RELEASE: Alex Padilla Earns Endorsement of California Democratic Party

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today Senator Alex Padilla received the endorsement of the California Democratic Party for his 2022 Senate run in both the Special Election and Regular Election for U.S. Senate.

Senator Padilla received overwhelming support from California Democrats, with 96% of California Democratic Party delegates voting to endorse him in each race, earning the most votes of any candidate up for consideration. 

Senator Padilla has also secured endorsements from the entire California Democratic Congressional delegation, California Governor Gavin Newsom, all California statewide officials, all major city mayors, and major labor organizations. 

A full list of Senator Padilla’s endorsements can be viewed here

Senator Padilla was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to fill the Senate seat vacated by Vice President Kamala Harris. He is running in a Special Election to complete the remainder of the current term that he was appointed to from November 2022 to January 2023, and to serve a new full term beginning in January 2023. 


for Alex

Remember to vote for Alex Padilla TWICE on your ballot: for the Special Election to fulfill the partial Senate term ending January 2023 and for the Regular Election for a new six-year term in the Senate.

Why is Alex Padilla on the ballot twice?

When Kamala Harris became Vice President, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Alex to fill her vacant Senate seat. Alex is running to finish Vice President Harris’ term (November 9, 2022-January 2, 2023), and in a separate election for a new full term beginning on January 3, 2023.

Make sure you vote for Alex Padilla in both elections so he can remain in the Senate to continue fighting to defend democracy.