Endorsements

ORGANIZATIONS

Evolve, A Community Organization

Democrat Activist Women Now (DAWN)

California Vietnamese  Magazine

VietUSA Newspaper

Teamsters International

Santa Clara County Democratic Club

California Legislative Black Caucus

National Women’s Political Caucus

Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA)

Milpitas Firefighter Union IAFF Local 1699 Association

Professional Athletes Business Group

Silicon Valley African American Democratic Coalition

Northern California NFL Players Association

 

STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS

Delaine Eastin, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Emeritus and

State of California Assembly Chair, Education Committee

Lawson Stuart, Chair, California Democratic Party Veterans Caucus

Reid Milburn, California Democratic Party Veterans Caucus & Vice-Chair, Organizational Development Committee

Kate McKay, California  Democratic Party Veterans Caucus, Chair, Organizational Development Committee

Darren Parker, Chair, California Democratic Party African American Caucus

Carol Fowler, California Democratic Caucus for Women

Tony Perez, Former Chair, California Chicano Latino Caucus

Anne Warren, Senior Assembly Member, California Senior Legislature

Diane Watson, U.S. Congresswoman Emeritus

Sandre Swanson, Assembly Member Emeritus and Deputy Mayor Oakland

Curren Price, Los Angeles City Council and California State Senator Emeritus

Holly Mitchell, California State Senator and Chair, California Legislative Black Caucus

Cheryl Brown, California State Assembly Member

Isadore Hall, III, California State Assembly Member

Reginald Brown Sawyer, California State Assembly Member

Chris Holden, California State Assembly Member

Shirley Weber, California State Assembly Member

Steven Branford, California State Assembly Member

Sebastian Ridley Thomas, California State Assembly Member

Robert  Means, California Democratic State Central Committee and Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association, Milpitas, President

Cassandra Langer, California Democratic State Central Committee and Berryessa North San Jose Democratic Club

 

LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS

Malia Cohen, San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

Keith Carson, President, Alameda County Board of Supervisors

Pete McHugh, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor, Emeritus

Leslie Katz, San Francisco County Board of Supervisors Emeritus

Orlando Walker, President, Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officer Association (Union) Emeritus

Doris Ward, Board President, Emeritus San Francisco County Board of Supervisors; Emeritus San Francisco County Assessor-Recorder

Donald White, Alameda County Treasurer

Lisa Gillmor, Santa Clara City Council Member

Debi Davis, Santa Clara City Council Member

Patricia Mahan, Esq., Santa Clara City Council Member

Mark Green, Bay Area Government Association President and Mayor, Union City Emeritus

Debbie Indihar Giordano, Milpitas City Council Member

Monica E. Wilson, Antioch City Council Member

Maria “Sucy” Collazo, Newark City Council Member

Ray Buenventura, Mayor, Daly City

Claire Mack, Mayor, San Mateo Emeritus

Myrtle Walker, East Palo Alto Mayor Emeritus and Executive Director, Drew Health Foundation

Michael Guingona, Daly City Council Member

Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Council Member

Jordan Eldrige, Rancho Rinconada Recreation & Park District Board of Directors

Leah Pimentel, Vice-Chair, San Francisco Democratic Party

Swanee Edwards, Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee

Sousan Manteghi - Safakish, Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee and Bay Area Iranian American Democratic Club

Kathy Neal, Alameda County Central Democratic Committee

Jim Cooper, Sheriff’s Captain and Former Elk Grove Mayor

Allan Thiessen, Santa Clara County Central Democratic Committee

Cynthia Ford, Santa Clara County Central Democratic Committee

Mike Bucci, President, Tri-Cities Democratic Forum

Maria Alegria, Contra Costa County Democratic Party

Cassandra Langer, Santa Clara County Central Democratic Committee

Rob Means, Santa Clara County Central Democratic Committee

Racquel Vasquez, Lemon Grove City Council Member

 

