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"As a resident of the district and former Councilmember for the same seat he now holds, I know Chris’s drive, values, and willingness to listen will make him a thoughtful and productive Assemblymember, and I am proud to endorse him for the 78th District in the State Assembly."

— Hon. Toni Atkins
Senate President pro tempore


"Chris Ward will be a champion for the 78th Assembly District and help move bold, progressive efforts in the legislature to keep California leading on climate change, economic equality, support for working families, and civil rights. I know he will be a strong addition to San Diego’s delegation and am proud to endorse him for the upcoming election."

— Hon. lorena Gonzalez
state Assemblymember


“Chris Ward has been serving our communities for over 20 years and will continue his tradition of working, listening to the district, and acting as a strong representative voice for all of us. I am proud to endorse him for the State Assembly, 78th District.”

— Hon. Todd Gloria
state Assemblymember


"Imperial Beach is on the front lines of the climate change and pollution crisis. We need experienced champions of the environment at all levels of government. Imperial Beach needs Chris Ward in the Assembly, because we know he will fight for the resources we need from the capitol to clean up this mess and protect our neighborhoods."

— Hon. serge dedina
Mayor of imperial beach



California Legislative LGBT Caucus

Equality California

California League of Conservation Voters

SEIU California

United Nurses Association of California (UNAC)

American Federation of Teachers, Local 1931

California Federation of Teachers.

San Diego Construction and Building Trades Council

Laborers International Union, Local 89

IBEW Local 569

San Diego Police Officers Association

San Diego Firefighters, Local 145

California Professional Firefighters

San Diego Municipal Employees Association

National Electrical Contractors Association


United Domestic Workers of America / AFSCME 3930

Consumer Attorneys of California

San Diego Municipal Employees Association

Plumbers and Pipefitters UA, Local 230

Professional Engineers in CA Government

California Association of Psychiatric Technicians

California Association of Professional Scientists

Association of California State Supervisors

YIMBY Democrats of San Diego

MLK Democratic Club of San Diego County

San Diego Democrats for Environmental Action

San Diego Democrats for Equality

San Diego County Young Democrats

University City Democratic Club

Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club

Elected officials

Hon. Todd Gloria, Assemblymember, 78th District

Hon. Toni Atkins, State Senate President Pro Tempore, 39th District

Hon. Lorena Gonzalez, Assemblymember, 80th District

Hon. Dr. Shirley Weber, Assemblymember, 79th District

Hon. Brian Maienschein, Assemblymember, 77th District

Hon. Tasha Boerner-Horvath, Assemblymember, 76th District

Hon. John A. Pérez, Assembly Speaker (ret.)

Hon. Ricardo Lara, CA Insurance Commissioner

Hon. Fiona Ma, CA State Treasurer

Hon. Ben Hueso, State Senator, 40th District

Hon. Marty Block, State Senator (ret.)

Hon. Christine Kehoe, State Senator (ret.)

Hon. Juan Vargas, Member of Congress, 51st District

Hon. Susan Davis, Member of Congress, 53rd District

Hon. Mike Levin, Member of Congress, 49th District

Hon. Nathan Fletcher, San Diego County Supervisor

Hon. Mara W. Elliott, San Diego City Attorney

Hon. Georgette Gómez, San Diego City Council President

Hon. Dr. Jennifer Campbell, San Diego City Councilmember

Hon. Monica Montgomery, San Diego City Councilmember

Hon. Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, National City Mayor

Hon. Mary Salas, Chula Vista Mayor

Hon. Catherine Blakespear, Encinitas Mayor

Hon. Serge Dedina, Imperial Beach Mayor

Hon. Mark West, Imperial Beach Mayor Pro Tem

Hon. Paloma Aguirre, Imperial Beach Councilmember

Hon. Colin Parent, La Mesa Councilmember

Hon. Akilah Weber, La Mesa Councilmember

Hon. Whitney Benzian, Coronado Councilmember

Hon. Cori Schumacher, Carlsbad Councilmember

Hon. Priya Patel, Carlsbad Councilmember

Hon. Donna Frye, San Diego City Councilmember (ret.)

Hon. Marti Emerald, San Diego City Councilmember (ret.)

Hon. Maria Nieto Senour, San Diego Community College District Trustee

Hon. Sean Elo, San Diego Community College District Trustee

Hon. Craig Milgrim, San Diego Community College District Trustee

Hon. Bernie Rhinerson, San Diego Community College District Trustee


Jess Durfee, former San Diego County Democratic Party Chair

Francine Busbee, former San Diego County Democratic Party Chair

Nicole Capretz

Gil Cabrera

Chuck Abdelnour

Terry Abrams

Moises G. Aguirre

Patrick J. Ambrosio

Pedro Anaya Jr.

Dr. Peter Andersen

Paola Avila

Jay Bariuan

Ernesto A. Barrera

Ira Bauer-Spector

Larry Baza

Livia Beaudin

Jeff Benesch

Eve Benton

Benita Berkson

Greg Bolian

Cheryl Brierton

Daniel P. Brogowski

Rick Cassar

Cynthia Chou

MaryBeth Chruden

Marge Cole

Stephen Cushman

Kevin E. Davis

David Dolgen

Ellen Dolgen

Drew Ector

Newt Ferris

Tom Fox

Ian Fusselman

Sunday Gover

Vicki Granowitz

Elaine Graybill

Susan Guinn

Sally Guza

Steward Halpern

Sherman Harmer

Robert G. Haskell

Anne Haule

Lesa Heebner

Karen Heumann

Jeannie Hine

Pamela Ison

Brad Jacobsen

Paul Jamason

Michael Jensen

Bill Kelly

Bob Kevane

Judy Ki

Mike Kirkeby

John Lockhart

Alan LoFaso

Edwin Lohr

Mary Lydon

Gail Mackler

Rena Marrocco

Mary M. McKenzie

Gaspar Luna Oliveira

Brian Polejes

Jane Potter

Marilyn Riley

Andrew Rosenberg

Gary Rotto

Richard Sager

Ramla Sahid

James Silverwood

Fern Steiner

Mike Stepner

Todd Stevens

David Swarens

James J. Tarbox

Luke Terpstra

Jay Turner

Bill Walton

David Watson

Brett Weise

Ken Williams

Elaine Wilson

Mark Zangrando

James D. Zevely