California State Senator Ricardo Lara

“I’m totally committed to his return to the legislature.  I had the opportunity to first meet Steven he was a councilmember in the city of Gardena and I was staffer for the late Assemblymember Marco Firebaugh. I saw then our shared commitment for consumers and procurement opportunities for small and minority owned businesses. As Chair of the Utilities and Commerce Committee, Steven championed legislation that protected consumers from unnecessary rate hikes and expanded procurement and contracting opportunities for small, woman and minority owned companies doing business with our major utilities. He will bring that same level of passion and commitment to these issues and more when he joins us in the Senate. I welcome his return.”

Los Angeles City Councilman and President of the Council Herb Wesson

“Steven knows the district and has the experience needed to be just as successful as he was in the Assembly in the Senate.  I’ve had the honor of watching him work both when he was a councilmember in Gardena and then in the Assembly.  He’s a top rate lawmaker who has the rare gift of being able to get laws passed but also to bring people together on issues for the betterment of all Californians.  Steven is exactly the person we need working in Sacramento.  I’m all in for him in 2016.”

California State Senator Darrell Steinberg

“I worked with Steven on some of the toughest issues facing California.  From the worst recession since the Great Depression to our renewable energy portfolio standards, Steven has always been a critical voice and a vote on all of the issues. He has fought for consumer protections for all Californians and been a solid pragmatic voice in the Assembly. Steven will bring a wealth of experience to the Senate and serve all of us well.”

Chair of the California Board of Equalization Jerome Horton         

“I believe that with the support of others, and by the Grace of God, former Assemblyman Steven Bradford will continue to serve this district with thoughtfulness, grace, and compassion as its next Senator and I encourage others to support his efforts.  I believe it is wise for me to complete my journey with the BOE and not seek election to the 35th Senate district.  I am thankful, humbled, and grateful for the broad base of encouragement I received on the federal, state and local levels and very much appreciate my friends in labor and private industry.”

Business Manager of IBEW Local 11 Marvin Kropke

“Steven Bradford is the product of a union family.  Mr. Bradford brings to this important office and district firsthand knowledge of the real struggles facing middle class working families. With his business and job-creation experience added to his values, work ethic and proven ability to get things done in Sacramento, we are ensured that Steven can hit the ground running in the Senate. That’s exactly what California needs in a State Senator.”

Executive Vice President of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles Jim Clarke

“We are pleased to announce our strong support for Steven Bradford and his campaign for the California State Senate.  As a member of the State Assembly, Steven developed a great knowledge of the rental housing industry and a close relationship with our members. We know Steven Bradford will make an outstanding State Senator for the 35th district.”

 California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

“Steven Bradford is a great friend and a committed and compassionate servant of the public.  As a lawmaker, he’s been an outspoken champion for working people, civil rights, clean energy and our underserved communities – and, as a Senator, he’ll fight to ensure that every Californian has the opportunity to succeed.”

Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey

“I unconditionally support Steven Bradford as Torrance’s next senator of 35th senate district.  I know Steven’s work as a councilmember in Gardena and as an Assemblymember. He knows the district and I know he’ll be a champion of the South Bay in Sacramento.”

Director of PORAC’s Los Angeles South Chapter Marshall McClain

“Steven Bradford has always been a strong law enforcement advocate.  Bradford has consistently championed legislation to strengthen public safety in California.  It was his bill that placed the Los Angeles Airport Police under Penal Code 830.1 granting our officers with the same authority as the Los Angeles Port Police and other airport police agencies.”

California State Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

“I’m happy to lend my name and support to Steve Bradford for senate. I’ve known Steve pretty much my entire life and there is no doubt that he is committed to the business of public service. He is a tireless worker that has always put his constituents and community that he serves first. In the Assembly, where we served together, he authored numerous legislation that has improved the lives of all Californians from the 3-foot bike safety law to funding for solar for low-income residents. I assure you he will bring that same level of innovativeness and hard work to his policy making in the senate. He has earned my support and the vote of the people of the 35th SD.”

California Legislative Black Caucus Chair Reggie Jones-Sawyer

“The California Legislative Black Caucus is proud to announce our endorsement of Steven Bradford for State Senate District 35. Steven’s deep passion for improving the quality of life for California’s residents, his broad experience as a local and state elected leader, as well as his unrelenting determination to get things done for his constituents all make him well prepared to serve in the State Senate. We are excited to support his campaign.”

California State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins

“I’m thrilled to support my former colleague Steven Bradford in his race for the State Senate. During our service together in the Assembly I knew I could always count on Steven to do what was right for his constituents and for all the people of California. His dedication is reflected in his dogged efforts to pass meaningful legislation to help lift people out of poverty, create jobs and protect the middle class. Steven understands the importance of building coalitions and working with all people to create a better life for Californians. I have no doubt he will bring that same spirit and success to the Senate.”

California State Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez

“I’m excited to add my name to the growing list of endorsers and former colleagues supporting Steven.  I had the opportunity to serve and work up close with Steven during our tenure in the Assembly. I saw firsthand his commitment to not only to his job, but also to the people of California. It was because of his strong work ethic that while Speaker I appointed him to Chair two key committees in the legislature, Utilities and Commerce and the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color. He will bring that same commitment and work experience to the Senate. He is a true public servant and will do a fine job when he returns to the Legislature.”

California State Senator Carol Liu

“I am very excited at Steven Bradford’s candidacy for the State Senate.  He was one of the most effective lawmakers while he served in the State Assembly.  Steven has a solid record accomplishment as an elected official at the local and State levels.  He has exceptional record of community leadership and public service that speaks for itself and he’d make a great addition to the Senate.”

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin

“I am excited to stand with Steven Bradford in his campaign for State Senate. Like me, Steve is committed to transparency, efficiency and accountability in government. I know he’ll make an outstanding State Senator for the 35th District.”

Eric Bauman, Chairman, Los Angeles County Democratic Party

“Steve Bradford values the ideals that the Democratic Party stands for: equality, taking care of disadvantaged communities, combatting poverty, expanding the middle class, protections for working families, and making sure everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream. Much of his life’s work as a local and state elected leader reflects the Democratic Party’s platform and our Party’s goals for a fair and just society. For these reasons and countless others, I am pleased to give Steve Bradford my wholehearted support in his campaign for State Senate District 35.”