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A rating on the End Citizens United Action Fund Legislative Scorecard

"Rep. Panetta’s record of fighting the power of special interests in Washington, his commitment to ending the dominance of big money in politics, protecting our elections from foreign interference, and protecting and expanding the right to vote, has been recognized with an A rating on the 2019 legislative scorecard released by End Citizens United Action Fund."

- End Citizens United Action Fund

100+ score on the Humane Scorecard 
100+ score is based on pro-animal position on 12 scored items plus extra credit for leading on pro-animal issue(s).  

"Our annual scorecard provides a snapshot of Congress in terms of animal protection issues that we called to Members' attention – cosponsorship of key bills, floor votes, and co-signature of a funding letter on enforcement of animal welfare laws."

- Humane Society Legislative Fund


100+ score on the National Parks Action Fund Legislative Scorecard

"The National Parks Action Fund, together with supporters from across the country, works to ensure our national parks are a national priority for our elected leaders. By highlighting the importance of national parks and encouraging support for members of Congress who stand up for national parks, we hold our leaders accountable so our parks get the funding and protections they deserve."

- Nation Parks Action Fund

Awarded the 2020 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

"Moms Demand Action is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, and is the nation’s largest grassroots volunteer network working to end gun violence in America. With nearly six million supporters and volunteer chapters in every state, Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families."

- Moms Demand Action


100% Score on theCommon Cause Democracy Scorecard

"Common Cause’s 2020 Democracy Scorecard provides data on every current member of Congress based on their votes for, or cosponsorship of, key democracy reform bills; amplifies the voices of everyday Americans who have been silenced by big money in politics, voter suppression, and other tactics to block people from participating; and reflects a commitment to ensuring that all Americans’ voices can be heard in our government and that everyone plays by the same set of common-sense rules."

- Common Cause

100% on the Food Policy Action Scorecard

"The Food Policy Action's mission is to highlight the importance of food policy and to promote policies that support healthy diets, reduce hunger at home and abroad, improve food access and affordability, uphold the rights and dignity of food and farm workers, increase transparency, improve public health, reduce the risk of food-borne illness, support local and regional food systems, protect and maintain sustainable fisheries, treat farm animals humanely and reduce the environmental impact of farming and food production."

- Food Policy Action





American Federation of Teachers

Animal Wellness Action


Building Trades Council for Monterey/Santa Cruz Counties

California Democratic Party

California Federation of Teachers

California Labor Federation

California League of Conservation Voters

California School Employees Association AFL-CIO

California State Association of Letter Carriers
California Teachers Association

Democratic Club of the Monterey Peninsula

Democratic Women of Monterey County

Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County

Equality California

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund

Human Rights Campaign

International Association of Teamsters (DRIVE)

International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART TD)

LCV Action Fund

Laborers International Union of America (LiUNA!)

Monterey Bay Central Labor Council

Monterey County Weekly

Monterey Firefighters Association L3707

NARAL Pro-Choice California

National Education Association

National Union of Healthcare Workers

Newton Action Alliance

Operating Engineers Local 3

Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)

Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Santa Cruz City Firefighters Local 1716

Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers

SEIU 521

Sierra Club Political Committee

Sierra Club Ventana Chapter

Silicon Valley Stonewall Democrats

S.M.A.R.T. California Sheet Metal Workers', Local Union No. 104

South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council

South County Democratic Club

UAW Western States

United Farm Workers

United Food and Commercial Workers

Unite Here, Local 483

Veterans for Responsible Leadership (VFRL)

Elected Officials:

Ro Khanna, U.S. Representative, CA-17 

Anna Eshoo, U.S. Representative, CA-18

Zoe Lofgren, U.S. Representative, CA-19

Jackie Speier, U.S. Representative, CA-14

Adam Schiff, U.S. Representative, CA-28 and Chair of Intelligence Committee

Raul Grijalva, U.S. Representative, AZ-3 and Chair of Natural Resources

Joaquin Castro, U.S. Representative, TX-20 and Chair of Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Cedric Richmond, U.S. Representative, LA-2 and Chair of Congressional Black Caucus

Mark Pocan, U.S. Representative, WI-2 and Co-Chair of Progressive Caucus

Hakim Jeffries, U.S. Representative, NY-8 and Chair of Democratic Caucus

Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative, CA-15

Jim Costa, U.S. Representative, CA-16

Salud Carbajal, U.S. Representative, CA-24

Josh Harder, U.S. Representative, CA-10

TJ Cox, U.S. Representative, CA-21

Katherine Clark, U.S. Representative, MA-5

Sam Farr, former U.S. Representative, CA-20

Gavin Newsom, California Governor

Betty Yee, California State Controller

Anna Caballero, California State Senator, District 12

Bill Monning, California State Senator, District 17

Mark Stone, California State Assemblymember, District 29

Robert Rivas, California State Assemblymember, District 30

Fred Keeley, former California State Assemblymember, District 27

John Laird, former California Secretary for Natural Resources

Dominic Cortese, former California State Assemblymember, District 24

John Phillips, Monterey County Supervisor, District 2

Chris Lopez, Monterey County Supervisor, District 3

Mary Adams, Monterey County Supervisor, District 5
Simon Salinas, former Monterey County Supervisor, District 3