EDUCATION

Sheila Jordan, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools

Fred Sims, Alameda County Board of Education

Aisha Knowles, Alameda County Board of Education

Meredith Brown, Peralta Community College Trustee

Linda Handy, Peralta Community College, Trustee

Bill Riley, Peralta Community College, Trustee

Ann Crosbie, Fremont Unified School Board Member

Jackie Adams, Berryessa School Board Member

Mary Noel, Oak Grove School District, Board Member

Kathryn Ramirez, President, Salinas Union High School District

Roseanne Torres, Oakland Unified School Board Member and Attorney

Gloria Villasana Fuerniss, Ohlone College Board of Trustees Emeritus

Kevin Bristow, Ohlone Community College Board of Trustees

William McGee, President, Hayward School Board

Sarabjit K. Cheema, New Haven Unified School Board

Sheila Sims, Hayward School Board Member

Kiran Gulati, University of California Santa Cruz Professor

Roberta McClinton, Berryessa Educator

Merylee Shelton, San Jose City College

Ken Waters, College Dean

Brianna Eakin, San Jose State University

Esther Fowlks, College Student Leader

Sonam Babu, College Student Government Leader

Melinda Burns,  San Jose State University

Amal Mol,  San Jose State University

Georgette Gale , San Jose State University

Michael Casas, Student Government President, San Jose City College

LeaAnn Lucas, Ph.D., College Professor

Darwin Henderson, College Professor

Billie Frierson, California Library Caucus

Brenda Johnson, Peralta Community College

Martha Hanks, Educator

Narda Mamou, Educator

Susan Marsland, Educator

Sonya Neely-Johnson, Peralta Community College

Sonja Martin Poole, University of San Francisco Professor

Susan Gonsalves Marsland, M.P.A., Educator

Shirley Porter, Educator

Shirley Lee, West Valley College Student

Frankie Gillette, Educator

Alan Kirshner, College Professor

Sharon Taylor, Educator

Marilyn Williams, Educator

Rita Holliday, Educator

Harold Jones, Educator

Lela Jones, Educator

Patricia Hewlin, Ph.D., Educator

Beverly James, Educator

Dr. Mark Alexander, Educator

Tobe Okyiala, San Jose State University

Raji Bassi, San Jose State University

Duy Nguyen, San Jose State University

Adil Charki, San Jose State University

Ceryll Duller, San Jose State University

Tam Pham, San Jose State University

Shaivali Pareuh, San Jose State University

Gwen Stewart, Ph.D., Educator

Malaika Young, Educator

Celestine (Tina) Williams, A Reasonable Woman

Chiara Perry, Educator

Terry Cato, Author & Writer

Rita Scott, Educator

Bill Scott, Educator & IBM executive

Cheryl Washington, Educator

Tonya Trim, Educator

 

APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Venus D. Johnson, Esq., California Commission on Access to Justice

L. Karen Monroe, Associate Superintendent, Alameda County Education

Harvey Dosanjh, Alameda County Advisory Commission on Aging

Dallas Fowler, Los Angeles County Commission on the Status of Women

Rini Johar, Sunnyvale Leadership Commission and ACLU San Mateo

Gurdev S. Sandhu, Milpitas Planning Commission

Arun Boel, Dublin Planning Commission

Sarah Richardson, Alameda County Central Democratic Committee

Dexter Vizinau, Richmond Economic Development Commission

Mark Tiernan, Milpitas Planning Commission and Milpitas Rotary Club

Tyra Fennel, San Francisco Arts Commission

Bridgette Hendricks, Tri-City Democratic Forum

Susan Johnson, Tri-Cities Democratic Forum

Alice Bulos, Chairwoman Emeritus, Filipino American Democratic Caucus

Michael Gumban Pangilinan, Chairman, Filipino American Democratic Caucus

Frank Carbajal, Founder, Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit

Gurdev S. Sandhu, Milpitas Planning Commission

 

MEDICAL/DENTAL

Frank Staggers , Sr. M.D., Past President, California Medical Association, National Medical Association, National President Emeritus

Frank Staggers, Jr., M.D., Golden State Medical Association and Sinkler Miller Medical Association

James Hinsdale, M.D., Past President, California Medical Association

Randall Pham, M.D. State Co-Chair, Multi-Ethnic Committee, California Medical Association

Annu Navani, M.D., State Co-Chair, Multi-Ethnic Committee, California Medical Association

Michael LeNoir, M.D., President, National Medical Association

Vanila Mathur Singh, M.D., Professor, School of Medicine

Lyden Gayden, Former Contra Costa County Regional Health Foundation Executive

Michael Ricupito, D.D.S., M.S., California Dental Association and American Orthodontist Association

H. Geoffrey Watson, James A. Watson Wellness Center

Ramona Tascoe, M.D.,  President, California National Summit on Africa

Ralph Peterson, M.D. Opma Medical Associates

Rene Peterson, Weight Loss Management

Gwendolyn Rowe Sykes, Bay Area Health Consortium

Miteshkumar Patel, M.D. and Pharmacist

Timothy Scott, M.D.

