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Endorsements

The 2024 Shatter PAC endorsement process for the primary election is now closed.

The general election application process will open on July 1, 2024. Email shatterpac@gmail.com to request an application for endorsement.

2024 Endorsed Candidates

“It’s an honor to be endorsed yet again by an organization dedicated to improving women’s lives and defending women’s rights through representative government. Your work to get women into the rooms where decisions are made is making a difference on the Central Coast, and I’m proud to be part of it.” Susan Funk San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor District 5 Candidate

“It’s an honor to be endorsed yet again by an organization dedicated to improving women’s lives and defending women’s rights through representative government. Your work to get women into the rooms where decisions are made is making a difference on the Central Coast, and I’m proud to be part of it.”

Susan Funk
San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor District 5 Candidate



“Thank you, Shatter PAC, for your support of me and my campaign! It is a true honor to be a Shatter PAC endorsed candidate, and join the ranks of the many fearless women who are fighting for reproductive, social, economic and environmental justice and equity who have also been endorsed. As a first-generation college student and a new mom, I understand the challenges we collectively face and will fight for women and families in the Legislature. Thank you for standing with me in this fight!” Paula Villescaz California State Assembly District 6 Candidate

“Thank you, Shatter PAC, for your support of me and my campaign! It is a true honor to be a Shatter PAC endorsed candidate, and join the ranks of the many fearless women who are fighting for reproductive, social, economic and environmental justice and equity who have also been endorsed. As a first-generation college student and a new mom, I understand the challenges we collectively face and will fight for women and families in the Legislature. Thank you for standing with me in this fight!”

Paula Villescaz
California State Assembly District 6 Candidate

"Thank you, Shatter PAC, for putting your trust in me. As a councilmember, teacher, and mom I am proud to have the support of Shatter PAC – an organization working to shatter glass ceilings and open doors. Together we will make great change, and open up opportunities, for people across AD30 and all of California.Thank you, Shatter PAC, for putting your trust in me. As a councilmember, teacher, and mom I am proud to have the support of Shatter PAC – an organization working to shatter glass ceilings and open doors. Together we will make great change, and open up opportunities, for people across AD30 and all of California." Dawn Addis 2022 Re-endorsed CandidateCalifornia State Assembly District 30 Candidate

“Thank you, Shatter PAC, for putting your trust in me. As a councilmember, teacher, and mom I am proud to have the support of Shatter PAC – an organization working to shatter glass ceilings and open doors. Together we will make great change, and open up opportunities, for people across AD30 and all of California.Thank you, Shatter PAC, for putting your trust in me. As a councilmember, teacher, and mom I am proud to have the support of Shatter PAC – an organization working to shatter glass ceilings and open doors. Together we will make great change, and open up opportunities, for people across AD30 and all of California.”

Dawn Addis
2022 Re-endorsed Candidate
California State Assembly District 30 Candidate

“The support of Shatter PAC makes the journey of running for office that much easier! Thank you for believing in my vision for Monterey County and for helping our campaign win on Election Day. There is so much at stake without women on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. Your endorsement and support will help ensure that at least 30% of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors continues to be women. That is a win for all Monterey County residents. I cannot thank you enough. Onward to victory!” Kate Daniels Monterey County Supervisor District 5 Candidate

“The support of Shatter PAC makes the journey of running for office that much easier! Thank you for believing in my vision for Monterey County and for helping our campaign win on Election Day. There is so much at stake without women on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. Your endorsement and support will help ensure that at least 30% of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors continues to be women. That is a win for all Monterey County residents. I cannot thank you enough. Onward to victory!”

Kate Daniels
Monterey County Supervisor District 5 Candidate

“I am honored to have the support of Shatter PAC, an organization committed to candidates like me who are shattering glass ceilings and opening doors. As a mom, law school professor, and lifelong champion of teachers and public schools, I am committed to academic excellence, safe schools and youth well-being, equity, and good governance. School board trustees are the only locally elected officials chosen solely to represent the interests of children. Thank you, Shatter PAC, for recognizing me as a trusted leader for kids.“ Erica Flores Baltodano San Luis Coastal Unified School DistrictTrustee Area 6 Candidate

“I am honored to have the support of Shatter PAC, an organization committed to candidates like me who are shattering glass ceilings and opening doors. As a mom, law school professor, and lifelong champion of teachers and public schools, I am committed to academic excellence, safe schools and youth well-being, equity, and good governance. School board trustees are the only locally elected officials chosen solely to represent the interests of children. Thank you, Shatter PAC, for recognizing me as a trusted leader for kids.“

Erica Flores Baltodano
San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Trustee Area 6 Candidate

“Shatter PAC’s endorsement is more than a political nod; it is encouragement for women candidates to joyfully lean into their passions and leadership and make a positive difference now, for the children, for each other and for the planet. This endorsement greatly inspires me and I am honored to pursue our collective goals.” Dawn Addis 2022 Re-endorsed Candidate California State Assembly District 30 Candidate

“Shatter PAC’s endorsement is more than a political nod; it is encouragement for women candidates to joyfully lean into their passions and leadership and make a positive difference now, for the children, for each other and for the planet. This endorsement greatly inspires me and I am honored to pursue our collective goals.”

