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Elected Officials Endorse Umberg for State Senate


GARDEN GROVE, CA- Sept 5, 2018- Former Assemblyman, small business owner, and Retired Army Colonel, Tom Umberg announced the endorsement of over 20 state and local elected officials in his campaign for State Senate in California’s 34th district.  

“I am proud to endorse Tom Umberg for State Senate.” said Valarie Amezcua, President of Santa Ana Unified School District. “Tom has been active in our community for more than 30 years and understands what Santa Ana families need to succeed. I trust him to advocate for our students in Sacramento and bring us the resources for our schools to thrive.”  

“Tom will be an excellent State Senator,” said Kris Beard, City of Garden Grove Mayor Pro-Tem. “As a small business owner and former Assemblyman, Tom has the experience and know how to help our local economy thrive. I trust him to do the right thing on behalf of our community.”  

The local endorsements being rolled out by the campaign include:


  •                  Suzie Price, Long Beach City Council Member
  • Claudia Alvarez, Rancho Santiago Community College Trustee
  • Al Jabbar, Anaheim Union High School District, Board Member
  • John Hanna, Rancho Santiago Community College Trustee
  • Lorraine Prinsky, Coast Community College Trustee
  • Jerry Patterson, Coast Community College Trustee
  • John Palacio, Santa Ana Unified District, Board member
  • Penny Loomer, Westminster School District, Board Member
  • Valerie Amezcua, Santa Ana Unified District, Board Member, President
  • Doug Otto, Long Beach Community College Trustee
  • Kim Nguyen, Garden Grove City Councilmember
  • Gina Clayton-Tarvin, Ocean View School District, Trustee, Clerk
  • Jill Hardy, Huntington Beach City Councilmember
  • Jim Moreno, Coast Community College Trustee
  • Zeke Hernandez, Rancho Santiago Community College Trustee
  • David Robert “D.R.” Heywood, Anaheim Elementary School District, Board Member
  • Jeff Cole, Anaheim Elementary School District, Board Member
  • Annemarie Trejo, Anaheim Union High School District
  • Jose Solorio, Santa Ana City Councilmember
  • Larry Labrado, Rancho Santiago Community College Trustee
  • Alfonso Alvarez, Santa Ana Unified School District, Trustee, Clerk
  • Nelida Mendoza, Rancho Santiago Community College Trustee, President
  • Kris Beard, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Garden Grove
  • Barbara Dunsheath, North Orange County Community College Board, President

Said Umberg, “I am honored and humbled to have the support of so many wonderful community leaders, some of whom represent the next generation of leadership and some of whom have been friends for decades. With their help I am confident we can win this race and flip the 34th district.”  

For more information on Umberg’s campaign and a full list of endorsements please visit