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“Anthony Portantino has been a champion for public education and fiscal responsibility -- both in his community and in the State Legislature.  I endorse him for State Senate.”

- Jerry Brown, Governor, State of California



John-Chiang-photo_high-res.jpg"I am proud to endorse Anthony Portantino for the State Senate.  He will be a strong advocate for college affordability and access.  As an Assemblymember, Anthony fought for increased transparency and accountability. A tireless worker, he is not afraid to make difficult decisions. He has earned my admiration and support."
- Hon. John Chiang, Treasurer, State of California




Liu_Headshot_-smaller.jpg“Anthony did a good job in the State Assembly where he represented our district for six years. I am pleased to offer my endorsement for him to succeed me. We’ve had a long tradition in the foothill communities of leaders who put education first and who are deeply and personally connected to the residents. If elected, I am very confident that Anthony will continue to do both.”
- Hon. Carol Liu, State Senator, 25th District



Kevin_De_Leon_2.jpg"Anthony Portantino is the best possible candidate.  His decades of community involvement and his impressive record of service and accomplishment make him the clear choice. Anthony and I have been friends since we came into the Assembly together and I don’t know anyone who works harder for his district or pays closer attention to  residents in all our neighborhoods.   I am proud to add my name to his long and growing list of supporters."
- Hon. Kevin de León, Senate Pro Tem




BettyYee.jpeg“Anthony is a good friend and well-respected community leader. He has worked hard to represent friends and neighbors across the foothills -- which is why he has earned overwhelming local support. Anthony understands the importance of having our fiscal house in order, which is why I am looking forward to working with him in the Senate. I am excited to give him my complete support.”
- Hon. Betty Yee, California State Controller




Paul-Krekorian.jpg“Anthony is a perfect fit to succeed Carol Liu in the State Senate. He works hard, brings people together and solves problems. I’m proud to call him a friend and I know he will do an excellent job representing the 25th State Senate District.”
- Hon. Paul Krekorian, Former Assemblymember 43rd District & Current Los Angeles City Councilmember




Terry-Tornek.jpg“I am very pleased to endorse my friend Anthony Portantino for the State Senate. I have known him for years and I admire his work ethic and determination to do what he thinks is right, even under pressure. He has my enthusiastic support and trust.”
- Hon. Terry Tornek, Mayor, Pasadena





Juanita-DeVaughn.jpg“Anthony has tremendous support in our community because he has earned it through community service and community support. Year in and year out he’s dedicated to our children, our schools and our neighborhoods.”
- Juanita DeVaughn, Co-Founder, Altadena NAACP ACT SO





Bill-Bogaard.jpg“Anthony is one of the finest representatives I have worked with during my time in public service. Claire and I are very pleased to support him for the State Senate. His work helping to complete the Gold Line is of particular note and warrants the support of Pasadena residents and the greater San Gabriel Valley.”
- Hon. Bill Bogaard, Mayor, Pasadena, ret.





Tom-Torlakson.jpg"Anthony Portantino has a long and deep commitment to public education in the district and is the perfect person to elect to the State Senate.  Anthony is a product of public schools, is raising his family in local public schools and is active in the PTA and many local organizations.  He has my complete support and trust.”
- Hon. Tom Torlakson, Superintendent of Public Instruction





Joe-Hopkins.jpg“Anthony represented the 44th Assembly District with strength of character and an earnest commitment to our diverse neighborhoods. From one end of our district to the other, he was always present, always helpful and always down to earth and approachable. Our community needs him back in Sacramento working for all of us.”
- Joe Hopkins, Publisher, Pasadena Journal




Nora-Hovsepian.jpg“The ANCA-WR is proud to lend its full and complete support to Anthony Portantino’s campaign for the CA State Senate as he’s been a staunch advocate of our Cause and a true friend of our community since his early days on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council.  Our decision was based on Anthony’s strong track record of serving the needs of our communities and productively working with the ANCA regional and local chapters for nearly two decades.  We are confident that he will continue to build on this strong foundation when elected to the State Senate.”
- Nora Hovsepian, Chair, Armenian National Committee of America Western Region



Karen-Davis.jpg"Anthony Portantino has been a positive presence in the San Gabriel Valley for many years.  He supported the Gold Line when it needed help the most, and, as a former Mayor he stood up for cities in Sacramento when many did not. I am very happy to support my friend, Anthony Portantino, for the State Senate."
- Rev. Karen Davis, Mayor, Glendora





