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Endorsements

Josh has received the endorsement and support of many notable people across diverse sectors in California.

Elected Officials

Gavin Newsom, Governor of California

Eleni Kounalakis , Lieutenant Governor of California

Kamala Harris, United States Senator

Ed Markey, United States Senator

Anna Eshoo, United States Congresswoman

Jackie Speier, United States Congresswoman

Ro Khanna, United States Congressman

Jerry Hill, California State Senator Senate District 13

Henry Stern, California State Senator Senate District 27

Bill Dodd, California State Senate Senator District 3

Kevin Mullin, California State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore

Marc Berman, California State Assemblyman District 24

Phil Ting, California State Assemblyman District 19

Ash Kalra, California State Assemblyman District 27

David Chiu, California State Assemblyman District 17

Robert Rivas, California State Assemblyman District 30 

Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

Susan Ellenberg, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

Warren Slocum, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

David Canepa, Vice President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Dave Pine, San Mateo County Board Of Supervisors, Past President

Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney

Larry Stone, Assessor of Santa Clara County

Laurie Smith, Santa Clara County Sheriff

Carlos Bolanos, San Mateo County Sheriff

Rick DeGolia, Mayor of Atherton

Adrian Fine, Mayor of Palo Alto Mayor

Margaret Abe-Koga, Mayor of Mountain View

Regina Wallace-Jones, Mayor of East Palo Alto

Debbie Ruddock, Mayor of Half Moon Bay

Catherine Mahanpour, Mayor of Foster City

Emily Beach, Mayor of Burlingame

Joe Goethals, Mayor of San Mateo

Maryann Moise, Mayor of Portola Valley

Jan Pepper, Mayor of Los Altos

Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose

Laura Parmer-Lohan, Vice Mayor of San Carlos

Kavita Tankha, Vice Mayor of Los Altos Hills

Sanjay Gehani, Vice Mayor of Foster City

Tom DuBois, Vice Mayor of Palo Alto

Ann Schneider, Vice Mayor of Millbrae

Robert Brownstone, Vice Mayor of Half Moon Bay

Nancy Smith, Vice Mayor of Sunnyvale

Ellen Kamei, Vice Mayor of Mountain View

Charles Stone, Vice Mayor of Belmont

Mark Addiego, Vice Mayor of South San Francisco

Eric Rodriguez, Deputy Mayor of San Mateo

Liz Kniss, Palo Alto City Council Member and Former Mayor,, Former Santa Clara County Supervisor and Board President

Greg Tanaka, Palo Alto City Council Member

Alison Cormack, Palo Alto City Council Member

Daniel Yost, Woodside City Council Member

Ray Mueller, Menlo Park City Council Member

Catherine Carlton, Menlo Park City Council Member

Drew Combs, Vice Mayor of Menlo Park

Betsy Nash, Menlo Park City Council Member

Ian Bain, Redwood City Council Member

Lisa Matichak, Mountain View City Council Member, Former Mayor

Chris Clark, Mountain View City Council Member, Former Mayor

Lucas Ramirez, Mountain View City Council Member

Russ Melton, Sunnyvale City Council Member

Mason Fong, Sunnyvale City Council Member

Larry Moody, East Palo Alto City Council Member

Ruben Abrica, East Palo Alto City Council Member

Mark Nagales, South San Francisco City Council Member

Davina Hurt, Belmont City Council Member

Laura Davis, San Bruno City Council

Adam Rak, San Carlos City Council Member

Diane Papan, San Mateo Council Member

Wayne Lee, Millbrae City Council Member

Richa Awasthi, Foster City Council Member

Courtenay Corrigan, Los Altos Hills City Council Member

George Tyson, Los Altos Hills City Council Member

Jeannie Bruins, Los Altos City Council Member

Melissa Baten Caswell, Palo Alto Unified School District Board Member

Gary Kremen, Director of the Santa Clara Valley Water District

Jessica Speiser, President, Los Altos School District

Marc Friedman, President of the San Mateo Union High School District, Former President of San Mateo County School Boards Association

Maurice Goodman, San Mateo County Community College District Trustee

Joe Ross, Former President and Current Trustee of the San Mateo County Board of Education

Ana Maria Pulido, Ravenswood City School District Trustee, President of the Board & Former Palo Alto Council Member

