Joy’s Endorsements

 Joy Silver has received over 150 endorsements and formal statements of support. Here are what just a few people have to say. 

Joy Silver works to alleviate the housing crisis, protect healthcare, and deliver effective long-range services.

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers and a national leader in the fight for fair wages and safe workplaces, has endorsed my campaign. I am honored to have her support and inspired by her faith in my ability to fight for our progressive values in Sacramento!

Joy Silver

“Riverside County needs Joy Silver in the State Senate – for a stronger California. She will help create affordable housing, advance the renewable energy economy with good-paying sustainable jobs, and protect healthcare for more Californians. A woman of vision, she is a powerful advocate for equality and inclusion, and I am proud to endorse her. Please join me in my support of Joy.”

Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis

Joy Silver will fight for good jobs, a 21st-century green economy, and make sure that working people get what we need from Sacramento. I am proud to endorse her for State Senate.

CA 20 State Senator Connie Leyva

“Time and time again, Joy Silver has shown us she is here for the City of Coachella whenever we need her.

Josie Gonzalez, City of Coachella Councilwoman

Comite Latino

“Joy Silver fights for the issues that are important to us.”

Jose Garduno, Comite Latino of Coachella


“Just a year after almost flipping California’s 28th Senate District, Joy Silver is back. We at LPAC know she will deliver the representation the people of the 28th District deserve, and we’re proud to be endorsing her again.”

Notable Endorsements

California Democratic Party

Riverside County Democratic Party

Dolores Huerta – Co-founder, National Farmworkers Association

Chicano Latino Caucus of San Bernardino County

Comite Latino of Coachella


Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1277

International Longshore & Warehouse Union Southern California District Council

Teamsters Joint Council 42

United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 582 – Orange County




Equality California


Center for Freethought Equality

California Nurses Association CNA




National Women’s Political Caucus California



Progressive Veterans of Riverside County

Riverside County NOW

Temecula Valley Campaign Action Group

Victory Fund




California Endorsements

Eleni Kounalakis , Lt Governor State of California

Fiona Ma, CA State Treasurer

Senator Connie Leyva, SD 20, (Chair CA Women’s Legislative Caucus,  Senate   Democratic Caucus)

Senator Ben Allen, CA SD 26 (Chair of Jewish Legislative Caucus)

Senator Hannah Beth Jackson, CA SD 19

Senator Bill Monning, CA SD 17

Assem. Jose Medina, AD 61

Greg Lucas Rodriguez, Gov Affairs, for Perez, Riverside County Board of Supervisors

California State Legislative  LGBTQ Caucus

California State Legislative Jewish Caucus

California NOW

California State Legislative Native American Caucus

Democratic Clubs (Riverside County)

Activist of the Year: Democratic Women of the Desert

Brownie Mary Democratic Club

Temecula Valley Dems

Democratic Headquarters of the Desert

Southwest Riverside County Dems

Democratic Women of the Desert

Shadow Hills Sun City Dems

The Pass Dems

Democrats in Sun City, Palm Desert

City Council

Russ Betts, Desert Hot Springs, City Councilmember

Dr. Jen Campbell, San Diego District 2, City Councilmember

Denise Davis , Redlands, City Councilmember

Steveonna Evans, Adelanto, City Councilmember

Erin Edwards, Riverside, City Councilmember

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, La Quinta, City Councilmember

Josie Gonzalez, City of Coachella, City Councilmember

Rita Lamb, Cathedral City, City Councilmember

Tim Sheridan, Lake Elsinore, City Councilmember

Colleen Wallace, Banning, City Councilmember

Ascencion Torres, Past council member Indio 2010-2014, Perris 1991-1999

Brian Youens , Past Mayor Pro Tem, City of Murrieta



Jose Alcala, Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees Area 4

MaryJane Sanchez, Trustee, California Community Colleges Board COD

Senator Stefanics, New Mexico SD39

Democratic Club Members


(Individuals, Not Organization Endorsements)


Arch Aitcheson, Coordinator of Temecula Campaign Action Group

Juliann Anderson, Deputy City Attorney, Office of LA City Attorney

Paulina Angel, LGBTQ Rights Activist

Angela Barnes, Verbatim Hearing Reporter SSA

Helene Berk, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Jeffrey Bernstein, Destination PSP

Simone Best, Portola CC Democratic Club

Maureen Bodine, Fund Raising Chair, Temecula Valley Dem Club

Joyce Bogosian, Retake Our Democracy, Media Director

Cynthia Bustos , Lead, Temecula Rise & Resist, Temecula: Moms Demand Action

Shann Carr, Radio Host, Events Promoter

Beth Caskie, Labor Relations Representative

Suellen Chodash, Outreach, Shadows Hills Sun City Dem Club

Rocio Conde, LULAC of the Desert

Rev. Cheryl Corneliussen, Founding Member, HOPE Palm Springs

Gail Christian, Producer, Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival

Thomi Clinton, ED Transgender Health and Wellness Center

Ruth Debra, Past President, Desert Stonewall Democrats

Amalia DeAztlan, Board Member & Past Pres., Democratic Women of the Desert

Lucy DeBardelaben, Producer, Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival

Julie D'Onofrio, SW Dems, Temecula Valley Dems, Eleanor Roosevelt Dem Club

Phil Drucker, 2014 SD 28 Democratic Candidate, Dean of Law

James Elia,  2018 Democratic Candidate ADEM 71

Kimberly Ellis,  Progressive Activist

John Everett, President Emeritus Democrats In Sun City Shadow Hills - RCDP    Central Committee Delegate

Sue Everett, Democratic Women Of The Desert Board Member, 56 Delegate

Lois “Suji” Hochenauer-Fox,  Past President, Democrats of Southwest Riverside County. Past Chair, Fundraising and Club Support, RCDP. Current Volunteer & Fundraising Leadership, DSRC

