I am honored to have the endorsements of local leaders and members of the community... 

Barack Obama - 44th President of the United States

Adam Weber - Vice President of the Stanislaus State Democratic Club

Al Lucchesi - Former Mayor and Police Chief of Chowchilla

Alex Klassen - Tracy Resident

Anna Eshoo - US Congressperson

Arthur Azevedo - Attorney

Alyce Eversole - Tracy Moms For Progress

Astrid Zuniga - ADEM Delegate and Assembly District 21 Executive Board Member

Becky Campo - Former Mayor of Patterson

Bev Finley - Retired, CEO of Scenic Generic Hospital (currently Doctor's Hospital)

Bridget Hobbs - Knights Ferry School District Board Member

Bruce Jones - Veteran, Author of War Without Windows

Carol Benak RN, LM, FT - Marriage and Family Therapist

Chi-Chi Nnodim Jack - Stanislaus County Board of Education Member

Chris Murphy - Founder and Publisher of ModestoView

Chris Ricci - Progressive Democratic Club

Chuck Walker Sr.- California Senior Legislature

Cody Seibel - Assembly California Democratic Delegate

Cristian Seja - Modesto Resident

Crystal A. Sousa - Denair Unified School Board Member

Dale Parkinson - Democratic Activist, Member of the Turlock Democratic Club

Dallas Marsh - Prospect Theater Board of Directors

Dana Rodriguez - Local Deputy Sheriff

Darin Haydock - Teacher at Tracy High School, IB Program

Dave Santos - Owner of Lucich/ Santos Farm

Darleen Patrick - Riverbank Resident

David Rockwell - Attorney

David Dowdy - Modesto Resident

David Froba - Retired Attorney

David Tucker - Democratic Central Committee Member District 1

Dennis McCord - Patterson Council Member

Denise Hunt - Former Stanislaus County Mental Health Director

Diana Jaycox - Army Veteran, Retired RN, Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Donna Murphy - Salida Sanitary District Director

Douglas Dillon - Almond Farmer

Dotty Nygard - Democratic Candidate for Congress in 2018

Dr. Harinder Grewal - Chair of the Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee

Dr. Roland Nyegaard - Former President of Medical Society, Delegate of California Medical Association, Former President of Doctor's Hospital Board of Directors, co-Chairman of the Ethics Committee for Doctor's Hospital

Dr. Dave Menshew - Forensic Biotech Teacher at Enochs High School, Adjunct Prof., Brandman University, Board Member of Bio-Link Depot Inc.

Dr. Jack Collins - Family Physician, Modesto

Dr. Richard Fisher - Retired Physician

Ed Felt - former Superintendent of Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District

Eileen Kerr - History Instructor, Modesto Junior College

Elizabeth Warren - US Senator

Emilie Gatfield - President of the California Democratic Council

Ernest Olguih - Vietnam Veteran

Faye Lane - President of Board of Ceres Unified School District, California School Board Association Delegate, Director for California School Employees Association

Freda Motto - President of Board of Directors of Townsend Opera Modesto

Frank Ploof - Board Member, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Stanislaus County Housing Authority Commissioner, Appointee to Modesto Citizens Housing and Community Development Committee, Featured in the Homelessness Documentary Homeless in Modesto

Franklin Urteaga - Senior Campaign Advisor to President Barack Obama and White House Senior Aide to President Bill Clinton

Garrad Marsh - Former Mayor of Modesto

Gerald Pasa - Educator and Small Business Owner, Community Activist

Gina Bentayeb - Newman Resident

Gloria Vallin - Central Valley Representative of California Dream Network- College Component of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

Gricelda Garcia - Stanislaus Union School District Board Member

Guadalupe Villarreal - Retired Farmer

Hallie Hall - Retired Ceres Police Officer

Harold Hill - Del Puerto Health Care District Director

Isaiah Cane - Ripon Resident

James Leonard - Patterson Joint Unified School District Board Member

Jane Manley - Board Member of Stanislaus Library Foundation

Jeanne Langner - Manteca Resident

Jerry McNerney - US Congressperson

Jocelyn Cooper - Democratic Outreach Chair

Joe Souza - Democratic Central committee member (District 2)

