Elected Officials to Protect California

Join us in urging Governor Newsom to protect our public health and climate by phasing out oil and gas drilling in California.

319 Signatories
From 49 Counties

Join Us

Join us in urging Governor Newsom to protect our public health and climate by phasing out oil and gas drilling in California.

319 Signatories
From 49 Counties


Dear Governor Newsom,

We, the undersigned elected officials, are deeply concerned about the immediate and long-term harms to the people we represent from climate change and pollution caused by the extraction, processing, and burning of fossil fuels.

California has made great progress by committing our electricity sector to be carbon-neutral by 2045 and supporting the Paris Agreement. We appreciate that you have made addressing climate change a priority of your administration. You have rightly said, “we must map out longer-term strategies…for California’s energy future, to ensure that the cost of climate change doesn’t fall on those least able to afford it.”

The science is clear that phasing out fossil fuel production is urgently needed to address climate change and protect public health. It is imperative that California issue no new permits and establish public health setbacks for existing oil and gas drilling. Production of oil and gas is a significant contributor to California’s greenhouse gas emissions.1,2 Yet California remains a top oil-producing state, and three-quarters of oil produced here is as climate-damaging as Canada’s tar sands crude oil.3 The disastrous consequences of fossil fuel production and burning from air pollution alone — not including escalating harms from droughts, fires, mudslides, storms, and sea level rise — already cost Californians more than 12,000 lives and $100 billion dollars annually.4

Unfortunately, the worst costs of fossil fuels are falling on Californians least able to afford them, exacerbating environmental injustices. Nearly 8,500 active California oil and gas wells are located within 2,500 feet of homes, schools, and hospitals,5 where, according to the California Council on Science and Technology, exposure to toxic air contaminants and other pollution caused by oil and gas wells is a significant threat to public health.6 These harms disproportionately impact people of color and economically disadvantaged communities.7 Between 2011 and 2018, of the more than 21,000 new oil and gas wells permitted by the state, 76 percent are located in communities with above-average poverty rates for California, and 67 percent are located in communities of color.8

These harms are a bad deal for Californians. The oil and gas industry contributes less than 0.9 percent of California’s GDP and 0.2 percent of jobs,9,10 whereas transitioning away from fossil fuels to renewable energy and expanding electrification is a net job creator.11,12

As governor of California, you have a historic opportunity to lead our nation and the world on a pivotal path away from fossil fuels. Recognizing that we are in a climate emergency, as you have acknowledged, and given the grave public health and environmental justice consequences of fossil fuel production in California, we respectfully urge you to make a new statewide commitment and lay out a plan to achieve the following:

  • End the issuance of permits for new fossil fuel projects, including permits for new oil and gas wells, infrastructure for fossil fuels, and petrochemical projects in California.
  • Design a swift, managed decline of all fossil fuel production, starting with a 2,500-foot human health and safety buffer zone around all homes, hospitals, schools, playgrounds, and farms to protect public health and address the severe environmental injustice of production in low-income communities and communities of color.
  • Commit the state to 100% clean, renewable energy in all sectors, starting with significant investments in disadvantaged communities and areas that are already suffering the most from the worst impacts of fossil fuel extraction and climate change.

Phasing out fossil fuel production is paramount to addressing climate change, and will make California healthier and safer. It will also create hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state as we increase investment in renewable energy, clean vehicles and buildings, energy efficiency, public transportation, and other innovative solutions.4,12 We must include a just transition for fossil fuel workers to help build the clean energy economy of tomorrow, reducing pollution and expanding opportunity for all.

We look to you to provide the leadership we need for a safe, healthy, and prosperous California.

