Endorsements

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Endorse Jerry


Elected Officials

  • Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Mark DeSaulnier, State Senator, District 7
  • Cathleen Galgiani, State Senate, Senator, District 5
  • Susan Eggman, Assemblymember, District 13
  • Jim Frazier, Assemblymember, District 11
  • Federal Glover, Contra Costa County Supervisor, District 5
  • Frank L. Ruhstaller, San Joaquin County Supervisor, District 2
  • John Gioia, Contra Costa County Supervisor, District 1
  • Karen Mitchoff, Contra Costa County Supervisor, District 4
  • Gus Kramer, Contra Costa County Assessor
  • Shabbir A. Khan, San Joaquin County Treasurer-Tax Collector
  • Elbert Holman, Stockton City Council, District 1
  • Kathy Miller, Stockton City Council, District 2
  • Moses Zapien, Stockton City Council, District 4
  • Dyane Burgos Medina, Stockton City Council, District 5
  • Michael Tubbs, Stockton City Council, District 6
  • Michael Duffy, Port of Stockton, Commissioner
  • Stephen Griffen, Port of Stockton, Commissioner
  • Wade Harper, Antioch Mayor
  • Mary Helen Rocha, Antioch Mayor Pro Tem
  • Monica Wilson, Antioch City Council
  • Diane Burgis, Oakley City Council
  • Celeste Farron, Mountain House Community Services District Board Members
  • Melvin Panizza, Stockton East Water District Board of Directors, District 4
  • Dr. Joseph Ovick, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools
  • Greg Enholm, Contra Costa Community College Board, East Contra Costa Trustee
  • Pamela Mirabella, Contra Costa County of Education, Area 1 Trustee
  • David Varela, Stockton Unified School District Board of Trustees
  • Joy Motts, Antioch Unified School District, President
  • Bernice King Tingle, MHCSD Board Vice President
  • Van Ha To-Cowell, Lincoln Unified School District, Board Member
  • Steve Castellanos, San Joaquin Delta College, Vice President of the Board
  • Jennet Stebbins, San Joaquin Delta College, Board of Trustees
  • Janet Rivera, San Joaquin Delta College, Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Teresa Brown, San Joaquin Delta College, Board of Trustees
  • David Sorgent, San Joaquin County Board of Education, District 5
  • Carlos Sanabria, Brentwood, Union School District
  • Robert Raburn, BART Director, District 4

Organizations

  • The Stockton Record 
  • The Contra Costa Times
  • California Democratic Party
  • Contra Costa Young Democrats 
  • Ocean Champions
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • AFSCME
  • CA Teamsters
  • California Teachers Association
  • Contra Costa Building Trades
  • Women PAC
  • Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
  • California Labor Federation
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California School Employees Association
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • The Veterans’ Vision
  • LiUNA
  • Sierra Club
  • Humane Society Legislative Fund
  • Alliance for Retired Americans

Public Endorsers

  • Michael Barnett, California Democratic Party Central Committee
  • Craig Cheslog, California Democratic Party Region 2 Director
  • Renee Elliot, San Joaquin Democrats, Chair
  • Chuck Carpenter, Democratic Party of Contra Costa County – “Thank you Jerry for representing the people of our country.”
  • Nagaraja Rao Rao, Contra Costa Democratic Party
  • Linda Lucas, Democratic Central Committee of Napa County – “Jerry walks the talk and is a strong supporter of Veterans. We need his support as we have a Veteran’s home in Napa and a recovery program for Veterans with PTSD.”
  • Elva Cooper, Former Board Member of Chabot-Las Positas College
  • Ellis & Sharon Goldberg, TriValley Democratic Club President & Vice President
  • Tino Adame, Vietnam Combat Veteran and Stockton Resident
  • Barbara Barrigan-Panilla, Delta Advocate
  • Gary Gorham, Seniors for McNerney
  • Bruce Spoon, Seniors for McNerney
  • Rob Hammon, Ph.D., Seniors for McNerney – “I endorse Jerry because of his understanding of and support for: the middle-class in the USA; the facts and reality of Climate Change, and the need for increased integration of energy-efficiency and renewable-energy in everything we do, especially in the building and transportation sectors; and because he knows his constituents and is our advocate for in Washington. In addition and very important: Jerry McNerney is honest, honorable, and hard-working – we need Congressman McNerney representing us in Washington.”
