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2021 Special Elections Recommendations

Our Union makes recommendations on candidates and issues to support at the ballot based on a transparent, democratic process and always with the best intentions for our students and public education.

Election Date

Assembly District 18

Mia Bonta (D)

August 31, 2021 (runoff election)

Assembly District 54

Isaac Bryan (D)

May 18, 2021

Assembly District 79

Shane Parmely (D)

April 6, 2021

Senate District 30

Sydney Kamlager (D)

March 2, 2021

“We are proud to support Sydney and Shane in the upcoming special elections. During these unprecedented times in history, we need both strong women who know the needs and challenges facing our students and communities, and who also know the right steps to address each one. Their long-standing proven dedication to the human rights of all will go a long way representing their constituencies, which include our students and their families.”

-CTA President E. Toby Boyd

2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election

A recall election has been set for September 14, 2021. CTA opposes the recall effort against Governor Gavin Newsom.