Respectfully,

  • Jeff Aalfs
    Vice Mayor
    Portola Valley, San Mateo County
  • Jonathan Abboud
    Trustee
    Santa Barabara Community College District, Santa Barbara County
  • Janet Abelson
    Councilmember
    El Cerrito, Contra Costa County
  • Dolly Adams
    Member
    Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council, Alameda County
  • Karen Adams
    Treasurer-Tax Collector
    Merced County
  • Madolyn Agrimonti
    Councilmember
    Sonoma, Sonoma County
  • Salvador Alatorre
    Councilmember
    Lynwood, Los Angeles County
  • Norma Alcala
    Trustee
    Washington Unified School District, Yolo County
  • Eric Alegria
    Councilmember
    Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
  • Austin Allison
    Councilmember
    Eureka, Humboldt County
  • Josue Alvarado
    Councilmember
    Whittier, Los Angeles County
  • Melody Appleton
    District Director
    Castro Valley Sanitary District, Alameda County
  • Stacey Armato
    Mayor
    Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County
  • William Arnold
    Councilmember
    Davis, Yolo County
  • Jesse Arreguin
    Mayor
    Berekeley, Alameda County
  • Michael Atwell
    District Attorney
    Alpine County
  • Vinnie Bacon
    Councilmember
    Fremont, Alameda County
  • Melanie Bagby
    Mayor
    Cloverdale, Sonoma County
  • Sylvia Ballin
    Vice Mayor
    San Fernando, Los Angeles County
  • Tim Barnes
    Mayor
    Lakeport, Lake County
  • Teresa Barrett
    Mayor
    Petaluma, Sonoma County
  • John Bartholomew
    Treasurer-Tax Collector
    Humboldt County
  • Ben Bartlett
    Councilmember
    Berkeley, Alameda County
  • John Bauters
    Councilmember
    Emeryville, Alameda County
  • Barry Beck
    Assessor
    Mono County
  • Eli Beckman
    Vice Mayor
    Corte Madera, Marin County
  • Gina Belforte
    Mayor
    Rohnert Park, Sonoma County
  • Jacques Bertrand
    Mayor
    Capitola, Santa Cruz County
  • Mary Bier
    Councilmember
    Pacifica, San Mateo County
  • Claudia Bill-de la Pena
    Councilmember
    Thousand Oaks, Alameda County
  • Catherine Blakespear
    Mayor
    Encinitas, San Diego County
  • Rick Bonilla
    Councilmember
    San Mateo, San Mateo County
  • Mike Bonin
    Councilmember
    Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
  • Spencer Brandt
    President
    Isla Vista Community Services District, Santa Barbara County
  • Alex Brown
    Vice Mayor
    Chico, Butte County
  • Sandy Brown
    Councilmember
    Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
  • Carre Brown
    Supervisor
    Mendocino County
  • Vallie Brown
    Supervisor
    San Francisco County
  • Monica Brown
    Supervisor
    Solano County
  • Michael Brownrigg
    Councilmember
    Burligame, San Mateo County
  • Barbara Bry
    Council President Pro Tem
    San Diego, San Diego County
  • Illece Buckley Weber
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County
  • Miles Burgin
    Member
    Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board, Sonoma County
  • Tom Butt
    Mayor
    Richmond, Contra Costa County
  • Mary Campbell
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County
  • David Canepa
    Supervisor
    San Mateo County
  • Chris Canning
    Mayor
    Calistoga, Napa County
  • Mary Ann Carbone
    Mayor
    Sand City, Monterey County
  • Candy Carlson
    Supervisor
    Tehama County
  • Adam Carranza
    Clerk
    Mountain View School District, Los Angeles County
  • Keith Carson
    Vice President, Board of Supervisors
    Alameda County
  • Mary Casillas Salas
    Mayor
    Chula Vista, San Diego County
  • Aide Castro
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Lynwood, Los Angeles County
  • James Chang
    Commissioner
    Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County
  • Al Clark
    Vice Mayor
    Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County
  • Robert Coe
    Councilmember
    Wheatland, Yuba County
  • Barbara Coler
    Mayor
    Fairfax, Marin County
  • Kate Colin
    Councilmember
    San Rafael, Marin County
  • Ron Collins
    Vice Mayor
    San Carlos, San Mateo County
  • Julie Combs
    Councilmember
    Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
  • David Cook
    Councilmember
    Sonoma, Sonoma County
  • Ryan Coonerty
    Supervisor
    Santa Cruz County
  • Frank Crawford
    Vice President
    Marysville Joint United School District, Yuba County
  • Ann Crosbie
    Board Member
    Freemont Unified School District, Alameda County
  • Marta Cruz
    Councilmember
    Cloverdale, Sonoma County
  • Justin Cummings
    Vice Mayor
    Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
  • John D'Amico
    Mayor
    West Hollywood, Los Angeles County
  • Summer Daugherty
    Councilmember
    Blue Lake, Humboldt County
  • Cheryl Davila
    Councilmember
    Berkeley, Alameda County
  • Gleam Davis
    Mayor
    Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
  • Alegria De La Cruz
    Director
    Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
  • Eddie De La Riva
    Mayor
    Maywood, Los Angeles County
  • Serge Dedina
    Mayor
    Imperial Beach, San Diego County
  • Rick DeGolia
    Vice Mayor
    Atherton, San Mateo County
  • Carlos DeLeon
    Councilmember
    King City, Monterey County
  • John Dell'Osso
    Mayor
    Cotati, Sonoma County
  • Jim Diaz
    Councilmember
    Clayton, Contra Costa County
  • Paul Dohring
    Vice Mayor
    St. Helena, Sonoma County
  • Scott Donahue
    Councilmember
    Emeryville, Alameda County
  • Linda Draper
    Councilmember
    Oroville, Butte County
  • Lori Droste
    Councilmember
    Berkeley, Alameda County
  • John Duran
    Councilmember
    West Hollywood, Los Angeles County
  • Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft
    Mayor
    Alameda, Alameda County
  • John Fasana
    Councilmember
    Duarte, Los Angeles County
  • Eric Filseth
    Mayor
    Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
  • Alex Fisch
    Councilmember
    Culver City, Los Angeles County
  • D'Lynda Fischer
    Councilmember
    Petaluma, Sonoma County
  • Maggie Fishman
    Trustee
    Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma County
  • Dominic Foppoli
    Mayor
    Windsor, Sonoma County
  • Suza Francina
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Ojai, Ventura County
  • Debora Fudge
    Vice Mayor
    Windsor, Sonoma County
  • Lisa Gauthier
    Mayor
    East Palo Alto, San Mateo County
  • Lakhvir Ghag
    Mayor
    Live Oak, Sutter County
  • Elizabeth Gibbons
    Councilmember
    Campbell, Santa Clara County
  • Noralea Gipner
    Vice Mayor
    Martinez, Contra Costa County
  • Roger Gitlin
    Supervisor
    Del Norte County
  • Sarah Glade Gurney
    Councilmember
    Sebastopol, Sonoma County
  • Renee Goddard
    Vice Mayor
    Fairfax, Marin County
  • Leah Gold
    Vice Mayor
    Healdsburg, Sonoma County
  • Michael Goldman
    Councilmember
    Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
  • Aaron Gomez
    Councilmember
    San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
  • Shanthi Gonzales
    Director
    Oakland Unified School District, Alameda County
  • Rubio Gonzalez
    Councilmember
    Pomona, Los Angeles County
  • Tim Goodrich
    Councilmember
    Torrance, Los Angeles County
  • John Goodwin
    Vice Mayor
    Colma, San Mateo County
  • Morgan Goodwin
    Vice Mayor
    Truckee, Nevada County
  • James Gore
    Supervisor
    Sonoma County
  • Laurie Guillen
    Councilmember
    Paramount, Los Angeles County
  • Marcia Guthrie
    Councilmember
    Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County
  • Sophie Hahn
    Councilmember
    Berkeley, Alameda County
  • Barbara Halliday
    Mayor
    Hayward, Alameda County
  • Wayne Hammar
    Treasurer-Tax Collector
    Siskiyou County
  • David Hampton
    Councilmember
    Rio Vista, Solano County
  • John Harabedian
    Mayor
    Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
  • Heidi Harmon
    Mayor
    San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
  • Gerald Harner
    Treasurer
    Lincoln, Placer County
  • Amy Harrington
    Mayor
    Sonoma, Sonoma County
  • Kate Harrison
    Councilmember
    Berkeley, Alameda County
  • Susan Harvey
    Councilmember
    Cotati, Sonoma County
  • Mike Healy
    Councilmember
    Petaluma, Sonoma County
  • Judy Hegenauer
    Councilmember
    Solano Beach, San Diego County
  • John Heilman
    Councilmember
    West Hollywood, Los Angeles County
  • Herman Hernandez
    Board Member
    Sonoma, Sonoma County
  • Felipe Hernandez
    Councilmember
    Watsonville, Santa Cruz County
  • Sue Higgins
    Councilmember
    Oakley, Contra Costa County
  • Adam Hill
    Supervisor
    San Luis Obispo County
  • Neysa Hinton