Dawn Addis
2022 Re-endorsed Candidate
California State Assembly District 30 Candidate

“I am honored to be endorsed by Shatter PAC and to be included in the amazing set of candidates for office they are endorsing! The endorsement process was tremendously inspiring with the ability to hear directly from the women in the political trenches!” Joan Hartmann Santa Barbara County Supervisor District 3 Candidate for Re-Election

“I am honored to be endorsed by Shatter PAC and to be included in the amazing set of candidates for office they are endorsing! The endorsement process was tremendously inspiring with the ability to hear directly from the women in the political trenches!”

Joan Hartmann
Santa Barbara County Supervisor District 3 Candidate for Re-Election

This endorsement means a great deal to me. I have spent years helping local women run for office and I am humbled and honored to be supported in my run for State Assembly. I believe it is our responsibility to create policies that provide equal opportunity for everyone and this includes gender equity in the state legislature. My campaign helps bring us one step closer to that equity. I will fight to ensure women have equal rights including protecting safe and legal abortion services and contraception, access to health care, workplace safety, domestic violence policies and equal pay for equal work.” Gail Pellerin 2022 Re-endorsed Candidate California State Assembly District 28 Candidate

This endorsement means a great deal to me. I have spent years helping local women run for office and I am humbled and honored to be supported in my run for State Assembly. I believe it is our responsibility to create policies that provide equal opportunity for everyone and this includes gender equity in the state legislature. My campaign helps bring us one step closer to that equity. I will fight to ensure women have equal rights including protecting safe and legal abortion services and contraception, access to health care, workplace safety, domestic violence policies and equal pay for equal work.”

Gail Pellerin
2022 Re-endorsed Candidate
California State Assembly District 28 Candidate

2022 Endorsed Candidates

Christy Holstege California State Assembly District 47 Candidate
Christy Holstege
California State Assembly District 47 Candidate

“It’s an honor to be endorsed by Shatter PAC, who advocates for women. The need for childcare, reproductive freedom, and economic prosperity is vital to many women locally and nationally. I’m proud to be endorsed by an organization that continues to fight for the issues that most affect women.” Erica A. Stewart San Luis Obispo Mayor Candidate

“It’s an honor to be endorsed by Shatter PAC, who advocates for women. The need for childcare, reproductive freedom, and economic prosperity is vital to many women locally and nationally. I’m proud to be endorsed by an organization that continues to fight for the issues that most affect women.”

Erica A. Stewart
San Luis Obispo Mayor Candidate

“I firmly believe that Empowered Women Empower Women and women’s voices have been under-represented in public office for way too long. If women support each other, we can make our communities better for everyone. Thank you Shatter PAC, for supporting my campaign. I can’t tell you what it means to me!”” Michelle Shoresman San Luis Obispo City Council Candidate

“I firmly believe that Empowered Women Empower Women and women’s voices have been under-represented in public office for way too long. If women support each other, we can make our communities better for everyone. Thank you Shatter PAC, for supporting my campaign. I can’t tell you what it means to me!””

Michelle Shoresman
San Luis Obispo City Council Candidate

“I am so proud to be endorsed by Shatter PAC. Since its founding in 1849, the Sacramento City Council has only had 14 women elected. Sacramento needs more bold, progressive women to lift up issues of housing, health, safety, environmental justice, and more.” Karina Talamantes Sacramento City Council Candidate

“I am so proud to be endorsed by Shatter PAC. Since its founding in 1849, the Sacramento City Council has only had 14 women elected. Sacramento needs more bold, progressive women to lift up issues of housing, health, safety, environmental justice, and more.”

Karina Talamantes
Sacramento City Council Candidate

“I love that I am part of a community of fearless women leaders, dedicated to making a difference. I am grateful for your support and endorsement of my campaign for School Board Trustee of Atascadero Unified School District. Thank you Shatter PAC!” Tracy Ellis-Weit Atascadero Unified School Board Candidate

“I love that I am part of a community of fearless women leaders, dedicated to making a difference. I am grateful for your support and endorsement of my campaign for School Board Trustee of Atascadero Unified School District. Thank you Shatter PAC!”

