Endorsements

Kris has been endorsed by community leaders, respected politicians, clubs, unions, district 23 residents, and more.

California Democratic Party's Pre-Endorsement 

At the pre-endorsement conference for the California Democratic Party this weekend, Kris Goodfellow’s campaign received overwhelming support from Democratic Party Delegates in the 23rd State Senate District. Goodfellow earned 87 percent of the vote, securing the California Democratic Party’s (CDP) pre-endorsement. Goodfellow will now be automatically placed on the consent calendar at the November CDP Convention.

“This is the endorsement that actually helps a candidate win.”–Washington Post 

Senator Connie Leyva

Senator Connie Leyva (SD-20) represents western portions of the Inland Empire. Senator Leyva also chairs the Senate Education Committee, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and the Senate Democratic Caucus. Sen. Leyva's leadership for working families began as president of her local grocery union — the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1428 and she worked her way up to become the first woman elected as president of the 2.1 million-member California Labor Federation.

Kris has the experience needed to help more Inland Empire families reach the middle class,” said Senator Leyva.“She understands the economic challenges workers here are increasingly facing, and she’ll be a champion in the State Senate to bring good-paying clean energy jobs to the Inland Empire.

State Controller Betty Yee

As the state’s chief fiscal officer, Ms. Betty Yee chairs the Franchise Tax Board and serves as a member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Boards. These two boards have a combined portfolio of more than $570 billion. Ms. Yee also serves on the Ceres Board of Directors, a nonprofit organization working to mobilize many of the world’s largest investors to advance global sustainability and take stronger action on climate change.

As a journalist and small business-owner, Kris has spent her career uncovering the truth and empowering workers. Kris' vision to bring good-paying, clean energy jobs to the Inland Empire, tackle income inequality and reduce the soaring costs of healthcare and education is why I'm pleased to support her campaign for State Senate.

SEIU California

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California is composed of 17 local unions in California are made up of over 700,000 nurses, healthcare workers, janitors, social workers, security officers, in-home caregivers, school and university employees, court workers, and city, county and state employees.

Kris is the fierce advocate that Inland Empire residents deserve fighting for them in Sacramento,” said Bob Schoonover, SEIU  California and SEIU Local 721 President. “SEIU California is proud to support Kris because we know that she will place the protections of workers above corporate profits and special interests."

California Teachers Association

Of all candidates in the 23rd District race, Kris Goodfellow has the strongest grasp on the challenges we face as educators to provide an excellent public education to students in the Inland Empire,” said Redlands Kindergarten Teacher Nancy Glenn. "I'm pleased to support Kris and know that she will be the passionate advocate we need to improve California’s public education system.”

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California Nurses Association

The California Nurses Association (CNA) has announced their endorsement of Kris Goodfellow's campaign for California's 23rd State Senate District. CNA's endorsement follows that of the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of San Bernardino and Orange Counties and pro-choice leaders across the Inland Empire. 

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Redlands Professional Firefighters

RPFA cited Goodfellow's long-time support and commitment to advancing public safety and keeping Inland Empire communities safe as the reason for their endorsement.

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Planned Parenthood

The Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of San Bernardino and Orange Counties is proud to support Kris Goodfellow,”Patti Compton, Community Action Fund Chair, said.“Our board knows that Kris will be a tireless advocate for reproductive rights and women’s healthcare. Kris is exactly the champion we need fighting for the Inland Empire in Sacramento."

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Fund Her

Fund Her is the PAC dedicated to achieving gender parity in California politics. Fund Her works to elect women who will fight for gender equity, social justice, reproductive freedom and climate responsibility. 

Inland Counties Stonewall Democrats

Redlands City Councilwoman Toni Momberger

In this movement where people of all trades, perspectives and levels of experience are hearing the call to serve the future by running for office, Kris Goodfellow is exactly the kind of candidate we hope we get. Her position as a small-business owner, her tech-savvy, her fearlessness against power and pressure to compromise her values, her working-class roots, and her history of succeeding in important roles she took with unprecedented youth combine to make a future senator I can be excited about. Goodfellow is already informed and ready to fight to protect a diversity of opportunity in education that will prepare all manner of learners for success; to ensure patients' rights are protected; to be a good steward of the world we borrow from our children. The future looks Good. As a mother, an engaged community member and an American, I support Goodfellow for Senate District 23."