Phillip Saddler, D.D.S., Saddler Family Dentistry

Jon Floyd, M.D.

Eddie Carbin, D.D.S.

Terri Dunn, M.D.

Patrick Dawkins, M.D.

Brenda Peoples Thomas, D.D.S.

Charanjit Uppal, D.D.S

Wayne Halstrom, O.D.

Stacy Hunt, M.D.

Gagan Kohli, D.D.S.

Tama Mumah, D.V.M., M.S.

Harold Orr, M.D.

Ernest Bonner, M.D.

Angela Duerod, M.D.

Cindy Carbin, M.D.

Kim Benton-Lucas, D.D.S.

Dorothy Buckner, M.D.

 

REALTORS

Brad Hatton, Century 21 M&M Associates

Alan Bishop, Century 21 Mission Bishop Real Estate and Realtor-Emeritus

Melrose Forde, Bay East Association of Realtors, Past President and Realty Experts

Georgia Richardson, Richardson Real Estate Services, Inc. President & CEO

Patricia Bui Hinds, President, Oakland Real Estate Association

Chuck Edell, Bay East Association of Realtors, Past President and Realty Experts

Tish Shaikh, Ventura Barnett Properties

Lisa Gillmor, Gillmor & Associates

 

ENVIRONMENT

Pavan Balaramon, Founder, GreenKidsNow

Shanti Balaraman, Vice-President, GreenKidsNow

Kelle Lynch McMahon, CEO, The Green Science Academy

 

 

LAWYERS

John Burris, Esq.

Cheryl Amana-Burris, Esq.

Demetrius Shelton, Esq., National Bar Association President Emeritus

Joan Cartwright Neblett, Esq.

Verleana Green, Esq.

Robert Harris, Esq.

Meredith Brown, Esq.

Guy Bryant, Esq.

Valerie D. Lewis, Esq.

Ayanna Jenkins-Toney, Esq.

Candice Pettey, Esq.

Andre Jackson, Esq.

John T. Duncan, Esq.

Denise Harrison-Estes, Esq.

Tanya Willacy, Esq.

Jorja Jackson, Esq.

Rosario Billingsley, Esq.

Andrew Bllingsley, Esq.

Josetta  Jones, Esq.

 

WOMEN’S LEADERS

Lillian Litzsey, President, Black Women Organized for Political Action

Parmeet Randhawa, President, Indus Valley Professional & Cultural Organization

Angelica Ramos, President, Silicon Valley Chapter, National Women’s Political Caucus

Annie Flores, President, Alameda North, National Women’s Political Caucus

Sharon Ball, State Board Member, National Women’s Political Caucus

Lidia Blair, President, Santa Clara’s Women with a Purpose and Pizza Party Owner

Regina Guillory, SF Civic Center Chapter Blacks in Government, President

Joan Simmons, President, San Francisco Democratic Women’s Forum

Karen Carney-Filmore, San Francisco Theological Seminary

Jean Ficklin, Founder, Martin Luther King Day and African American Cultural & Historical Society, Tri-City Area

Lynette Ward, Vice-President, Young Democrats

Maxine Hickman, President, National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Leona Bridges, Commissioner, San Francisco Metro Transportation Authority