Stephen Vagnini, Monterey County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Deneen Guss, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools

Nancy Kotowski, former Monterey County Superintendent of Schools

John Leopold, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 1

Zach Friend, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 2

Ryan Coonerty, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 3

Greg Caput, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 4

Bruce McPherson, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 5

Neal Coonerty, former Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 3

Gary Patton, former Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 3

Tony Campos, former Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 4

Mark Medina, San Benito County Supervisor, District 1

Anthony Botelho, San Benito County Supervisor, District 2

Jim Gillio, San Benito County Supervisor, District 4

Mike Wasserman, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 1

Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 3

Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 5

Dave Potter, Carmel-by-the-Sea Mayor

Clyde Roberson, Monterey Mayor

William Peake, Pacific Grove Mayor

Ian Oglesby, Seaside Mayor

Rebecca Garcia, Watsonville Mayor

Peter Leroe-Munoz, Gilroy City Council

Yanely Martinez, Greenfield City Council

Tyller Williamson, Monterey City Council
Larry Carr, Morgan Hill City Council

Jenny McAdams, Pacific Grove City Council
Nick Smith, Pacific Grove City Council

John Freeman, San Juan Bautista City Council

Martine Watkins, Santa Cruz City Council

Donna Meyer, Santa Cruz City Council

Cynthia Mathews, Santa Cruz City Council
Jon Wizard, Seaside City Council

Felipe Hernandez, Watsonville City Council District 1

Lowell Hurst, Watsonville City Council District 3

Francisco Estrada, Watsonville City Council District 4

Michael Termini, former City of Capitola Mayor

Carmelita Garcia, former City of Pacific Grove Mayor

Dan Albert Sr., former City of Monterey Mayor

Hilary Bryant, former City of Santa Cruz Mayor
Mike Rotkin, former City of Santa Cruz Mayor

Don Lane, former City of Santa Cruz Mayor

Nancy Bilicich, former City of Watsonville Mayor

David Brown, former Marina City Council

Libby Downey, former Monterey City Council

Timothy Barrett, former Monterey City Council

Helen Rucker, former Seaside City Council

Rose Filicetti, Santa Cruz County Board of Education Trustee, Area 4

Dana Sales, Santa Cruz County Board of Education Trustee, Area 6

Donna Ziel, Cabrillo Community College Board Trustee, Area 1

Adam Spickler, Cabrillo Community College Board Trustee, Area 2

Manuel Osorio, Hartnell Community College District Board Trustee, Area 1
Aurelio Salazar, Jr., Hartnell Community College District Board Trustee, Area 2

Erica Padilla-Chavez, Hartnell Comunity College District Board Trustee, Area 6

Rick Johnson, Monterey Peninsula College District Board Trustee, Area 3

Carl Pohlhammer, former Monterey Peninsula College District Board Trustee
Daniel Dodge Jr., Pajaro Valley Unified School District Trustee, Area 4
John Corrigan, San Benito High School District Trustee

Steven McDougall, Spreckels Unified School District Trustee

Diana Jimenez, former North Monterey County Unified School District Trustee

Janet Barnes, former Salinas City Elementary School District Trustee

Gary Karnes, former Alisal Unified School District Trustee

James Gattis, former Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare District Trustee

Alfred Diaz Infante, former Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare District Trustee

Mary Ann Leffel, Monterey Peninsula Airport District Trustee

Jacqueline Simon, North County Fire Protection District

Dr. Tom Moore, Marina Coast Water District

George Riley, Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Trustee

Regina Doyle, former Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Trustee

Community Leaders: *Titles for identification purposes only

Marty Ackerman

Michael Adamson

Robin Aeschilman

Tony Alameda

Joseph Aliotti Sr.

