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Gail Pellerin


2022 endorsements


American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee (BAYMEC)
Bratton Online
​California Applicants' Attorneys Association
California Association of Health Facilities
California Association of Highway Patrolmen
California Association of Professional Scientists
California Association of State Supervisors
California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations
California Democratic Council
California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus
California Democratic Party
California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)
California Environmental Voters
California Faculty Association
California Federation of Teachers (CFT)
California Health+ Advocates
California Labor Federation AFL-CIO

California Nurses Association (CNA)
California Professional Firefighters

California School Employees Association (CSEA)
California State Retirees
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA)
California Teachers Association (CTA)
California YIMBY
Californians Allied for Patient Protection
CAL Fire Local 2881
Clean Water Action

Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN)
Democratic Club of North Santa Cruz County
Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County

Democrats for Israel (DFI-CA)
Emily's List

Equality California
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges
Humane Society Legislative Fund
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 1245
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 332
Jewish Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA!)
Lookout Santa Cruz
Monterey Bay Central Labor Council
Monterey/Santa Cruz Building & Construction Trades Council
Movimiento Democratic Coalition
National Association of Social Workers
National Union of Healthcare Workers
National Women's Political Caucus of California 
NARAL Pro-Choice California
Off the Lip Radio Show
People's Democratic Club of Santa Cruz
Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte (PPAMM)
Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG)
Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party
San Jose Mercury News
Santa Clara County Democratic Party

Santa Clara and San Benito Counties Building & Construction Trades Council
Santa Cruz 4 Bernie
Santa Cruz County Democratic Party
Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California
Sierra Club California
Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club
Smart Justice California
South Bay Labor Council AFL-CIO
United Farm Workers (UFW)
United Domestic Workers (UDW)/AFSCME Local 3930
Women’s Political Committee
YIMBY Action



Alex Padilla, United States Senator

Anna Eshoo, United States Representative

Ro Khanna, United States Representative

Zoe Lofgren, United States Representative

Jimmy Panetta, United States Representative

Jim Costa, United States Representative

John Garamendi, United States Representative

Sam Farr, Former United States Representative

all Statewide Constitutional Officers

Gavin Newsom, California Governor
Eleni Kounalakis, California Lieutenant Governor

Dr. Shirley Weber, California Secretary of State

Rob Bonta, California Attorney General

Betty Yee, California State Controller

Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer

Ricardo Lara, California State Insurance Commissioner

Tony Thurmond, California Superintendent of Public Instruction

Phil Angelides, Former California State Treasurer 

Delaine Eastin, Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction​


Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the California State Assembly

Eloise Gómez Reyes, Majority Floor Leader of the California State Assembly 

Willie L. Brown, Jr., Former Speaker of the California State Assembly

Dario Frommer, Former Majority Floor Leader of the California State Assembly

Josh Becker, California State Senator

Dave Cortese, California State Senator

John Laird, California State Senator

Scott Weiner, California State Senator

Senator Bill Monning (ret), California State Senate Majority Leader Emeritus

Jim Beall, Former California State Senator

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, California State Assemblymember

Marc Berman, California State Assemblymember

Tasha Boerner Horvath, California State Assemblymember

Mia Bonta, California State Assemblymember

Isaac Bryan, California State Assemblymember

Wendy Carrillo, California State Assemblymember

Lisa Calderon, California State Assemblymember

Mike Fong, California State Assemblymember

Cristina Garcia, California State Assemblymember

Matt Haney, California State Assemblymember

Ash Kalra, California State Assemblymember

Alex Lee, California State Assemblymember

Evan Low, California State Assemblymember

Kevin McCarty, California State Assemblymember

Luz Rivas, California State Assemblymember

Robert Rivas, California State Assemblymember

Mark Stone, California State Assemblymember

Phil Ting, California State Assemblymember

Chris Ward, California State Assemblymember

Buffy Wicks, California State Assemblymember

Rusty Areias, Former California State Assemblymember

Jim Cunneen, Former California State Assemblymember

Paul Fong, Former California State Assemblymember

Fred Keeley, Former California State Assemblymember

Richard Katz, Former California State Assemblymember

Sally Lieber, Former California State Assemblymember

Malia Cohen, California State Board of Equalization, District 2

Johan Klehs, Former State Board of Equalization and Former Assemblymember


The Entire Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

     Mike Wasserman, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 1

     Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 2

     Otto Lee, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 3

     Susan Ellenberg, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 4

     Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 5

Ken Yeager, Former Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 4

Rod Diridon, Former Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 4 

Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney

Dean Logan, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Keith Williams, Mariposa County Treasurer/Tax Collector/County Clerk

Stephen Weir, Former Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder

Alfred Carlson, Former Santa Clara County Assessor

Janice Morrissey, Former Sonoma Couty Clerk Assessor Recorder
Neal Kelley, Former Orange County Registrar of Voters

Jeffrey Rosell, Santa Cruz County District Attorney

Jim Hart, Santa Cruz County Sheriff-Coroner

Faris Sabbah, Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools

Sean Saldivia, Santa Cruz County Assessor-Recorder

Edith Driscoll, Santa Cruz County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector

Mary Jo Walker, Former Santa Cruz County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector

Richard Bedal, Former Santa Cruz County Clerk-Recorder and Treasurer-Tax Collector

The Entire Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors

     Manu Koenig, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 1

     Zach Friend, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 2

     Ryan Coonerty, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 3

     Greg Caput, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 4

     Bruce McPherson, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 5

John Leopold, Former Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 1

Gary Patton, Former Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 3 


Sam Liccardo, San Jose Mayor

Rich Constantine, Morgan Hill Mayor

Steve Tate, Former Morgan Hill Mayor

Raul Peralez, San Jose City Councilmember, District 3

David Cohen, San Jose City Councilmember, District 3

Maya Esparza, San Jose City Councilmember, District 4

Pam Foley, San Jose City Councilmember, District 9

Rene Spring, Morgan Hill City Councilmember

John McKay, Morgan Hill City Councilmember

Greg Sellers, Former Morgan Hill City Councilmember

Larry Carr, Former Morgan Hill City Councilmember

Maria Ristow, Los Gatos Town Council

Zach Hilton, Gilroy City Councilmember

The Entire Santa Cruz City Council

     Sonja Brunner, Santa Cruz Mayor

     Martine Watkins, Santa Cruz City Vice Mayor

     Sandy Brown, Santa Cruz City Councilmember

     Justin Cummings, Santa Cruz City Councilmember

     Renée Golder, Santa Cruz City Councilmember

     Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson, Santa Cruz City Councilmember

     Donna Meyers, Santa Cruz City Councilmember 

Michael Rotkin, Former Santa Cruz Mayor

Don Lane, Former Santa Cruz Mayor

David Terrazas, Former Santa Cruz Mayor

Bruce Van Allen, Former Santa Cruz Mayor and Santa Cruz County Board of Education

Richelle Noroyan, Former Santa Cruz City Councilmember

The Entire Scotts Valley City Council

     Donna Lind, Scotts Valley Mayor

     Jim Reed, Scotts Valley Vice Mayor

     Jack Dilles, Scotts Valley City Councilmember

     Derek Timm, Scotts Valley City Councilmember
     Randy Johnson, Scotts Valley City Councilmember

Kristen Petersen, Capitola City Councilmember
Michael Termini, Former Capitola Mayor

Stephanie Harlan, Former Capitola City Councilmember

Lowell Hurst, Watsonville City Councilmember

Rebecca Garcia, Watsonville City Councilmember

Ana Ventura Phares, Former Watsonville Mayor

Elihu Harris, Former Oakland Mayor


Claudia Rossi, Santa Clara County Board of Education, Trustee Area 7

Sue Roth, Santa Cruz County Board of Education, Trustee Area 1

Bruce Van Allen, Santa Cruz County Board of Education, Trustee Area 2

Sandra Nichols, Santa Cruz County Board of Education, Trustee Area 3

Rose Filicetti, Santa Cruz County Board of Education, Trustee Area 4

The Entire Cabrillo College Board of Trustees

     Donna Ziel, Cabrillo College Board of Trustees, Area 1

     Adam Spickler, Cabrillo College Board of Trustees, Area 2

     Christina Cuevas, Cabrillo College Board of Trustees, Area 3 

     Rachael Spencer, Cabrillo College Board of Trustees, Area 4
     Felipe Hernandez, Cabrillo College Board of Trustees, Area 5

     Dan Rothwell, Cabrillo College Board of Trustees, Area 7

     Steve Trujillo, Cabrillo College Board of Trustees, Area 7

Claudine Wildman, Former Cabrillo College Board of Trustees

Gilbert Wong, Foothill - DeAnza Collunity College Trustee

Donald Rocha, Cambrian School District Trustee

Marisa Hanson, Evergreen School District Trustee

Theresa Bond, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Trustee

Zigmont Fafard, Lakeside Joint Union School District Trustee

John Horner, Morgan Hill Unified School District Trustee

Dr. Ivan Rosales Montes, Morgan Hill Unified School District Trustee 

Derek Grasty, Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District Trustee

Jennifer Schacher, Pajaro Valley Unified School District Trustee

Gail Levine, San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District

Cindy Ranii, Santa Cruz City School Board of Education, Trustee Area 1

Kyle Kelley, Santa Cruz City School Board of Education, Trustee Area 2

Sheila Coonerty, Santa Cruz City School Board of Education, Trustee Area 3

Deb Tracy-Proulx, Santa Cruz City School Board of Education, Trustee Area 5

Michael Shulman, Scotts Valley Unified School District Trustee

Amanda Jackson Miller, Soquel Union Elementary School District Trustee

Jane Barr, Former Pajaro Valley Unified School District Trustee

George Wylie, Former San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Trustee


Reed Geisreiter, Santa Cruz Port District Trustee

Steven Reed,  Santa Cruz Port District Trustee

John  Varela, Santa Clara Valley Water District Trustee, District 1

Barbara Keegan, Santa Clara Valley Water District Trustee, District 2

Linda LeZotte, Santa Clara Valley Water District Trustee, District 4

Helen Chapman, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, Area 3

Margaret Bruce, Former San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board Trustee


*Titles for identification purposes only

Ellen Aldridge

Edward Altenberg

Rosemary Anderson

Alisan Andrews

Jeffrey Arlt, Santa Cruz County Mental 

     Health Advisory Board

Alan Bailey

Pat Bakalian

Gloria Behman

Crystal Bertheau

Casey Beyer

Shinehah Bigham

Caroline Bliss-Isberg

Rene Bloch

Bob and Susan Bosso

Kathleen Archer Bowden

Kevin Bowling, Former Santa Cruz County

     ISD Director

Wendy Brannan

Bruce Bratton

JM Brown

Denise Brouwer

Ted Burke

Meg Caldwell

Cathy Calfo

Rick Callender

Raymon Cancino

Jeff Canepa

Casey Carlson

Emily Chaffin

Hal Chase

Davis Chiu, San Francisco City Attorney

Mary Ann Clare

Sara Clarenbach

Elena Cohen
Jeanette Cook

Judy Cox

Bill Cunningham

Dr. Scott Daly

Caren Daniels Lagomarsino

Megan Dawson

Sherry DeBoer

Leslie DeRose

Catherine Dodd

Emily DuBois

Michael Eaton

Veronica Elsea

Swanee Edwards

Cecilia Espinola

Dr. Gail Evans

Shary Farr

Brendan Farrell

Dexter Farm

Chris Finnie

Debra Feldstein

Tracy Ferrara

Susan Ferriby

Lin Florinda

Peggy Flynn

H. Ernest Fox

Deborah Franzon Frederick

Carol Fuller

Jeff Gaffney

Les Gardner

Don Gartner

Tara Gasta

Fred Gawlick

Judith Geer

Peter Gelblum

Susan Gilchrist

Janet Gillis

Maria Gitin Torres

Glenn Glazer

Susan Gliner

Andrew Goldenkranz

Ron Goodman

Tim Goncharoff

Laura Gonzalez

Nancy and Jack Gordon

Shiri Gradek

Allison Guevara

Marciano Gutierrez

Joe and Marcella Hall

Anne Hayden

Denise Holbert

Susan Hammer Handloff

Jon Ivy

Dottie Jakobsen

Elaine Johnson

Evelyn Jones

Ryan Jones

Dorene Kastelman

Gigi Kelbert

Jo Kenny

Pete Kennedy

Sheryl Kern-Jones

Linda and Marc Kerner

Rachel Kippen

Gwendolynne Krebs

Bob Lamonica

Terry and Laura LaPorte

Greg Larson

Moira Leigh

Margaret Leonard

Valerie Leveroni Corral

Will Lightbourne

Carolyn Livingston

Aurora Lowe

Martha Macambridge

Nancy Macy

Pat Manning

Lora Lee Martin

Monica Martinez

Patrizia Materassi

Angela Marshall

Bill Maxfield

Tibi McCann

Maureen McCarty

Gillian McGlaze

Christine McGuire

Dana McRae

Tina Medeiros

Benito Mendoza II

Mark Mesiti-Miller

Heather Miller

Susan C. Miller

Cathryn Ming Hyde

Lilian Alecia Morgan

Brian Morse

James Mosher

Michael Mosher

Marie Morse

Brian and Ellen Murtha

Robin Musitelli

George Newell

Francie Newfield

Mary Lou Nicoletti, Former Santa Cruz County

     Agricultural Commissioner

Joyce Nordquist

Molly O'Neal, Public Defender of Santa

     Clara County

Gail Michaelis-Ow and George Ow

William Ow

David Pais

Jane Parks-McKay

Denise Parodi

Amy Pearl

Cece Pinheiro

Mike Pruger

Helena Quixada

Coco Raner-Walter, 

Ann Ravel,  Former Chair of the Federal

     Elections Commission

Judy Rickard

Ben and Tamyra Rice

Jillian Ritter

Jozee and Cricket Roberto

Shawna Rooks

J. Rothwell

Arlene Rusche

Tony Russomanno

Jenny Sarmiento

Glen Schaller

Michael Scott

Ronald Sekkel

Clare Sheils

Mark Shelley

Renee Shepherd

Charlie Singer

Wiggsy Sivertsen

Sandy Skees

Austin Smith

Leslie Steiner

Stanley Stevens

Miriam Stombler

Karen Storey

Christi Suchil

Brian and Kathy Sullivan

