva is running for election to fight for quality jobs, better schools, and safer neighborhoods, as well as to serve her local San Bernardino community. 

    Leyva is a sitting state senator and has demonstrated her progressive bonafides in the Senate: she has voted in favor of raising the minimum wage, lowering the cost of community college, and building more affordable housing, and has earned a lifetime Courage Score of 96 out of 100. In particular, she has acted as an advocate for gender equity, helping to author laws requiring pay equity, removing limitations on prosecuting sexual assault, banning secret settlements of campus assault cases, and increasing access to reproductive health care at public universities. While working as a grocery clerk, she joined the United Food and Commercial Workers. She later served as a union representative for UFCW and was eventually elected president, the first woman to hold the role. 

    Leyva is endorsed by a strong majority of progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood, Inland Empire United, the Sierra Club, and labor unions like UFCW, SEIU, and AFL-CIO. Based on our analysis, Leyva’s track record and policy positions 
    demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of San Bernardino County and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
     

    Connie Leyva

    Elect Connie Leyva to push San Bernardino County in the right direction for progress. 

     

    The Position

    Each of the 58 counties in California is governed by a five-person board of supervisors. A board of supervisors has legislative and executive power to manage county services and resources, including courts, jails, public health, and public lands. They also have quasi-judicial powers, which gives them the right to hold hearings, conduct investigations, and make decisions in a manner similar to judicial courts. Laws passed by boards of supervisors are generally called ordinances. Because counties include both incorporated cities, which are administered by their own city councils, and unincorporated areas, which are directly administered by the county, ordinances may or may not apply in different areas of the county. Supervisors are typically ‎limited to 3 terms, or 12 years in office total.

     

    The District

    San Bernardino is California’s 5th most populous county. San Bernardino’s board of supervisors oversees the needs of 2,181,654 people and manages an estimated budget of $7.6 billion annually. According to the County Charter, San Bernardino is governed by the board of supervisors, which oversees the legislative priorities and municipal needs of the county. District 4 includes 477,000 residents, as well as the cities of Chino, Ontario, and Montclair. 

     

    The Race

    There are three candidates running for this seat, including State Senator Connie Leyva and Incumbent Curt Hagman. Leyva’s campaign has raised $410,539 and is not funded by the real estate industry. She has accepted donations from the corporate PACs, police, and the fossil-fuel industry. Hagman has not filed any fundraising receipts with the Secretary of State for the current election cycle. Hagman and his campaign were fined $10,000 in 2019 for campaign-finance violations, including spending money raised by a previous campaign and fundraising beyond the legal limit following the end of the election cycle. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Connie Leyva, a state senator and a union leader, is from Chino, CA. According to campaign materials, Leyva is running for election to fight for quality jobs, better schools, and safer neighborhoods, as well as to serve her local San Bernardino community. 

    Leyva is a sitting state senator and has demonstrated her progressive bonafides in the Senate: she has voted in favor of raising the minimum wage, lowering the cost of community college, and building more affordable housing, and has earned a lifetime Courage Score of 96 out of 100. In particular, she has acted as an advocate for gender equity, helping to author laws requiring pay equity, removing limitations on prosecuting sexual assault, banning secret settlements of campus assault cases, and increasing access to reproductive health care at public universities. While working as a grocery clerk, she joined the United Food and Commercial Workers. She later served as a union representative for UFCW and was eventually elected president, the first woman to hold the role. 

    Leyva is endorsed by a strong majority of progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood, Inland Empire United, the Sierra Club, and labor unions like UFCW, SEIU, and AFL-CIO. Based on our analysis, Leyva’s track record and policy positions 
    demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of San Bernardino County and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
     

    Connie Leyva

    Elect Connie Leyva to push San Bernardino County in the right direction for progress. 

     

    The Position

    Each of the 58 counties in California is governed by a five-person board of supervisors. A board of supervisors has legislative and executive power to manage county services and resources, including courts, jails, public health, and public lands. They also have quasi-judicial powers, which gives them the right to hold hearings, conduct investigations, and make decisions in a manner similar to judicial courts. Laws passed by boards of supervisors are generally called ordinances. Because counties include both incorporated cities, which are administered by their own city councils, and unincorporated areas, which are directly administered by the county, ordinances may or may not apply in different areas of the county. Supervisors are typically ‎limited to 3 terms, or 12 years in office total.

     

    The District

    San Bernardino is California’s 5th most populous county. San Bernardino’s board of supervisors oversees the needs of 2,181,654 people and manages an estimated budget of $7.6 billion annually. According to the County Charter, San Bernardino is governed by the board of supervisors, which oversees the legislative priorities and municipal needs of the county. District 4 includes 477,000 residents, as well as the cities of Chino, Ontario, and Montclair. 

     

    The Race

    There are three candidates running for this seat, including State Senator Connie Leyva and Incumbent Curt Hagman. Leyva’s campaign has raised $410,539 and is not funded by the real estate industry. She has accepted donations from the corporate PACs, police, and the fossil-fuel industry. Hagman has not filed any fundraising receipts with the Secretary of State for the current election cycle. Hagman and his campaign were fined $10,000 in 2019 for campaign-finance violations, including spending money raised by a previous campaign and fundraising beyond the legal limit following the end of the election cycle. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Connie Leyva, a state senator and a union leader, is from Chino, CA. According to campaign materials, Leyva is running for election to fight for quality jobs, better schools, and safer neighborhoods, as well as to serve her local San Bernardino community. 

    Leyva is a sitting state senator and has demonstrated her progressive bonafides in the Senate: she has voted in favor of raising the minimum wage, lowering the cost of community college, and building more affordable housing, and has earned a lifetime Courage Score of 96 out of 100. In particular, she has acted as an advocate for gender equity, helping to author laws requiring pay equity, removing limitations on prosecuting sexual assault, banning secret settlements of campus assault cases, and increasing access to reproductive health care at public universities. While working as a grocery clerk, she joined the United Food and Commercial Workers. She later served as a union representative for UFCW and was eventually elected president, the first woman to hold the role. 

    Leyva is endorsed by a strong majority of progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood, Inland Empire United, the Sierra Club, and labor unions like UFCW, SEIU, and AFL-CIO. Based on our analysis, Leyva’s track record and policy positions 
    demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of San Bernardino County and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
     

  • Courage Score: https://couragescore.org