  • Leonard Lloyd, Seniors for McNerney – “I rely on congressman McNerney to protect our environment, our endangered species, our California Delta and the average citizen rather than the corporations that too often dominate our politics.”
  • Conrad Blaschczyk, Seniors for McNerney
  • Larry Cabusas, Seniors for McNerney
  • Robert Thomas, Seniors for McNerney – “Jerry McNerney is a forward-looking leader that we desperately need a lot more of in Congress.”
  • Dan Maccorquodale, Seniors for McNerney
  • Mary Minium, Seniors for McNerney
  • Bruce Rubly, Seniors for McNerney
  • Fed Danielson, Seniors for McNerney
  • Jay M. Jackman, M.D., J.D., Seniors for McNerney – “he integrity Jerry brings to the office is rare in politics. We need him.”
  • Barbara & John Ranelletti, Seniors for McNerney – “Jerry McNerney has represented us well. We need to return him to Washington, so that he can continue working in our behalf.”
  • David Fries, Seniors for McNerney – “Honest and dependable. Good on water rights. Has my vote again.”
  • Lynn Seppala, Seniors for McNerney
  • Diane DeBruno, Seniors for McNerney – “Jerry has been a thoughtful, hard-working, independent voice for us in Congress. I don’t know another politician who spends more time meeting and listening to the people in his district. He has my vote again!”
  • Sally VanBebber-Salter, Seniors for McNerney – “I endorse Jerry. I have voted for him for years because I respect that way he carries out his responsibilities to his constituency. Thanks, Jerry.”
  • Jim Brice, Seniors for McNerney – “Jerry McNerney defies the stereotype of a Capitol Hill politician. He is smart, practical, and pragmatic. A political moderate, he is oriented toward economic revitalization and initiatives to rebuild the American middle class. He is a great friend to active members of the U.S. military and veterans. He has earned his constituents trust.”
  • T. Hugh Windsor, Seniors for McNerney
  • Janet & John Williams, Seniors for McNerney
  • Martin Mattes, Seniors for McNerney
  • Stephen Pollaine, Seniors for McNerney
  • Wayne Shrewsbury, Seniors for McNerney
  • James Ross, Seniors for McNerney
  • Daniel Beswick, Seniors for McNerney
  • Thomas Belisle, Seniors for McNerney
  • Pat Borison, Seniors for McNerney
  • Tom King, Seniors for McNerney
  • Rev. David Bennett, Seniors for McNerney  – “Jerry has done outstanding job of dealing with the complex the issues of our district and our nation.. He well deserves the opportunity to continue as our representative in Congress.”
  • Patricia Scofield, Seniors for McNerney
  • John Field, Seniors for McNerney – “Level headed and effective”
  • Howard Schock, Seniors for McNerney
  • John Vera, Seniors for McNerney
  • Dr. Joel Cohen, Seniors for McNerney
  • Eugene Nagle, Seniors for McNerney
  • Ralph Erickson, Seniors for McNerney
  • Suzanne & Lawrence Hess, Seniors for McNerney
  • Eleanor Tandowsky, Seniors for McNerney
  • Tom Wellman, Veterans for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Robert Thomas, Seniors for McNerney – “Jerry McNerney is a forward-looking leader that we desperately need a lot more of in Congress.”
  • Lusandra & Roger Vincent, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Sandra Lavik-Brennick, “Women for McNerney”
  • Sandra Peterson, Women for McNerney
  • Valerie Hogan, Women for McNerney – “Congressman McNerney is an independent voice in Washington.”
