Congressman Mike Levin Endorses CATHERINE BLAKESPEAR For State Senate!

January 28, 2022

When big news happens in our State Senate campaign, we send out a press release to all media in District 38. But our Congressman Mike Levin’s endorsement of me is something so special that I also wanted to share it with you today!

The tremendous momentum our campaign is experiencing is largely because of friends and supporters like you. I so appreciate your help!


Here’s the press release we sent out today:

Rep. Mike Levin Endorses Catherine Blakespear’s State Senate Campaign

Democratic candidate for Senate District 38, Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, is pleased to share the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Mike Levin for her State Senate Campaign.

“Catherine Blakespear has earned a reputation as an accomplished local leader by getting real results and focusing on bipartisan solutions,” said Congressman Levin. “As Mayor of Encinitas and Chair of SANDAG, Catherine has been a key partner of mine in the fight against climate change, and she will be an even greater champion for us in Sacramento. I’m proud to endorse Catherine for the California State Senate!”

U.S. Rep. Levin is one of more than 100 federal, state and local elected officials who have endorsed Blakespear for State Senate, including California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, U.S. Rep. Scott Peters, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher, along with dozens of labor unions, state legislators, mayors, city councilmembers, and school board members. The full list is below.

Blakespear is the clear frontrunner in the race for Senate District 38, as evidenced by her endorsements, her cash on hand, and her campaign infrastructure.

Mayor Blakespear has received over 100 powerful endorsements from across the State of California: 

  • U.S. Congressman Mike Levin
  • SEIU California
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 36
  • United Domestic Workers, AFSCME Local 3930
  • Fund Her
  • Vote Mama
  • Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE)
  • Aliso Niguel Democratic Club
  • Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside (DEMCCO)
  • Oak Tree Democratic Club
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • YIMBY Democrats of San Diego County
  • California State Treasurer Fiona Ma
  • U.S. Congressman Scott Peters
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Anna Caballero
  • State Senator Lena Gonzalez
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Henry Stern
  • Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
  • Assemblymember Richard Bloom
  • Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath
  • Assemblymember Tom Daly
  • Assemblymember Laura Friedman
  • Asseblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • Assemblymember Brian Maienschein
  • Assemblymember Kevin Mullin
  • Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell
  • Assemblymember Luz Rivas
  • Assemblymember Rudy Salas Jr.
  • Assemblymember Chris Ward
  • Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber
  • Former Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez
  • Chair, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher
  • San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer
  • San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas
  • San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria
  • Aliso Viejo Mayor Tiffany Ackley
  • Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas
  • Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara
  • Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr
  • Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina
  • Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez
  • Oceanside Mayor Esther Sanchez
  • National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis
  • Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner
  • Tustin Mayor Letitia Clark
  • San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliot
  • Mayor Pro Tem Of Aliso Viejo Ross Chun
  • Aliso Viejo Councilmember Richard Hurt
  • Carlsbad Councilmember Teresa Acosta
  • Carlsbad Councilmember Peder Norby
  • Chula Vista Councilmember Jill Galvez
  • Chula Vista Councilmember Steve Padilla
  • Dana Point Councilmember Michael Villar
  • Del Mar Deputy Mayor Dwight Worden
  • Del Mar Councilmember Dave Druker
  • Encinitas Deputy Mayor Joe Mosca
  • Encinitas Councilmember Kellie Hinze
  • Encinitas Councilmember Tony Kranz
  • Encinitas Councilmember Joy Lyndes
  • Irvine Councilmember Larry Agran
  • Laguna Woods Councilmember Cynthia Conners
  • La Mesa Councilmember Colin Parent
  • National City Councilmember Marcus Bush
  • San Clemente Mayor Pro Tem Chris Duncan
  • San Diego City Council President Sean Elo-Rivera
  • San Diego Councilmember Dr. Jennifer Campbell
  • San Diego Councilmember Raul Campillo
  • San Diego Councilmember Joe LaCava
  • San Diego Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe
  • San Diego Councilmember Vivian Moreno
  • San Diego Councilmember Marni Von Wilpert
  • San Diego Councilmember Stephen Whitburn
  • San Juan Capistrano Councilmember Sergio Farias
  • Solana Beach Councilmember Jewel Edson
  • Solana Beach Councilmember Kelly Harless
  • Solana Beach Councilmember Dave Zito
  • Vista Councilmember Corinna Contreras
  • Vista Councilmember Katie Melendez
  • Former Del Mar Mayor Ellie Haviland
  • Former Del Mar Mayor Lee Haydu
  • Former Encinitas Mayor Teresa Barth
  • Former San Juan Capistrano Mayor Larry Kramer
  • Former Carlsbad Councilmember Cori Schumacher
  • Former Escondido Councilmember Olga Diaz
  • Former Imperial Beach Councilmember Mark West
  • Former Oceanside Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery
  • Former San Diego Councilmember Georgette Gomez
  • San Diego County Board of Education Vice President Rick Shea
  • Vista Unified School Board President Cipriano Vargas
  • Oceanside Unified School Board Trustee Eric Joyce
  • Carlsbad School Board Trustee Kathy Rallings
  • Encinitas Union School District Board Member Marlon Taylor​
  • Former Encinitas Union School District Trustee Rimga Viskanta
  • Mira Costa Community College Trustee Rick Cassar
  • San Dieguito Union High School Board Member Julie Bronstein
  • San Dieguito Union High School Board Member Katrina Young
  • Former San Dieguito Union High School Board President Beth Hergesheimer
  • Humboldt County Supervisor Mike Wilson
  • Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez
  • Monterey County Supervisor Wendy Root Askew
  • Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Williams
  • Davis Mayor Lucas Frerichs
  • Richmond Mayor Thomas Butt
  • Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb
  • Riverside Councilmember Ronaldo Fierro
  • Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton


Blakespear is a fourth-generation Encinitan whose great-grandparents put roots down in the area nearly 100 years ago. She has been the Mayor of the City of Encintas for five years, and an attorney for 15 years. In addition to leading her city as mayor, she serves as the Chair of SANDAG, the county’s powerful transportation agency, and as a board member on the San Diego County’s Airport Authority. She and her husband have two teenage children.  

The newly-drawn 38th Senate District includes the communities of Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, Encinitas, Elfin Forest, Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Rancho Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Coto De Caza, Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, and Laguna Hills.

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