    Mayor
    Sebastopol, Sonoma County
  • Kellie Hinze
    Councilmember
    Encinitas, San Diego County
  • Kimberly Ho
    Vice Mayor
    Westminster, Orange County
  • Hilary Hodge
    Councilmember
    Grass Valley, Nevada County
  • Dennis Hoffman
    Councilmember
    Orland, Glenn County
  • Donald Holley
    Councilmember
    Madera, Madera County
  • Reuben Holober
    Vice Mayor
    Millbrae, San Mateo County
  • Christy Holstege
    Councilmember
    Palm Springs, Riverside County
  • Lynda Hopkins
    Supervisor
    Sonoma County
  • Shari Horne
    Councilmember
    Laguna Woods, Orange County
  • Christian Horvath
    Councilmember
    Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County
  • Lindsey Horvath
    Mayor Pro Tem
    West Hollywood, Los Angeles County
  • Stephen Houlahan
    Vice Mayor
    Santee, San Diego County
  • Scott Huber
    Councilmember
    Chico, Butte County
  • Peter Huebner
    Supervisor
    Sierra County
  • Robert Huitt
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Pacific Grove, Monterey County
  • Rachel Hundley
    Councilmember
    Sonoma, Sonoma County
  • Brady Jenkins
    Councilmember
    Firebaugh, Fresno County
  • Johnny Johnston
    Mayor
    Ojai, Ventura County
  • Mark Joseph
    Councilmember
    American Canyon, Napa County
  • Dan Kalb
    Councilmember
    Oakland, Alameda County
  • Rebecca Kaplan
    Councilmember
    Oakland, Alameda County
  • Stuart Kasdin
    Councilmember
    Goleta, Santa Barbara County
  • Norma Kastner-Jauregui
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Brawley, Imperial County
  • Andy Katz
    Director
    East Bay Municipal Utility District, Alameda/Contra Costa County
  • Jenny Kenoyer
    Councilmember
    Modesto, Stanislaus County
  • Kelly Kent
    President
    Culver City Unified School District, Los Angeles County
  • Marina Khubesrian
    Mayor
    South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
  • Dave King
    Councilmember
    Petaluma, Sonoma County
  • Valerie Klinefelter
    Councilmember
    Plymouth, Amador County
  • John Knox White
    Vice Mayor
    Alameda, Alameda County
  • Paul Koretz
    Councilmember
    Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
  • Geoff Kors
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Palm Springs, Riverside County
  • Gary Kraus
    Councilmember
    Calistoga, Napa County
  • Chris Krohn
    Councilmember
    Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
  • Stephen Kullmann
    Commissioner
    Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District, Humboldt County
  • David Kunhardt
    Councilmember
    Corte Madera, Marin County
  • Peter Lacques
    Councilmember
    Fairfax, Marin County
  • Sara Lamnin
    Councilmember
    Hayward, Alameda County
  • Mark Landman
    Councilmember
    Cotati, Sonoma County
  • Neal Latt
    Board Member
    Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, Humboldt County
  • Daniel Lee
    Councilmember
    Culver City, Los Angeles County
  • Brett Lee
    Mayor
    Davis, Yolo County
  • Will Lee
    Mayor
    Fort Bragg, Mendocino County
  • Wayne Lee
    Mayor
    Millbrae, San Mateo County
  • Esther Lemus
    Councilmember
    Windsor, Sonoma County
  • Clifford Lentz
    Councilmember
    Brisbane, San Mateo County
  • John Leopold
    Supervisor
    Santa Cruz County
  • Henry Levy
    Treasurer-Tax Collector
    Alameda County
  • Tonia Lewis
    City Clerk
    Fontana, San Bernardino County
  • Victor Linares
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Covina, Los Angeles County
  • Todd Loewenstein
    Councilmember
    Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County
  • Jesse Loren
    Councilmember
    Winters, Yolo County
  • Eric Lucan
    Mayor
    Novato, Marin County
  • Lange Luntao
    President
    Stockton Unified School District, San Joaquin County
  • Karina Macias
    Mayor
    Huntington Park, Los Angeles County
  • Jake Mackenzie
    Councilmember
    Rohnert Park, Sonoma County
  • Diana Mahmud
    Councilmember
    South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
  • Deirdre Martin
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Pacifica, San Mateo County
  • Dianne Martinez
    Councilmember
    Emeryville, Alameda County
  • Yanely Martinez
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Greenfield, Monterey County
  • Eduardo Martinez
