The following candidates, policies, and resolutions have been officially endorsed by the San Diego Progressive Democratic Club membership.

General Election 2018

Disclaimer: Candidate endorsements are voted on by members of San Diego Progressive Democratic Club. They do not equal endorsements made by the county or state party; San Diego County Democratic Party and California Democratic Party endorsements are made separately. “Acceptable” ratings may be given to candidates who do not meet at least a 60% threshold of voting club members, yet are deemed supportable by the club. San Diego Progressive Democratic Club does not endorse candidates in every political contest, and does not take a position on every proposition or ballot measure. Not all candidates seek our endorsement. Finally, some candidates we endorsed early in the year did not advance to the November ballot after June's primary, and we have not revisited those contests.

San Diego Progressive Democratic Club is chartered by the San Diego County Democratic Party, and is also an affiliate group with Our Revolution. Endorsed candidates which have also been dually endorsed by SDPDC and Our Revolution are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Local (County) Propositions:

Prop E: NO

Judicial Offices

San Diego County Superior Court Office 37: Matt Brower

Statewide Offices

U.S. Senate: Kevin de León
State Controller: Betty Yee
Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
Supt. of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

U.S. Congressional Districts

Congressional District 50: *Ammar Campa-Najjar

California State Senate

State Senate, District 36: Marggie Castellano
State Senate, District 38: Jeff Griffith

California State Assembly

State Assembly, District 71: *James Elia
State Assembly, District 75: Alan Geraci
State Assembly, District 76: Elizabeth Warren
State Assembly, District 77: Sunday Gover
State Assembly, District 78: Todd Gloria
State Assembly, District 80: Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

San Diego County Offices

County Board of Supervisors, District 4: Nathan Fletcher
County Board of Supervisors, District 5: Michelle Gomez

Local Educational Offices

Chula Vista Elementary: Eduardo Reyes and Kate Bishop both rated acceptable (choose 1)
Encinitas Union Elementary: Marla Strich (choose 3, only 1 endorsed)
Miracosta Community College Board of Trustees Area 7: William Fischer
Poway Unified School Board Area C: Terry Norwood
San Diego Community College District, District E: Sean Elo
Southwestern Community College, Seat 2: Nora Vargas
Southwestern Community College, Seat 4: Nicole Jones
San Diego Unified School District, Sub-District B: Kevin Beiser

Local Municipal Offices

Carlsbad Mayor: Cori Schumacher
Carlsbad City Council, District 1: Linda Breen
Chula Vista City Council, District 1: Mark Bartlett
Imperial Beach City Council (vote for 2): Paloma Aguirre and Ed Spriggs
La Mesa City Council (vote for 2): Dr. Akilah Weber and *Dave Myers
National City Mayor: Alejandra Sotelo-Solis
National City City Council (vote for 2): Mona Rios and Jose Rodriguez
Oceanside City Council, District 2: Larry Kornit
Poway Mayor: Emily Johnson
Poway City Council At-Large: Torrey Powers
San Diego City Council, District 2: Jen Campbell (rated acceptable)
San Diego City Council, District 4: *Monica Montgomery
San Diego City Council, District 6: Tommy Hough
San Diego City Council, District 8: Antonio Martinez

Other Districts:

Grossmont Healthcare District: Ed Martinez

Primary Election 2018

Statewide Candidates

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Delaine Eastin

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Ruben Major
(Secretary of State)


Betty Yee

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Kevin De Leon
(US Senate)


Ricardo Lara
(Insurance Commissioner)

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Dave Jones
(Attorney GeneraL)


Tony Thurmond
(Superintendent of Public Instruction)

Local Candidates

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Dave Myers
(County Sheriff)

Doug Applegate

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Sunday Gover


Matt Brower
(Superior Court Judge)


  • Cori Schumaker (Mayor)



City of San Diego

  • Monica Montgomery (City Council District 4)

  • Tommy Hough (City Council District 6)

  • Antonio Martinez (City Council District 8)

Jordan Beane, Bryan Pease, and Jen Campbell have been rated Acceptable for City Council District 2


Geneviéve Jones-Wright


Ammar Campa-Najjar




Todd Gloria

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Michelle gomez
(Board of Supervisors, D5)

Chula Vista

  • Mark Bartlett (City Council District 1)

  • Patrick Macfarland (City Council District 2)

Education Boards

  • Kevin Beiser (San Diego Unified School District)

  • Nora Vargas (Southwestern College, Seat 2)

  • Nicole Jones (Southwestern College, Seat 4)

  • John Watson (San Diego Community College Board, District C)

  • Sean Elo (San Diego Community College Board, District E)

Kate Bishop and Eduardo Reyes have been rated acceptable for Chula Vista Elementary School Board.


Matt Strabone (Assessor/Recorder/Clerk)


Marggie Castellano



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Lorena Gonzelez Fletcher

Ken Malbrough, Lori Saldana, Nathan Fletcher, and Omar Passons have all been rated Acceptable for San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 4.





National City

  • Alejandra Sotelo Solis (Mayor)

  • Mona Rios (City Council)

  • Jose Rodriguez (City Council)


  • The People's Platform

    • HR 676, the Medicare for All Act

    • HR 1880, the College for All Act

    • HR 15, the Raise the Wage Act

    • HR 771, Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance

    • HR 2840, the Automatic Voter Registration Act

    • HR 3227, the Justice is Not For Sale Act of 2017

    • HR 1144, the Inclusive Prosperity Act

    • HR 2242, the Keep it in the Ground Act of 2017

  • California Senate Bill 562, the Healthy California Act (PASSED SENATE)

  • California Senate Bill 249, the California DISCLOSE Act (SIGNED INTO LAW)


  • A resolution calling on the California Democratic Party, the DCCC, the DSCC, and the DNC to ensure that endorsed Democratic candidates for office are committed to a woman's right to choose and to access to women's healthcare services.