Teamsters Joint Council 42: Midterm Endorsements

Use your voice & VOTE this November 6th!

When working people stand together and fight — we win.

Below is a list of Candidates that have been endorsed by Teamsters Joint Council 42. This list is compiled after extensive interviews have been conducted with potential candidates seeking a Teamster and Labor Endorsement. Each Local in our Joint Council selects a representative to attend Candidate interviews and together the group asks questions on behalf of their individual Locals, as well as the Labor Movement at large. Together they determine whom they believe will serve the best interests of working people and working families. We certainly aren’t telling you how to vote, but we are encouraging you to take a hard look at who has stood by the side of Labor and who hasn’t. Who has had our Members best interests in mind and who is serving the best interests of corporations and the top 1%.

One important race is right in our own backyard. Many of our Members live in the 25th Congressional District. This district includes Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of San Fernando Valley. Currently the seat is held by Congressman Steve Knight. This Midterm, we ask our Members to ‘Remember in November’. Remember, Steve Knight co-sponsored the “National-Right-To-Work” Act on June 22, 2016. We did not support his decision to sell out Union Members then, and we will not support him now. Join Teamsters Joint Council 42, the Los Angeles Federation of Labor and the California Federation of Labor as we push to elect Katie Hill to serve the 25th Congressional District. We believe Katie Hill will be the Labor leader we need representing our Members in the 25th Congressional District, as well as in Washington. At a time when worker’s rights are being attacked, we must elect individuals that will stand and work with, not against, Union Members and working families. We will be posting about opportunities with the Los Angeles Federation of Labor to phone bank for Katie Hill soon!

Let your voice be heard and VOTE on November 6th.

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If you have any questions about any of the endorsed candidates listed below, please email Local 399 Business Agent & Political Director Ed Duffy: or email  

Don’t see your County listed above? Click here for California Federation of Labor Endorsements to see the Labor Endorsed Candidates up and down the Coast.

** Los Angeles Federation of Labor Endorsed 

See a full list of Endorsements by the Los Angeles Federation of Labor.  

U.S. Senator

Kevin de Leon


Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor

Ed Hernandez

Sec’y of State

Alex Padilla


Betty Yee


Fiona Ma

Attorney General

Xavier Becerra

Insurance Commissioner

Ricardo Lara

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tony Thurmond

Board of Equalization

Dist.1 Tom Hallinan

Dist. 3 Tony Vazquez



25   Katie Hill

26 Julia Brownley

27 Judy Chu

28 Adam Schiff

29 Tony Cardenas

30 Brad Sherman

31 Pete Aguilar

32 Grace Napolitano

33 Ted Lieu

34 Jimmy Gomez

35 Norma Torres

37 Karen Bass

38   Linda Sanchez

39   Gil Cisneros

40   Lucille Roybal-Allard

41   Mark Takano

42   Julia Peacock

43   Maxine Waters

44   Nanette Barragan

45   Katie Porter

47   Alan Lowenthal

48   Harley Rouda

49   Mike Levin

50   Ammar Campa-Najjar

51   Juan Vargas

52   Scott Peters



36  Steve Fox

37 Monique Limon

38   Christy Smith

40   James Ramos

41   Chris Holden

43   Laura Friedman

44   Jacqui Irwin

45   Jesse Gabriel

46   Adrin Nazarian

47   Eloise Reyes

48   Blanca Rubio

49   Ed Chau

50   Richard Bloom

51   Wendy Carillo

52   Freddie Rodriguez

53   Miguel Santiago

54   Sydney Kamlager

55   Gregg Fritchle

56   Eduardo Garcia

57   Ian Calderon

59   Reggie Sawyer-Jones

60   Sabrina Cervantes

61   Jose Medina

62   Autumn Burke

63   Anthony Rendon

64   Mike Gipson

65   Sharon-Quirk Silva

66   Al Muratsuchi

69   Tom Daly

70   Patrick O’Donnell

72   Josh Lowenthal

74   Cottie Petrie Norris

76   Tasha Horvath

77   Sunday Glover

78   Todd Gloria

79   Shirley Weber

80   Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher



16 Ruth Musser-Lopez

18   Bob Hertzberg

20   Connie Leyva

22   Mike Eng

24   Maria Elena Durazao

26   Ben Allen

28   Joy Silver

30   Holly Mitchell

34 Tom Umberg

40   Ben Hueso



Jim McDonnell

** Sheriff: Alex Villanueva 


Jeffrey Prang

Central Basin Water District

Div.#3 Arturo Chacon

Superior Court Judge

Seat #

Seat #4: Alfred Coletta

**Superior Court #4: A. Veronica Sauceda

Superior Court #16
Sydne Jane Michel
Superior Court #20
Mary Ann Escalante
Superior Court #60
Tony Cho
Superior Court #67
Lucy Armendariz
Superior Court #146
Armando Duron
Superior Court #113
Javier Perez
Superior Court #118
David Diamond
Superior Court # 126
Ken Fuller
Superior Court #71
Danielle R.A. Gibbons

** Board of Supervisors – 1st District
Hilda Solis

** Board of Supervisors – 3rd District
Sheila Kuehl

Mt. San Antonio College

Measure GO  Vote YES

Carson City Council

Louie Diaz**

Cudahy City Council

Chris Hernandez

Christian Markovich

Baru Sanchez

El Monte

Mayor Larry Fry

Council  Jessica Ancona

Hawaiian Gardens City Council

Jesse Alvarado

Luis Roa

Monica Rodriquez

Maywood City Council

Eddie De La Riva

Ricardo Lara

Heber Marquez

Pico Rivera City Council

Raul Elias

Andre Martinez

West Covina City Council

Roger Hernandez



Prop #

1—Veterans & Housing —Vote YES

2—Mental Health Fund  Vote YES

3—Water Quality           Vote YES       

4—Children Hospitals   Vote YES

5—55+ Tax Transfer     — **Vote NO

6—Amend Constitution —Vote NO

7—Daylight Saving       No Recommendation

8—Protect Patients       Vote YES

9—Three Californias     Vote NO

10—Rent Control          — ** YES

11—Work Breaks          —Vote NO

12—Farm Animals        —Vote **YES

LOCAL 399 Endorsed 

Measure B: YES 


Carol A. Corrigan: NO

Leondra R. Kruger: YES


Victoria G. Chaney: NO

Helen Bendix: YES

Elwood Lui: YES

Victoria Chavez: NO

Luis Laven: YES

Halim Dhanidina: YES

Anne Egerton: YES

Nora Manella: NO

Thomas Willhite: NO

Dorothy Kim: YES

Carl Moor: YES

Lamar Baker: YES

Arthur Gilbert: YES

Martin Tangeman: YES

Gail Feuer: YES

John Segal: YES

Tricia Bigelow: NO 

See a full list of Endorsements by the Los Angeles Federation of Labor. 

Don’t see your County listed above? Click here for California Federation of Labor Endorsements to see the Labor Endorsed Candidates up and down the Coast.