J. Manuel Herrera, East Side Union High School District Trustee

Jon Venverloh, Las Lomitas School Board President

Dana Nunn, Las Lomitas School Board Member

David Cohen, Vice President of the Berryessa Union School District Board

Yoriko Kishimoto, Treasurer of the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District Board Member & Former Mayor of Palo Alto

Gilbert Wong, Foothill – De Anza Community College Trustee & Former Mayor of Cupertino

Richard P. Santos, Director of the Santa Clara Valley Water District

Kim Griffin, President of the Sequoia Health Care District Board of Directors

Court Skinner, Commissioner of the East Palo Alto Public Works & Transportation

Scott Saywell, Board Member of the Menlo Park Board of Education

Rod Hsiao, San Mateo County Office Of Education Trustee Area Four

Alisa MacAvoy Redwood City School District Board Vice President and CSBA Region 5 Director

Rich Waterman, Campbell City Council Member & Former Mayor of Campbell

Rich Constantine, Mayor of Morgan Hill

Organizations

Teamsters Joint Council #7

Sierra Club

Faculty Association of the Foothill – De Anza Community College District

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV)

California Labor Federation

Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club

Laborer’s International Union of North America

National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)

California Federation of Teachers

Peninsula Young Democrats

Equality California

Democratic Club of Sunnyvale

Silicon Valley Stonewall Democrats

NARAL Pro-Choice California

Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)

Committee on Political Education (COPE)

Sunnyvale Democrats

The Mercury News

Former Elected Officials, Appointed Officials & Political Leaders

Lenny Mendonca, Chief Economic and Business Advisor & Director of the Office of Business and Economic Development

Steve Westly, Former California State Controller

Mike Honda, Former Representative for California’s 17th District

Anne Campbell, Former County Superintendent of San Mateo County Schools

Emy Thurber, Former California Democratic Party Regional Director

Pat Castillo, Former Mayor of Sunnyvale

Melinda Hamilton, Former Mayor of Sunnyvale

Otto Lee, Former Mayor of Sunnyvale

John Howe, Former Mayor of Sunnyvale

Kirsten KeithFormer Mayor of Menlo Park

Judy Kleinberg, Former Mayor of Palo Alto

Nancy Shepherd, Former Mayor of Palo Alto

Larry Klein, Former Mayor of Palo Alto

Greg Scharff, Former Palo Alto Mayor and City Council Member. Current Member Palo Alto Utilities Advisory Commission

Laura Martinez, Former East Palo Alto Council Member

Gary Waldeck, Former Mayor of Los Altos Hills

Maureen Freschet, Former Mayor, City of San Mateo

Tara Martin-Milius, Former Sunnyvale Council Member

Dianne McKenna, Former Santa Clara County Supervisor, Former Sunnyvale Mayor and City Council Member

Pradeep Gupta, Former South San Francisco City Council Member

Richard Cline, Former Menlo Park Council Member

Chris Bohl, Former Redwood City School Board Member

Heidi Emberling, Former Palo Alto School Board Member

Irene Oconnell, Former San Bruno City Council Member

Jim Cunneen, Former California State Assemblyman Assembly District 24

Nick Josefowitz, Former BART Director

TJ Glauthier, Former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Energy

Susie Richardson, Former Palo Alto Unified School District President

Ann Jaquith, Former Las Lomitas School Board Member

Emilie Gatfield, Former President of California Democratic Council

Joe Hurd, Former Obama Appointee

Julia Miller, El Camino Hospital Board of Directors, Vice President of District Board on the Silicon Valley Tobacco Securitization Joint Powers Authority, and Former Mayor of Sunnyvale

Carolyn Bowsher, Former PTO President and Site Council President, Oak Knoll Schoo, Former MPAEF Board Member, & Current Board Member, Ravenswood Education Foundation

Carol Conroy, San Mateo Postmaster, Retired and Past Chair, San Mateo PAL

Hala Hijazi, Commissioner, Human Rights Commission, CCSF

Lennie Roberts, Legislative Advocate for the Committee for Green Foothills, San Mateo County

Bret Baird, longtime educator and education union activist, former president of Redwood City teachers Association, California Teachers Association State Council Representative,  and National Education Association Representative

Pat Burt Former Mayor, Palo Alto

Jean Mordo, Past Mayor of Los Altos and Past Mayor of Los Altos Hills

Jon Silver, Former Mayor, Portola Valley

Community & Business Leaders

Jason Baker, Vice-President Transportation, Housing & Community Development for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Daniel Lewis, CEO at Ravel Law

