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We support
Anthony Portantino for Congress

Our campaign is honored to have the support of hundreds of local leaders and organizations including elected officials, organizations, labor unions, community organizers and activists.  Please add your name today!

Legislators and Constitutional Officers*

Hon. Attorney General Rob Bonta

Hon. Linda Sanchez – Member of Congress

Hon. Norma Torres - Member of Congress

Hon. Ricardo Lara -- California State Insurance Commissioner / Former State Senator
Hon. Toni Atkins -- Senate President pro Tempore 
Hon. Mike McGuire – Senate Majority Leader
Hon. Angelique Ashby – State Senator
Hon. Bill Dodd – State Senator

Hon. Dave Cortese - State Senator
Hon. Maria Elena Durazo – State Senator 
Hon. Josh Newman – State Senator
Hon. Steve Padilla – State Senator
Hon. Tom Umberg – State Senator
Hon. Jack Scott – Retired State Senator / Former President Pasadena City College
Hon. Robert Hertzberg – Retired Senate Majority Leader

Progressive Clubs / Community & Arts Organizations

Armenian National Committee of America Western Region
Armenian Rights Council of America

Democrats For Israel Los Angeles
East Area Progressive Democrats


LA Progressive
Theatre Producers of Southern California

Organized Labor*
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor 
Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
Actors' Equity Association
AFSCME California
AFSCME International
California Conference of Machinists
California School Employees Association
California State Association of Letter Carriers
Communications Workers of America Southern District Council
CWA Local 9003, Los Angeles North & West
CWA Local 9400, Los Angeles & Inland Empire & San Diego
CWA Local 9505, San Gabriel Valley
CWA Local 9586, Long Beach, Norwalk & Irwindale
CWA Local 9588, Los Angeles East & Inland Empire
NABET/CWA 59053, Greater Los Angeles (National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians)

AFA/CWA 29011, Greater Los Angeles (Association of Flight Attendants)
UPTE/CWA 9119, UC Campuses (University Professional and Technical Employees)
CWA 3900, CA Fed of Interpreters (Court Interpreters)
PNG/CWA 39521, Pacific News-Guild
IEU/CWA 89850 Greater Los Angeles (Int'l Union of Electrical - CWA's Industrial Division)
CWA 14904, Printing Sector Los Angeles
CWA Local 9510, Orange County
CWA Local 9511, Oceanside
CWA Local 9509, San Diego
CWA Local 9504, Ventura & Simi Valley
CWA Local 9575, Central Coast
NABET/CWA 59054, Greater San Diego
District Council of Iron Workers of the State of California and Vicinity
ILWU Local 13
ILWU Local 94
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 40
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 47
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 94
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36
Ironworkers Local 416 
Ironworkers Local 433 
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
SEIU California
Teamsters Joint Council 42
United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council 
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770
Calvin Avila-Garcia -- Retired Labor Organizer SEIU 721
Sue Cabral-Ebert -- IATSE Local 706 President Emeritus
Ray Cordova – Labor Leader
Stephan Davis -- IBEW Local 40 Business Manager & Financial Secretary
Paul Fong -- South Bay Labor Council Trustee
Bill Luddy – Retired Carpenters Political Director
Linda Perez -- CSEA LA500 Past President
Rosemarie Riley -- Retired Chief Union Steward CSEA
Grace Santillano --SEIU 721 E-board Member and Steward
Mayors and City Councilmembers*

Hon. Tamala Takahashi -- City Council Member
Hon. Zisette Mullins -- City Council Member
Hon. Sharon Springer -- Former Mayor
Hon. Emily Gabel-Luddy -- Former Mayor
Hon. Marsha Ramos -- Former Mayor
Hon. Mary Lou Howard -- Former Mayor
Hon. Gary Bric -- Former Mayor
Hon. Anya Reinke -- Former Mayor
Hon. Bob Frutos Former Mayor
Hon. Jef Vander Borght -- Former Mayor
Hon. Dave Golonski -- Former Mayor
Hon. Tim Murphy -- Former Councilmember
Hon. Mary Alvord -- Former City Manager Burbank
Hon. Bud Ovrum -- Former City Manager Burbank

Hon. Todd Campbell -- Former Mayor Burbank

Hon. Dan Brotman – Mayor
Hon. Ardy Kassakhian - Councilmember
Hon. Elen Asatryan - Councilmember
Hon. Ara Najarian – Councilmember
Hon. Rafi Manoukian – City Treasurer / Former Mayor
Hon. Frank Quintero – Former Mayor
Stephen Meek – Adams Hill Neighborhood Association President
Rondi Werner – Glendale Sustainability Commissioner

