Smith Wins Major Endorsement From Congresswoman Brownley

Jan 17, 2018
Endorsement from Congress Member Julia Brownley Illustrates Newhall School Board Member Christy Smith’s Expansive, Growing Roster of Support in AD­38 Rematch
SANTA CLARITA, CA --­ Solidifying more pivotal support as she campaigns for California State Assembly District 38, today Newhall School Board Member Christy Smith secured the coveted endorsement of Congress Member Julia Brownley. Congress Member Brownley joins fellow Southern California Congress Members Karen Bass, Brad Sherman and Jimmy Gomez in backing Smith’s rematch bid.Congresswoman Brownley released the following statement:

“I am proud to endorse Christy Smith for State Assembly. She is a smart, tenacious and dedicated public servant and community leader. I know that Christy will bring an unrelenting resolve to Sacramento that’s laser focused on better schools, more good paying jobs and safer neighborhoods. Christy has been the shining example of integrity and selflessness throughout her successful career in our education system and I know she’ll be a strong and bold leader for the people of the 38th District.”

Congresswoman Brownley is just the latest endorsement for Smith in a blaze of momentum that has not slowed down since she launched her campaign. Brownley joins numerous other organizations and leaders in supporting Smith including:


California Faculty Association
California Federation of Teachers
California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus
National Organization for Women (NOW) California Chapter
San Fernando Valley Chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC)
Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley
North Valley Democratic Club
Simi Valley Democratic Club
Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats
Moorpark College Democrats
State Building and Construction Trades Council of California
Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council
United Association (UA) Pipe Trades Local 250
United Association (UA) Pipe Trades Local 761
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 40
Laborers (LiUNA) Local 300
Teamsters Joint Council 42
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
California State Council Communications Workers of America Southern California Council (CWA)

Elected and Community Leaders

U.S. Congresswoman and State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass
U.S. Congressman Jimmy Gomez
U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman
U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley

California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
California State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and U.C. Regent John A. Pérez
California State Controller Betty Yee
California State Treasurer John Chiang
California Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
State Senator Ben Allen
State Senator Henry Stern
State Senator Fran Pavley (Ret.)
State Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Gipson
State Assembly Member Cristina Garcia
State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
State Assembly Member Laura Friedman
State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
Sandra Fluke, Women's Rights Activist
Ventura County Democratic Party Chair John Griffin
Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel (Ret.)

Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle (Ret.)
Los Angeles City Council Member Nury Martinez
Los Angeles City Council Member Joe Buscaino
Fresno Mayor Karen Humphrey (Ret.)
Bryan Caforio, 2016 Democratic Congressional Candidate CA25, Santa Clarita
Lisa Caforio, Santa Clarita
Jeri Boyd, Santa Clarita
Kristi Harn, Simi Valley
Seymour Amster, Granada Hills
Nathan Bousfield, SCV Young Democrats,Recording Secretary*, Santa Clarita
Krisna Crawford-Velasco, Chicano/Latino Caucus Corresponding Secretary, Granada Hills
Michelle Elmer, AD38 Chair, SFV Young Democrats, DPSFV, Porter Ranch
Stacy Fortner, AD38 Vice Chair, Recording Secretary, Democratic Alliance for Action, Santa Clarita
Diana Love, former CDP Region 9 Director
Philip Germain, Chair, 25Up, SCV Young Democrats, Treasurer*, Santa Clarita
Evan Koplin, Santa Clarita
CeCe Koplin, CADEM E-Board AD38, Santa Clarita
Michael Kulka, 25Up, DPSFV Vice Chair*, Santa Clarita
Andrew Munson, SCV Young Democrats, Santa Clarita
Julie Olsen, DSCC Delegate, Saugus School Board Member*, Santa Clarita
Lynne Plambeck, Santa Clarita
Logan Smith, SCV Young Democrats, Vice President*, Santa Clarita
Patti Sulpizio, Democratic Alliance for Action, President*, Santa Clarita
Andrew Taban, SCV Young Democrat, President*, Santa Clarita
Jeremy Thompson, Santa Clarita
Sondra Harth, Simi Valley Democratic Club, Corresponding Secretary*, Simi Valley
Ryan Valencia, Simi Valley Democratic Club, Recording Secretary*, Simi Valley
Victor Cherdsuriya, Simi Valley Democratic Club, Controller*, Simi Valley
Javad Ayala, Simi Valley
John Casselberry, Simi Valley Democratic Club, Administrative VP*, Simi Valley
Jodie Cooper, Simi Valley Democratic Club, Executive VP*, Simi Valley
Jerry Danielsen, Democratic Alliance for Action, Vice President*, Santa Clarita
Melissa Garcia, Chatsworth
Maria Guerra, Santa Clarita
Hilary Hall Puente, Santa Clarita
Henry Knebel, Santa Clarita
Andrew Lopez, Simi Valley
Bonnie Nikolai, Val Verde
David Ruelas, SCV Young Democrats, Senator*, Santa Clarita
Lysa Simon, North Valley Democratic Club, Vice President*, Granada Hills
Ryan Skolnick, Simi Valley Democratic Club, Simi Valley
Brian Dennert, Simi Valley

Smith, who previously ran in 2016 and shocked political observers across California by making the 38th District competitive for Democrats for the first time in recent memory, raised and spent a significant $1.4 million this past November. She begins the 2018 campaign with over $50,000 in her war chest.

Christy Smith was elected to the Newhall School Board in 2009 and is currently serving as the Board's President. She is active in education advocacy locally and state-wide, previously serving as the Legislative Vice President of the Santa

Clarita Valley Trustees Association and as a delegate to the California School Board Association. Smith lives in Santa Clarita with Phil, her husband of 26 years and their two girls.

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.


Paid for by Christy Smith for Assembly 2018