U.S. Congress Members Carbajal, Lieu and Lowenthal, Plus L.A. County Supervisor Hahn Unite Around Sen. Lara’s Bid for California Insurance Commissioner 

LONG BEACH, CA-- Serving as another demonstration of his widespread support among California leaders, today State Senator Ricardo Lara was endorsed by four current and former members of the Golden State's U.S. House delegation. Those endorsing Senator Lara today for Insurance Commissioner include:

  • U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal
  • U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu
  • U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal 
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor and former U.S. Congresswoman Janice Hahn 

“While Donald Trump and his Congressional allies are working to dismantle affordable healthcare and invaluable consumer protections, Californians can depend on Ricardo Lara to be their champion. As a public servant, Ricardo has been a consistently fearless leader for the marginalized and vulnerable. I know he’ll be a bold force for California’s consumers as our state’s next Insurance Commissioner, and I’m proud to support him.”

-- U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal

“As someone who has known Ricardo for years, I’m proud to endorse him for State Insurance Commissioner. Throughout Ricardo's career, he’s been a leader on so many issues, including immigrant rights, expanding access to quality and affordable healthcare, groundbreaking environmental protections, and standing up for working families. With the federal government currently mounting an assault on the Affordable Care Act, the California State Insurance Commissioner will be a vitally important role in ensuring access to healthcare. I’m confident that Ricardo Lara will be a champion for California’s Consumers and I’m happy to support him.”

-L.A. County Supervisor and former U.S. Congresswoman Janice Hahn

Today's announcement follows the release of the Senator's new digital video ad, titled, "Embolden," which takes aim at Donald Trump's backwards agenda and the President's comments saying that "California is out of control," by illustrating the sharp contrast between the Oval Office's agenda and that of Lara's. 


To view the ad, click on the screen shot below:

Since the inception of his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has amassed wide-ranging support from leaders and organizations, including:

Elected & Community Leaders

  • United States Senator Kamala Harris
  • U.S. Congresswoman and State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon 
  • California Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Fabian Nunez
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell 
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Tony Mendoza
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
  • State Assembly Member Todd Gloria
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Young Democrats' President Eddie Kirby
  • San Diego Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee

Organizations Representing Working People

  • State Council of Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47


  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Equality California (EQCA)

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.

Paid for by Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner 2018