  • Margo Praus
  • Bonnie Mansfield, Women for McNerney
  • Robin Scrimiger-Smith, Women for McNerney
  • Kari Khoury, Women for McNerney
  • Reba Fournier, Women for McNerney
  • Deborah Blankenberg, Women for McNerney – “Jerry McNerney has been a strong voice for our district in Congress since his first term. He is always glad to hear his constituents’ opinions on important issues, and he keeps our best interests in mind. I wholeheartedly support him for re-election.
  • Jonee Grassi, Women for McNerney
  • Julie Bates, Women for McNerney – “Jerry is constantly engaged with his constituency, accessible and responsive. He works for us, we couldn’t ask for better from our Congressman!”
  • Beth Perrin-Scales, Women for McNerney, Seniors for McNerney & Veterans for McNerney
  • Amanda Hawes, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Carolyn Curtis, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Barbara Peck, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Colleen Foster, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Michael & Linda Webb, Women for McNerney – “We are proud to endorse Jerry! He has common sense and the will to fight for all people.”
  • Irene Swinnie, Veterans for McNerney, Women for McNerney, Seniors for McNerney & Students for McNerney
  • Chinyere Nnodim Jack, Women for McNerney
  • Swanee Edwards, Women for McNerney
  • Susan Reynolds, Women for McNerney
  • Andrea Stuart, Women for McNerney – “We need more politicians who will work for the best interests of the community and not for themselves. For years, McNerney has worked on renewable energy initiatives as well as supporting veterans and small business owners,. He’s often a lone sheep in a pack of hungry wolves but he continues to fight for what he feels is ethical and right.”
  • Judy Lu, Women for McNerney
  • Kay Anderson, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney – “Jerry has been a stalwart worker for many causes and social justice issues that I care deeply about. I endorse him without hesitation.”
  • Carole Main, Women for McNerney
  • Maryanne Tracy, Women for McNerney
  • Juliet Lamont, Women for McNerney
  • Nancy Kaplan, Women for McNerney
  • Donna Brown, Women for McNerney – “I support Jerry McNerney for Congress. He has always been there for Stockton.”
  • Sharon Jarvis, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney – “Congressman Jerry McNerney works constantly to help our veterans, to bring jobs to our area, to prevent gun violence, to maintain a woman’s right to choose, to preserve our water and the Delta, and many other matters important to the people of his district. Vote for Jerry McNerney; he cares and works hard for all of us!”
  • Ronq Weintraub, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Carol Smith, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Elvin &. Iry Tyler, Women for McNerney, Seniors for McNerney & Students for McNerney
  • Patty Morais, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Phyllis Spoon, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Victoria Bissell, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • N. Vanclef, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Barbara Cowan, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Helen Shane, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Kati Short, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney – “Our congressman has the people of this area’s best interest at heart and we can see the difference he’s making.”
  • Melissa Reading, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney – “Jerry is an honest and thoughtful member of Congress. We need many more like him if we are to remain an effective democracy. We are lucky to have representation of such high quality. I endorse him with enthusiasm.”
  • Patricia Sitkin, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney – “We feel fortunate to have Jerry representing us – particularly proud of his record of support for our veterans.”
  • Roslyn Burse, Women for McNerney & Students for McNerney
  • Kathi Reed, Women for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Cary Martin, VP, CA. Assn. of Local Mental Health Boards and Commissions – “This message of support for Jerry McNerney is rooted in first hand experience of his proven dedication in helping people. Mr. McNerney excels when responding to citizen needs and of special note, he has been the standout champion of Veterans issues.”
  • Dexter Strawther, Veterans for McNerney
  • Lee Rosenberg, Veterans for McNerney
  • Frank Krakowski, Veterans for McNerney
  • Gerald Ascencio, Veterans for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • James Schumaker, Veterans for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Steven Dungan, Veterans for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney – “Jerry has been a breath of fresh air after mr. pombo, he’s ethical and cares for us all and not ‘owned’by special interests and his independence is what we need now more than ever in DC. The failure of Congress is not because of Jerry but the fault lies with extremists of the Republican Party who want to see our Country torn down to suit powerful special interests who remain in shadows. I have no doubt Jerry will lead the fight against such extremism and do what is right for our Country and for us all. I’m all in.”