La Crescenta
Hon. Harry Leon -- Crescenta Valley Town Council
Hon. Donna Libra – Crescenta Valley Town Council
Hon. Aram Ordubegian -- Crescenta Valley Town Council
Dr. Young Suh -- Crescenta Valley Town Council
Kim Jung Suk -- Crescenta Valley Activist
Jennifer Choi -- Crescenta Valley Activist

Eun Kim -- Crescenta Valley Activist

Frank Kim -- Crescenta Valle Activist
Sung Il Lee -- Crescenta Valley Activist
Steve Park -- Crescenta Valley Activist
Steve Pierce -- Montrose Chamber of Commerce - Retired
Mike Riley -- Crescenta Valley Business Leader

Los Angeles 
Hon. Danielle Bond -- Atwater Neighborhood Council
Hon. Patti Carroll -- Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council
Hon. Cindy Cleghorn -- Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council
Hon. Kevin Davis -- Foothills Trails Neighborhood Council
Hon. Bryan Dyer -- Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
Hon. Lydia Grant -- Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council
Hon. Cat Kim -- Community Activists & Former Los Feliz Neighborhood Council VP
Hon. Janet Kim -- Former Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
Hon. Mike Hain -- Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
Hon. Josh Hertz -- Atwater Neighborhood Council
Hon. Paul Jenkins -- Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
Hon. Joe Kahraman -- Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council

Hon. Stacy Lauren-Kon -- Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
Hon. Anastasia Mann -- President Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
Hon. Mapi Moran -- Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council
Hon. Ed Morrissey -- Atwater Neighborhood Council
Hon.  Jeffrey Masino -- Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
Hon. Jim Muller -- Atwater Neighborhood Council
Hon. Stuart Ross -- Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
Hon. Mark Segal -- Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council
Hon. Conrad Starr -- Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council
Hon. Michael Tessler -- Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council
Hon. Kathleen Travers -- Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council
Hon. Erica Vilardi-Espinosa – Los Feliz Neighborhood Council
Hon. Chris Wintrode -- Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
Krista Michaels -- Los Angeles Neighborhood Leader

Ana Guerrero -- Former Chief of Staff Los Angeles Mayor

Lloyd ("Bill") Pellman -- Former Los Angeles County Counsel 

Hon. Felicia Williams -- Vice Mayor
Hon. Jess Rivas -- Councilmember
Hon. Jason Lyon -- Councilmember
Hon. Bill Bogaard -- Former Mayor
Hon. Terry Tornek -- Former Mayor
Hon. Margaret McAustin -- Former Councilmember


South Pasadena
Hon. Jon Primuth -- Mayor
Hon. Michael Cacciotti -- Councilmember
Hon. Janet Braun -- Councilmember
Hon. Jack Donovan -- Councilmember
Hon. Evelyn Zneimer -- Councilmember
Hon. Diana Mahmud -- Former Mayor
Hon. Bob Joe -- Former Mayor

West Hollywood
Hon. John Duran -- Former Mayor
Hon. Steven Martin -- Former Mayor
George Nickle -- Public Safety Commissioner, City of West Hollywood


School Board Members*
Los Angeles Unified School District
Hon. Jackie Goldberg
Hon. Dr. George J. McKenna III
Hon. Dr. Rocio Rivas

Glendale Unified School District
Hon. Nahri Nahabedian
Hon. Shan't Sahakian
Hon. Kathleen Cross
Hon. Ingrid Gunnell
Hon. Sandy Russell -- Retired

Burbank Unified School District
Hon. Abby Pontzer Kamkar -- Board Member
Hon. Larry Applebaum -- Past President
Hon. Steve Frintner -- Past President
Hon. Elena Hubbell -- Past President
Hon. Dave Kemp -- Past President
Hon. Debbie Kutka -- Past President
Hon. Roberta Reynolds -- Past President

La Cañada Unified School District
Hon. Josh Epstein -- President 
Hon. Caroline Que Anderson -- Vice President
Hon. Dan Jeffries -- Board Member
Hon. Joe Radabaugh -- Board Member
Hon. Octavia Thuss -- Board Member
Hon. Brent Kuszyk – Past President 

Pasadena Unified School District
Hon. Kim Kenne -- President
Hon. Jennifer Hall Lee -- Vice President
Hon. Tina Fredericks -- Board Member
Hon. Michelle Richardson Bailey -- Board Member
Hon. Patrick Cahalan -- Board Member
Community College Trustees
Glendale Community College
Hon. Sevan Benlian - President
Hon. Armine Hacopian
Hon. Desiree Portillo Rabinov
Hon. Ann Ransford
Hon. Yvette Vartanian Davis