Spencer Freeman, President, Democrats of Southwest Riverside County

Alan Geraci, 2018 AD Democratic Candidate, Attorney

Dr. Avi Greene, President, Shadow Hills Dem Club

Greg Goodman , Owner, My Little Flower Shop

Ana Gonzales, President, Chicano Latino Caucus of San Bernardino County

Trina Gonzales-Alesi, President, Desert Sands Teacher Assoc

Elvira Herrera, Advocate for Domestic Violence and Rape Cases

DeeAnn Hopings, Past Treasurer, Transgender Coalition

Edie Hylton, Past La Quinta Deputy City Manager

Jeff Denean Jones, Dir. Of Programs, Walk of the Stars, Palm Springs

Mari-Carmen Jordan, Retired USCIS Director Northern CA

Chris Ann Kallgren, Realtor

Alan Kelly, Owner, My Little Flower Shop

Harris Kight-Moore , Idyllwild Indivisible Political Action Co-Ordinator

Ricard Loftus, Professor of Medicine

Jorge Lopez, Past President, Dem of SW Riverside County

Hugo Loyola, Managing Director, ALTA English Publishers

Dc Lozano, Community Organizer

Dianne Markle-Greenhouse, Past Pres Dems of the Morongo Basin

Chuck McDaniel, Past Political Director IBEW 440

Frances Miller, Member, Palm Desert Greens Dem Club

RL Miller, Chair of the CA Dems Environmental Caucus

Sylvia Montenegro, Past City of Coachella Councilmember

Luz Moreno, Lead, Coachella Flying Doctors of America

Ellen O’Rourke, Co-Coordinator, Courageous Resistance Palm Springs

Yaya Ortiz, Culturas Coachella Valley, Shelter from The Storm

Chuck Parker, Salton Sea Coalition

Ralph Perry, Treasurer, Palm Desert Greens Democratic Club

Michael Pic, Community and Cultural Affairs Commission, Chair

Laura Ramsey, Democrats of the Desert

Frank Riley, VP for Political Action Sun City Democratic Club

Ronni Sanlo, Author, Past Director, LGBT Centers, UCal, U Michigan

Steve Schwartz, Temecula Valley Democrats, Special Ass’t. to President

Judy Shea, CEO, Veterans Home

Tami Sims, CA Delegate for AD 75

Michelle Singleton, 2018 Dem Candidate, AD 67

Lewis Stewart, Board, ACLU SoCal

Kelly Watson, Women’s Film Producer

Priya Vedula,  South Chair, California Young Democrats Women's Caucus, Co-founder, National Farmworkers Association

Constance Janes Youens, Member, Democratic Club of SW Riverside County

Community Members

Shirelle Alexander

Pilar Amaral

Debby Anspach

Gloria Bachmann

Darlene Backlund

Pamela Ballard

Sheila J Baron

Mary Barth

Allison Beggs

Stu Berger

Linda Bergman

Patty Bialak

Christian “Otto” Billson

Carole Bowen

Linda Brandt

Susan Brennan DC

Gailya L Brown

Arlene Bruce

Susan & Alan Byron

Diane Cammarata, RN, PMHNP-BC,

Lorraine Carlson

Barbara Carpenter

Noreen Caswell

Luciana Chapman

Marlene D. Cohen

Joe Colton

Michelle Coneybeare

Maury Cooper

Jeff Dean

Nicollette Daniel

Brian De Vries

Donna DiCiaula

Sally Diggs

Nancy Dion

Sherri Domenigoni

Mike Donschesk

Marge Doyle

Susan Dye

Judy Fieldhouse

Bonnie Findley

Red Findley

Eileen Garvey

John Gauthier

Kat Gilmore-Forath

Renee Glickman

Lois Graziano

Patricia Goffney

Karen Gundel

Jill Hendren

Denise Highiet

Jono Hildner

Mari-Carmen Jordan

Audrey Joseph

Dev Khalsa

Frederick Knauss

Marci Lacy

Joanie Laine

James Lauerman

Dr. Leslie Lakind

Pat Leach

Tim Leary

Ann Leiboh

Phylis Lemberg

Linda Levy

Loretta Harris

Mary Jo Malone

Carol Marcuse

Samuel Marram

M. Joan Martin

Meg Maryatt

Valerie Masi

Marc McClellan

Danielle Mendoza

Jim Mercado

Donald Miller

Peter Millington

Donald Morgan

Janaki Morgan

Kathy Mrodek

Janice Murasko

Barbara Grewell Musson

Kelly Musson

Pierre Musson

Brian Novak

Sofia Okolowicz

Brenda Olivares

Doug Oostdyk

Lupe Pacheco

Joy Perrin

Nancy Polacheck

Carol Pollard

Jim Pollard

Roberta Reid

Joellen Resare

Sara Robins-Stiles

Barbara Rodin

Linda Joy Salas

Isabelle Sarfati

Charles Schaeffer

Linda Scher

Ann Sheffer

Timothy Sheridan

Dr. Scott Sherman

Dr. Sharon Siegel

Tami Sims

Stephen C Sinner

VJ Sleight

Anyse Smith

Bill Souza

Susan St. Louis

Jane Stampe

Elizabeth Stephenson

Dixie Lee Stevens

Kathy Stiner

Martin Stone

Bonnie Stroock

Mark Swartz

Lanny Swerdlow

Sue Townsley

Jaimie Trachtenberg, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Oliver Unaka

Rob Weiser

Owain Wilcox

Veronica Wiseman

Timothy Wood

Terre York

Rita Yribar

Paula Zerfoss

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