Jennifer Johnson, Owner of 454Marketing, LLC

Bernadette Clavier, Director, Center for Social Innovation

Jay Fulcher, Chairman and CEO Zenefits

Brian Webster, Community Organizer, Brian Webster and Associates

Kriss Deiglemeier, CEO of Tides

Sophia Yen, CEO & Co-Founder, PandiaHealth.com

Peter Yolles, Founder of WaterSmart

David Goldenberg, Founding Partner of VLP Law Group

Thomas Kellerman, Senior Counsel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Rob Silano, Director, Menlo Park Fire District

Mark Flegel, Menlo Park Community Leader

Michele Dauber, Professor at Stanford, former co-chair, Stanford Board on Judicial Affairs, 2006 Walter J. Gores Award recipient

Maureen Conroy, Community Leader

Sarah Fields, President, Peninsula Young Democrats

Michael Vargas, Santa Clara County Democratic Party

Liesje Nicolas, President, San Mateo Highlands Community Association

Sam Naifeh, Past President, San Mateo Highlands Community Association

Rick Priola, Past President, San Mateo Highlands Community Association

Climate Leader Endorsements

Josie Gaillard, Environment Commissioner, Menlo Park

Mitch Slomiak Former environmental commission chair, Menlo Park

Jeralyn Moran Co-Chair, Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto

Linda Hutchins-Knowles Local climate leader

Judy Plaska Climate advocate

Ty Jagerson Chairman, carbontaxnow.org

Adam Werbach Former President, Sierra Club

Bill Collins Founding Board Member, California League of Conservation Voters

Frank DeRosa Former CEO, NextLight Renewable Power

Genevieve Nowicki Principal, CECC

Holly Kaufman President, Environment and Enterprise Strategies

Andrew Beebe Managing Director at Obvious Ventures

Andy Karsner

Cadir Lee President & CTO at OhmConnect

Dan Reicher Founding Executive Director, Steyer Taylor Center for Energy, Policy and Finance, former asst sec

Diane Sasseville Sweet Chief Business Officer, emeralECO

John Pleasants Co-Founder, CEO, Brava

John Pimentel President of White Hat Renewables, President of Foundation Windpower

Jon Foster Board Member, New Energy Nexus

Nicole Kemeny President, 350 Silicon Valley

Howard Hoffman Citizens Climate Lobby

Janelle London Co-founder of Coltura, former environmental commissioner

Matt Cheney Managing Partner, Conveyance Capital Partners LLC.

Gene Wang CEO, People Power

Matt James Senior Counselor, GMMB

Aimee Christensen Founder and CEO, Christensen Global Strategies. Founder, Sun Valley Institute and Sun Valley Forum

Nicolas Sawaya 350 Silicon Valley Board Member

Peter Fiekowsky Founder, Foundation for Climate Restoration

Rob Rennie Town Council, Los Gatos. Board Member, SVCEA

Ray Mueller Mayor of Menlo Park

Rick Bonilla Council member of San Mateo

Ryann Price Environment Commission, Menlo Park

James Tuleya Chairperson, Carbon Free Silicon Valley

Kristin Kuntz Duriseti Former Chair, Environmental Quality Commission of Menlo Park

Matthew Renner Deputy Director, The Climate Mobilization

Mike Mielke Executive Director, California Climate Breakthrough Initiative

Veery Maxwell Director, Energy Innovation, Partner, Ajax Investment Strategies

Armand Neukermans Project Lead, Maine Cloud Brightening

Cheryl Weiden Member, Sierra Club

David Arfin Inventor, SolarLease. Co-founder and CEO of Certain Solar

IdaRose Sylvester Previously on Environmental Sustainability Task Force (Mountain view), Carbon Free Mountain View Board Member

Jen Pleasants Founder, Show the love media

Josh Richman VP Global Business Dev, Bloom Energy

Ken Branson Director, Marketing and Business Development for Kairos Aerospace

Natasha Yen Youth Climate Activist

Rachel Bird Director of Policy and Business Development, West, Borrego Solar Systems

Ryan Popple CEO Proterra

Sanjay Wagle Managing Director, The Lightsmith Group

Amanda Myers Climate and Clean Energy Policy Professional

Bracken Hendricks President and CEO, Urban Ingenuity

Stephanie Tilenius Technology Entrepreneur

Niles Tilenius Student, Climate Organizer

Eric Sweet Founder and CEO, emeraldECO

Ben Tarbell Technology Partner, AiiM Partners