California Nurses Association
"The California Nurses Association are thrilled to endorse Senator Ricardo Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner. He's been a fearless leader in the pursuit of healthcare for all, co-authoring California's innovative single-payer healthcare bill SB562. Moreover, Senator Lara's spent his career fighting for social and economic justice to help lift up disadvantaged and less fortunate communities from working families to immigrants, and myriad others. We know he'll be a bold force on behalf of California's nurses, everyday consumers and all Californians as our state's next Insurance Commissioner."

California Teachers Association
"Senator Ricardo Lara has long been a fearless and bold progressive leader for all Californians. He's been an advocate, an ally and a force on behalf of students and educators in our local communities. The California Teachers Association is thrilled to support Senator Ricardo Lara in his bid for California Insurance Commissioner because we know he will fight vigorously to keep Californians in control of our lives and our future, and he'll work tirelessly to protect patients, working families, immigrants and the people of our state." 

Planned Parenthood
Affiliates of California
"Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California appreciates [Ricardo’s] long-standing commitment to women’s health care and rights and to full comprehensive access to reproductive health care services. [He] has been a champion on behalf of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and the people we serve through our 115 health centers in California. We thank [him] for standing with us to advance and expand access to reproductive health care and education services." 

Equality California (EQCA)
"Ricardo Lara's candidacy is historic. Not only would he be the first openly gay California State Insurance Commissioner, but he would be the first openly gay statewide elected officeholder in California history. With that said, these are not the primary reasons we're supporting Senator Lara. Instead, we're enthusiastically endorsing Ricardo Lara's campaign because he has been a fierce, loyal and dedicated leader within and on behalf of the LGBT community, working to tear down barriers and ensure equality for all. In addition, part of his focus as a member of the legislature was to ensure that all Californians have access to affordable, high quality healthcare, and he has fought for healthcare coverage for some of the most vulnerable members of the community. He's a tried and true progressive and represents the best choice for California Insurance Commissioner."

California Federation of Teachers
"The California Federation of Teachers proudly endorses Ricardo Lara because he is a time-tested warrior for working people. As a State Senator, he has been a tireless advocate for worker's rights, increased benefits for teachers, and quality public education. We are confident that he will continue protecting working people and consumers as our next State Insurance Commissioner."

California Young Democrats
"California's progressive young activists and leaders have spoken. Senator Ricardo Lara is our choice for California State Insurance Commissioner. He's battle-tested, a fierce leader for the progressive movement, and his track record is unrivaled. The California Young Democrats are extremely pleased to endorse Ricardo Lara. He's the bold leader we need fighting for consumers across our state."

State Council of Building and Construction
Trades Council of California
"Ricardo Lara has a long history of understanding working families, on issues like health insurance, auto insurance, and home insurance. He will fight against things like redlining, where you might not be able to get coverage if you live in a zip code that some insurance companies don’t like. He will give California a fair-level, comprehensive insurance system, where if you pay for it, you should get insurance. Few legislative leaders have a personal story that is as compelling as Lara’s... He’ll be streamlined and efficient. But at the same time, he will deliver to the taxpayer, the resident, the family, what it is that they are paying for."

Governor of California
Jerry Brown

"Ricardo Lara has been a leader in the State Senate. He has fought to expand access to health care and to protect consumers and the environment. I’m glad to endorse him for Insurance Commissioner.”

United States Senator
Kamala Harris

"Ricardo Lara is a progressive champion. He's fought tirelessly for working families, for gender equity, for immigrants' rights, for consumers, for healthcare for all, for better schools, for a clean and safe environment, and for a strong, thriving middle class economy in California. I'm proud to strongly endorse Ricardo Lara because he's got the dynamic background, proven track record, skills and vision that we need in our next California Insurance Commissioner."

Los Angeles Mayor
Eric Garcetti
"Ricardo Lara has fought vigorously to bring progress and prosperity to the people of California. He's been a fighter for immigrant rights, pushed hard to take on climate change by advancing forward-thinking environmental protections and helped to raise California's statewide minimum wage. These are a few of the reasons why I'm fully confident Ricardo Lara is the best choice to stand up for our state's consumers as our next California Insurance Commissioner. I'm proud to endorse Ricardo Lara." 

State Senate President pro Tempore
Kevin de Léon
"Ricardo Lara embodies the bold, progressive and visionary leadership that we need in our next State Insurance Commissioner. He's dedicated his career to lifting up poor and disadvantaged communities, and he's fought courageously for tough environmental protection laws, immigrant rights policies, equality for all Californians, increased access to healthcare for all, particularly among all children, and for livable wages that help working people reach the middle class. Ricardo's experience, skill-sets and capabilities are unrivaled in this race, and his profound commitment to social and economic justice causes reflect precisely what we need in our statewide leaders. I'm proud to endorse my longtime friend and colleague, Senator Ricardo Lara, for California State Insurance Commissioner."

