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Endorsements in 2020

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United Teachers of Richmond CTA/NEA represents all the Preschool through 12th grade educators, Special Education teachers, bilingual teachers, librarians, nurses, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, counselors, and program specialists in WCCUSD. UTR Represents over 1700 educators in all 5 cities and unincorporated areas within WCCUSD.


Teamsters 856 represent all the classified workers who include over 1,500 instructional specialists, aids, cafeteria workers, custodians, secretaries, clerks, administrative workers, graduate tutors, campus security officer and many other workers not mentioned.


IFPTE Local 21 represent all of the classified supervisors in WCCUSD who do a lot of the behind the scenes work that helps all of our school function. From organizing food for students to organizing our technology systems, they are unsung heroes in WCCUSD and I'm honored to get their endorsement. 


ASTU represents all the adult school teachers in WCCUSD and serve our full community in providing adult education services.

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The Contra Costa County Labor Council are a union-membership organization serving as a coalition of the Labor Community in Contra Costa County. Over 85 unions are affiliated with the CCLC, representing more than 80,000 union members and their families.The mission of the Contra Costa Labor Council is to improve the lives of workers, their families, and our community – to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to the nation.


"The California Young Democrats is the official youth arm of the California Democratic Party, comprised of progressive people ages 13-35. The California Young Democrats are committed to creating a bloc of young voters who will elect Democrats for an entire generation.  Young Democrats in California work every day to promote social justice, women’s rights, peace and stability in the world, and other progressive values."


The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.


The unified voice of educators in California’s public schools and colleges, CTA is a powerful and passionate advocate for students and public education. Our 310,000 members support and nurture all students in classrooms every day, preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow. 


The Democratic Party of CCC (DPCCC) is the voice of over 300,000 registered Democrats in Contra Costa County.  They support issues that protect the safety net for working families, children, immigrants, our seniors, LGBTQ community and those that have been disenfranchised by institutional racism and discrimination. 

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The RPA has this explicit goal: to take political decision-making back from corporations and put power in the hands of the people.  The RPA mobilizes people in support of progressive policies and candidates, often in alliance with other local groups. 

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The California Democratic Party is the state branch of the United States Democratic Party in the state of California and representing millions of democrats in CA.

Lambda Democratic Club of Contra Costa County is the first and only county-wide LGBTQI Democratic Club in Contra Costa County and their mission includes helping get LGBTQI Democratic candidates elected and support allies of the LGBTQI community in public office.


"Demetrio Gonzalez understands, from the classroom perspective, the direct impact of charters on our district, so we look forward to Demetrio joining the WCCUSD Board to fight for robust public school funding and charter school management accountability." ---Joanna Pace, Chairperson, Public Core

Public Core

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The Richmond Revolution is an organization in West County that is youth led and has shown adults and our community time and time again the last few months what it means to be courageous and demand real change in education, safety and being community centered. Youth and members of the Richmond Revolution deeply believe in making our community a better place, safer place, and more inclusive place for all.


CA State Superintendent 
Tony Thurmond

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CA State Senator Nancy Skinner

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Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia

CA State Assembly Member Buffy Wicks


CA State Assembly Member Rob Bonta


WCCUSD Trustee Valerie Cuevas


WCCUSD Trustee
Consuelo Lara

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WCCUSD Student Trustee
Stephanie Garcia-Avila


Former WCCUSD Trustee
Madeline Kronenberg


City of San Pablo Mayor Arturo Cruz

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El Cerrito City Council Member
Janet Abelson

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Contra Costa County  Superintendent
Lynn Mackey

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Former Mayor of San Pablo
Genoveva Calloway


El Cerrito City Council Member
Gabriel Quinto


Contra Costa County  Board President
Vikki Chavez

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San Pablo City Council Member Rita Xavier

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San Pablo City Council Member Abel Pineda


El Cerrito City Council Member
Rochelle Pardue-okimoto


Contra Costa County  Trustee
Sarah Butler

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El Cerrito Mayor Pro Tem
Paul Fadelli


Contra Costa County  Trustee
Annette Lewis


Alameda County  Trustee
Angela Normand

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City of Hercules Mayor
Ronald Esquivias


City of Pinole Mayor Pro Tem
Norma Martinez-Rubin

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Pinole City Council Member
Vincent Salimi

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City of Richmond
Tom Butt

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City of Richmond
Council Member
Melvin Willis

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Former Vice-Mayor
City of Richmond
Jovanka Beckles


Former Student Representative Board of Governors
 Alex Griffin


Director, West County Wastewater District 
Cesar Zepeda

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Martinez  Board President Jonathan T. Wright

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Carlsbad Unified Trustee Kathy Rallings

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Mt. Diablo Unified Trustee Joanne  Durkee

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Contra Costa Community College Trustee
John Marquez

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Contra Costa Community College Trustee
Viki Gordon

Painters and Allied Trades International
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