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Katie Porter’s Senate Bid Endorsed By Local Leaders From Across California

Porter releases slate of 21 local elected officials who are backing her run for Senate 

CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Katie Porter has been endorsed by a slate of local elected officials from across the Golden State. These local leaders join a chorus of Democrats, good government advocates, and progressive groups praising Porter as the fighter Californians need in the U.S. Senate.

“I’m proud to have earned support from various local leaders from across the Golden State,” said Porter. “These public servants know that Washington isn’t working for their communities. They understand the urgent need to send a warrior to the Senate who will shake up the status quo and focus on what real Californians need—not what giant corporations and political insiders want. I’m eager to continue delivering for everyday Californians, only now as a member of the U.S. Senate.”

The full list of local elected officials who endorsed Porter’s bid for Senate today:

  • Aliso Viejo, CA Councilmember Tiffany Ackley
  • Bell, CA Councilmember Alicia Romero
  • Buena Park, CA Councilmember José Trinidad Castaneda
  • Costa Mesa, CA Councilmember Loren Gameros
  • Fullerton, CA Councilmember Shana Charles
  • Huntington Beach, CA Councilmember Dan Kalmick
  • Huntington Park, CA Councilmember Karina Macias
  • Irvine, CA Councilmember Kathleen Treseder
  • La Habra, CA Councilmember Rose Espinoza
  • Los Gatos, CA Councilmember Rob Moore
  • Long Beach, CA Councilmember Cindy Allen
  • Long Beach, CA Councilmember Suely Saro
  • Maywood, CA Councilmember Eddie De La Riva
  • Modesto, CA Councilmember Chris Ricci
  • Santa Ana, CA Councilmember Benjamin Vazquez
  • Stanton, CA Councilmember Donald Torres
  • Coast Community College District Elected Board Member Lorraine Prinsky
  • Fullerton School District Elected Board Member Aaruni Thakur
  • Orange Unified School District Elected Board Member Andrea Yamasaki
  • Orange Unified School District Elected Board Member Kris Erickson
  • Rancho Santiago Community College District Elected Board Member Sal Tinajero

Porter is the best positioned candidate running to represent California in the U.S. Senate. In addition to raising millions since launching her campaign, she leads her Democratic opponents in a majority of surveys released to date of California voters likely to participate in the March 2024 election. This includes recent polling conducted by Berkeley IGS and Los Angeles Times, the Lee campaign, and the Porter campaign. She has a commanding lead over her Democratic opponents among younger voters, voters of color, and no-party-preference voters, all of whom are expected to turn out in high numbers in 2024.