Tracy Ellis-Weit
Atascadero Unified School Board Candidate

“I am honored to be endorsed by Shatter PAC, an organization that empowers and uplifts women who are working to achieve social justice and equity in our communities. Our local elected officials should represent the diverse community of the Central Coast, and I am humbled by the opportunity to represent District 4 on the Cuesta College Board of Trustees.” Adrienne Garcia-Specht Cuesta College Board Candidate

“I am honored to be endorsed by Shatter PAC, an organization that empowers and uplifts women who are working to achieve social justice and equity in our communities. Our local elected officials should represent the diverse community of the Central Coast, and I am humbled by the opportunity to represent District 4 on the Cuesta College Board of Trustees.”

Adrienne Garcia-Specht
Cuesta College Board Candidate

“Shatter PAC is the first of its kind in SLO County, supporting women running for office and working for a positive and just future. I am honored to be among the initial group of women to receive their endorsement.” Jen Ford Morro Bay City Council Candidate

“Shatter PAC is the first of its kind in SLO County, supporting women running for office and working for a positive and just future. I am honored to be among the initial group of women to receive their endorsement.”

Jen Ford
Morro Bay City Council Candidate

“It means so much to me to have Shatter Pac’s support for my race for California State Assembly. When women lead, communities succeed. When we achieve gender parity and elect progressive women in all our places of power, we will see policies that reflect the urgent needs of our communities, especially working class South LA communities of color like mine that have been historically left behind. Let’s shatter every glass ceiling possible.” Fatima Iqbal-Zubair California State Assembly District 65 Candidate

“It means so much to me to have Shatter Pac’s support for my race for California State Assembly. When women lead, communities succeed. When we achieve gender parity and elect progressive women in all our places of power, we will see policies that reflect the urgent needs of our communities, especially working class South LA communities of color like mine that have been historically left behind. Let’s shatter every glass ceiling possible.”

Fatima Iqbal-Zubair
California State Assembly District 65 Candidate

“Shatter PAC!! Supporting women running for elected office and shattering barriers to those who follow. I am so very honored and thankful to have the Shatter PAC endorsement and to help carry forward the mission!” Karen Bright Grover Beach Mayor Candidate

“Shatter PAC!! Supporting women running for elected office and shattering barriers to those who follow. I am so very honored and thankful to have the Shatter PAC endorsement and to help carry forward the mission!”

Karen Bright
Grover Beach Mayor Candidate

“Thank you, Shatter PAC, for your endorsement, and for your mission. It is a huge honor to have this encouragement and support from likeminded community leaders who are passionate about electing women to public office who can shatter glass ceilings and open doors. Our communities need leaders at all levels who aren’t afraid to work together to build a better future for all of us.” Susan Funk Atascadero City Council Candidate

“Thank you, Shatter PAC, for your endorsement, and for your mission. It is a huge honor to have this encouragement and support from likeminded community leaders who are passionate about electing women to public office who can shatter glass ceilings and open doors. Our communities need leaders at all levels who aren’t afraid to work together to build a better future for all of us.”

Susan Funk
Atascadero City Council Candidate

“When we consider our local elected leaders, what we see is a serious lack of representation that stands as a glaring mismatch to Sacramento’s communities – to date only 14 women have served on Sacramento’s City Council since the city was incorporated 171 years ago. I am honored to be endorsed by Shatter PAC, an organization dedicated to creating a community of women leaders who break barriers, and a diverse group of local women leaders, who also seek to create transformative social change for our community every day. I am ready to get to work for this city, uplifting all community voices.” Caity Maple Sacramento City Council Candidate

“When we consider our local elected leaders, what we see is a serious lack of representation that stands as a glaring mismatch to Sacramento’s communities – to date only 14 women have served on Sacramento’s City Council since the city was incorporated 171 years ago. I am honored to be endorsed by Shatter PAC, an organization dedicated to creating a community of women leaders who break barriers, and a diverse group of local women leaders, who also seek to create transformative social change for our community every day. I am ready to get to work for this city, uplifting all community voices.”

Caity Maple
Sacramento City Council Candidate

“This is the first time I have ever run for public office. It can feel isolating and the pressures can feel insurmountable at times. Shatter PAC has brought women into my life who are in every phase of the campaign process. It is like a sisterhood of support and inspiration that I am so humbled to be a part of. Thank you so much for building me and other women up! ¡Si se puede!” Adelita Hiteshew Paso Robles Joint Unified School Board Candidate

“This is the first time I have ever run for public office. It can feel isolating and the pressures can feel insurmountable at times. Shatter PAC has brought women into my life who are in every phase of the campaign process. It is like a sisterhood of support and inspiration that I am so humbled to be a part of. Thank you so much for building me and other women up! ¡Si se puede!”

