California Educators Recommend Candidates Running for Office in June Primary Election, Take Positions on Ballot Measures

BURLINGAME – The top governing body of the 310,000-member California Teachers Association (CTA), the State Council of Education, voted this weekend to recommend incumbents running in the June 7 primary election and took positions on various measures headed for the November ballot. More than 600 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:

District Candidate
AD 7 Ken Cooley
AD 17 Matt Haney
CD 13 Eric Swalwell
CD 17 Ro Khanna


Additionally, educators took a position on the following ballot measures:

Initiative Position
Arts & Music in Schools Support
Living Wage Act Support
Plastic Waste Reduction Support
Stop Big Tobacco Referendum Support
Online & Mobile Sports Betting Oppose
Pandemic Warning System Oppose
Clean Cars & Air Act Oppose


“We are proud to announce educators’ support for these candidates who share our values of providing California students with the equitable and quality public education they need and deserve. Educators follow a thorough, democratic, and member-driven recommendation process because of the impact the work of elected officials has on teaching and learning. These are often difficult decisions but based on a candidate’s proven commitment in standing with students and educators,” said CTA President E. Toby Boyd, a kindergarten educator. “Providing students with access to well-resourced public schools requires stable funding. For that reason, we are committed to protecting the integrity of Prop. 98 which provides a minimum guarantee funding level. Educators took positions on ballot measures that reflect our values. We urge Californians to join us in supporting these candidates and educators’ positions this upcoming election.”

For more information on educators’ recommended candidates, please visit CTA’s website.


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