    Councilmember
    Richmond, Contra Costa County
  • Yvonne Martinez Beltran
    Councilmember
    Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County
  • Justin Massey
    Councilmember
    Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County
  • Shaun McCaffery
    Councilmember
    Healdsburg, Sonoma County
  • Kevin McKeown
    Councilmember
    Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
  • Peggy McQuaid
    Vice Mayor
    Albany, Alameda County
  • Lauren Meister
    Councilmember
    West Hollywood, Los Angeles County
  • Cecilia Mendez
    Board Clerk
    Stockton Unified School District, San Joaquin County
  • Heidi Messner
    Councilmember
    Eureka, Humboldt County
  • Nate Miley
    Supervisor
    Alameda County
  • Kathy Miller
    Councilmember
    Petaluma, Sonoma County
  • Manuel Minjares
    Councilmember
    Fillmore, Ventura County
  • Judith Mitchell
    Mayor
    Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
  • Jose Moreno
    Councilmember
    Anaheim, Orange County
  • Rochelle Nason
    Mayor
    Albany, Alameda County
  • Joe Naujokas
    Councilmember
    Healdsburg, Sonoma County
  • Terry O'Day
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
  • Mike O'Neill
    Councilmember
    Pacifica, San Mateo County
  • Jose Ornelas
    Councilmember
    San Joaquin, Fresno County
  • Elsa Ortiz
    Vice President
    Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Alameda/Contra Costa County
  • Karl Ory
    Councilmember
    Chico, Butte County
  • Bryan Osorio
    Councilmember
    Delano, Kern County
  • Ken Palfini
    Mayor
    Weed, Siskiyou County
  • Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto
    Mayor
    El Cerrito, Contra Costa County
  • Colin Parent
    Vice Mayor
    La Mesa, San Diego County
  • Jane Parker
    Supervisor
    Monterey County
  • Linda Parks
    Supervisor
    Ventura County
  • R. Rex Parris
    Mayor
    Lancaster, Los Angeles County
  • Skylar Peak
    Councilmember
    Malibu, Los Angeles County
  • Jeannine Pearce
    Councilmember
    Long Beach, Los Angeles County
  • Andy Pease
    Vice Mayor
    San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
  • H. E. Christian Peeples
    Director
    Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Alameda/Contra Costa County
  • Deborah Penrose
    Councilmember
    Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
  • Jan Pepper
    Vice Mayor
    Los Altos, Santa Clara County
  • Raul Peralez
    Councilmember
    San Jose, Santa Clara County
  • Sofia Pereira
    Councilmember
    Arcata, Humboldt County
  • Felipe Perez
    Councilmember
    Firebaugh, Fresno County
  • Paula Perotte
    Mayor
    Goleta, Santa Barbara County
  • Kristen Petersen
    Vice Mayor
    Capitola, Santa Cruz County
  • Nick Pilch
    Councilmember
    Albany, Alameda County
  • Paul Pitino
    Councilmember
    Arcata, Humboldt County
  • David Pollock
    Councilmember
    Moorpark, Ventura County
  • Thomas Powell
    Councilmember
    Waterford, Stanislaus County
  • Bill Powers
    Councilmember
    Portola, Plumas County
  • Jim Provenza
    Supervisor
    Yolo County
  • Gabriel Quinto
    Councilmember
    El Cerrito, Contra Costa County
  • Robert Raburn
    Director
    BART, Alameda County
  • Carmen Ramirez
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Oxnard, Ventura County
  • Alex Randolph
    President, Board of Trustees
    City College of San Francisco, San Francisco County
  • Harvey Rarback
    Mayor
    Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
  • John Reed
    Councilmember
    Fairfax, Marin County
  • Daniel Reid
    Councilmember
    Lawndale, Los Angeles County
  • Rob Rennie
    Councilmember
    Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
  • Cynthia Replogle
    Director
    Oceano Community Services District, San Luis Obispo County
  • Kyle Richards
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Goleta, Santa Barbara County
  • John Richards
    Councilmember
    Portola Valley, San Mateo County
  • Margarita Rios
    Mayor
    Norwalk, Los Angeles County
  • John Rizzo
    Trustee
    City College of San Francisco, San Francisco County
  • Clyde Roberson
    Mayor
    Monterey, Monterey County
  • J.R. Roberts
    Councilmember
    Palm Springs, Riverside County
  • Rigel Robinson
    Councilmember
    Berkeley, Alameda County
  • Derek Robinson