Redlands City Councilman Eddie Tejeda

After speaking with Kris early on as she explored and considered running for State Senate, I realized that I would be supportive of her candidacy. She is a strong supporter of the LGBT+ community and I also know her to be a  progressive woman who has the values and integrity to represent the residents of the 23rd Senate District. I wholeheartedly support Kris in her efforts to become our State Senator."

 

Highland City Councilmember Jesse Chavez

I have the utmost confidence she will fight for the Inland Empire and bring the most needed resources to our region. She is an honest and trustworthy candidate who is in this race for the benefit of the community. It is time we elect a true champion for our region who will continuously engage the members of the community for ideas and input. We need to vote based on trust and integrity, not labels and self-interest. Kris Goodfellow is the Senator we need for District 23!"

Banning City Councilwoman Colleen Wallace

I would like to endorse Ms. Kris Goodfellow. I feel that she would be an excellent State Senator to help the Inland Empire."

San Bernardino County Community College Board of Trustee Don Singer

I am supporting Kris because I know that she is very much devoted to making the community a better place to live and grow."

City of Redlands Planning Commissioner Joe Richardson

I have witnessed Kris’ energy, passion, and leadership skills up close and enthusiastically endorse her. Her journalism background creates her focus on facts, and her business owner status drives her focus on results. This combination will serve her well on the California State Senate, as she leads with a heart while understanding the bottom line."

City of Redlands Planning Commissioner Mario Saucedo

 

City of Redlands Parks and Recreation Commissioner Ryan Johnson

Kris is an enthusiastic, down-to-Earth candidate who speaks from the heart. I truly believe that Kris can bring progress, growth, and unity to the Inland Empire."

Police Chief of the City of Redlands (Ret.) Jim Bueermann

 

President of the Redlands Area Democratic Club Kristin Washington

 

Who's endorsing

Tariq Azim
David Heiss
Brian Conley
Helen Tran
Nancy Doss
Dianne Landeros
Priya Vedula
Sergio and Heidi Vazquez
Ryan Johnson
Angela Wilkinson
Ana McNaughton
Kimberli Munkres
Linda and Peter Baker
Lorraine Enriquez
Nikolay Figurin
Alex Beltran
Frank Garcia
Michelle Baty
Cheri Dawes

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  • Tariq Azim
    endorsed 2019-11-02 00:49:16 -0700
  • David Heiss
    endorsed 2019-10-28 16:07:32 -0700
  • Kris Goodfellow
    published this page 2019-10-02 14:48:49 -0700
  • Brian Conley
    endorsed 2019-10-02 06:20:25 -0700
  • Helen Tran
    endorsed 2019-09-28 15:29:38 -0700
  • Nancy Doss
    endorsed 2019-09-27 19:00:54 -0700
  • Dianne Landeros
    endorsed 2019-09-23 09:02:35 -0700
    I enthusiastically support Kris Goodfellow for State Senate! Kris is just the kind of person we need working for us in Sacramento. She is a person of integrity, intelligence, and passion for the values we share. As a business owner of an IT company she understands the needs of our business community and will work to bring good paying green jobs to the Inland Empire. Her commitment to the environment and recognition that we need to take steps to address the climate crisis are especially important to me. And she recognizes the connection between education, workers prepared to work in the new green economy, and the environment. Kris has the skills and the passion it takes to advocate for us in the State Senate. We need to support Kris for State Senate!
  • Priya Vedula
    endorsed 2019-09-23 09:00:17 -0700
    It is with great pleasure that I am endorsing Kris Goodfellow for State Senate. Every single race is important. We need representatives that we can trust will have our best interest at heart. While I’ve only known Kris a relatively short amount of time, we bonded over our desire to make the world a better place and our desire to improve this community that we call home. Time and time again, even when things get hard, I’ve seen Kris stand up for others. She is brilliant and has great ideas, she understands the importance of working across the aisle, and most importantly, she is authentic and genuine. At every crucial junction in our recent history, Kris has stepped up to donate, volunteer, and fight for people’s rights over faceless corporations that see our lands as a dumping ground. The beauty in it is her humility- she didn’t just start working for the community, she has been doing it since she got here. With humble beginnings and a passion to serve, Kris is the most excellent candidate we could ask for. In March, I am voting for Good.
  • Sergio and Heidi Vazquez
    endorsed 2019-09-19 22:47:36 -0700
  • Ryan Johnson
    endorsed 2019-08-07 20:43:17 -0700
  • Angela Wilkinson
    endorsed 2019-08-01 13:51:06 -0700
    I am strongly supporting Kris Goodfellow as Senator for #SD23. With her Experiences and the First Woman President of a Local Union , I strongly Believe Kris will do whatevet it takes not just for the working middle Class in District 23, but Beyond her District by Good Paying Jobs, supporting Youth services to All to prepare them for their Future and others by on the Job training, Mentorships and Access to Programs to teach them to give back to their Community.