John Jaycox - Veteran, Retired Military

John Lane - Chamber President of the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce

John Miller - Market Development Manager at E. & J. Gallo Winery

Johnny Hernandez - National Tejano Music Legend, Featured on PBS & CNN

Joshua Gomez - Veteran and Student, Tracy

Judy Charon - Retired Agriculture Teacher

Julian Bentayeb - Newman Resident

Julissa Ruiz Ramirez - Hughson Resident

Kamala Harris - US Senator

Kari Khoury - Assembly District 13 Delegate to the Ca. State Democrat Party

Kate Nyegaard - Former Member of Modesto City School Board, Founding Board of Gallo Center, Founding Board of Trustees for University of California of Merced, Former Board Member of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Board Member of George Lucas Education Foundation

Kathleen Cohn - Former Fund Development Director, American Heart Association

Laura Stokes - Modesto Resident

Lee Kooler - Professor of Psychology, Modesto Junior College

Lem Phillips - Vietnam Veteran

Leng Power - Salida Municipal Advisory Council

Leroy McDonald - City of Newman Council Member

Lisa Battista - Attorney, Vice President of Modesto Progressive Democratic Club

Lydia Kim - Tracy Resident

Marciela Vela - Grayson Community Services District Board of Directors

Marjorie Sturdy - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Modesto

Martha Carlton-Magaña - District Attorney

Mary Menz - Employment Development Department

Mary Martin - Modesto Resident

Marilyn Crawford - President of the Healthy Aging Association

Matthew Jacobs - Vice Mayor of Turlock

Manuel Zapata -  Vice President of the Democratic club of Greater Tracy, AD13 Delegate to the CA State Democratic Party

Melissa Goeke - Tracy Resident

Michael Eggman - Beekeeper, Democratic Candidate for Congress in 2014, 2016 and 2018

 Mike Thompson - US Congressperson

Nancy Fisher - Former Director of Public Health, Nursing, Stanislaus County

Nelson Gomez - Owner of Mexican Radio Company La Favorita Broadcasting Inc.

Pat Paul - Mayor, Oakdale

Paul Baxter - Former Deputy City Manager for Modesto

Paulina Miranda - Candidate for District 8 of the California State Senate

Ray Taylor - Retired Modesto Police Department, Member of Stanislaus County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

Rebecca Murphy - Modesto Resident

Rhodesia Ransom - Tracy City Councilwoman

Rickey McGill- President, African American Democratic Club

Ron Vincent - Former Teacher at Modesto High, Josh's Former Teacher

Ruth Ann Villarreal - Gratton School Board Member

Ryan Segoviano - Patterson Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees

Sal Cannella - Former State Assemblymember

Anthony Castillo - Turlock Resident

Carrie Ann Castillo - Turlock Resident

Sanford Kingsley -
Modesto Resident

Sam Pierstorff -  Longtime Modesto Junior College English professor and former city poet laureate

Sam Regaldo - Professor of History, Stanislaus State University

Sohel Sareshwala - President of ACCU-Swiss

Spencer M Dayton - Chair and Founder of the Young Dems of America Rural Caucus

Steve Pierce - Retired Teacher

Sue Zwahlen - Former Member of Modesto City School Board of Education, Candidate for Congress in 2018

Susan Azevedo - Former Member of State of California Water Quality Control Board

Susan S. Elliott - Stanislaus Union School District Board Member

Tina Lane - Instructor at Oakdale Joint Unified School District

Tony Madrigal - Modesto Vice Mayor

Vicki Stewart - Educator and Community Activist

Viriginia Madueno - Former Mayor of Riverbank and Congressional Candidate

Virginia Miller - OB-GYN Nurse Practitioner

William Broderick-Villa - Former Mayor of Waterford

Yvonne Allen - Co-Founder of Haven Women's Center

Zoe Lofgren - US Congressperson


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“Washington is broken and Valley families are suffering because of it. I’m running for Congress because we can and must do better. I’ll be independent and put people ahead of special interests and party leaders so we protect health care. It’s time for new leadership.” - Josh Harder