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We Support Joey Acuña for State Assembly!

California Labor Federation
SEIU California
California Professional Firefighters
California Federation of Teachers
California School Employees Association
California State Retirees
United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council
Western States Regional Council of Carpenters
California Correctional Peace Officers Association
California Association of Professional Scientists
Professional Engineers in California Government
Consumer Attorneys of California
Association of California State Supervisors
California Latino Legislative Caucus
Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta
State Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas
State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Anthony Rendon
State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia
State Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes
State Assemblymember Blanca Pacheco
State Assemblymember Lisa Calderon
State Assemblymember David Alvarez
State Assemblymember Juan Carrillo
State Assemblymember James Ramos
State Assemblymember Avelino Valencia
State Assemblymember Isaac Bryan
State Assemblymember Julie Bornstein (Ret.)
State Assemblymember Steve Clute (Ret.)
State Senator María Elena Durazo
State Senator Ben Hueso (Ret.)
State Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny (Ret.)
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians Vice Chairman Joseph Mirelez
Riverside County Supervisor Manuel “Manny” Perez
Riverside County Supervisor Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez
Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez
Riverside County Board of Education Member Elizabeth Romero
Riverside County Board of Education Member Bruce Dennis
Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez
Coachella Councilmember Stephanie Virgen
Coachella Councilmember Neftali Galarza
College of the Desert Trustee Beatriz Gonzalez
College of the Desert Trustee Ruben Perez
Coachella Valley USD Trustee Jesus Gonzalez
Coachella Valley USD Trustee Adonis Galarza
Coachella Valley USD Trustee Jocelyn Vargas
Coachella Valley USD President Blanca Hall (Ret.)
Desert Sands USD Trustee Michael Duran
Desert Healthcare District Director Leticia De Lara
Desert Healthcare District Director Kimberly Barraza
Valley Sanitary District Director Jacky Barnum
Valley Sanitary District Director Debra Canero
Valley Sanitary District Director Scott Sear
Coachella Valley Water District Boardmember Castulo Estrada
Desert Recreation District Director Natalia Gonzalez
Desert Recreation District Director Rudy Gutierrez
Marcos Coronel, Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District Trustee
District 36 ADEM Delegate Kimberly Miranda
District 36 ADEM Delegate Katia Lopez
District 36 ADEM Delegate Yulil Alonzo-Garza
District 36 ADEM Delegate Larissa De La Torre
District 36 ADEM Delegate Adrian Ruiz
District 36 ADEM Delegate Jesus Gonzalez
District 36 ADEM Delegate Hector Meza
District 36 ADEM Delegate Agustin Arreola

*Titles for identification purposes only.

“Joey Acuña has dedicated much of his life to serving local communities. He is smart, thoughtful, and exactly the kind of leader our region needs representing us in Sacramento. I believe that Joey is the best candidate to succeed me in the State Assembly and continue the fights to address climate change, build affordable housing, expand access to higher education, and improve mental healthcare infrastructure. I’m proud to endorse Joey Acuña.”

Eduardo Garcia
State Assemblymember

“California Professional Firefighters is proud to endorse Joey Acuna for Assembly. Joey will fight to ensure our emergency responders and personnel have the resources they need to protect our communities. With Joey in the Assembly, we’ll have a dedicated and experienced advocate on our side.”

Brian K. Rice
California Professional Firefighters

“I am proud to endorse Joey Acuña for State Assembly because working families can count on him to fight for them. Not only has Joey dedicated his career to strengthening schools and supporting students, but he’s been a tireless advocate for workers and their families. I am confident that Joey will put the interests of his residents first and be the voice that Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties need in Sacramento.”

Dolores Huerta
Civil Rights Icon


“California School Employees Association is proud to support Joey Acuña’s campaign for State Assembly. Joey is a school board member and longtime community leader who understands that supporting our school employees is critical to ensuring student success. In the Assembly, Joey will be a strong advocate for public education and will fight tirelessly to improve student learning conditions.”

Adam Weinberger
President, California School Employees Association

“I’m proud to announce my endorsement of Joey Acuña for State Assembly. Joey is an accomplished leader whose work on behalf of local students and schools makes him uniquely qualified to succeed Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia. I know that Joey will serve Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties with integrity, and he’ll have a laser-focus on the issues that matter most to working families.”

Robert Rivas
State Assembly Speaker

“There is no better advocate for workers, families, and community members across Assembly District 36 than Joey Acuña. In the Assembly, Joey will ensure all workers can have a good quality job that they can support their families on and fight to give workers a much-deserved seat at the table. That’s why UFCW Western State Council is proud to endorse Joey Acuña for State Assembly.”

Joe Duffle
President, UFCW Local 1167

 “SEIU is proud to stand with Joey Acuña’s campaign for State Assembly. Joey is committed to improving the lives of working families by fighting for fair wages, ensuring everyone has access to affordable healthcare, and protecting the safety and health of our workers. His forward-thinking vision for this district and his ability to get things done make him the right leader for Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.”

Bill Hall
Board Chair, SEIU Local 1000
Executive Board Member, SEIU CA State Council

“Joey Acuña is an experienced local leader who will stand up for our workers and fight for more good-paying jobs that can support a family. There is no doubt that Joey will work tirelessly to ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and supported. That’s why the Western States Council of Carpenters is honored to endorse Joey Acuña’s campaign for State Assembly.”

Western States Council of Carpenters

“AD 36 needs a strong advocate like Joey Acuña fighting for them in the State Assembly. Joey understands how important it is to find solutions to the climate crisis, address rising housing costs, and make it easier for our students to access higher education. I am proud to endorse his campaign and I look forward to seeing him deliver positive results for this district.”

Ben Hueso
State Senator (Ret.)


“CCPOA is proud to stand with Joey Acuña for State Assembly. Joey is the most qualified candidate to represent and advocate for AD36, a district where thousands of CCPOA members work and call home. We need Joey’s leadership in the Assembly to ensure the safety of our families and our communities always comes first.”

California Correctional Peace Officers Association