California Educators Recommend Candidates for State Constitutional Offices in November 2022 Election

BURLINGAME — Kicking off campaign season for California educators, the top governing body of the 310,000-member California Teachers Association, the State Council of Education, voted Saturday to recommend incumbents and candidates running for statewide, constitutional offices in November 2022 election. More than 650 democratically elected educators from across the state followed CTA’s member-driven recommendation process prior to voting to support the following candidates at the association’s quarterly business meeting:


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

“We are proud to announce educators’ support for these proven public education partners who share our values in the work we do every day for the six million students in California. During the most difficult times in recent history, we have worked together with Gov. Gavin Newsom and SPI Tony Thurmond to prioritize the needs, safety and well-being of students, educators and their families,” said CTA President E. Toby Boyd. “These statewide leaders have demonstrated their commitment to equitable funding and resources for our public schools and communities. It’s important to elect leaders who understand the value of public education and who will stand with educators and parents against the forces that want to privatize our schools or push risky voucher schemes that will take taxpayer dollars away from our public schools.”


The 310,000-member California Teachers Association is affiliated with the 3-million-member National Education Association.