2024 Endorsements

NOVEMBER 5, 2024 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION

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Legend:
(+) indicates LGBTQ+ candidate
(*) indicates incumbent office holder
(^) indicates potential red-to-blue flip

U.S. PRESIDENT

U.S. SENATE

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

STATE SENATE

STATE ASSEMBLY

EDUCATIONAL OFFICES

  • San Diego County Board of Education, District 1: Gregg Robinson (*)
  • San Diego County Board of Education, District 2: Guadalupe Gonzalez (*)
  • San Diego County Board of Education, District 4: Sarah Song (^)

  • Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College, Seat 3: Julie Schorr (*)
  • Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College, Seat 4: Elena Adams (*)

  • San Diego Community College, District B: Marichu Magaña
  • San Diego Community College, District D: Mariah Jameson

  • Southwestern Community College, Area 3: Nick Segura

  • Chula Vista Elementary School District, Seat 2: Lucy Ugarte (*)
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District, Seat 4: Kate Bishop (+) (*)

  • Grossmont Union High School District, Area 2: Jay Steiger

  • Escondido Union School District, Area 3: Juan Manuel Vargas (^)

  • Lemon Grove School Board: Yajaira Preciado

  • Poway Unified School District, Area A: Dr. Devesh Vashistha

  • San Diego Unified School Board, District A: Sabrina Bazzo (*)
  • San Diego Unified School Board, District D: Richard Barerra (*)
  • San Diego Unified School Board, District E: Sharon Whitehurst-Payne (*)

  • San Marcos Unified School District, Area A: Carlos Ulloa (+) (*)

  • Vista Unified School Board, Area 4: Cipriano Vargas (*)

COUNTY OFFICES

CITY OF CHULA VISTA

CITY OF LA MESA

CITY OF LEMON GROVE

CITY OF OCEANSIDE

CITY OF SAN DIEGO

CITY OF VISTA

SPECIAL DISTRICTS

  • Fallbrook Community Planning Board: Ross Pike (+) (*)

  • Grossmont Healthcare District, Zone 3: Nadia Farjood (^)

  • North County Fire Protection, District 1: Ross Pike (+) (*)

STATEWIDE PROPOSITIONS

  • ACA 5 - Freedom to Marry (Proposition # Pending): SUPPORT
  • ACA 8 - End Slavery in California (Proposition # Pending): SUPPORT

LOCAL PROPOSITIONS

  • Let's Go San Diego (Countywide - Measure # Pending): SUPPORT

 

2026 EARLY ENDORSEMENTS

Legend:
(+) indicates LGBTQ+ candidate
(*) indicates incumbent office holder
(^) indicates potential red-to-blue flip

STATEWIDE OFFICES

STATE SENATE

  • District 40: Marni Von Wilpert (+) (^)


Club endorsements are voted on by members of San Diego Democrats for Equality. They do not equal endorsements made by the local San Diego County Democratic Party or the California Democratic Party -- county and state party endorsements are made separately.

Qualified” ratings may be given to candidates who do not meet at least a 60% threshold of voting club members, however are deemed supportable by the club.

Unacceptable” ratings may be given in the event that the candidate has a poor position or record on one or more critical issues, and/or the candidate has demonstrated a lack of responsiveness or sensitivity to the LGBTQ+ community.

"Neutral/No Position" ratings may be given to candidates in the event they fall between the ratings of "Qualified" or "Unacceptable" and can be given to ballot measures in the event the club opts to not take a position either way on an issue.

Candidates and elected officials seeking an endorsement from our club are expected to have and/or develop informed policies on intersectional LGBTQ+, racial, and gender equality issues. You may find more resources on our website here.