Together, we CAN make a difference!

Many supporters know me because we've marched together, phone banked, and lobbied our state and federal legislators on a whole host of issues. We've learned, through our shared experience of grassroots organizing, that "Together we CAN make a difference." If you let me, I'll take the fight to Sacramento where we can and will shape public policy with a vote in the State Assembly. I am deeply grateful to our endorsers. If we've just met, I'd love to hear what matters most to you!  

I'm ready to stand front and center as designated advocate for my neighbors. I will fight for all of us. For a better quality of life for our families, our children, our veterans and active military, our seniors, our farmers, our workers, our small businesses, and all who live in the vital 76th Assembly District. A partial list of endorsements follows. Check back regularly for updates! 

Government Officials

  • Tony Kranz, Encinitas City Councilmember
  • Kathy Rallings, Vice President, Carlsbad Board of Education
  • Cipriano Vargas, Board member, Vista Board of Education
  • Carol Skiljan, Encinitas USD School Trustee (Retired)
  • Maria McEneany, San Diego Commissioner on the Status of Women and Girls
  • Linda Walshaw, Oceanside Housing Commissioner
  • Laurie Black, business/community leader, former San Diego Port Commissioner
  • Lisa Shaffer, Deputy Mayor, Encinitas (Retired)
  • Alan Grayson, U.S. Congressman, FL (Retired)
  • Hon. Peter (Pete) Buttigieg, Mayor, South Bend, IN
  • Hon. Heidi Harmon, Mayor, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor, Richmond, CA (Retired) 

Local Business and Community Leaders*

  • Caroline Theiss-Aird, North County Immigration Task Force
  • Max Disposti, North County LGBTQ Resource Center
  • James Alvernaz, Ironworkers Local 229
  • PJ Duke, founder, True North (grassroots civic action group), CDP State Delegate, Assembly District 76
  • Jim Hesson, AD 76 Delegate, Advocate, SB 562
  • Mustafa Nizam, AD 76 Delegate, CDP Central Committee, Vista Community Leader
  • Chris Glascoe, Association of Cannabis Professionals
  • David and Amber Newman, Oceanside
  • Nikki Leeds, Vista
  • Blaze Newman, retired teacher, Encinitas
  • Lorri Greene, Ph.D., Retired Psychologist, Encinitas
  • Sarah Lifton, writer, Encinitas
  • Mark Wisniewski, arborist, Encinitas 
  • Margarita Lacabe, progressive activist, San Leandro
  • Lisa Stevenson, LaJolla
  • Jo Gatti, Indio
  • Pamela Bland, Escondido
  • Phil Hanneman, Immediate past CDP Region 18 Director
  • Jeeni Criscenzo, Founder/Director, Amikas, Housing for Women and Children, San Diego
  • John-Paul Tabakian, President, WestCal Academy
  • Elected CADEM Delegates in Assembly District 76 (Voted as a group to endorse Elizabeth Warren.)
    ADEMs and delegates pledging support include: PJ Duke, Chris Barroso (E-board), Mustafa Nizam, Evelyn Thomas, Phil Hanneman, James Hesson, Kyle Thayer, Cipriano Vargas, Kyle Bright, Marggie Castellano.*

    *Titles of community leaders provided for identification purposes only and do not imply endorsement by the organization. For those endorsements, see "Organizations." 


  • MoveOn.org 
  • Food and Water Watch (Food and Water Action)
  • Healthcare for All California
  • North County Latino Democrats  
  • Animal PAC 
  • Democrats for Environmental Action 
  • Single Payer PAC
  • Fund HER
  • Democratic Club of Vista
  • MLK Democratic Club 
  • Americans for Democratic Action
  • Democrats of Mira Costa College 
  • Democratic Woman's Club of San Diego County
  • EVOLVE California
  • Progressive Democrats of America-CA 
  • Armenian National Committe of America, Western Region (ANCA-WR)
  • Progressive Democrats of San Diego County
  • Progressive Democrats of North San Diego County
  • Barrio Carlsbad Community Advocates
  • California Democratic Party Chicano-Latino Caucus (recommended)
  • Moms Demand Action/Everytown 
  • Oceanside for a Safer Community 

National Public Policy Leaders

  • Andrea Miller, Executive Director, People Demanding Action
  • Russell Greene, PDA Environmental Leader; 2016 DNC Platform Committee Member, Environment
  • Eve Simmons, climate action leader, writer/lecturer, Past AD 76 candidate
  • Harriet Heywood, organizing leader, Trade Justice Alliance

Democratic Party Leaders

  • Susie Shannon, Democratic National Committee Member; California Democratic Party Executive Board Member, Vice Chair, Southern Region, Progressive Caucus 
  • Ray Bishop, Chair, Business and Professional Caucus, California Democratic Party 
  • Karen Bernal, Chair, Progressive Caucus, California Democratic Party
  • RL Miller, Chair, Environmental Caucus, California Democratic Party
  • Hon. Spencer Dayton, former Chair, Woodbridge, California Water and Irrigation District; Chair, Young Democrats of America Rural Caucus; founder, Chair, California Young Democrats Rural Caucus; Secretary, CDP Rural Caucus; CDP Delegate AD 8 
  • Sue Alderson, President, Vista Democratic Club
  • Gary Bland, President, Lake San Marcos Democratic Club
  • Marggie Castellano, ADEM 76, Officer, NC Latino Democratic Club; Chicano-Latino Caucus; Central Committee; Candidate, State Senate District 36
  • Barbara Mead, President, Progressive Democratic Club, North County Chapter
  • Andrea Beth Damsky, President, San Diego Progressive Democratic Club
  • Dr. Bill Honigman, CDP Delegate, California Co-Leader, Progressive Democrats of America
  • Carolyn "Cari" Templeton, ADEM 24, Board, Progressive Caucus, California Democratic Party
  • Michael Thaller, immediate past chair, Progressive Caucus, California Democratic Party
  • Octavio Aguilar, San Diego County Central Committee; President, Rancho Penasquitos Democratic Club
  • Kyle Bright, Regional Director, California College Democrats; President, Democrats of Mira Costa College
  • Ed McFadd, Encinitas Democratic Club, Political Action Committee
  • Carol Law, DEMCCO delegate and founding club member
  • Jessica Holcombe, Candidate, U.S. Congress
  • Scott Rhinehart, Candidate, CA State Assembly District 73

*Titles for identification purposes. Partial list. Endorsements being uploaded daily. Be sure to check back!

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  • Brett Fisher
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