ENDORSEMENTS

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WORKING FAMILIES
ORGANIZATIONS & PUBLIC SAFETY

ELECTED & COMMUNITY LEADERS

  • California Association of Highway Patrolmen

  • International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36

  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 13

  • Iron Workers District Council of the State of
    California and Vicinity (DCIW)

  • Ironworkers 416

  • Ironworkers 433

  • U.S. Congressmember Tony Cárdenas

  • U.S. Congressmember Judy Chu

  • U.S. Congressmember Andy Kim

  • U.S. Congressmember Mark Takano

  • State Senator & Former State Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg

  • State Senator Bill Dodd

  • State Senator Susan Eggman

  • State Senator Dave Min

  • State Senator Josh Newman

  • State Senator Dr. Richard Pan

  • State Senator Susan Rubio

  • State Senator Scott Wiener

  • State Assemblymember Tom Daly

  • State Assemblymember Mike Fong

  • State Assemblymember Mike Gipson

  • State Assemblymember Chris Holden

  • State Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin

  • State Assemblymember & CA Legislative LGBTQ Caucus Chair Evan Low

  • State Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

  • State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian

  • State Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva

  • State Assemblymember Luz Rivas

  • State Assemblymember Phil Ting

  • State Assemblymember Blanca Rubio

  • State Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber

  • Former State Assemblymember Autumn Burke

  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn

  • Los Angeles Council President Nury Martinez

  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield

  • Former U.S. Congressmember Mel Levine

  • Former California State Treasurer John Chiang

  • Former California State Treasurer and Attorney General Bill Lockyer

  • Former State Senate Majority Leader and Assemblymember Richard Polanco

  • Former State Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer

  • Former State Assemblymember & Democratic Leader Richard Katz

  • Former State Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Mike Roos

  • Former State Assemblymember Mike Eng

  • Former State Assemblymember Warren Furutani

  • Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky

  • Former Los Angeles County CEO Bill Fujioka

  • Former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel

  • Former Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle

  • Former Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo

  • Former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joy Picus

  • Former Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu

  • Former Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Hernandez

  • Former Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Woo

  • Mayor of Artesia Melissa Ramoso

  • Artesia City Councilmember Ali Sajjad Taj

  • ​Burbank United School District Board of Education Member
    Armond Aghakhanian

  • Former City of Cerritos Mayor Mark E. Pulido

  • El Camino College District Board Member Trisha Murakawa

  • Mayor of Monterey Park Henry Lo

  • City Attorney of San Francisco & Former State Assemblymember David Chiu

  • Ventura County Supervisor Carmen Ramirez

  • Korean American Democratic Committee President Steve Kang*

  • Former Chief Administrative Officer of the CA State Assembly Maeley Tom

  • San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Board Member Thomas Wong*

  • Former CA State Director for US Senator Alan Cranston, Jadine Nielsen*

  • Executive Director of Climate Resolve, Jonathan Parfrey*

  • Dr. Joselito & Lucy Babaran

  • Victor Cherdsuriya

  • Dr. Jo Ann Dawson

  • Kerry Doi

  • Terri Dokovna

  • Mike Enomoto

  • Barbara Farrell

  • Ira Freeman

  • Jim & Rachel Garrison

  • Buck Gee

  • Stephanie Green

  • Victor Griego

  • Judge Howard Halm (Ret.)

  • Ira Handelman

  • Judith Hirshberg

  • William Huntley

  • Jacqueline Johnson

  • Frank Kim

  • Coby King

  • ​Mike Kodama

  • Clement Kong 

  • Karen Korematsu

  • Victor Law

  • Dianne Lee

  • Gary Lippe, CPA

  • Jody Liss-Monteleone

  • John Ly

  • Dr. Marc Winger & Eileen Mann

  • Ivy Manalang

  • Maria Mehranian

  • Dale Minami

  • Barbara Miyamoto

  • Alta Morgan

  • Adrienne Park-Tucker

  • Pauline Posner

  • Ethel G. Rubio, ENV SP, Assoc. AIA

  • Dr. Allan Seid

  • Diana Shaw and Phil Althouse 

  • Patti Skinner Sulpizio

  • Robert Small

  • Connie Sullivan

  • Kevin Tamaki

  • Jeffrey Thompson

  • Mike Watanabe

  • Howard Welinsky

  • Dr. Gay Yuen


*Partial list of supporters. Titles for identification purposes only.