Los Angeles Community College
Hon. Gabriel Buelna, PH.D.
Hon. Andra Hoffman
Hon. Steve Veres
Hon. Mona Field – Retired

Pasadena City College 
Hon. Tammy Silver

Community Leaders & Democratic Party Activists*
Arts Activists
Julie Baker – Arts and Theatre Activist
Marylin Bitner -- Filmmaker
Beatrice Casagran -- Arts and Theatre Activist
Martha Demson – Arts and Theatre Activist 
Elizabeth Dromi – Filmmaker 
Noam Dromi-- Filmmaker 
Jon Felson – Writer Director
Peggy Flynn – Burbank Education Arts Advocate
Shaun Lile -- Filmmaker
Paul Manchester – Illustrator / Writer
Cindy Pease – Theatre & Arts Advocate
Jeff Pollak -- Author
Heather Provost – Theater Advocate 
Billy Ray – Writer Director
John Rivera -- Artistic Director
Elina de Santos -- Artistic Director

Lisa Sedares – Theatre Advocate 
Lahna Turner -- Filmmaker
Suzanne Weerts – Arts Activist 
Alonzo Wickers -- Filmmaker

Civil Rights Leaders 
Christopher Nikhil Bowen – Progressive Leader / LGBTQ+ Activist
Carmenita Heligar – Burbank Community Leader
Rev. Mike Kinman - Faith Leader / Human Rights Champion
Carl Matthes – Community Leader / LGBTQ+ Activist
Gail Rolf – Educator / LGBTQ+ Activist
Stephen David Simon – Former President Stonewall Democratic Club
Dr. Sandra Thomas – Civil Rights Leader    

Democratic Club Leaders & Activists
Linda Bessin – Burbank Democratic Activist
Lora de la Portilla – Past President Canada Crescenta Democratic Club
Hans Johnson – LGBTQ+ and Environmental Justice Leader / EAPD President
Deana Igelsrud – Democratic Party Activist 
Dr. Peter Kreysa – Co-Chair CDP Finance Committee & Associate Professor CSULB
Marilee Marshall – Democratic Club Leader
Joe Mealey – Past President Crescenta Canada Democratic Club
Kathy Patterson – Democratic Activist & Student Mentor
Bud & Lyn Slotky -- Democratic Club Activist          
Karen Suarez – Founding Member Foothill Community Democratic Club
Howard Welinsky

Laurie Barlow
Ed Begley, Jr.
Patricia Beauchamp
Sally Beer 
Elisa Callow
Kathryn Louyse
Irma Munoz
Katie Poole
Paul Rabinov

Lisa Baca – Los Angeles Equestrian Leader
Tarrah Barbour – Burbank Equestrian
Karen Thornton – Burbank Equestrian
Nori Walla – Burbank Equestrian

Public School Supporters
Diana Abasta – Retired Burbank Teacher
Taline Arsinian – Glendale Teacher
Lea Awni – Glendale Public Education Advocate
Rich Boccia – Retired Principal
Patrick Conyers – Pasadena Public Education Advocate
Brenda Etterbeek – Burbank Public School Advocate
Annette Fiol – Burbank Public School Advocate
Robert Gordon – Glendale Public Education Advocate
Alicia Harris – Glendale Educator 
Deborah Johnson – Glendale Public Education Advocate
Mona Johnson – Glendale Public Education Advocate
Amy Kamm – Burbank Public Education Advocate
Lori Little – Burbank Public Education Advocate
Corky O’Rourke – Special Education Advocate
Patty Scripter – Glendale Public Education Advocate
Romie Ruiz – Glendale Public Education Advocate

Veteran Advocates
Gerry Collins -- Veteran / Community Volunteer
Mickey DePalo – Veteran / Community Volunteer
Major General Mark MacCarley, Ret. 
Paul McKenna – Veteran / Community Volunteer
Brigadier General Robin Umberg, Ret.

