State Administrators



Governor: Luis Javier Rodriguez: While we would certainly support Gavin Newsom in a runoff against a Trumpian conservative Republican, for the Primary election, we are supporting Poet Laureate and gang mediator Luis Javier Rodriguez to express our profound disappointment that Gavin Newsom, who ran for offce promising to deliver Single-Payer healthcare to California, has put pleasing big insurance company donors ahead of the well-being of Californians and done nothing to advance this issue that got him the support of so many progressives.


ADA SoCal Endorses Luis Javier Rodriguez For Governor

I’m your social, environmental, economic, and health justice candidate, endorsed by the Green, Peace & Freedom, Justice parties, and Left Unity Slate, among others. We need a dynamic shift in how we think, act, and govern.

It’s time to stop hacking at the branches and get to the root. It's time to align resources to meet people’s needs and end poverty. I am for single-payer universal healthcare; affordable, safe housing; a Green New Deal to confront climate change; free, quality education; arts in every neighborhood; ending mass incarceration and deadly police practices; mental health & addiction treatment on demand; fair and equal elections by proportional representation; livable wage jobs, worker rights, and universal basic income.

I’m ready to dream and deliver. Join me in creating a new California for shared well-being.

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Vote for Luis Javier Rodriguez for Governor on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Ron Galperin State Controller

He is the first Neighborhood Council member elected to citywide office in Los Angeles. During his Neighborhood Council tenure, Galperin was known as an advocate for quality of life improvements and responsible neighborhood planning. He also developed and taught “L.A. City Government 101” to community activists throughout the city, and served as a budget advocate.

Galperin has long promoted cutting government waste and looked for ways to help businesses create jobs. As chair of the Los Angeles Commission on Revenue Efficiency, he worked to develop new revenue sources and budget savings to deliver more services to residents and businesses. He also presided over the City’s Quality and Productivity Commission.

Galperin has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney and small business owner. He earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis. He lives in West Los Angeles with his husband, Rabbi Zachary Shapiro.

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Vote for Ron Galperin for State Controller on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Mark Levine for State Insurance Commissioner

Democrat Marc Levine has represented Marin and Sonoma Counties in the State Assembly since 2012. He is known for his fearless commitment to standing up to corporate special interests on behalf of everyday Californians and consumers. From insurance companies, to Big Oil, tech giants, big utilities, and the gun lobby, there is no special interest or corporate power Marc is afraid to take on. That’s how he’s been able to make real progress for our state.

Now he’s ready to put his strong track record of public service and dedication to protecting consumers to work as our next State Insurance Commissioner.

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Vote for Marc Levine for State Insurance Commissioner on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Tony Thurmond

Tony Thurmond was born at Fort Ord in Monterey, California, to a mother who immigrated here from Panama to become a teacher, and a father from Detroit who came to Fort Ord as part of his army service in Vietnam.

Tony is working to expand school-based health, mental health, and social service programs to remove the barriers that impede the ability of many of our students to learn. This legislation will support students who are homeless or hungry or have experienced trauma.This year Tony is reducing our statewide teacher shortage by advocating for housing for teachers and other incentives to attract and retain more great teachers.

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Vote for Tony Thurmond for Congress on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Tony Vasquez for Board of Equalization Member District 3

A former schoolteacher and teacher trainer, Vazquez has lived in Santa Monica since 1984. Vazquez is a graduate of the University of Southern California.  A community planner for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, he facilitated funding for community programs throughout the San Fernando Valley.  As District Director for then Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, he was instrumental in revitalizing the poorest areas of the northeast San Fernando Valley and redeveloping the former General Motors plant.

Vazquez also served as the southern California Regional Director for California Futures Network, which is a non-profit organization that promotes smart growth policy and legislation in the state of California.  He has devoted his life to education, economic prosperity and improving the quality of life issues for all Californians.

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Vote for Marc Levine for State Insurance Commissioner on June 7, 2022.


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