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For Immediate Release

May 16, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


24 Democratic State Senators Back Eric C. Bauman in Race for CDP Chair
LOS ANGELES, CA — Keeping up the momentum just days away from the CDP Convention, today Eric C. Bauman’s campaign for California Democratic Party Chair announced that he has received endorsements from 24 out of 27 Democratic State Senators in his bid for CDP Chair, including Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and former President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate and current Mayor of Sacramento Darrell Steinberg.
To date, Bauman has been supported by the following list of State Senators:

  • Kevin de León, Senate President pro Tempore
  • Darrell Steinberg, Former Senate President pro Tempore & Mayor of Sacramento
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Toni Atkins, Speaker Emeritus
  • State Senator Jim Beall
  • State Senator Ricardo Lara
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Bill Dodd
  • State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
  • State Senator Steve Glazer
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Bob Hertzberg, Speaker Emeritus
  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Connie Leyva
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Mike McGuire
  • State Senator Tony Mendoza
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Richard Pan
  • State Senator Richard Roth
  • State Senator Henry Stern
  • State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Martha Escutia (ret.)
  • State Senator Isadore Hall (ret.)
  • State Senator Sheila Kuehl (ret.), Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • State Senator Mark Leno (ret.)
  • State Senator Kevin Murray (ret.)
  • State Senator Curren Price (ret.), Los Angeles City Council Member
  • State Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas (ret.), Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • State Senator Art Torres (ret.), Fmr. CDP Chair

Upon releasing this latest list of supporters, Bauman commented:

“It means so much to me to have this robust support from California’s State Senators. Our Democratic Caucus in the State Senate has done remarkable things for California, and I’m proud to have the endorsement of the vast majority of its members. I’ve been proud to stand alongside the State Senate Democrats under the brave leadership of Senator de León, and I look forward to continuing to work to flip red Senate seats to blue.”

Previously, upon endorsing Bauman, State Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León noted:

“Eric Bauman is a giant in the Democratic Party. From an organizational standpoint, along with his unique ability to inspire and engage and grow the grassroots activist base in our Party, no other candidate comes close to Eric’s record or his skill-sets.”

This announcement follows yesterday’s release by Bauman’s campaign that he was endorsed by numerous LGBT leaders and organizations.