ENDORSEMENTS

Representative Scott Peters, 50th Congressional District

“As a Councilmember and smart growth advocate, Colin has demonstrated tremendous leadership in tackling his community’s biggest challenges such as housing affordability, transportation, climate change, and education. I am confident he will continue to be a strong advocate and fight for his constituents in Sacramento.”

Assemblymember David Alvarez, District 80

“I am proud to endorse Councilmember  Colin Parent to be the next Assemblymember for the 79th District. I have known Colin for many years and he has demonstrated that he is a tireless advocate for housing affordability, our environment, and for working families and our youth. He has the experience and passion to tackle the District’s biggest challenges. I look forward to working with him in Sacramento.”

Assembly Speaker pro Tempore
Chris Ward, District 78

“I am thrilled to endorse my friend Councilmember Colin Parent for the 79th Assembly District. Colin and I served as staff colleagues in the California State government more than decade ago, and were later elected to our respective city councils back home. Colin is an effective leader in advocating housing and transportation solutions, and will be a strong partner on these issues and more in the legislature.”

Assemblymember Tasha Boerner,
District 77

“I’m supporting Councilmember Colin Parent for State Assembly because he’s a thoughtful and experienced leader with a record of getting good things done for San Diego County. In the Assembly, I know that Colin will fight to advance policies that reduce homelessness, improve local schools, build affordable housing, combat climate change, and lower barriers to college. I also trust that Colin will listen to the residents of his district and govern with a focus on equity.”

Councilmember Alysson Snow,
Lemon Grove City Council

“I support Colin Parent for State Assembly. I have known him for years as an outspoken advocate for his community. He understands the issues facing District 79. As Assemblymember, I know he will continue his work to bring affordable housing, cleaner neighborhoods, and economic growth to our region. I fully endorse Colin Parent for State Assembly.”

Dr. Mark Arapostathis, La Mesa Mayor

Senator Catherine Blakespear, California State Senator District 38

Senator Steve Padilla,
California State Senator District 18

"Colin is a strong advocate for our communities and neighborhoods. I’m confident he will fight for the voters of the 79th."

Councilmember Vivian Moreno,
San Diego City Council

“I am proud to give my support to Colin Parent. Colin has the passion and experience to find solutions to the region’s biggest challenges. As Assemblymember, I know Colin will always put his constituents first and will work hard to bring affordable housing, efficient public transportation, cleaner communities, and better opportunities to the people of district 79.”

Councilmember Kent Lee,
San Diego City Council

Matt Strabone,
La Mesa City Treasurer

Councilmember Raul Campillo,
San Diego City Council

Councilmember Jennifer Mendoza, Lemon Grove City Council

“I have known and worked closely with Colin for many years. He is a smart, caring, and effective leader that is always willing to fight for his community. Colin is the kind of leader we need in District 79 and I am confident he will continue to be a tireless advocate for his constituents. I am proud to endorse Colin Parent for State Assembly.”

Tina Ryberg, President of the La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club

Bill Baber,
Former La Mesa City Councilmember

Seth Smith, Lemon Grove Planning Commission Chairperson

"It's my esteemed pleasure to endorse Colin Parent for the 79th District of the State Assembly. Colin has shown, not just a willingness, but an excitement to roll up his sleeves and get the job done when it comes to housing and transit policies. Those policies which Colin has supported are moving our communities in the right direction, toward greater housing availability, increased multimodal transit options, and the multiplicative benefits that those things bring to both our built and climate environments. With Colin as our State Assemblyperson, I know that we can continue to make gainful strides for our neighbors, friends, and families."

Councilmember George Gastil,
Lemon Grove City Council

Elected Officials

Representative Scott Peters, 50th Congressional District

Assemblymember Tasha Boerner, District 77

Assemblymember David Alvarez, District 80

Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Chris Ward, District 78

Catherine Blakespear, California State Senator District 38

Dr. Mark Arapostathis, La Mesa Mayor

Alysson Snow, Lemon Grove City Councilmember

Jennifer Mendoza, Lemon Grove City Councilmember

Assemblymember Josh Lowenthal, District 69

Vivian Moreno, San Diego City Councilmember

Matt Strabone, La Mesa City Treasurer

Seth Smith, Lemon Grove Planning Commission Chairperson

Bill Baber, Former La Mesa City Councilmember

George Gastil, Lemon Grove City Councilmember

Tina Ryberg, President of the La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club

Raul Campillo, City of San Diego Councilmember, District 7

Scott Wiener, State Senator, District 11

Josh Becker, State Senator, District 13

Steve Padilla,  State Senator, District 18

Assemblymember Josh Lowenthal, District 69

Assemblymember Marc Berman, District 23

Steven Whitburn, San Diego City Council Distict 3

Brianna Coston, La Mesa/Spring Valley School Board Member

Alonso Gonzalez, City Councilmember of Chula Vista

Gonzalo Quintero, Former National City Councilmember

Kent Lee, San Diego Councilmember

Whitney Benzian, Former Coronado City Councilmember

Ditas Yamane, National City Councilmember 

Shana Hazan, San Diego Unified School District Board Trustee

Richard Barrera, San Diego Unified School District Board Trustee

Chris Pearson, Democratic Party Central Committee Member

Clarissa Falcon, California Transportation Commissioner

Rebecca Saltzman, BART Board Director, District 3

SUPPORTERS

Robert Abelon, Former Deputy Secretary of State

Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, Former Mayor of National City

Francine Busby, Former San Diego County Democratic Party Chairperson

Shawn VanDiver, Veteran’s Advocate and Founder of #AfghanEvac

Keith Jones, Businessowner

James Lantry, Businessowner

ORGANIZATIONS

San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council

San Diego County Young Democrats

Peace Officers Research Association of California

The San Diego Police Officers Association

La Mesa Police Officers Association 

 

California Statewide Law Enforcement Association

IBEW Local Union 569

CAL Fire Local 2881

YIMBY Action

California YIMBY

YIMBY Democrats of San Diego

Southwestern Carpenters Local 619

LiUNA 89/ LiUNA CA

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay
Nation

Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors

The Personal Insurance Federation of California

Sheet Metal Workers Local 206

Ironworkers 229

Democrats for Equality

Consumer Attorneys of California

Housing Action Coalition

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)

San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council

International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 12

 California Professional Firefighters

Heartland Firefighters of La Mesa

The CalTravel PAC

Professional Engineers in California Government 

California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations

CA Police Chiefs Association

CASE – California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment

CCSA Advocates (Charter Schools)

California Nations Indian Gaming Association

California State Retirees

The Association of California State Supervisors

California Association of Highway Patrolmen

San Diegans Against Crime

 

 

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