Political Action

Local 21 Recommendations for the November 8, 2016 Election

*Endorsements as of 8/1/16.  Partial list.  New updates to follow.


In addition to the California Presidential Primary, there are many local reasons to go to the polls and vote. Who is elected to public office and which ballot measures win or lose has a direct impact on our jobs and our ability to provide the public with the top-quality services they need.

Below you will find the official endorsement recommendations of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21. The endorsement process is democratic, nonpartisan and member-driven. You can find our procedures and criteria here.

Help Local 21 pack a punch by volunteering to walk door to door or make phone calls to voters. You can also donate to the Fund for Political Action (COPE). Here is the link. 

You can find additional endorsements at the California Labor Federation, San Francisco, South Bay, Alameda, Contra Costa and other local Labor Councils.

If you have any questions or want to volunteer please contact Rachel Richman, Policy and Political Director at rrichman@ifpte21.org.


San Francisco

Hon. Jane Kim for CA State Senate, District 11 

Board of Supervisors

Elect Sandra Lee Fewer, District 1  
Re-elect Aaron Peskin, District 3
Re-elect London Breed, District 5 
Re-elect Norman Yee, District 7  
Elect Hillary Ronen, District 9 (Local 21 Member)
Elect Kimberly Alvarenga, District 11  


Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors

Hon. Diane Burgis, District 3

Martinez School Board

Jonathan Wright (Local 21 Staffer)



South Bay

Re-elect State Senate: Sen. Jim Beall (D-South Bay) 
Elect CA Assembly: Ash Kalra, (D-San Jose)   

San Jose City Council

Sergio Jimenez, District 2 
Helen Chapman, District 6 

Support: Opportunity to Work (additional hours for part-time workers)