    Councilmember
    Madera, Madera County
  • Dennis Rodoni
    Supervisor
    Marin County
  • Chris Rogers
    Vice Mayor
    Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
  • Abigail Rosales-Medina
    Board President
    San Bernardino City Unified School District, San Bernardino County
  • Deborah Ruddock
    Councilmember
    Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
  • Erik Ryberg
    Mayor
    Etna, Siskiyou County
  • Meghan Sahli-Wells
    Mayor
    Culver City, Los Angeles County
  • Sam Salmon
    Councilmember
    Windsor, Sonoma County
  • Rebecca Saltzman
    Vice President
    BART Board, Alameda/Contra Costa County
  • Jesus Sandoval
    Councilmember
    Fontana, San Bernardino County
  • Michael Saunders
    Treasurer
    Georgetown Divide Public Utility District, El Dorado County
  • Don Saylor
    Supervisor
    Yolo County
  • Steven Scharf
    Mayor
    Cupertino, Santa Clara County
  • Ann Schneider
    Councilmember
    Millbrae, San Mateo County
  • Ann Schwabb
    Councilmember
    Chico, Butte County
  • Tom Schwedhelm
    Mayor
    Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
  • Kathrin Sears
    Supervisor
    Marin County
  • Mariam Shah
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo County
  • Kellie Shay Hinze
    Councilmember
    Encinitas, San Diego County
  • Jose Sigala
    Mayor
    Tulare, Tulare County
  • Wendy Skillman
    Vice Mayor
    Cotati, Sonoma County
  • Thomas Small
    Councilmember
    Culver City, Los Angeles County
  • Alejandro Soto-Vigil
    Commissioner
    Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County
  • Honor Spencer
    Councilmember
    Hollister, San Benito County
  • Rene Spring
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County
  • Randall Stone
    Mayor
    Chico, Butte County
  • Duane Strawser
    Councilmember
    Nevada City, Nevada County
  • Madge Strong
    Councilmember
    Willits, Mendocino County
  • Ali Taj
    Councilmember
    Artesia, Los Angeles County
  • Jack Tibbetts
    Councilmember
    Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
  • Roseann Torres
    Director
    Oakland Unified School District, Alameda County
  • Jonathan Torrez
    Councilmember
    Point Arena, Mendocino County
  • Igor Tregub
    Commissioner
    Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County
  • Jason Turner
    Councilmember
    Cloverdale, Sonoma County
  • Rowena Turner
    Mayor
    Monte Sereno, Santa Clara County
  • Silvia Vaca
    Board President
    Williams Unified School District, Colusa County
  • Nestor Valencia
    Councilmember
    Bell, Los Angeles County
  • Katie Valenzuela
    Councilmember-elect
    Sacramento, Sacramento County
  • Charles Varni
    Treasurer
    San Luis Obispo County
  • Sue Vaterlaus
    Mayor
    Pacifica, San Mateo County
  • Cheryl Viegas-Walker
    Councilmember
    El Centro, Imperial County
  • Miguel Villapudua
    Chair, Board of Supervisors
    San Joaquin County
  • Paula Villescaz
    Vice President
    San Juan Unified School District Board of Education, Sacramento County
  • Jefferson Wagner
    Mayor
    Malibu, Los Angeles County
  • Barbara Wagner
    Mayor
    Mount Shasta, Siskiyou County
  • Christopher Ward
    Councilmember
    San Diego, San Diego County
  • Richey Wasserman
    Councilmember
    Point Arena, Mendocino County
  • Martine Watkins
    Mayor
    Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
  • Brett Watson
    Councilmember
    Arcata, Humboldt County
  • Christy Weir
    Councilmember
    Ventura, Ventura County
  • Susan Wengraf
    Councilmember
    Berkeley, Alameda County
  • Jack West
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Trinidad, Humboldt County
  • Kevin Wilk
    Councilmember
    Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
  • Jon Willey
    Councilmember
    Cupertino, Santa Clara County
  • Andy Wilson
    Councilmember
    Pasadena, Los Angeles County
  • Jon Wizard
    Councilmember
    Seaside, Monterey County
  • Gus Wolter
    Vice Mayor
    Cloverdale, Sonoma County
  • Jenny Wong
    Auditor
    Berkeley, Alameda County
  • Daniel Yost
    Mayor
    Woodside, San Mateo County
  • David Zito
    Mayor
    Solana Beach, San Diego County
  • Steven Zuckerman
    Councilmember
    Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
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