SEIU California Announces Early 2024 Primary Endorsements

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700,000 workers strong, SEIU members in CA 
Make early choices to support proven champions for working people

Sacramento, CA – Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California’s 700,000 members today announced endorsements in 12 state and congressional races, backing candidates who have demonstrated a strong commitment to empowering workers and our communities in order to create a more inclusive, equitable, and prosperous state. 

“When SEIU members endorse a candidate, we go all in, devoting our energy, resources, and time to elect leaders who share our truth: California’s strength depends on growing more power for working people,” said David Huerta, SEIU California President and President of SEIU United Service Workers West (USWW). “We make early endorsements only of candidates whose public service demonstrates a rock solid commitment to empowering workers and fighting for justice.” 

Members of SEIU local unions in California come together with one voice to make endorsements for state offices after members meet with candidates and make their recommendations. SEIU local unions in California are made up of workers in frontline, essential roles across the state: nurses, healthcare workers, janitors, social workers, security officers, in-home caregivers, school and university employees, court workers, and city, county and state employees.

The candidates endorsed today are:

U.S. Congress 
District 12 – Lateefah Simon 
District 22 – Rudy Salas 

State Senate 
District 19 – Lisa Middleton 
District 23 – Kipp Mueller 
District 31 – Sabrina Cervantes 

State Assembly 
District 22 – Jessica Self 
District 44 – Nick Schultz  
District 47 – Christy Holstege 
District 52 – Jessica Caloza & David Girón (Dual Endorsement) 
District 54 – Mark Gonzalez 
District 58 – Clarissa Cervantes 
District 79 – No Endorsement 

A full list of SEIU California’s 2024 endorsements can be found at