NEWS RELEASE: 01/09/2024

Fresno Stonewall Democrats met on January 9, 2024, to decide on candidate endorsements for the upcoming Primary Election on March 5, 2024. We are pleased to share the following endorsements:

U.S. Senator: Adam Schiff

CA Assembly District 6: Evan Minton

Fresno Co. Board of Supervisors District 2: Bryce Herrera
Fresno Co. Board of Supervisors District 3: Miguel Arias
Fresno Co. Board of Supervisors District 5: Jennifer Cruz
Fresno City Council District 2: Mike Karbassi
Fresno City Council District 4: Tyler Maxwell

Endorsement Meeting Jan 9 at 5:30 PM

Fresno Stonewall Democrats will be conducting our Endorsement Meeting on Tuesday, January 9th, where members will vote to decide which candidates to endorse for the upcoming Primary Election on March 5, 2024. Candidates in local races (Fresno County Supervisor, Fresno City Council, and Mayor) have been invited to attend if they would like to address members before the selection process begins (candidates will be allowed to speak for two minutes).

Fresno Stonewall Democrats has asked candidates to complete our Questionnaire to inform our members as to their positions on issues related to our mission and goals. Below are candidates who completed our questionnaire.


We will also be considering endorsements in two State races:

  • U.S. Senate
  • State Assembly AD-6

We didn’t receive questionnaires from candidates for these offices but we’d like to mention that Evan Minton for State Assembly AD-6 (click here for his Bio) was our guest speaker in September 2023, is a champion for Transgender issues, and is the only Democrat running for that office.

Candidates being considered for endorsement:

U.S. SenatorAdam B. Schiff
Hamesh Kumar
Perry Pound
Katie Porter
Christina M. Pascucci
Douglas Pierce
David Peterson
Sepi Gilani
Barbara Jean Lee
Akinyemi Agbede
John Rose
Raji Rab
U.S. Senator –
Adam B. Schiff
Katie Porter
Christina M. Pascucci
Sepi Gilani
Barbara Jean Lee
State Assembly District 6Evan MintonBio Submitted
Supervisor District 2Paul Dictos
Bryce Herrera
Supervisor District 3Luis Chavez
Sal Quintero
Miguel AriasView / Download
Edward “EJ” HinojosaView / Download
Supervisor District 5Jennifer A CruzView / Download
Mary Helen Lopez
City Council District 2Mike KarbassiView / Download
Matthew GillianView / Download
City Council District 4Tyler MaxwellView / Download

Endorsement of a candidate requires 60% of members voting. New members must wait a grace period of twienty-eight (28) days before they are eligible to vote — this means only members who joined on December 12, 2023 or earlier may participate in this process.

5:30 PM – Dinner, drinks, and general discussion of hot topics or current events
6:00 PM – Meeting Calls to Order

The Agenda, previous meeting minutes, and other relevant meeting documents, are available online here: