Political Action

2018 Endorsements

CD 1   Audrey Denny (D) & Jessica Holcombe (D)
CD 2   Jared Huffman (D)
CD 3   John Garamendi (D)
CD 4   Regina Bateson (D), Roza Calderon (D) & Jessica Morse (D)
CD 5   Mike Thompson (D)
CD 6   Doris Matsui (D)
CD 7   No endorsement
CD 9   Jerry McNerney (D)
CD 10 Josh Harder (D)
CD 11 Mark DeSaulnier (D)
CD 12 Nancy Pelosi (D)
CD 13 Barbara Lee (D)
CD 14 Jackie Speier (D)
CD 15 Eric Swalwell (D)
CD 16 No endorsement
CD 17 Ro Khanna (D)
CD 18 Anna Eshoo (D)
CD 19 Zoe Lofgren (D)
CD 20 Jimmy Panetta (D)
CD 21 TJ Cox (D)
CD 22 Andrew Janz (D)
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Governor — Gavin Newsom (D)
Lt. Governor — Dr. Ed Hernandez (D)
Attorney General — Xavier Becerra (D)
Secretary of State — Alex Padilla (D)
State Controller — Betty Yee (D)
State Treasurer — Fiona Ma (D)
Superintendent of Public Instruction — Tony Thurmond (D)
Insurance Commissioner — Ricardo Lara (D)
Board of Equalization District 2  — Malia Cohen (D)

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STATE ASSEMBLY                                           

AD 1   Caleen Sisk (D)
AD 2   Jim Wood (D)
AD 3   No endorsement
AD 4   Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D)
AD 5   Carla Neal (D)
AD 6   Jackie Smith (D)
AD 7   Kevin McCarty (D)
AD 8   Ken Cooley (D)
AD 9   Jim Cooper (D)
AD 10 Marc Levine (D)
AD 11 Jim Frazier (D)
AD 12 No endorsement
AD 13 Susan Eggman (D)
AD 14 Tim Grayson (D)
AD 15 Jovanka Beckles (D) (Local 856 member)
AD 16 Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D)
AD 17 David Chu (D)
AD 18 Rob Bonta (D)
AD 19 Phil Ting (D)
AD 20 Bill Quirk (D)
AD 21 Adam Gray (D)
AD 22 Kevin Mullin (D)
AD 23 Aileen Rizo (D)
AD 24 Marc Berman (D)
AD 25 Kansen Chu (D)
AD 26 Jose Sigala (D)
AD 27 Ash Kalra (D)
AD 28 No endorsement

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SD 2    Mike McGuire (D)
SD 4    Phillip Kim (D)
SD 6    Richard Pan (D)
SD 8    Tom Pratt (D)
SD 10  Bob Wieckowski (D)
SD 12  Anna Caballero (D)
SD 14  Melissa Hurtado (D)
SD 16  Ruth Musser-Lopez (D)

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Alameda County Supervisor – District 2 — Richard Valle
Alameda County Supervisor – District 3 — Wilma  Chan
Alameda County District Attorney — Nancy O’Malley
Alameda County Assessor — Phong La
Alameda County Auditor-Controller — Irella Blackwood
Alameda Treasurer/Tax Collector — Henry (Hank) Levy
Alameda County Board Of Education, 1st Trustee Area — Joaquin J. Rivera
Alameda County Measure A – Alameda County Childcare and Early Education — Yes
City Of Oakland Measure D – Protect Oakland Libraries — Yes
City of Emeryville  Measure C- To finance affordable housing projects — Yes
City of San Lorenzo Measure B – To finance repairs and improvements for schools — Yes

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Calaveras County Board of Supervisors District 3 — Michael Oliveira
Calaveras County Board of Supervisors District 5 — Ben Stopper

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BOS District 1 — John Gioia
BOS District 4 — Karen Mitchoff
Superintendent of Schools — Cheryl Hansen

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County Clerk/Registrar of Voters — Brandi Orth
Fresno County District Attorney — Lisa Smittcamp
Board of Supervisors District 1 — Brian Pacheco
Board of Supervisors District 4 — Eddie Valero
Fresno City Council District 1 — Esmeralda Z. Soria
Fresno City Council District 5 — Luis Chavez
Fresno City Council District 7 — Nelson Esparza

