Premier Women's Political Organization Makes Its Choice


California NOW Endorses Anthony Portantino For State Senate 

Anthony Portantino for State Senate proudly announced the endorsement from California NOW.  The National Organization for Women (NOW) is a movement dedicated to gender equality and gender empowerment.  It is one of the most influential, respected and recognized brands in politics.   California NOW joins Planned Parenthood Advocates Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, hundreds of local School Board Members and City Councilmembers and 20 local Democratic Clubs in the 25th District as endorsing Anthony Portantino for the State Senate.CA-NOW-Logo-300x300_(1).png

"Anthony is a very well-deserving candidate for the NOW endorsement on merit and he is our strongest candidate to keep the 25th Senate District Blue against ultra-conservative Supervisor Mike Antonovich.  NOW is very pleased to add our name to Anthony's impressive list of endorsements and we look forward to his successful campaign," added Jerilyn Stapleton, President, California NOW.

Portantino's Institutional Endorsements Include: California NOW, Planned Parenthood Advocates Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley; Armenian National Committee of America Western Region; the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence; California Small Business Association; Association of Independent Commercial Producers; California Medical Association; California Chiropractic Association; Personal Insurance Federation; Sierra Club; California Democratic Party, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Stonewall, and CTA.

"I am very honored to have received the endorsement of NOW California.  Anyone familiar with the race for the 25th knows that this is a significant endorsement and strong signal of our winning momentum.  As the father of two wonderful daughters and spouse to a proud business professional this is especially meaningful for me.  Thank you California NOW for your trust and support," commented Portantino.


Anthony is a Visiting Fellow at USC.  He is the father of two great daughters, Sofia who completed her K-12 education in the district and Bella, a middle school student. Ellen Portantino is currently serving as the PTA President for Bella’s middle school and is an executive at Warner Brothers.

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