2024 Priority Candidates

Our priority candidates are running in some of the most critical races of this election season — with many going head to head with oil-backed candidates! Climate legislation in the coming years depends on these environmental champions winning their races

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Committed to protecting our environment by holding polluters accountable and tackling climate change by fighting for more investments in clean energy like wind and solar to reduce emissions and create good-paying local jobs

While working in Attorney General’s Office, cracked down on big oil companies and other corporate polluters, and installed air quality monitors in our communities to reduce pollution

As City Commissioner, oversaw infrastructure projects, including solar installations, water conservation, and recycling

Priority

Jessica Caloza

Assembly (D-52)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Opportunity to pick up climate champion seat in Los Angeles

Former Compton City Councilmember where she championed affordable housing development

Fighting to eliminate environmental justice in community

Priority

Michelle Chambers

Senate (D-35)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Has spent 12+ years developing next generation of social justice movement at Community Coalition

Youth Engagement Campaign Manager on Karen Bass’ LA mayoral campaign

Helped create Fremont High School Wellness Center to address health disparities in local neighborhoods

Priority

Sade Elhawary

Assembly (D-57)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

First Black woman elected as Rohnert Park Mayor and City Councilmember

Focused on affordable housing and making public investments in transportation, sustainable agriculture, and clean energy

Priority

Jackie Elward

Senate (D-3)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Lifetime 99% score on California Environmental Scorecard

Author of two critical 2023 bills for clean transportation and pollution reduction

Invested in public health and fighting impact of warehouse crisis

Priority

Eloise Gómez Reyes

Senate (D-29)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Helped pass legislation providing justice for Vernon and other communities poisoned by toxic contamination at Exide Technologies as District Director to Assemblymember Miguel Santiago

Organized new citizen voter registration drives as Chair of LA County Democratic Party

Priority

Mark Gonzalez

Assembly (D-54)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Executive Director of Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice since 2015

Lifetime advocate for underrepresented communities in Inland Empire

Priority

Javier Hernandez

Assembly (D-53)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Worked to build new green spaces and stop bad development as Mayor of Palm Springs

Championed extreme heat resilience for Palm Springs

Priority

Christy Holstege

Assembly (D-47)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Served in U.S. Congress for 16 years

Helped develop much of the wind energy technology that graces Altamont Hills, reducing carbon emissions and creating good-paying local jobs

Work on key legislation to provide communities multimillion-dollar investments in clean energy, water sustainability, and broadband access

Priority

Jerry McNerney

Senate (D-5)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Seeking to replace termed-out Senator Scott Wilk, who earned 0% on 2022 Scorecard

Running to provide long-needed investment to High Desert and Santa Clarita Valley

Fighting to bring clean economy and opportunities to community

Priority

Kipp Mueller

Senate (D-23)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Alhambra Vice Mayor, lifelong Democrat, educator, and equal rights advocate

Honored as a 2022 Congressional Woman of the Year for spearheading creation of Alhambra’s sustainability plan

Priority

Sasha Renée Pérez

Senate (D-25)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Committed to fighting to upgrade aging water facilities, promote water conservation, invest in innovative technologies to optimize water usage, and advocate for equitable access to clean drinking water

Understands need to invest in modern, efficient, and resilient systems that meet needs of communities while preserving environment for future generations

Former Tracy City Councilwoman and Planning Commissioner

 

Priority

Rhodesia Ransom

Assembly (D-13)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Has stood up to Big Oil for polluting our communities and will work fiercely to reduce carbon pollution causing climate change

Committed to ending our reliance on fossil fuels and create good paying, green jobs

Four-term Antioch City Councilmember who champions police reform, safe neighborhoods, solutions to homelessness, and expansion of mental health response teams

Priority

Monica Wilson

Assembly (D-15)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

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