Adelita Hiteshew
Paso Robles Joint Unified School
Board Candidate

“As a career educator, I am keenly aware of how the school board’s decisions profoundly impact students and their families, as well as our community. As a school board member, I will advocate relentlessly on behalf of the academic success of all students, believing that all children deserve the chance to receive a high-quality education that will prepare them for a successful future. Every student deserves the opportunity to thrive.” Roxana Maldonadot Lucia Mar School Board Candidate

“As a career educator, I am keenly aware of how the school board’s decisions profoundly impact students and their families, as well as our community. As a school board member, I will advocate relentlessly on behalf of the academic success of all students, believing that all children deserve the chance to receive a high-quality education that will prepare them for a successful future. Every student deserves the opportunity to thrive.”

Roxana Maldonadot
Lucia Mar School Board Candidate

“I am honored to have the support of ShatterPAC and I look forward to shattering yet another glass ceiling on November 8th to become the first Latina elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors.” Kim Bernice Nguyen Orange County Board of Supervisors District 2 Candidate

“I am honored to have the support of ShatterPAC and I look forward to shattering yet another glass ceiling on November 8th to become the first Latina elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors.”

Kim Bernice Nguyen
Orange County Board of Supervisors District 2 Candidate

“I am focused on helping families, neighborhoods, and our community. As a city council member, I will prioritize concrete projects that will improve the quality of life for all people in SLO including child care, improving transit, and a focus on head of household jobs.” Emily Francis San Luis Obispo City Council Candidate

“I am focused on helping families, neighborhoods, and our community. As a city council member, I will prioritize concrete projects that will improve the quality of life for all people in SLO including child care, improving transit, and a focus on head of household jobs.”

Emily Francis
San Luis Obispo City Council Candidate

“I’m so proud to have the support of Shatter PAC. They are doing transformative work to support women who are fighting to demand a seat at the table on the Central Coast. I am running to be a responsive and effective City Council member for the City of Goleta who will champion equality, our environment, and working families. I’ll be the first Latina and first woman elected to the Goleta City Council in the last 12 years. Women deserve to be in all places where decisions are being made. The support from Shatter PAC will help make this a reality.” Luz Reyes-Martin Goleta City Council Candidate

“I’m so proud to have the support of Shatter PAC. They are doing transformative work to support women who are fighting to demand a seat at the table on the Central Coast. I am running to be a responsive and effective City Council member for the City of Goleta who will champion equality, our environment, and working families. I’ll be the first Latina and first woman elected to the Goleta City Council in the last 12 years. Women deserve to be in all places where decisions are being made. The support from Shatter PAC will help make this a reality.”

Luz Reyes-Martin
Goleta City Council Candidate

“I am honored to have Shatter PAC’s endorsement and support. Thank you for understanding that school board elections matter. Representation also matters and I’m committed to helping to get more women, people of color, and LGTBQ individuals elected and serving in leadership positions.” Vy Pierce Atascadero Unified School Board Candidate

“I am honored to have Shatter PAC’s endorsement and support. Thank you for understanding that school board elections matter. Representation also matters and I’m committed to helping to get more women, people of color, and LGTBQ individuals elected and serving in leadership positions.”

Vy Pierce
Atascadero Unified School Board Candidate

“When we plant deep roots in quality education, strong trees branch out into our communities.” Sondra Williams Paso Robles Joint Unified School Board Candidate

“When we plant deep roots in quality education, strong trees branch out into our communities.”

Sondra Williams
Paso Robles Joint Unified School Board Candidate

“Professionalism, experience, character, communication skills, and a passionate commitment to public schools are critical qualifications for public service as a school board trustee. I have a proven track record in service to the students, educators, and community in the Lucia Mar district. I would be grateful for your vote on November 8th.” Donna Kandel Lucia Mar School Board Candidate

“Professionalism, experience, character, communication skills, and a passionate commitment to public schools are critical qualifications for public service as a school board trustee. I have a proven track record in service to the students, educators, and community in the Lucia Mar district. I would be grateful for your vote on November 8th.”

Donna Kandel
Lucia Mar School Board Candidate

“Shatter PAC is the first of its kind in SLO County, supporting women running for office and working for a positive and just future. I am honored to be among the initial group of women to receive their endorsement.” Erin Childs Superior Court Judge of San Luis Obispo County Candidate

“Shatter PAC is the first of its kind in SLO County, supporting women running for office and working for a positive and just future. I am honored to be among the initial group of women to receive their endorsement.”

Erin Childs
Superior Court Judge of
San Luis Obispo County Candidate