Kathleen Sulgit

John Thompson

Leslie Tremaine

Phil Trounstine

Selene Vega

Claudia Vestal

Kimberly Wainscoat

Lea Watson

Dennis Webb

Leslie White

Linda Wilshusen

Debra Wirkman

Jonathan and Susan Wittwer

Alexia Worsham

Tricia Wynne

Darrell and Sue Yeaney

Robert and Antonette Zeiss


"Gail has my wholehearted support for her run for State Assembly. Gail brings an array of experience in public service—from her work in the California legislature to her experience as a Santa

Cruz County Clerk. I was proud to appoint Gail to the State Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee, and I am grateful for the work that she did to ensure the accessibility of voting. She will bring that same passion to making government accessible for all Californians. I hope you will join me in supporting Gail Pellerin for 28th Assembly District." 

Alex Padilla,
u.s. Senator

our Democracy is so clearly under attack.  I look forward to working together to ensure that our most fundamental right to vote is protected.  And her years of experience will allow her to start getting results on day one. "

Gavin Newsom,
Governor of california

"Gail Pellerin has been a fierce advocate for voting rights and accessibility, and her expertise and passion in this area are exactly what we need in the State Assembly at this time when


"I’m proud to support Gail Pellerin to represent us in the California State Assembly. With her years of superb leadership of our sacred voting system and her experience of actually working for the

State legislature, we will be in good hands with this woman’s voice during these times of great challenges. Please join me in supporting Gail Pellerin for Assembly ." 

Anna Eshoo,
u.s. representative


"Gail a connector, a listener and someone with the skills and longtime political relationships we need to move forward on pressing issues like mental health, homelessness and

affordable housing."  

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“I'm honored to endorse Gail Pellerin for State Assembly.  Her past work for the Assembly and her past service as our Clerk in Santa Cruz County has provided Gail with an excellent foundation to

continue to serve our community as a member of the State Assembly.  Gail will listen to her constituents, work with her peers, and fight for us in Sacramento.  I look forward to working with Gail to get things done for the people of Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties." 

jimmy panetta,
u.s. representative


“Gail Pellerin will be a terrific voice in the California Assembly and I am excited to support her history-making campaign. I look forward to what Gail will accomplish on equality

 issues, women's rights, and protecting and expanding access to voting -- just to name a few.” 

Zoe Lofgren,
u.s. representative


““I am proud to endorse Gail Pellerin for the State Assembly, who will continue to be advocate for voting rights in Sacramento. At a time like this, when our democracy

is threatened, we need elections officials serving our public at all levels of government. Join me in supporting Gail for State Assembly.” 

ro khanna,
u.s. representative


"For years, I have watched Gail advocate for women and fight for equality.  Through her work with Girls Inc, Cabrillo College Women's Educational Success, and Women in Leadership for Diverse 

Representation, she has inspired and empowered women to take on leadership roles.  Through training and educational opportunities,  Gail  has supported women running for office, and it is now my honor to support her election to the State Assembly.  Her tenacity, hard work, compassion, and drive will be an asset to all residents of our region."

sam farr,
former u.s. representative

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“EMILY’s List is proud to endorse Gail Pellerin for election to California’s 28th Assembly

District. Pellerin has been at the forefront of working for free and fair elections, having served for nearly 30

years as the chief elections official in Santa Cruz County. She knows all too well the dangers that voter restrictions pose to democracy and will work to protect the voting rights and freedoms of all Californians.”


promoting government accountability to her work in the Assembly so all Californians can be served."

