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.”

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

“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.”

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
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
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. Mark Takano
U.S. Representative (CA-41)
Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez
UC Board of Regents Chair & Assembly Speaker Emeritus
Sen. Toni Atkins
California Senate President Pro Tem & former Assembly Speaker
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. John Laird
California State Senator (SD-17)
Sen. Connie Leyva
California State Senator (SD-20)
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. Mark Leno (ret.)
Former California State Senator
Asm. Sabrina Cervantes
California State Assemblymember
Asm. David Chiu
California State Assemblymember
Asm. Laura Friedman
California State Assemblymember
Asm. Evan Low
California State Assemblymember
Asm. Robert Rivas
California State Assemblymember
Asm. Miguel Santiago
California State Assemblymember
Asm. Mark Stone
California State Assemblymember
Asm. Patrick O’Donnell
California State Assemblymember
Asm. Chris Holden
California State Assemblymember
Asm. Jose Medina
California State Assemblymember
Asm. Al Muratsuchi
California State Assemblymember
Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva
California State Assemblymember
Asm. Chris Ward
California State Assemblymember
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
Assessor Jeff Prang
Los Angeles County Assessor & former West Hollywood Mayor
Supervisor Hilda Solis
Los Angeles County Supervisor
Councilmember John D'Amico
West Hollywood City Councilmember & former West Hollywood Mayor
Mayor Robert Garcia
Long Beach Mayor
Mayor Todd Gloria
San Diego Mayor
Mayor Christy Holstege
Palm Springs Mayor
Janice Li
BART Director
Mayor Henry Lo
Monterey Park Mayor Pro Tem
Councilmember Stephen Padilla
Chula Vista City Councilmember & California Coastal Commission Chair
Mayor Gabriel Quinto
El Cerrito Mayor Pro Tem
Mayor Darrell Steinberg
Sacramento Mayor
John Heilman
Former West Hollywood Mayor and City Councilmember
Abbe Land
Former West Hollywood Mayor and City Councilmember
Terry O'Day
Former Santa Monica Mayor Pro Tem

Community Leaders:

David Allgood
former CLCV Southern California Director*
Glen Dake
CLCV Board Chair, & LA Community Garden Council Board President*
Paula Daniels
former California Coastal Commissioner & LA Food Policy Council Founder*
Francine Diamond
CLCV Board Vice Chair & former Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission Chair*
Tracy Egoscue
former Santa Monica Baykeeper Executive Director
Nick Karno
Climate Cents President & Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney - Environmental Justice Unit*
Mary Luévano
former California Coastal Commissioner & PACENation Deputy Director*
Felicia Marcus
former State Water Resources Control Board Chair & former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX Administrator*
Wendy Mitchell
former California Coastal Commissioner & former CLCV Board Member*
Stephanie Molen
LA League of Conservation Voters Immediate Past-President*
David Nahai
former LADWP General Manager and Commission President & former Clinton Climate Initiative Senior Advisor*
Jonathan Parfrey
Climate Resolve Executive Director*
David Pettit
Natural Resources Defense Council Climate and Clean Energy Program Senior Attorney*
Joel Reynolds
Natural Resources Defense Council Western Director and Senior Attorney*
Sarah Rose
Audubon California Executive Director & former CLCV Chief Executive Officer*
Nancy Sutley
LADWP Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer & former White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair*
Marquita Thomas
West Hollywood City Planning Commissioner and LA Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Executive Director*
Linda Waade
former Coalition for Clean Air Executive Director*
*Titles and affiliations are listed for identification purposes only and do not imply any endorsement from institutional organizations.