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Our vote makes a difference. Together let’s elect lawmakers who share our values and support public education, students, our profession, and our communities. Know that when you cast your vote for CTA-recommended candidates, you are voting for those who support students, teaching and learning.

2022 June Primary Election Candidate Recommendations

Our Union makes candidate recommendations based on a candidate’s stated positions on education policies. CTA’s recommendation process is a transparent, democratic process with the best of intentions for our students and public education. Primary candidate recommendations automatically transfer to the General Election, unless otherwise noted.


Statewide Candidate Recommendations



Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor

Eleni Kounalakis

Secretary of State

Shirley Weber

Attorney General

Rob Bonta

State Treasurer

Fiona Ma

Insurance Commissioner

Ricardo Lara

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tony Thurmond

U.S. Senate

Alex Padilla

Assembly and Senate Candidate Recommendations Coming Soon