Suzanne Doty, Santa Clara County Women Leader

Chandra Brooks, Santa Clara County Women Leader

Robin Burdick, Santa Clara Women Leader

First Lady Florence Jones, Newark Church

Ingrid Merriwether, CEO & President, Merriwether & Williams

Sabuhi Siddique, Santa Clara County Women Leader

Yvette Turner Stephens, Bay Area Women Leader

Loraine Binion, Bay Area Women Leader

Janet Evans, Bay Area Women Leader

Joyce Dixon, Bay Area Women Leader

Pamela Lowe, Bay Area Women Leader

Shonda Scott, Bay Area Women Leader

Barbara Trotter, International Women Leader

Lorraine Dabney, International Women Leader

Robin Thomas, Bay Area Women Leader

Cris Williams, Bay Area Women Leader

Jennifer Flowers, Bay Area Women Leader

Jacqueline Welch, Bay Area Women Leader

Doris Rutland, Bay Area Women Leader

Jessica Rutland, Bay Area Women Leader

Vicki Stephens, State Farm Insurance and Bay Area Women Leader

C. Yvette Abateola, Bay Area Women Leader

Joy Bryant, Bay Area Women Leader

Janet Jackson, Bay Area Women Leader

Debbie Lewis, Bay Area Women Leader

Lavinia Bornor, Bay Area Women Leader

Anjuelle Weeks-Floyd, Bay Area Women Leader

Tamara Scott, Bay Area Women Leader

Radonna Foley Scott, Bay Area Women Leader

Nicole Wilkins, Bay Area Women Leader

Theresa Ellis, Bay Area Women Leader

Margaret Zimmerman, Bay Area Women Leader

Mary Kate Crawford, Tri City Democrat Forum

Holly Johnson Friar, Bay Area Women Leader

Annette Davis, Bay Area Women Leader

Angela Warren, Bay Area Women Leader

Claudette Lindsay, Bay Area Women Leader

Jeanette Crawford-McCuller, Bay Area Women Leader

Paula Warren, Bay Area Women Leader

Debra Campbell, Bay Area Women Leader

Lavinia Bornor, Bay Area Women Leader

Barbara Hopper, Bay Area Women Leader

Cheryl Washington, Bay Area Women Leader

Rhonda Camale, Bay Area Women Leader

Marita Bolden, Bay Area Women Leader

 

 

SPORTS LEADERS

Doug Hollie, President, NFL Players Association, Northern California

Jonathon Staggers, NFL

Mark Washington, NFL

Elston Ridgle, NFL

Eric Wright, NFL

Anthony Simmons, NFL

David Lewis, Baseball Player and Fremont Coach

Larry Bates, NFL

Reggie Green, NBA

Tim Lavender, NFL

Dan Puder, National MMA Champion and Anti-Bullying Activist

 

 

BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS

Bishop Bob Jackson, Acts Full Gospel Church of God in Christ and Founder, Oakland Black

Chamber of Commerce

Hellen Sims, NAACP Executive Board (San Jose/Silicon Valley)

J. Alfred Smith, Jr, Allen Temple Baptist Church

Condeloria Rosa Cruz, Owner, Rosita's De Basilio Deli & Market in Alviso

Dennis Rojas, Latino Connection

Gene Daniels, State Farm Insurance and Chairman, Newark Chamber of Commerce

Harbir Bhatia, TiECon

Shon Bonford, Firefighter

Rodger Allen, Hayward Fire Chief Emeritus

Pastor Horacio Jones, Newark Church

Larry Sneed, Sneed Insurance

Jose Duenas, Alameda County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Joe Partida, Alameda County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Sparkle Gibson

Tolu Dayo

Cheryl Wynn

Tamarra Braun

Breanna Thomas

Nichole Wade

Renee and Craig Martin

Bishop Andre Jackson

Roger Francisco, Bay Area Fashion Week

George McDaniel

Dell Davis, Virgin America

Jane Wang, Innospring, Inc.

Leah Hunter

Thomsia Penn

Robin Burdick

Cynthia Dorsey

Ron Muriera

Jan Vincent

Gloria Fix

Lillian Turner

Larry Jackson

Dwayne Pugh

Rachel Pugh

Dorothy Pugh

Richard Pugh

Keith Towns

Samuel Rutland

Cynthia Beck

Jim Richardson

Michele Collins

Gloria Pfiester

Jaime Jones

Ralph Davis

Fatima Abdella

Audrey V. Kay

George Macias

Derrick Felton

Nathaniel Bornor

Martha Murray Banks

Barbara Crenshaw

Todd Duncan

Nina Love

Alex Posey

Carla Thomas, Journalist

Alan Dones, Business Leader

Brenda Adams-Wilson

Jill Ford

Della Brewer

Rafi Ahmed

Dale Miller,  Business Leader

Lenita Marie Johnson

Everett Gasper

Timothy Evans

Alexandria Spiva

Diane Douglass

Peggy Peay

Robert Douglass

Shalini Azariah

Sandra Dunn

Kwame Agyare

Sehra Gaschani

Jennifer Hannah

Dwayne Hannah

Patricia Patterson

Bernida Reagan

Kiana Jackson

Lesley Slaton Brown

Monya Johnson

Angela Warren

Shirley R. Cay, Producer

Linda Alexander

Faye Norman

Warren (Pete) Miller

Wanda Redic-Bland

Jessie Garrison

Yvonne Watson

Juanetta Crawford McCuller

Tamara Smith-Jones

Shauntae Bronner

Kiana Abram

 

 

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