ADVOCACY, DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATIONS & PRESS

  • A Pipeline Project for API Women

  • California Asian Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus

  • California Young Democrats Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus

  • Korean American Democratic Committee 

  • Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD)

  • CalAsian Chamber of Commerce PAC

  • CAPA21 - Asian American Pacific Islander PAC

  • The Korea Daily

  • The Korea Times

  • Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

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STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

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CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF HIGHWAY PATROLMEN

"Annie Cho has the official endorsement of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen for election to the 40th Assembly District. We appreciate Annie’s concern for the welfare and safety of peace officers and her interest in maintaining the CHP as one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in the state. We hope our endorsement of Annie’s candidacy will assist her, and more importantly, the voters of the 40th Assembly District. We look forward to continuing our fine working relationship with Annie in the years to come."

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CALIFORNIA ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER (API) LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS

“Annie Cho is a small business owner and champion for women’s rights who has lived in her community for over 25 years. API Democratic candidates have a strong record of winning Republican districts, and the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus is proud to endorse Annie Cho as the best Democratic candidate to win and represent the 40th Assembly District."

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CALIFORNIA YOUNG DEMOCRATS ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER (API) CAUCUS

“We are proud to endorse Annie Cho for State Assembly District 40. As a Korean immigrant, Annie understands the struggles that many members of our communities face, and she has the vision and agenda necessary to solve the issues that matter most — driving economic growth, necessary climate action, and advocating for workers’ rights. Annie has the makings of a great representative, and we are confident she will serve her community well."

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KOREAN AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE

“Annie Cho — a longtime community advocate and friend of the Korean American Democratic Committee — is the leader we need in Sacramento to champion a more representative democracy. During a time when anti-Asian hate and rhetoric are on the rise, Annie will be the fighter we need to make sure all voices in our community are heard in the California State Assembly. Annie has a proven track record supporting voting rights, public education, small businesses and environmental protections, and KADC is thrilled to help elect her."

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ARMENIAN DEMOCRATS (SCAD)

“Annie Cho is a tried and true leader, and the Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD) are pleased to endorse her for State Assembly. She’s long been an ally and an advocate for the Armenian-American community and proven to be knowledgeable and compassionate about issues of importance to our community. We need her drive, vision and middle class priorities in the State Assembly, and we're excited to back her campaign.”

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INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 36

"Working families need and deserve champions fighting on our behalf in the California State Assembly. Annie Cho is the leader we need leading the fight on behalf of working men and women across the 40th Assembly District. We know Annie will work hard to advance a pro-jobs, pro-worker and pro-middle class agenda, and that's why we are pleased to give her our enthusiastic support."

ELECTED & COMMUNITY LEADERS

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U.S. CONGRESSMEMBER TONY CÁRDENAS

"I’m excited to endorse Annie Cho for State Assembly because throughout her career, she’s been committed to finding common ground and building safer, healthier, stronger and better-educated neighborhoods in her community. Given the wide-ranging challenges facing our state, the 40th District needs a representative with the background and dedication to get things done in Sacramento on day one. As the only candidate who has been in the community doing the difficult work of fighting for progressive change in a purple community, Annie Cho is exactly the person for the job. I'm proud to endorse her campaign.”

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U.S. CONGRESSMEMBER JUDY CHU

"I’m excited to endorse Annie Cho for State Assembly. A working mom who’s balanced owning a small business and serving in government, Annie’s wide-ranging experience and commitment to moving her community forward is exactly what is needed to flip the 40th blue. Annie has shown up for her district time after time, and I know she will do the same for her residents in Sacramento, hitting the ground running on day one.”

