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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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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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