Bob-Frutos.jpg"I am very pleased to support my friend Anthony Portantino for the State Senate.  Anthony is no stranger to Burbank, he has many long-standing and strong relationships in our community.  As a former Mayor, Anthony understands how important it is to appreciate our neighborhoods and to learn our issues.  He has done that in an earnest way that has many of us looking forward to working with him in the future."
- Hon. Bob Frutos, Former Mayor, Burbank




Renatta-Cooper.jpg“I support Anthony because I know he deeply cares about every child in our school system. He’s not just there for one child or one community. Whether it’s a foster youth, gate student or students with challenges, he tries to do what’s right. That’s why he has my support.”
- Hon. Renatta Cooper, Past President, Pasadena Unified School District





Marsha-Ramos.jpg“Anthony and I worked together when we were both on City Councils. He’s a man of integrity and hard work. He has my complete support.”
- Marsha Ramos, Former Mayor, Burbank





Armine-Hacopian.jpg"With all the challenges facing our State we need sincere and dedicated individuals acting on our behalf in Sacramento. Anthony Portantino is the best individual for this purpose and I have given him my most sincere support and endorsement. I know he will make his colleagues aware of our local needs and seek solutions as evidence by the numerous bills he has sponsored in order to improve quality of life for everyone."
- Hon. Armine Hacopian, Member Board of Governors, Glendale Community College




Reyna-Diaz.jpg“Anthony fights for Duarte’s children every day he’s in office with actions not just words. He’s a parent of public school children himself so he brings a personal understanding of our issues. I cannot wait to have him back in Sacramento representing our community.”
- Hon. Reyna Diaz, Past President, Duarte Unified School District





Sam-Pedroza.jpg“I have worked with Anthony on issues that are important to Claremont. As a former Mayor, he understands local government. When Assembly leaders asked Anthony to abandon the Cities in his district, he said ‘no’. That courage and willingness to put the interest of his district ahead of party pressure has earned my support, respect and endorsement.”
- Hon. Sam Pedroza, Past Mayor & Current Councilmember Claremont




John-Capoccia.jpg“I've been impressed with Anthony’s presence in our community for years and his positive work ethic as a community leader. Sierra Madre residents remember that it was Anthony who toured our city after the devastating windstorms and it was Anthony who passed legislation to help us better be prepare for the next one. Whether it’s being a small town Mayor, enjoying his children in youth sports or volunteering with the PTA, Anthony shares the same experiences that we do in our community.  He takes the time to join us for so many community events that I am happy and proud to endorse him for the State Senate.”
- Hon. John Capoccia, Mayor, Sierra Madre



Mary-Ann-Lutz.jpg“When local government needed a champion, Anthony was there. As a former Mayor, he understands how important it is to work closely with the cities in his district and he didn’t forget where he came from when he went to Sacramento. This takes courage and conviction rare in politics today and he has earned my support.”
- Hon. Mary Ann Lutz, Past Mayor, Monrovia





Adrin-Nazarian.jpg“I am endorsing Anthony Portantino for the State Senate, because Anthony is a candidate with a strong record of honesty, integrity and a history of working to bring together the wonderful and diverse communities which comprise the 25th State Senate District. Anthony has earned my friendship, respect and support. I am confident he will work collaboratively with me and others to ensure that collectively we make our state government work for all Californians."
- Hon. Adrin Nazarian, Assemblymember, 46th District




Adam-Schiff.jpg“I have worked with Anthony Portantino for more than a decade on issues of great importance to our community. As a city council member in La Cañada Flintridge, Anthony was an early champion of expanding open space in our region through the Rim of the Valley. As a State Assemblymember, he fought to improve the quality of education, health care and safety for all his constituents. I know he will be a terrific State Senator, and I am proud to support him. He has the background, experience, and tenacity we need in Sacramento.”
- Hon. Adam Schiff, Congressman, CA-28



Adam-Schiff.jpg “Anthony Portantino has an outstanding record of public service. He’s a trusted leader on the issues that touch every family: jobs, education and public safety.”
- Attorney General Kamala Harris





Adam-Schiff.jpg“ I’m proud to endorse Anthony Portantino for State Senate. Anthony is a strong supporter of the Dream Act, and a proven leader on jobs and education.” - Congressman Xavier Becerra






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