  • Mark Wilbur, Veterans for McNerney – “We need more people in congress that support main street people (we the people), not Wall Street and the big corporations.”
  • James Blink, Veterans for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Robert Odom, Veterans for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • William Race, Veterans for McNerney & Independent Voter – “Jerry has provided prompt and excellent support during his tenure in the House. We endorse him without reservation.”
  • Charles Glenn, Veterans for McNerney – “After a year of frustration with the AV, I asked Jerry for help. Within a month I got an interview, an evaluation, add verification of my agent orang exposure in Viet Nam. Now I can say I am getting good service from the VA’s medical department. I told my Korean vet neighbor and with Jerry’s staff’s help he is now getting VA help for his disability as well! Jerry McNerney is one of the best things to happen for our vets!”
  • Roger Pirtle, Veterans for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Isa Rodriguez, Veterans for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Leonard Humphreys, Veterans for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney – “As an army veteran, I certainly appreciate all you have done for our less fortunate veterans of all our military services.”
  • Zachary Danney, Students for McNerney
  • John Fitzpatrick, Students for McNerney
  • Al Medvitz, Farmer for McNerney
  • Lajuana Bivens, Friends for McNerney
  • William McLaughlin, Republicans for McNerney, Veterans for McNerney & Seniors for McNerney
  • Dennis Sweatt, Republicans for McNerney, Veterans for McNerney, Women for McNerney, Seniors for McNerney, Students for McNerney
  • Mike Cox, Republicans for McNerney
  • Rick Downey, Republicans for McNerney – “Jerry is the most straightforward, down to earth public servant I’ve known, and he has my full support. As a technologist, my opinion of Jerry is extremely high. He understands the entire ‘big picture’ from a global perspective, and understands the technology that is needed to put real solutions in place to address our environment, energy generation, alternative fuel resources, and the steps needed to build the smart grid, an essential infrastructure component to the clean environment we all want. I fully endorse Jerry and encourage anyone who cares about the environment to do the same.”
  • James Chessman, A concerned citizen of the United States of America – “I am endorsing Congressman Jerry McNerney for having the mindset to fight for the underdog as well as the big guy on the hill, without leaders like him, who could we seriously count on.”
  • Joseph Holmes, Citizens for McNerney
  • Martin Rosen, Citizens for Jerry – “I have worked hard for Jerry’s first election to office and continue to be inspired by his effective public service in many, many worthwhile contributions.”
  • Dawn Benson, Local government and community – “Jerry has proven his dedication to serving his constituents, veterans and the people of the USA. A true patriot that serves his country very, very well!!!”
  • Carol McInerny, Private citizen – “JerryMcNerney supports the causes that I believe in; in particular, opposing the tunnels that would syphon off the Sacramento River, compromising the California Delta and river systems that feed into it.”
  • Gil De Vincenzi, Concerned Citizen for McNerney
  • Richard Montgomery, Math professors for McNerney – “Jerry is an honest bright dedicated man. He has thoughtfully reflected on the issues.”
  • Donald Vasco, Scientists for McNerney – “We need people Jerry in Congress because we have to transition away from fossil fuels to renewable and carbon-free energy.”
  • Penny Knapp, Communications Workers of America
  • Larry Gilman, Responsible Americans for Credibility and Intelligence
  • Gunner Lundeberg, “The Sailors’ Union of the Pacific endorses Jerry.”
  • Bob & Mary Jo Aegerter, Alternative Energy for McNerney
  • Bill Unger, Environmental activist – “Jerry recognize uses that climate change is the defining issue of our lives and he understand the science, the problems, and the solutions. Not enough people in Congress are willing to see the opportunities in addressing climate change issues. Jerry does, and we need this voice in Washington.”
  • Roberto Radrigan, Latino Community Advocate – “I’ve known Jerry since he first ran for Congress in 2004. I was impressed by the fact he was not a career politician, but a scientist and ecologist. As elected official, not only reflects most of my positions but also he is the most visible —and accessible— Congressman in the twenty five years I’ve been involved in the County’s community affairs.