Betty Yee,
California State Controller

"I am pleased to endorse Gail Pellerin for the State Assembly.  A demonstrated elected leader, Gail will bring her experience ensuring accessibility to fair and safe elections and


legislature and will be the warrior for education and children that Santa Cruz deserves and California needs. Gail will fight for all children and their education from preschool to K-12 and onto higher education. And Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties are overdue when it comes to sending a woman to represent this amazing region in the legislature.”

delaine eastin,
Fmr. California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

"It is my honor to enthusiastically endorse Gail Pellerin for the California State Assembly. Gail will bring many talents, a wonderful work ethic, a brass backbone and great experience to the


"I have known and worked with Gail Pellerin for thirty years.  As county clerk, she was efficient and effective as she reached out to register as many county residents as possible - and make sure their votes were

county.  She was an early strong supporter of marriage equality.  She will bring that hard work and experience to the state legislature.  I am proud to support her."

John Laird,
California State Senate


"I am proud to endorse Gail for election to the 28th Assembly District. Gail is a dedicated community leader and advocate for the people, and we need her in Sacramento.”

Dave Cortese,
California State Senate


It is an honor for me to endorse Gail Pellerin for State Assembly. I have known Gail for many years and watched her serve as a responsive and effective, non partisan public official, and as a strong advocate

for women and children.  Gail will bring extensive life and professional experience to give voice to all residents of the 28th Assembly District  in Sacramento.”  

senator bill monning (ret),
California State Senate

Majority leader emeritus


“Gail Pellerin is an outstanding, results driven public servant. We can count on Gail to be a fierce advocate for the Santa Cruz and Santa Clara region. I am proud to endorse Gail and urge

voters to support her campaign for State Assembly.” 

robert rivas,
California State assemblymember


“In a time when Democracy is literally under attack, I cannot think of another person more qualified or more prepared to fight for our Democracy and protect voting rights.  She has the

experience, integrity and leadership skills to hit the ground running and I can’t wait to see what she will accomplish in the State Assembly.”  

mark stone,
California State assemblymember

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"Gail Pellerin's commitment to public service is truly outstanding. From her work in suicide prevention and providing resources to those in need of mental

health service, to her ardent efforts in raising the voices of women and girls in her community, Gail has shown that she is the voice that the people of Assembly District 28 need and deserve. That is why I am proud to endorse Gail in her run for State Assembly, so we can partner on issues like procuring mental and behavioral health services for K-12 students, making our neighborhoods better for children and families. 

Santa clara County Supervisor, District 4

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"Although we still lack gender parity, we hope to continue to grow our representation with women like [Gail]. The communities in the 28th Assembly District needs

[her] strong voice to represent them in Sacramento. Democratic women in the Assembly, Senate, and Constitutional Offices are leaders and we continue to advance legislation and issues that improve the lives of women and children. We work collaboratively for a better California and we hope to have [Gail} join our ranks by representing the 28th Assembly District. 

California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus


"I have worked with Gail for many years as a member of the Santa Cruz County Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee and a volunteer during many election cycles. What stands out the most are her passion, enthusiasm,

commitment, fairness and respect. I even watched her stand up to a Secretary of State, saying, "I will not let you humiliate my voters with disabilities." She's gone out of her way to help solve any problem that came up. She really made me feel like I mattered, my experience mattered, and my success mattered. She is a very good and active listener. It has meant that her actions were appropriate and correct. She brings humanity to public office. She'll laugh with us, cry with us, and really go to bat for us. I do not feel like I am a stepping stone to power, but that she is running for office because she truly wants to serve our community and all of us who live here. She is one of us. We need "one of us" in Sacramento. I heartily and happily endorse Gail Pellerin for State Assembly."

Veronica Elsea,
santa cruz resident


I am proud to endorse my long time colleague and friend, Gail Pellerin, in her run for State Assembly in District 28.  As a long time IT professional in government spending 15 years as the Director of Information Systems for the County of Santa Cruz, I

have seen how Gail utilized technology to ensure open elections and accessible voting while securing and protecting the results.  Gail has always been an early adopter of technology while also thoroughly ensuing the safety of the technology.  She worked closely with my department during the years and especially during the pandemic."

kevin Bowling

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