We believe everyone should be able to get quality, affordable healthcare provided by caregivers who are valued and respected.

By working to elect officials who support that vision we can ensure we have allies in the fight for better working conditions, stronger contracts, and access to care, so that all Californians — no matter what we look like, where we live, or what work we do — can lead happy, healthy lives. SEIU-UHW is also committed to supporting candidates who are aligned with our vision for racial justice.

Below are the official endorsements of candidates for the November 3, 2020 California General Election.

Districts without an endorsement are not listed. 

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Statewide Ballot Initiatives

Proposition 15 – Schools and Communities First

If passed, increases funding for public schools, community colleges, and local government services by changing tax assessment of commercial and industrial property.
Recommendation: Yes

Proposition 16 – Opportunity for All

If passed, it would reinstate affirmative action involving race-based or sex-based preferences in California.
Recommendation: Yes

Proposition 17 – Restore Voting Rights for Parolees

If passed, it would restores the right to vote to people convicted of felonies who are on parole.
Recommendation: Yes

Proposition 18 – Expanding Access to Voting for Young People

If passed, it would allow 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and special elections.
Recommendation: Yes

Proposition 20 – Repealing Criminal Justice Reform

If passed, it would add crimes to the list of violent felonies for which early parole is restricted and require DNA collection for certain misdemeanors.
Recommendation: No

Proposition 21 – Rent Control

If passed, it would expand local governments’ authority to enact rent control on residential property.
Recommendation: Yes

Proposition 22 – Eliminating Protection for App-Based Workers

If passed, it would establish different criteria for determining whether app-based transportation (rideshare) and delivery drivers are “employees” or “independent contractors.”
Recommendation: No

Proposition 23 – Protecting Dialysis Patients

If passed, it would authorize state regulation of kidney dialysis clinics and establish minimum staffing and other requirements.
Recommendation: Yes

Proposition 25 – Ending Cash Bail

If passed, it would replace cash bail with risk assessments for detained suspects awaiting trials.
Recommendation: Yes


U.S. Congress


Endorsed Candidate


1 Audrey Denney Butte County
8 Chris Bubser Yucca Valley
10 Josh Harder Atwater
12 Nancy Pelosi San Francisco
13 Barbara Lee Oakland
14 Jackie Speier Hillsborough
15 Eric Swalwell Hayward
18 Anna Eshoo Menlo Park
19 Zoe Lofgren San Jose
20 Jimmy Panetta Carmel
21 T.J. Cox Hanford
24 Salud Carbajal Santa Barbara
25 Christy Smith Palmdale
26 Julia Brownley Oakpark
27 Judy Chu Monterey Park
28 Adam Schiff Burbank
29 Tony Cardenas Los Angeles
30 Brad Sherman Sherman Oaks
31 Pete Aguilar Redlands
33 Ted Lieu Torrance
34 Jimmy Gomez Los Angeles
35 Norma Torres Pomona
36 Raul Ruiz Palm Desert
37 Karen Bass Los Angeles
38 Linda Sanchez Lakewood
39 Gil Cisneros Fullerton
40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Downey
41 Mark Takano Riverside
43 Maxine Waters Los Angeles
44 Nanette Barragan San Pedro
45 Katie Porter Laguna Niguel
48 Harley Rouda Costa Mesa
49 Mike Levine Oceanside
50 Ammar Campa-Najjar Alpine
51 Juan Vargas San Diego
53 Georgette Gomez San Diego


California State Senate

Note: In 2020, only odd-numbered districts hold elections.


Endorsed Candidate


5 Susan Eggman Stockton
9 Nancy Skinner Berkeley
11 Scott Wiener San Francisco
13 Josh Becker San Mateo
15 Dave Cortese San Jose
17 John Laird Carmel
19 Monique Limon Santa Barbara
21 Kipp Mueller Santa Clarita
23 Abigail Medina Rancho Cucamonga
25 Anthony Portantino La Cañada Flintridge
27 Henry Stern Thousand Oaks
28* Elizabeth Romero Coachella Valley
29 Josh Newman Diamond Bar
31 Richard Roth Riverside
33 Lena Gonzalez Long Beach
35 Steven Bradford Gardena
37 David Min Costa Mesa
39 Toni Atkins San Diego

* Special Election


California State Assembly




1 Elizabeth Betancourt Bieber
2 Jim Wood Santa Rosa
4 Cecilia Aguilar-Curry Winters
7 Kevin McCarty Sacramento
10 Marc Levine Marin County
13 Kathy Miller Stockton
15 Buffy Wicks Oakland
16 Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Orinda
17 David Chiu San Francisco
18 Rob Bonta Alameda
19 Phil Ting San Francisco
20 Bill Quirk Hayward
22 Kevin Mullin South San Francisco
24 Marc Berman Menlo Park
25 Alex Lee San Jose
26 Drew Phelps Bishop
27 Ash Kalra San Jose
28 Evan Low Campbell
29 Mark Stone Scotts Valley
30 Robert Rivas Hollister
31 Joaquin Arambula Fresno
32 Rudy Salas Bakersfield
35 Dawn Addis San Luis Obispo
37 Steve Bennett Santa Barbara
39 Luz Rivas Arleta
40 James Ramos Highland
41 Chris Holden Pasadena
43 Laura Friedman Glendale
44 Jacqui Irwin Thousand Oaks
45 Jesse Gabriel Encino
46 Adrin Nazarian North Hollywood
47 Eloise Gomez Reyes Grand Terrace
49 Ed Chau Arcadia
50 Richard Bloom Santa Monica
51 Wendy Carrillo Los Angeles
52 Freddie Rodriguez Pomona
53 Miguel Santiago Los Angeles
54 Sydney Kamlager Los Angeles
55 Andrew Rodriguez Yorba Linda
56 Eduardo Garcia Coachella
57 Lisa Calderon Whittier
58 Cristina Garcia Bell Gardens
59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer Los Angeles
60 Sabrina Cervantes Riverside
61 Jose Medina Riverside
62 Autumn Burke Inglewood
63 Anthony Rendon Lakewood
64 Mike Gipson Carson
66 Al Muratsuchi Torrance
68 Melissa Fox Irvine
70 Patrick O’Donnell Long Beach
72 Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen Westminster
74 Cottie Petrie-Norris Laguna Beach
76 Tasha Boerner-Horvath Encinitas
77 Brian Maienschein San Diego
78 Chris Ward San Diego
79 Shirley Weber San Diego
80 Lorena Gonzalez San Diego