Campaign Endorsements

We're Proud To Be Endorsed By:

Alex Padilla

U.S. Senator (D-CA)

“My friend Rick Chavez Zbur is exactly the type of leader we need in the Assembly, and I’m proud to support his campaign. I’ve worked closely with Rick over the years to combat climate change, advance civil rights and make healthcare more affordable. I’ve seen his commitment to his community and to our state first-hand.”

Eleni Kounalakis

California Lieutenant Governor

“I know Rick will make a remarkable member of the State Assembly and I am proud to endorse him. From standing up for working people to vigorously fighting climate change, making healthcare a right and advancing social and economic justice, Rick is the best choice for the 50th Assembly District.”

Rob Bonta

California Attorney General

“We need Rick’s strong leadership, unique experience and progressive values in Sacramento. Rick has fought to support working families and enact bold reforms to combat climate change and make California more inclusive and just for all.”

Fiona Ma

California State Treasurer

“Throughout his career, Rick Chavez Zbur has been an unyielding force for good. A champion for equal rights, social and economic justice and combating climate change, Rick has the vision, unique skill-set and experience needed to excel in the State Assembly.”

Tony Thurmond

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

“At such an important time for California students, teachers and parents, Rick is exactly the type of leader we need in the Assembly. I’ve worked closely with Rick to strengthen our public schools, increase support for teachers, and ensure every child has a safe, supportive school and a shot at the American Dream.”

Dr. Shirley N. Weber

California Secretary of State

“I’m proud to endorse my friend Rick Chavez Zbur, and I’m confident that he will be a bold, powerful voice for justice in the Legislature. As a civil rights leader and environmental advocate for decades, Rick has been in the fight and knows what it takes to tackle tough issues and deliver results for our communities.”

Betty Yee

California State Controller; California Democratic Party Vice Chair

“I am pleased and excited to endorse Rick Zbur for California State Assembly. He is no stranger to the Legislature and Sacramento, having dedicated years to advocating to protect our environment and expand and protect the rights of our LGBTQ+ community.”

Toni Atkins

California Senate President Pro Tem

“I’m excited to endorse my friend Rick Chavez Zbur for the 50th Assembly District. Rick is battle-tested with unrivaled experience, as an effective champion for California’s environment, civil and human rights, LGBTQ youth, and working families.”

Equality California

“Rick has moved California forward — for LGBTQ+ people and the diverse communities to which we belong. We know Rick, we know his character and we know that he’ll be a tireless champion for civil rights and social justice in the Assembly.”

California League of Conservation Voters

“At a time when we face extreme droughts and wildfires throughout the state, it’s critical that we send leaders to Sacramento who are willing to take bold action that our climate crisis demands. For decades, Rick has been a force for climate action, and we’re thrilled to endorse his campaign.”

International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36

“Rick has stood with working families throughout his career, including joining us on the frontlines of the battle for good wages and benefits and fighting to ensure that a workers’ income and background should not be a barrier to quality healthcare.”

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project LA County Action Fund

“We are proud to support Rick Chavez Zbur for Assembly because he has been a tireless champion for reproductive healthcare and justice throughout his career. He is an invaluable partner in our work to expand access to quality, affordable healthcare.”

Elected Leaders:

Sen. Alex Padilla
U.S. Senator (CA)
Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis
California Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General Rob Bonta
California Attorney General
Treasurer Fiona Ma
California State Treasurer
Superintendent Tony Thurmond
California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Secretary Dr. Shirley N. Weber
California Secretary of State
Controller Betty Yee
California State Controller; Vice Chair, California Democratic Party
Hon. Malia Cohen
California State Board of Equalization Member
Rep. Sara Jacobs
U.S. Representative (CA-53)
Rep. Mike Levin
U.S. Representative (CA-49)
Rep. Alan Lowenthal
U.S. Representative (CA-47)
Rep. Scott Peters
U.S. Representative (CA-52)
Rep. Mark Takano
U.S. Representative (CA-41)
Rep. Katie Hill (ret.)
former U.S. Representative (CA-25)
Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez
UC Board of Regents Chair & Assembly Speaker Emeritus
Pro Tem Toni Atkins
California Senate President Pro Tem & former Assembly Speaker
Sen. Steven Bradford
California State Senator (SD-35)
Sen. Anna Caballero
California State Senator (SD-12)
Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman
California State Senator (SD-05)
Sen. Lena Gonzalez
California State Senator (SD-33)
Sen. Bob Hertzberg
California State Senator (SD-18) & former Assembly Speaker
Sen. Sydney Kamlager
California State Senator (SD-30)
Sen. John Laird
California State Senator (SD-17)
Sen. Connie Leyva
California State Senator (SD-20)
Sen. Monique Limón
California State Senator (SD-19)
Sen. Dave Min
California State Senator (SD-37)
Sen. Josh Newman
California State Senator (SD-29)
Sen. Tom Umberg
California State Senator (SD-34)
Sen. Scott Wiener
California State Senator (SD-11)
Sen. Chris Kehoe (ret.)
former California State Senator
Sen. Mark Leno (ret.)
former California State Senator
Asm. Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
California State Assemblymember (AD-16)
Asm. Autumn Burke
California State Assemblymember (AD-62)
Asm. Sabrina Cervantes
California State Assemblymember (AD-60)
Asm. David Chiu
California State Assemblymember (AD-17)
Asm. Laura Friedman
California State Assemblymember (AD-43)
Asm. Jacqui Irwin
California State Assemblymember (AD-44)
Asm. Evan Low
California State Assemblymember (AD-28)
Asm. Robert Rivas
California State Assemblymember (AD-30)
Asm. Miguel Santiago
California State Assemblymember (AD-53)
Asm. Mark Stone
California State Assemblymember (AD-29)
Asm. Patrick O’Donnell
California State Assemblymember (AD-70)
Asm. Chris Holden
California State Assemblymember (AD-41)
Asm. Jose Medina
California State Assemblymember (AD-61)
Asm. Al Muratsuchi
California State Assemblymember (AD-66)
Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva
California State Assemblymember (AD-65)
Asm. Blanca Rubio
California State Assemblymember (AD-48)
Asm. Phil Ting
California State Assemblymember (AD-19)
Asm. Chris Ward
California State Assemblymember (AD-78)
Asm. Buffy Wicks
California State Assemblymember (AD-15)
Asm. Betsy Butler (ret.)
former California State Assemblymember & California Women's Law Center Executive Director*
Asm. Richard Katz (ret.)
former California State Assemblymember
Supervisor Janice Hahn
Los Angeles County Supervisor
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Los Angeles County Supervisor; AD-50 Delegate, California Democratic Party*
Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
San Francisco City & County Supervisor
Supervisor Holly Mitchell
Los Angeles County Supervisor
Supervisor Nora Vargas
San Diego County Supervisor
Assessor Jeff Prang
Los Angeles County Assessor & former West Hollywood Mayor
Supervisor Hilda Solis
Los Angeles County Supervisor
Mayor London Breed
San Francisco Mayor
Councilmember John D'Amico
West Hollywood City Councilmember & former West Hollywood Mayor
Councilmember Denise Davis
Redlands City Councilmember
Director Bevan Dufty
BART Director
Mayor Robert Garcia
Long Beach Mayor
Mayor Todd Gloria
San Diego Mayor
Mayor Christy Holstege
Palm Springs Mayor
Councilmember Geoff Kors
Palm Springs City Councilmember and former Mayor
Director Janice Li
BART Director
Mayor Pro Tem Henry Lo
Monterey Park Mayor Pro Tem
Mayor Pro Tem Lisa Middleton
Palm Springs Mayor Pro Tem
Councilmember Joe Mosca
Encinitas City Councilmember
Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell
Los Angeles City Councilmember
Councilmember Stephen Padilla
Chula Vista City Councilmember & California Coastal Commission Chair
Mayor Pro Tem Gabriel Quinto
El Cerrito Mayor Pro Tem
Councilmember José Luis Solache
Lynwood City Councilmember
Mayor Darrell Steinberg
Sacramento Mayor
Trustee Tom Temprano
San Francisco City College Board of Trustees Member
Councilmember Bryan Urias
Duarte City Councilmember
Trustee David Vela
Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees Member
Councilmember Ahmad Zahra
Fullerton City Councilmember
Supervisor David Campos (ret.)
California Democratic Party Vice Chair and former San Francisco City & County Supervisor
Councilmember Steve Hansen (ret.)
former Sacramento City Councilmember
Mayor John Heilman (ret.)
former West Hollywood Mayor and City Councilmember
Supervisor Leslie Katz (ret.)
former San Francisco City & County Supervisor
Mayor Abbe Land (ret.)
former West Hollywood Mayor and City Councilmember
Trustee Alex Randolph (ret.)
former San Francisco City College Board of Trustees President
Mayor Pro Tem Terry O'Day (ret.)
former Santa Monica Mayor Pro Tem
School Board Member James Williamson (ret.)
former Palm Springs Unified School District Board Member