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U.S. CONGRESSMEMBER ANDY KIM

“Annie Cho is an outstanding leader and will be a fierce advocate and humble public servant for Assembly District 40. She’s been a part of the community for 27 years, is a strong supporter of AAPI communities, and understands that now is the time for big, bold ideas that will create good jobs, protect health care, improve schools, and build a better future for California and the country. I believe that in order to have good government, we need good people in government; that’s why we need Annie and I’m proud to support her and her candidacy for Assembly.”

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U.S. CONGRESSMEMBER MARK TAKANO

"Annie Cho is a hard-working, innovative and passionate leader who will flip the 40th Assembly District blue and grow our representative democracy. A small businesswoman and longtime Democratic organizer, Annie knows what it takes to deliver for her community in Sacramento. I’m proud to support Annie’s campaign for State Assembly — she will be a tremendous asset for her constituents and all Californians.”

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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER & FORMER STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER BOB HERTZBERG

"As someone who’s known Annie Cho since we served together on the California youth commission more than 40 years ago, I know that she is an extraordinarily hard worker, extremely thoughtful, and fearless. Nothing has changed in all these years. I am supporting Annie because I have deep respect for her and know that she will work her heart out for those she represents and will bring an important energy and creativity to the California Legislature. I’m excited to endorse her campaign.”

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STATE SENATOR BILL DODD

“I’m proud to endorse Annie Cho for State Assembly District 40. A 27-year resident of the community she is running to serve, Annie has demonstrated her commitment to her district as a small businesswoman, active volunteer of many local organizations, and grassroots leader. I look forward to her joining us in the State Capitol and working on our most pressing issues, including helping local economies thrive, addressing the threat of wildfires, and improving public education.”

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STATE SENATOR SUSAN EGGMAN

“I am proud to endorse Annie Cho for California State Assembly District 40. As a longtime resident of her community, an activist in women’s rights organizations and the local Democratic Party, as well as her wide-ranging experience as a small businesswoman, I am fully confident that Annie is not only highly qualified to serve in the Assembly, but also that she is the best candidate to flip this seat. Annie is a proven leader who has all the skills needed to hit the ground running in Sacramento, and I’m excited to support her campaign.”

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STATE SENATOR DAVE MIN

"Annie Cho has dedicated her life’s work to giving back to communities across the 40th Assembly District. Her roots in the district are deep, her background is diverse and dynamic, her activism is extensive, and her experience is wide-ranging. I believe that Annie Cho is the best choice Democrats have to win this seat, which is why I am excited to give Annie my wholehearted endorsement for District 40.”

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STATE SENATOR JOSH NEWMAN

“Annie Cho is the right choice for the 40th Assembly District.  As a longtime small business owner and local activist, Annie knows firsthand the array of profound challenges facing everyday Californians and has proven herself as an effective and driven leader. I’m pleased to endorse Annie’s campaign for Assembly and I look forward to seeing her bring her effective advocacy and wide-ranging experience to Sacramento.”

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STATE SENATOR SUSAN RUBIO

“I’m proud to support Annie Cho for State Assembly. Her decades of collaboration and volunteerism in her community reflect how well she will work with her colleagues to achieve a transparent, accountable, and more efficient government. Annie’s involvement in the community allows her to understand firsthand the needs of our most vulnerable families. As a small businesswoman, she will be ready on day one to address the economic challenges facing our cities and local businesses, and put forward  sensible solutions. I look forward to supporting Annie throughout her race and working with her in the California State Legislature.”

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STATE SENATOR SCOTT WIENER

“Annie Cho is a proven and effective leader — someone who will put in the diligent work, turn constituent feedback into action-oriented solutions, and collaborate with her colleagues to get things done. I know she will be a thoughtful Assemblymember who will fight for working families, work to alleviate our housing crisis, combat the climate crisis, and advance the California Dream. I’m proud to endorse Annie for State Assembly District 40 and excited to tackle our state’s complex issues together.”

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CITY ATTORNEY OF SAN FRANCISCO & FORMER STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER DAVID CHIU

"Despite a very crowded Democratic field in 2020, Annie Cho was the top-performing Democrat in the 40th Assembly District.  Throughout her decades-long career and activism, Annie has dedicated her life’s work to the issues Democrats care most about -- protecting our democracy, standing up for vulnerable communities, addressing climate change, investing in public schools, expanding healthcare for all, creating union jobs and so much more.  She's our strongest candidate to flip this red seat blue, and I’m proud to support Annie Cho for State Assembly.”