State Assembly Speaker
Anthony Rendon
"With so much uncertainty coming from Washington, D.C., it's absolutely vital that we have a proven leader serving as our next State Insurance Commissioner. That's why I'm thrilled to endorse Senator Ricardo Lara. He has built up a dynamic reputation as a change-maker, a fighter, a coalition-builder and as someone who knows how to create movements that lead to positive and meaningful reforms that improve peoples' lives. Ricardo Lara is highly qualified and well-prepared to serve our state's consumers. He's the best choice for the job."

U.S. Congresswoman
and State Assembly Speaker Emeritus
Karen Bass
"As someone who has known Ricardo for years, I've seen his dedication to improving people's lives firsthand.  Throughout his career, Ricardo has taken the lead on many challenging issues confronting Californians, including addressing universal healthcare, defending immigrant communities, and enacting seminal environmental protections. As Insurance Commissioner, I know the he’ll take on predatory insurance companies and stand with consumers, working people, and other vulnerable communities. He'll be an outstanding Insurance Commissioner for California and I’m proud to endorse him.”

U.S. Congresswoman
Julia Brownley
"I'm pleased to endorse Senator Ricardo Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner. He's been a fierce progressive, leading the charge on a range of policies, from healthcare for all to immigrant rights to women's rights to environmental justice causes and more. I know he'll be an exceptional leader for all Californians as our state's next Insurance Commissioner."

State Assembly Speaker Emeritus
and State Senator
Toni Atkins
"I'm extremely pleased to announce my strong support of Senator Ricardo Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner. I've seen him in action in the legislature and know that he's up to the task. Ricardo is not only battle-tested and deeply progressive, but I'm fully confident that he will be a formidable and unyielding protector of California's consumers. We need him as our next State Insurance Commissioner."

U.S. Secretary of Labor (Ret.)
and L.A. County Supervisor
Hilda Solis
"I’m pleased to endorse Ricardo Lara. His experience, effectiveness and passion for enacting positive change that protects consumers, patients, immigrants and working families is precisely what we need in our next California State Insurance Commissioner."

U.S. Congresswoman (Ret.)
and L.A. County Supervisor
Janice Hahn
“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.”

California Faculty Association
"Senator Lara is an invaluable ally to CSU faculty and students. During his time in the State Legislature, he has been an unwavering champion for working families fighting for decent wages and benefits, as well as an advocate for expanding access to quality, affordable higher education for all California students, including the undocumented. The California Faculty Association is proud to stand with Senator Lara, and we know we can count on him to protect consumers, workers, and patients as our next State Insurance Commissioner.”

State Assemblymember
Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
"Ricardo Lara is not only highly qualified to serve as Insurance Commissioner, but he's the embodiment of what a warrior for consumers ought to be. From working to advance healthcare for all to protecting immigrants and vulnerable communities, Ricardo has always put people first. I'm very proud to announce my support of his campaign."

Sacramento Mayor
and former State Senate President pro Tempore
Darrell Steingberg
"Ricardo Lara has long been an inspiring leader to so many. He's a rock-solid progressive who has proven his credentials time and again, delivering on immigrant rights laws, increasing the state's minimum wage, combatting climate change, protecting workers' rights and making college more accessible to people of all socio -economic backgrounds. I'm proud to endorse Senator Ricard Lara because I know he'll be a champion for all Californians as our state's next Insurance Commissioner."

Long Beach Mayor
Robert Garcia
"Given the unprecedented instability coming from Washington, D.C., it's critically important that California's next Insurance Commissioner is an innovator, someone who has a proven record of problem-solving, and also who has experience with developing and executing on smart public policy on a range of key issues. I firmly believe that State Senator Ricardo Lara is the best choice for Insurance Commissioner. He's long been recognized as a dynamic lawmaker, as well as a leader who stands up for consumers, working people, immigrants, children and families, the poor and the middle class. I'm with Ricardo 100%."

California Democratic Party
First Vice Chair
Alex Rooker
"Ricardo Lara is a progressive icon in our state. He's been a statewide leader pushing for single-payer healthcare, immigrants' rights, a war against climate change, safeguards for working families, more good paying jobs and protections for consumers. He's proven himself as someone that people from every corner of California can count on to deliver bold and transformative leadership. I'm extremely proud to endorse him."