Election 2018

Your voice matters! 

Home care workers can effect real change by making sure we elect leaders who will fight for us and our clients. In 2018, we get to do just that. Our vote is our voice and our power, so we carefully vet candidates in both local and statewide races. Recommendations are made to each local UDW board and our executive board, so that UDW members have a direct say in which candidates will best represent the needs of home care workers, our clients, and our communities.

Are you registered to vote? Register online by October 9, 2018 so that you can vote in the general election on November 6th!

Click here for information on your voting rights. If you have problems at the polls, call 1-877-321-VOTE (8683) to report them.

UDW Endorsements

UDW only endorses candidates that complete our endorsement process, which is open to all candidates regardless of political party. Click here for a printable version you can bring to your polling place.

The following candidates have been endorsed by the UDW Executive Board or the UDW District Executive Boards:

Statewide:

  • Gavin Newsom, Governor
  • Alex Padilla, Secretary of State
  • Ricardo Lara, Insurance Commissioner
  • Tony Thurmand, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Ed Hernandez, Lieutenant Governor
  • Betty Yee, Controller
  • Cathleen Galgiani, Board of Equalization, 2nd District

San Diego County

  • Todd Gloria, State Assembly, 78th District
  • Shirley Weber, State Assembly, 79th District
  • Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, State Assembly, 80th District
  • Sunday Gover, State Assembly, 77th District
  • James Elias, State Assembly, 71st District
  • Alan Geraci, State Assembly, 75th District
  • Nathan Fletcher, Board of Supervisors, 4th District
  • Dave Myers, San Diego Sheriff
  • Genevieve Jones-Wright, San Diego District Attorney
  • Michelle Gomez, Board of Supervisors, 5th District
  • Myrtle Cole, City Council, 4th District

 Orange County

  • Tom Daly. State Assembly, 69th District
  • Sharon Quirk Silva, State Assembly, 65th District
  • Cottie Petrie-Norris, State Assembly, 74th District
  • Josh Newman, State Senate, 29th District
  • Joe Kerr, Board of Supervisors, 4th District
  • Brendon Perkins, Board of Supervisors, 2nd District 

Riverside County

  • Eduardo Garcia, State Assembly, 56th District
  • Sabrina Cervantes, State Assembly, 60th District
  • Jose Medina, State Assembly, 61st District
  • Michelle Singleton, State Assembly, 67th District
  • James Elias, State Assembly, 71st District
  • Alan Geraci, State Assembly, 75th District
  • Joy Silver, State Senate, 28th District
  • Penny Newman, Board of Supervisors, 2nd District
  • Altie Holocomb, Board of Supervisors, 5th District
  • Manuel Perez, Board of Supervisors, 4th District 

Alpine County (no endorsed candidates at this time)

Madera County

  • Anna Caballero, State Senate, 12th District
  • Tom Pratt, State Senate, 8th District
  • Al Galvez, Board of Supervisors, 2nd District

Mariposa County 

  • Tom Pratt, State Senate, 8th District

Merced County

  • Anna Caballero, State Senate, 12th District
  • Patricia Ramos-Anderson, Board of Supervisors, 5th District

Mono County 

  • Tom Pratt, State Senate, 8th District

Stanislaus County

  • Anna Caballero, State Senate, 12th District
  • Tom Pratt, State Senate, 8th District
  • Tony Madrigal, Board of Supervisors, 3rd District
  • Frank Damrell, Board of Supervisors, 4th District

 Tuolumne County 

    • Tom Pratt, State Senate, 8th District

 Kern County

  • Melissa Hurtado, State Senate, 14th District
  • Rudy Salas, State Assembly, 32nd District
  • Tom Lackey, State Assembly, 36th District

San Luis Obispo County

  • Bill Ostrander, State Assembly, 35th District
  • Jimmy Paulding, Board of Supervisors, 4th District
  • Judge Mike Cummins, District Attorney
  • Gregory Clayton, Sheriff
  • Tim Covello, Judge

Santa Barbara County

  • Bill Ostrander, State Assembly, 35th District
  • Monique Limon, State Assembly, 37th District
  • Gregg Hart, Board of Supervisors, 2nd District 

Butte County

  • Debra Lucero, Board of Supervisors, 2nd District
  • Tami Ritter, Board of Supervisors, 3rd District

El Dorado County (no endorsed candidates at this time)

Nevada County (no endorsed candidates at this time)

Placer County

  • Jackie Smith, State Assembly, 6th District
  • Jack Duran, Board of Supervisors, 1st District

Plumas County

  • Mimi Garner, Board of Supervisors, 5th District 

Sierra County (no endorsed candidates at this time)

Sutter County (no endorsed candidates at this time)

Imperial County

  • Eduardo Garcia, State Assembly, 56th District
  • Josue Mercado, Auditor/Controller
  • James Elias, State Assembly, 71st District

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