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER TOM DALY

"I’m proud to endorse Annie Cho for State Assembly because her decades-long experience as a community leader and small businesswoman will not only benefit her region but also all of California when elected. She will be a fantastic addition to the California State Legislature because she will make smart, financial decisions to help build California’s rainy day reserves, develop solutions to cut through bureaucratic red tape, and craft thoughtful policy that will improve the quality of life for all Californians. Let’s get Annie elected!”

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER MIKE GIPSON

"Annie Cho has proven she is committed to the people of Assembly District 40, which is why I’m honored to endorse her for this seat. Annie has the vision, agenda, and track record of community involvement necessary to flip this district. I’m ready to work with Annie on behalf of our constituents to address the urgent issues our state is facing today.”

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER CHRIS HOLDEN

"I’m thrilled to endorse Annie Cho for State Assembly District 40. Annie has been a staple in the community she is running to serve for the last 27 years through her work as a small businesswoman, active volunteer, and grassroots leader. I know she will champion efforts to strengthen our local economy, support marginalized communities, and address climate change, and I’m excited to work with her in Sacramento.”

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER LUZ RIVAS

"Annie Cho has dedicated her life’s work to activism, empowering people and giving back to her community. She has the experience, background and skill-set needed to hit the ground running in the State Assembly. From creating more good-paying middle class jobs to combatting climate change, expanding voting rights and ensuring equal rights for all, I know Annie will work tirelessly to lift up all communities. Annie Cho will make an extraordinary representative for the people of the 40th district and I am proud to endorse her for the State Assembly.”

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER AL MURATSUCHI

"As a 27-year resident of the community, Annie Cho has made service and giving back to her community her top priority — that’s why she has my full confidence in her race for State Assembly. When elected, Annie will give 100 percent to solving the issues that matter most — improving public education, expanding pathways to home ownership, supporting small businesses, and fighting the climate crisis. She will be a fantastic colleague and leader. Let’s get her elected!"

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER ADRIN NAZARIAN

"Annie Cho is precisely the candidate we need fighting for the people of the 40th State Assembly District. She is experienced, has a dynamic background, a deep understanding of the issues, and has demonstrated her commitment to advancing social and economic justice causes through her years of activism in and around the district. I know Annie will make an exceptional representative on behalf of the communities of AD-40 and I am pleased to endorse her for State Assembly."

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER PHIL TING

"We need more leaders in the legislature who are able to bring people with different backgrounds and perspectives together, build coalitions, and get things done. Annie Cho represents precisely this kind of leadership. Her dynamic experience along with her fearless passion for fighting for marginalized communities makes her qualified and well-equipped to serve the people of the new 40th District. I'm pleased to endorse Annie Cho for State Assembly."

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER BLANCA RUBIO

"We need more leaders in Sacramento who know how to collaborate and bring people together to solve problems. That's why I am proud to endorse Annie Cho for State Assembly. Annie will bring common sense, strong leadership and a forward-thinking vision to the Assembly. She has my full support."

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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER DR. AKILAH WEBER

"I’m proud to support Annie Cho for State Assembly because through her long record of community activism and volunteerism, she has demonstrated her deep connection to making AD-40 a better place to live, grow and learn. When elected, Annie will invite everyone to the table to solve the most pressing issues of our time — our climate crisis, housing insecurity, public safety and health, and expanding educational opportunities for the next generation. For those reasons and many more, I’m with Annie 100%."

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FORMER STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER AUTUMN BURKE

"I am incredibly honored to have received former Assemblymember Autumn Burke’s endorsement. Over the years, Autumn has been a powerful advocate for small businesses, lifting children out of poverty, and women’s reproductive rights. Autumn’s leadership in Southern California empowered the communities she served, which is why I am grateful for her support."