  • Walter Stilphen, “Many promise, many blame, many say no but Jerry said yes to our citizens of San Joaquin.”
  • William Chapman, “Although I reside in a neighboring district, I have enthusiastically supported Jerry McNerney from the start because I believe that every congressman has a primary duty to represent ALL citizens in deciding national issues, and because Jerry does that: he makes up his own mind about the best thing to do, and then he votes that way — not a lot of Politics; quite a lot of honest effort!”
  • Katherine Crowe –“We need him in Washington!”
  • Ken Clark, – “I have spent time speaking with Congressman McNerney and have found him to be insightful and completely committed to the growth and advancement of individuals in his sphere of influence. There are a many politicians who can articulate all the things they will work toward and plan on doing once they achieve office. Congressman McNerney follows through
  • Ali Van Zee – “Backing Jerry McNerney for all of his successful campaigns for Congress has been one of my best political decisions in a lifetime of political activism. Finding new and sustainable ways to circumvent our dependence on oil – foreign or domestic – and thus, protecting our environment, sensitive wildlife habitat, our oceans and the air we breathe is a hallmark of Jerry’s focus and matters greatly to me. But, Jerry is not just a one-issue politician. He has a firm grasp of the needs of his various constituents, from Delta farmers to Stockton teachers, firefighters, children and senior citizens. He understands the value of pro-active, community-involved law enforcement that mirrors the community it serves and is invested in Stockton’s health as a pivotal Delta city. He’s well-rounded, smart and above all, interested! In his family AND yours! I can’t say enough about my admiration for him and his work, nor about his decency and integrity. If any of the points I’ve made are important to you, then I urge you to send Jerry McNerney back to DC. We ALL benefit from his ‘across-the-aisle’ approach to serving our diverse community and country.”
  • James Morris, “Congressman McNerney has always been a thoughtful, independent and strong voice for our Congressional district. I am proud to be among his supporters and heartily endorse him.”
  • Lawrence Brooke, Business Leader “Jerry brings superior skills and talent to office, being the only member of Congress with a Ph.D in Math, plus experience developing green energy. Jerry has proven his dedication to the citizens of California as a superior Congressman. I support Jerry and recommend his re-election.”
  • Jim Baird, Small Business lender – “I strongly endorse Jerry NcNerney in his reelection bid. Congressman McNerney has been a staunch supporter of small business and legislation to improve the programs of the Small Business Administration.”
  • Lori Heurer, “Jerry has done great for representing Galt working families.”
  • Bill Morison, “Jerry is a man of integrity, vision and courage. Not only do we all need Jerry in Congress, we need many more like him. Jerry truly represents the people, his constituents, not the special interests that are attempting to purchase elections.”
  • Paul Taylor, “Congressman McNerney continues to look out for his constituents and has always placed the needs of our district, state and nation as his Number One priorities. Thank you, Jerry!”
  • Heather & David Bernikoff-Raboy
  • Margaret Cunningham
  • Edgar Case
  • Seth Laursen
  • Wm Goldstein
  • James McBride
  • Ann & Fred Muskal
  • Larry Stone
  • Reuben Chow
  • Joe Coy, IAM & AW
  • Elizabeth Shaughnessy
  • John Garnett
  • Tari Nicholson
  • Amin Chaudhry
  • Jackie Sahargun
  • Pankaj Thaker
  • Marty Cheek
  • Tom Kiesler
  • David Cohen
  • Rodney Brush
  • Dan Fogarty
  • Sue Higgins
  • Mary Gill
  • LaCresia Hawkins
  • Robert Francis
  • Judy Craig
  • Shakeel Ahmed
  • Michael Yates, DC, JD
  • Daniel Smith
  • David Donnenfield
  • Heinz Gewing
  • Lee Gotshall-Maxon
  • Peter P. Wong, M.D.
  • Derek W. Palm
  • Neil Lark
  • David Jackson
  • Dr. Jonathan Frieman, JD
  • Jason Platt
  • Alex Kennett
  • Laurence Zakson
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