Community Leaders:

David Allgood
former Southern California Director, California League of Conservation Voters*
John A. Altschul
former Commissioner, West Hollywood City Planning Commission*
Dayna Bochco
Commissioner, California Coastal Commission
Daniel Bral
Attorney; California Democratic Party AD-50 Delegate
Glen Dake
Board Chair, California League of Conservation Voters; Board President, LA Community Garden Council*
Paula Daniels
former Commissioner, California Coastal Commission; Founder, LA Food Policy Council*
Lindsey Deaton
Arts and Cultural Affairs Commissioner, City of West Hollywood*
Francine Diamond
Board Vice Chair, California League of Conservation Voters; former Chair, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission*
Stephen Drimmer
President, Mountaingate Open Space Maintenance Association*
Eric Edmunds
President, Brentwood Hills Homeowners Association*
Tracy Egoscue
former Executive Director, Santa Monica Baykeeper*
Tom Freeman
President, Canyon Back Alliance*
Madelyn Glickfeld
Executive Director and Researcher, UCLA Water Resources Group at the IoES; former Chair, California Regional Water Quality Control Board - Los Angeles Region*
Laurie Hasencamp
former President and former Executive Director, Kehillat Israel Synagogue*
Dolores Huerta
Labor Leader; Civil Rights Activist; Founder & President, Dolores Huerta Foundation*
Nick Karno
President, Climate Cents; Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney - Environmental Justice Unit*
Wendy Leshgold
Co-Founder, The Fast Forward Group*
Mary Luévano
former Commissioner, California Coastal Commission; Deputy Director, PACENation*
Rick Levis-Fitzgerald
Treasurer, Santa Monica High School Theater Council; former President, Edison Language Academy PTA*
Marc Levis-Fitzgerald
Financial Oversight Council Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District*
Mike Lurey
President, Waverly Homeowners Association*
Felicia Marcus
former Chair, State Water Resources Control Board; former Region IX Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency*
Erick Matos
Business License Commissioner, City of West Hollywood*
Stuart Milk
Co-Founder & Executive Chair, Harvey Milk Foundation*
Jennifer Miner
Board Member, California League of Conservation Voters*
Wendy Mitchell
former Commissioner, California Coastal Commission; former Board Member, California League of Conservation Voters*
Stephanie Molen
Immediate Past-President, LA League of Conservation Voters*
Sara Nichols
Environmental Activist
David Nahai
former Senior Advisor, Clinton Climate Initiative; General Manager and Commission President, LADWP*
Susan Petrulas Nissman
AD-50 Delegate, California Democratic Party *
Karen Ocamb
Award-Winning Former LGBTQ Journalist
Peter Ostroff
Planning Commission Chair, City of Beverly Hills*
Jonathan Parfrey
Executive Director, Climate Resolve*
David Pettit
Climate and Clean Energy Program Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council*
Joel Reynolds
Western Director and Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council*
Sarah Rose
Executive Director, Audubon California & former Chief Executive Officer, California League of Conservation Voters*
Wendy-Sue Rosen
Co-founder and President, Brentwood Residents Coalition*
Steven D. Sann
Chairman, Westwood Community Council*
Tai Esteban Sunnanon
former Public Facilities Commissioner, City of West Hollywood; AD-50 Delegate, California Democratic Party*
Jacob Sotsky
Historic Preservation Commissioner, City of West Hollywood*
Nancy Sutley
Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer, LADWP; former Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality*
Julie Stromberg
Civil Rights Attorney; AD-50 Delegate, California Democratic Party
Marquita Thomas
Commissioner, West Hollywood City Planning Commission; Executive Director, Los Angeles LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce*
Linda Waade
former Executive Director, Coalition for Clean Air*
Tiffany Woods
LGBTQ Caucus Chair (North), California Democratic Party*
Rabbi Barbara Zacky
Advisory Board Member, IKAR; Co-Chair, Williams Institute Founders Council; Board Secretary, Equality California Institute*
*Titles and affiliations are listed for identification purposes only and do not imply any endorsement from institutional organizations.