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR JANICE HAHN

"With so many urgent issues impacting our state, from homelessness to housing to economic development and more, we need levelheaded leadership in the state legislature. That’s why I am proud to endorse Annie Cho for State Assembly.  I know she will develop innovative solutions to address our most pressing challenges and bring people together to solve problems. Annie has my full support."

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LOS ANGELES COUNCIL PRESIDENT NURY MARTINEZ

"I'm deeply grateful for this support from Council President Martinez. Her backing is a testament to the fact that leaders and activists across our district and throughout Southern California believe that we need common sense leadership for the 40th District, and a representative who has the experience, vision and skillset to stand up and fight for their constituents. I'm eager to join forces with Council President Martinez and other members of our broad coalition to get our message out far and wide across the 40th District in the weeks ahead."

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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMEMBER BOB BLUMENFIELD

"Annie Cho embodies the best qualities of a leader — someone who isn’t afraid to put in the hard work, who has a deep understanding of the district, and who has a forward-thinking vision of how to improve lives. ​​As a longtime small businesswoman and public official, Annie is deeply knowledgeable about the most pressing issues and will bring innovative solutions to the legislature to tackle California's biggest challenges as we recover from the depths of the pandemic. As a former Assemblymember myself, I know Annie will serve the 40th Assembly District well, and I am pleased to offer my enthusiastic support for her campaign.”

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FORMER STATE TREASURER JOHN CHIANG

“I am thrilled to endorse Annie Cho for State Assembly because I know she will fight tirelessly for a more transparent and accountable government that is accessible to all. A longtime community leader and small businesswoman from the district, Annie possesses the vision and wherewithal to represent AD-40 exceptionally in Sacramento. I’m proud to be with her 100%.”

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FORMER STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER & DEMOCRATIC LEADER RICHARD KATZ

“Annie Cho is a proven, effective leader who has been dedicated to the success of her community. That’s why I’m excited to endorse Annie for State Assembly, because she is serious, pragmatic and has the skills and vision to help Californians during this uncertain time. In Sacramento, I know Annie will work tirelessly to ensure everyone has access to affordable healthcare, combat our climate crisis, improve local schools, and create more family-sustaining jobs. I am proud to stand in support of Annie’s campaign to represent the 40th District and look forward to helping her get elected.”

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FORMER LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR ZEV YAROSLAVSKY

“Annie Cho is the proven leader and the tireless representative we need in Sacramento. I’ve known Annie for nearly 30 years, and I am confident that she has the experience, ability, and understanding to tackle the complex issues facing our state and the 40th Assembly District.  Annie is exceptionally qualified and remarkably prepared to serve. I am proud to endorse Annie Cho for State Assembly.”

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FORMER LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILWOMAN JOY PICUS

“As a woman, an immigrant, a mother, a small businesswoman and an activist, Annie Cho has built up an expansive record of accomplishments throughout her life. She has the tenacity and drive that Democrats need to win this seat and deliver for the people of the 40th District in the State Assembly. If voters are looking for a candidate with the knowledge, skills, values and commitment to make a difference in Sacramento, Annie Cho is that candidate.  Annie has my enthusiastic support, and I am pleased to give her a very hearty endorsement.”

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FORMER LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMEMBER DAVID RYU

“Now more than ever, Californians need a champion in the State Legislature who has a keen understanding of most pressing issues at hand — defending workers’ rights, combatting the climate crisis, developing pathways to home ownership, and advocating for good government. In Annie Cho, we have that leader, and as an immigrant, mother, small businesswoman, and 27-year resident of the district she is running to serve, she has a storied track record of service. I’m proud to endorse Annie Cho for State Assembly District 40 — she’ll be an excellent representative for her community.”

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FORMER LOS ANGELES CITY CONTROLLER WENDY GREUEL

"Annie Cho is a smart, hardworking community leader who will hit the ground running on day one in Sacramento to meet the needs of her constituents. She will be a fierce advocate for the causes we both hold dear — improving higher education, combatting the climate crisis, ending homelessness, empowering women, and protecting small businesses and workers. At a time when many Californians are still struggling, Annie will build the coalitions and partnerships necessary to deliver for AD-40. I’m thrilled to endorse her run for Assembly."