Business & Nonprofit Leaders
Claire Bogaard -- Preservationist
Melinda Clarke – Montrose Business Leader   
Theresa De Vera – Disability Rights Activist
Nicholas de Wolff - Founding Member Burbank Commission on Sustainability
Janet Diel – Burbank Nonprofit Leader
Edith Fuentes – Filipino American Community Leader
Nancy Guillen – Nonprofit Volunteer & Leader
Nina Gutin – Behavioral Health Advocate
Susan Hunt – Glendale Nonprofit Leader
Catherine Jurca – Historic Preservationist
Jamie Keyser – Burbank Community Leader
Mike Lawler -- Historian
Chang Lee – Glendale Korean American Community Leader
Johanna Linkchorst – Glendale Nonprofit Leader
Luis Lopez – Healthcare Leader
Mary Najarian – Philanthropist
Andre Ordubegian – Local Business Leader
George Saikali – Glendale Nonprofit Leader
Leslie & Ken Smith – Burbank Community Leaders

Friends / Neighbors / Activists

Lusine Abgaryan

Sarkis Abovyan  

Greg Adalian

Allen Anderson  

Ann Antekezyan

Houry Aposhian 

Sheila Arat

Vacit Arat

Jennifer Audette  

Calvin “Rudolf” Avila-Garcia

Saodat Aziskhanova

Kevin Bartanieni

Camilo & Stephanie Becerra 

Ara Bedrosian 

Chris Bell

John Berdugo

Gerald & Glenda Berman  

Patricia Beauchamp

Ara Bedrosian

Chris Bell  

Sally Beer

Richard Bennett

Alexis Bilheimer  

Jack Bilheimer  

Neal Black

Chris Blatchford

Brandon Blau

Claire Bogaard

Karen Bogaard 

Roger Bourke 

Hamnet Boyd

Pallet Boyd

Haig Boyadjian

Karen Breau

Jackie Brenneman  

Laura Breslow  

John Bretthauer

Johnny Brookbank

Lisa Brooks  

Ronald F. Brusha

Jenn & Ken Bunt

Beth Bythrow

Michael Cahill 

Denis Cagna 

Heather Carbore

Philip Carbonaro  

Taylor Carbonetti  

Rose Chan

Stefan Charaghchian

Luisa Chavez

Victor Chavez

Marisol Chianello

Oganes Chimayan

Leonard Cho 

Soo Kim Choi  

Kathy Christie 

Joe Cina 

Shannon Clark-Reed

Christina Clarkson

Paris & Josh Cohen

Paul F. Cohen

Laurie Collier

Sheila Condit  

Dana Coyle  

Jason Cunningham  

Teresa D’Agostaro

Stephen Davis

Eric Day

Rob Dekoven

Beatrice Deane

Edwina Dedlow

Gail Denham

David DeMulle 

Carolyn Detti

Geoff Dietz

Aileen Dinkjian

Robert Donin

Ed Donnelly  

Brendan Doyle

S Drew

Elizabeth Dubbs  

Glen Duncan

Xiomara Duran 

Darla & Eric Dyson

Ross Erlich

Chris Erskine

Helen Esposito  

Shireen Fatemi

Michelle Feynman

Frank Figueroa

Mary-Lynne Fisher

Mary Ficher  

Annette Fiol

Donald Fischer  

Mary-Lynn Fisher

Laura Fleming

Paul Fong

Odett Misty Fouad

Robert Frampton 

Donna Freed

Markie Freeman

Laurie Freilich

Jim Frutos

Greg Fry

Mike & Gayle Galper

Paul Gamberg 

Mike Gavigan

Kainne Ghazanian

Lucila Garcia  

Pascal Garrido

Sam Garrison

Mahfanz Gerad

Julia Ghailian 

Angela Girant

Shant Gharibian

Kylee Golzar  

Michelle Goorigan

Craig & Janna Gosselin

Jeff Gozzo 

Topher & Ashley Grace          

William Greene  

Richard Grippi  

Paul Grossman

Karl & Mary Gusson

Karen Gusson

Barry Gussow

Karima Guthrie

Nina Gutin

Paul Haaga  

Blythe Haaga Parker  

Terry Hair

Mary & Eric Hansen

Bethany Harrington  

James Harrington  

Riza Henderson

Richard Heermance

Mary Heuges

Frank Higginbotham

Grant Hosford  

Susan Howard

Richard Hubeny

Ken Hudnut  

Jennifer Hughes  

Pat Hurley

David & Jacqueline Jacobs

Armen Janian

Andrea & Dan Jefries

Patty Jausoro

Chris Johnson

John Johnson

Jeanne & Bert Johnson

Ted Jope

Jennifer Jordan

Pius Joseph

Patty Jausoro  

Sergio Paul Jimenez

Chris Kaaraguezian

Jane Karageorge

Berge Kallagian

Dr. Ruby Kalra

Shane Kelly  

Ryan Kenny

Devon Keshishian

Duke Keshishian  

Monte Keshishian

Valod Keshishian

Katie Kershaw  

Rhonda Kess

Alex Kirrin

Jonathan Klein

David Knight

Debra Knight

Diana Kot

Alek Kotolyan

Bill Koury  

Betsy Kraft

Keri Kramer

Emily Kramer

Kerry Krull  

Gail & Dan Kudo

Colin Labran

Ellen La Scola  

Christian Lebano

Sarah Leecao  

Chuck Levin

Christina Libardova

Danny Lin

Lincoln Liu  

Marco Lizarraga

Sarah London

Michael Long 

Warren Louie

Lina Lore

John Lovell 

Maria Nazario  

Jack MacKenzie

Hannah MacLaren  

Peter Mackler

Dorothy Martinéz  

Frederick Martone 

Bonnet Maudelle

Anette Masters

Christopher Matarese  

Vahak Matavosian

Patrick McLaughlin

Paula MacLean

Cathy Marx

Marsha Mathias

Kohar Mazmanian

Hara Melilla  

Aren Melkonian

Frank Melkonian

Valerie & Bruce Merritt

Nicholas Mestas  

Krista Michaels

Mike Michaels

Natalie Middleton

Joe Mkhitoryan

Linda & Kenneth Millman

Sue Mondt

Maare Monradian

Nate Morrison  

Tigran Movsesyan

Marilyn Mulay

Christine Neil  

Jeremy Needleman

Hon. Dave Nemer  

William Newkirk  

Eddie Newquist

George Nickel

Vacu Norspyour

Mandy & Dave Novo-Lake

Anne Nowlin

Stephen Nowlin

Brenda Nuno

John & Annette O'Brien  

Steve O’Connell

Misty Odette-Fouad  

Connor O’Malley

Jenny O’Hara

Jen Oundjian

Tony Ordoukhanian

Gabriel Papa

Alex Parajon

Arma Parokya

Alvin Parra

Barry Pasternack

Scott Peer

John Perron 

Armen Panoyan

Barry Pasternack

Cindy Pease

Greg Pease

Robin Pendarvis

Linda Perez

John Perron

John Petersen 

Nelson Petrosyan

Dianne Philibosian  

David Plenn

Jeff Pollak

Carol Polanskey

William Pounders

Dave Quast

Mikala Rahn 

Isabel Ramirez 

Martin Ratliff

Michael Reed

Scott Reed

Theresa Reed 

Emily Rice

Rosemarie Riley

Inder Risary

John Rivera

Rafael Rivera  

Nancy Robbins  

Maria Romero  

Jorge Romero  

Meghan Rose

Catie Rossi

Andrew Ross  

Romie Ruiz  

Kate Rymer

Tania Sahakian

Jake Saitman

Robin Salzer  

Daniel Santiago  

Grace Santillano

Lisa Seder

Thomas Seifert  

Tom Selinske 

Mike Shaar

Maribella Khoury Shaar

Julia Shaull  

Michael Shepperd

Deveron Shudic

Judi Shupper  

WJ Sinclair

Kim & Mike Sinclair

Patty Silversher

Dr. Laura Sirott

Andrew Sisolak  

Alta Skinner 

Dorinda & Steve Slater

Gilbert Snow

Brian Smith  

Mitchell Solarek 

Alejandro Solis 

Garry South  

Ruth Sowby  

Drew Speckman

Hon. Larry Spicer 

John Spivey  

Rick Stern

Bethany Stirdivant

Jeanette Stirdivant

Hilary Stern Keller

Peggy Stewart 

Carol Stogsdill

Tracy Stone  

Steve Stroud

Hon. Sho Tay  

Alan B. Taylor

Stephen Taylor

Brent Terceto

Gilda Terminassian  

William Patrick Terrill  

Jennifer Thibault 

Sara Thompson

Delphine Throwbridge

Hon. Charles Trevino Upper San Gabriel Municipal Water Elected Director

Tina Treadwell

Mitch Tsai  

Telly Tse

Mary Ulin

David Uranga 

Mary Urquhart 

Dennis van Bremen  

Ani Vartani  

Judith Verdugo

Sam Wade

Mary Cynthia Wagner  

Wendy Wang

Heather Ward

Barbara Weber  

Carolyn Webb de Macias

Jim Weerts  

Chris Weerts

Lanelle Weerts

Colin Weightman

Mikki Lin Weightman

Deborah & Brent Weirick

Howard Welinsky

Jill Welton

Joan West

Bill West

Dorothy Willis

Sean Wine

Roger Wolf

Marsha Wong

Jing Xu

Quan Xu

Yucong Yan

Kendyl Young

Patrick Zarifian

Diana Zhao

*All individual titles are for identification purposes only. No organizational endorsements implied.
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