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The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


Dear Democrat,


I live in the city of Richmond, where the fights are often between neighbors and nearby Chevron.  In my neighborhood, the oil industry has been known to drop $3 million on a city council race.  Standing up to Big Oil and fighting for the environment is a commitment that runs deep for me – it dates back to my days representing my neighbors on the Richmond City Council, on our local school board, and even now as a California State Assemblymember.


I’m grateful to the Sierra Club for holding our elected leaders accountable on environmental issues, and I’m proud that the Sierra Club has once again recognized my record on environmental issues with a 100% rating for 2017.


To me, protecting our environment and serving our kids go hand in hand.  When our kids are healthy, they learn better.  When we invest in clean technology and renewable energy, we improve futures for our students, both in their career opportunities and in their futures as California residents.


I’m running for State Superintendent of Public Instruction to serve all of California’s kids, and to me, that includes protecting our environment.  As top official for education in the state, I’ll support environmental literacy in schools, green school campuses, and other initiatives to ensure that the next generation will carry on California’s legacy as a global leader for the environment.


I hope to have your support in this effort.  If you haven’t already, please fill out our delegate contact form here so that we can continue to communicate about our shared values for California.


With your support and with supporters including Kamala Harris, Tom Torlakson, and the California Teacher Association, I would be honored to lead for students and the environment as your State Superintendent of Public Instruction.


Thank you,

Tony Thurmond