    As I am a Descendant from a Former Slave " Israel Beal" The City of Redlands, Kris has the Belief and have shown no matter where you come from we all can work together!


    She will fight to give Small Business Owners Opportunities and keep in the Inland Empire.

    She will work hard to #SD23 because of the growing DIVERSITY in every Community.

    I see in her the desire to help all in her District the IMPORTANCE of working together.

    I Believe as Senator for #SD23 she will be able to discuss issues and Concerns in the #SD23 Districts.


    I hereby Support and Endorse Kris Goodfellow as Senator for #SD23.


    Angela Wilkinson
  • Ana McNaughton
    endorsed 2019-07-24 19:21:45 -0700
    Kris works tirelessly to uplift others in the community. She is an honest, hard-working, creative, and purposeful leader. She has been weaving her life into our community as an active parent, a small buisness owner, a dedicated volunteer, a journalist, and a community advocate. She is unafraid of challenges and brings new and well-informed perspectives to address whatever she faces. She is a kind, compassionate role-model who does everything with integrity!
  • Kimberli Munkres
    endorsed 2019-07-22 09:04:01 -0700
  • Linda and Peter Baker
    endorsed 2019-07-17 21:43:49 -0700
  • Lorraine Enriquez
    endorsed 2019-07-16 15:38:48 -0700
    For the past few years, I’ve seen Kris’ compassion as a leader and motivator. She comes from a struggling Midwest farming family in Ohio where chores started at the crack of dawn. Her competitiveness and strength comes from her dad’s coaching background that encourages her to get up and keep going. She is smart, trained as a journalist, a savvy business owner and always gets the job done. I see Kris as a strong leader who will fight for better jobs in the Inland Empire, a living wage, quality education for our kids and better air quality in our region. We need Kris Goodfellow as the next State Senator in District 23.
  • Nikolay Figurin
    endorsed 2019-07-16 13:21:35 -0700
    Kris is a brilliant, resourceful, level-headed businesswoman with the skills and experience needed not just to represent us honestly, but to move us forward effectively.
  • Alex Beltran
    endorsed 2019-07-16 08:45:46 -0700
    I believe that Kris has the experience and dedication to represent us well in Sacramento. As a former journalist, I know she will investigate and find the best solutions for important issues.
  • Frank Garcia
    endorsed 2019-07-15 14:11:20 -0700
    As I’ve walked the streets promoting various candidates for local, State and Federal offices throughout the Inland Empire, I have become very familiar with others that have given of their time selflessly. Kris Goodfellow is one of those people that have partnered with me to engage prospective constituents about their concerns . She listened, took notes and reported back to the candidates about what issues that folks were passionate about. It was immediately evident that Kris had a talent for engaging people in a conversation and offering hope that things can be better especially with their participation in the process. Kris Goodfellow understands the challenges that people have in making ends meet and is committed to finding ways to alleviate the struggles that so many times seem overwhelming. As a small business owner, she offers a unique perspective on the various challenges that are incumbent with running a successful business. She will take that experience and apply it toward making decisions at the State level that will benefit all of the constituents regardless of political affiliation.
  • Michelle Baty
    endorsed 2019-07-15 14:10:26 -0700
    Kris is authentic, passionate, smart and full of INTEGRITY, all qualities we frankly need more of in this dysfunctional political climate. Kris is also a motivator and has inspired many, including me, to step up and speak out! For me, it started with Kris inviting me to march with her in Washington, D.C. at the 2017 Women’s March. She has been a constant force in standing up for what is good for the people and our region, and for the future of our moral compass as a country. This is why Kris is running for State Senate, District 23, a region of California that has long been under represented and overlooked. She will be a tremendous asset to our district and I am proud to support her!
  • Cheri Dawes
    endorsed 2019-07-14 15:40:22 -0700