Slates of Endorsements













Burlington,

VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed local candidates who are

seeking office throughout the country. DFA invests in local candidates to strengthen

the Democratic Party. By electing stronger

progressives at every level of government, real valued change can happen. Earning an endorsement from DFA can greatly

enhance a candidates campaign.



"These candidates exemplify what we

value at DFA, said Jim Dean, Chair of

Democracy for America. The belief

that grassroots activism and organizing can still elect the strong, courageous,

and progressive Democrats who are willing to move the party and their

communities forward. The California slate of endorsed candidates include:



Assembly:

Tom Ammiano

for California Assembly District 13,

Abel

Guillen for California Assembly District 18,

Shirley

Weber for California Assembly District 79, and

Mark Orozco

for California Assembly District 42.

Senate:



Sally

Lieber for California State Senate District 13.

Local:



Michael

Tubbs for Stockton City Council District 6,

Rebecca

Saltzman for Bay Area Rapid Transit Board District 3,

Igor Tregub

for Berkley Rent Stabilization Board,

Asa

Dodsworth for Berkley Rent Stabilization Board, Judy

Shelton for Berkley Rent Stabilization Board,

Judy Shelton for Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board,

Alejandro

Soto-Vigil for Berkley Rent Stabilization Board, and

Karen

Bernal for Natomas School District.

Previously endorsed federal candidates

from California include Jose Hernandez and Raul Ruiz, both of which earned the

distinguished title of Dean Dozen candidate. The Dean Dozen is DFA's highest tier of federal endorsement.

It is limited to 12 total candidates running for either US House or US Senate

and represents the races that DFA will expend the greatest amount of resources

on during the 2012 cycle.













"Gary Brown, Rich Hancock, and Rebecca

Bell-Metereau are strong Democrats and have the support of our DFA members in

Texas,"said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America.

The Texas slate of endorsed candidates include:

Gary Brown

for Texas State House,

Rich Hancock

for Texas State House, and

Rebecca

Bell-Metereau for Texas State Board of Education.



The Pennsylvania slate of endorsed candidates include:

Rob Broderick running for Pennsylvania State House District 167,

Joe Frederick running for Pennsylvania State House District 143,

Rob Teplitz running for Pennsylvania State Senate District 15,

Tom OBrien running for Pennsylvania State Senate District 13, and

Luana Cleveland running for Pennsylvania State Senate District 23.

Previously endorsed federal candidates from Pennsylvania include Kathy Boockvar and Manan Trivedi both of which earned the distinguished title of Dean Dozen candidate. The Dean Dozen is DFA's highest tier of federal endorsement. It is limited to 12 total candidates running for either US House or US Senate and represents the races that DFA will expend the greatest amount of resources on during the 2012 cycle.















The Washington slate of endorsed

candidates include:

Maureen

Judge running for Washington State Senate District 41,

Sherry

Appleton Running for Washington State House District 23 Position 1, and

Hans

Dunshee running for Washington State House District 44.

These three candidates

join endorsees Amy Biviano, who is running for State House District 4, and Jay

Clough, who is running for State House District 8. Also, earlier this week Democracy for America endorsed a no vote

on Referendum 74, the statewide referendum that, if passed, would ban

marriage equality in the state.