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Madera Board of Supervisors District 2 — Al Galvez
Madera County District Attorney — Sally Moreno

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District Attorney — AJ Brady (Local 856 Member)
Board of Supervisors District 1 — Damon Connolly
Board of Supervisors District 5 — Judy Arnold

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Merced County Board of Supervisors District 5 — Patricia Ramos-Anderson
Merced County District Attorney — Larry Morse


Board of Supervisors District 3 — Don Horsley

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City of Sacramento – City Council – District 1 — Angelique Ashby

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Board of Supervisors District 2 — Catherine Stefani
Board of Supervisors District 4 — Gordon Mar
Board of Supervisors District 6 — Matt Haney
Board of Supervisors District 8 — Rafael Mandelman

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San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors District 2 — Kathy Miller
San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors District 4 — Julie Damron-Brown
San Joaquin County Sheriff — Pat Withrow
San Joaquin County District Attorney — Tori Verber Salazar
San Joaquin County Assessor — Steve Bestolarides
San Joaquin County Superintendent — James Mousalimas
San Joaquin County Auditor-Controller — Jay Wilverding
Stockton City Council District 1 — Sol Jobrack
Stockton City Council District 3 — Susan Lofthus
Stockton City Council District 5 — Christina Fugazi

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City of San Jose – City Council – District 3 — Raul Peralez
City of San Jose – City Council – District 5 — Magdalena Carrasco
City of San Jose – City Council – District 7 — Maya Esparza
City of San Jose – City Council – District 9 — Shay Franco-Clausen
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor, District 4 — Donald Rocha
Santa Clara County Sheriff — Laurie Smith
Santa Clara County Board of Education, Area 7 — Claudia Rossi

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Shasta County Sheriff — Tom Bosenko
City of Shasta Lake Measure A  (Fire Suppression, Protection, and Emergency Medical Response Services)

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BOS District 2 — David Rabbitt
BOS District 4 — James Gore
Sonoma County District Attorney — Jill Ravitch
Sheriff — Dual Endorsement: Ernesto Olivares and Mark Essick

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Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors District 3 — Tony Madrigal
Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors District 4 — Frank Damrell
Stanislaus County Sheriff — Dual Endorsement: Juan Alanis and Jeff Dirkse
Stanislaus County District Attorney — Dual Endorsement: Patrick Kolasinski and John Mayne

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Tehama County Sheriff — Stephen Harper

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Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors District 2 — Ryan Campbell

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Tulare Board of Supervisors District 4 — Eddie Valero
Tulare Board of Supervisors District 5 — Virginia Gurrola

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Prop. 68:  California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 — Yes
Prop. 69:  Motor vehicle fees and taxes: restrictions on expenditures:  appropriations limit — Yes
Prop. 70:  Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund — No
Prop. 71: Ballot Measures:  effective date — Yes
Prop. 72:  Property tax: new construction exclusion: rainwater capture system — Yes
Regional Measure 3:  Raise bridge tolls to fund transit improvements — Yes

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Teamsters 856 Members at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Teamsters 856 Members at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Why we are active in politics

Through the political process, Unions have fought for and won overtime, the weekend, the Family Medical Leave Act, the 40-hour workweek, social security, workers’ compensation, and more. Labor unions are also the only major group left that is continuing to protect these basic rights that big business is fighting to take away from us.

Read more about why 856 members are involved in the political process.


Teamster D.R.I.V.E.

D.R.I.V.E. Representatives speak with 856 members about the importance of participation in the program.


Big Business spends big money in Washington to influence members of Congress and push their anti-worker plans. They outspend working families on politics by more than 15-1.

Take a stand for working families by contributing to D.R.I.V.E .– your Union’s political action committee.

Read more about D.R.I.V.E. here.




Mt. Diablo USD Teamsters walk precincts to get out the vote for working families.

Join the Political Action Team!

Getting involved in the political process is not as hard or daunting as you may think. The Teamsters 856 Political Action Team is made up of members just like you — working people who want to make a difference.  Your union needs your voice and talents to stand up for working families against big business and corporations — the more of us who participate, the more we can accomplish.

Fill out the form below to receive more information on how you can get involved in upcoming Teamsters 856 political actions.