Peter Anderson

Tonya Antle

Lindsey Aquino

Becky Austen

David Awamleh

Angela Backers

Sharon and Larry Bacon

Nancy and Michael Bainter

James Baker

Sara Balbo

John Bargetto

Jane Barr

Carola Barton

Barry Bedwell

Rene Bloch

Gayle and Frank Boitano

Lucia Boggiatto

Doug Borer

Nick Borges

Troy Boutonnet

Thomas Bruneau

Dale Buche

Phil Butler

Jim Buzbee

James Caldeira

Chris Campbell

Dominic Campodonico

Ray Cancino

Joe Cappuccio

Tere and Paul Carrubba

Maxwell Chaplin

Rex Chesshire

Janine Chicourrat

Jeanne Chin

Bill Christopher

Glenn Church

Steve Church

Carol and Addison “Tad “Church

Mike Clancy

Sara Clarenbach

Xavier Gerard Clerc

Bob and Patricia Kelly Coble

Jim Cochran

Elena Cohen

John Coletti

John Collins

Jim Copeland

Suzanne Cortese

Kim Costa

George W. Couch, III

Patty Cramer

Karen Curtis

Harvey Dadwal

Derek Daley

Yanne Dalman

Kelly Damewood

Bob Danzinger

Frank Davi

Jeff Davi

Dan Decker

Bob Martin Del Campo

Marc Del Piero

Steve Del Porto

Fred and Martha DeYoung

Stephen Diamond

Jack Digby

Monica DiLulio

Philip Dito

Scott Donahue

Donna Dormody

Wayne Downey

Regina Doyle

John Durein

Ria Eagan

Barbara Earley

Dee Edwards

Swanee Edwards

Mary Ellen Eisemann

Donna Elder

Bee Epstein-Shepherd

Phillip Esparza

Karin and Paul Estess

Thomas Ethington

Gordon Eubanks

J. Alan Fagan

Patricia Farley

Rosalie Ferrante

Robert Fernandez

Victor Feuerstein

Rose Filicetti

Chris Fitz

Christina Fischer

Joe Fletcher

Cesar Flores

John Flores

Hector Flores

Jerry Floyd

Denise Foderaro

Erin Fogg

Albert Fong

Emil Font

Gabriela Forte

Susie Franklin

Robert Frusetta

Carol Fuller

Kirk Gafill

Alicia Gaines

Jack and Dawn Galante

Gary Gasperson

Frances Gaver

Paul Getzelman

Reed Geisreiter

Susan Gill

Maria Gitin-Torres
Vearl and Sharon Gish

Nita Gizdich

Frank Glassner

Walter Glines

Steven Goldenkranz

Kassandra Gomez

Tim Goncharoff

Dan Gonzalez

Ernesto Gonzalez

Myra Goodman

Margaret Gordon

Colin Gough

Tom Griffin

Gerald Griffin, MD

Gary Griggs

Phyllis Grillo

Richard Graziani

Meg Groeling

Georgana Gularte

Dan Haifley

Carin and Glenn Hanna

Carolyn Hanson

Marcia Hardy

Marsha and Mas Hashimoto

Rick and Ellie Hattori

Laurence Hawkins Jr.

Lu and David Haussler

Nancy Henares

Joseph Hertlein

Greg and Ariana Hinton

Mark and Kay Holcomb

Khristina Horn

Chris Howard

John Hubanks
Dolores Huerta

Jay Hughes

Joel Isaacson
Jeff Jackson

Thomas Jamison

Ben Jealous

Aengus Jeffers

Robert Jenkins

James Jimenez

Birt Johnson, Jr.

Erik and Judy Johnson

Alice and Don Jordan

Sandra Jordan

Pina Kamolnick

Robert Kasavan

Anthony Keiley

Gigi Kelbert

Steven Keller

Keith Kellogg

Marsha Kelly

Nolan and Debi Kennedy

Dana Kent, MD

Lawrence Kern

Kevin Kester

Renee and Richard Kezirian

William Khieu

Jamie Kitz

Kathie Klass

Michael Klavner

Mark Klein

Donald Kremer

Marty Kropelnicki

Vance Landis-Carey

Nancyanne Lansdowne

Leola Lapides

Jose Larios

Dana Larrabee

Chris Laver

Don Leach

Marlene Leavenworth

Michael Leigh

Lorin Letendre

Andre Lewis

Matthew Little, Jr.

Rabbi Richard Litvak

Hollie Locatelli

Judy Logan

Darrell Long

Pamela Lowry

Peter Lucido

Vince and Mickie Luna

Forney Lundy

Deborah Luhrman

Patrick Lynch

Matthew Manning

Sousan Manteghi-Safakish

Daniel Eric Marenzi

Marlene Martin

Mike Marotta

Jo and Mike McCarver

Dale McCauley

Gerald and Mary McCullough

Violet McDonald

William McLeod

Marilyn McMasters

PJ Mecozzi

Sam Melton

Carissa Mendoza

Stan Meresman

Brian Merrill

Ross Merrill

Joshua Metz

Melody Meyer

Leon Mezzetti, Jr.

Gail Michaelis-Ow

James Miller

Lesley Miller-Manke

Kent Mitchell

Darius Mohsenin

Richard Moore

Tom Moore

Ann Moresco

Michael Morgan

Kathleen Morris

Patrick Moriarty

John Moulton

Don Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Brian Murtha

William Neighbors

Janet Newman

Laura and Don Newmark

Martina Nicholson

Donald Nobles

Glenn and Merry Nolte

Nooria Noor

Holly and Eduardo Ochoa

Nancy and Gary Olimpia

Dan O'Rourke

Gayle and Joe Ortiz

Michael Orradre

Janna Ottman

George Ow

Barbara Palmer

Michelle and Ron Parravano

Dr. George Penn

Rich Pepe
Nanci Perocchi

Terrence Pershall

Laura Phelps

Christian Pillsbury

Ruben Pizarro

Daniel Presser

Carlos Ramos

David Ramos

Sidney Reade

Rowland Rebele

Becky Rheim

Tamyra Rice

Marilyn Rigler

Oscar Rios

Paula Robinson

Mars Rocamora, Jr

Gary Roley

Roy Rosa

Stewart Roth

Alvin Royse

David and Cathy Ruccello

Tony Russomanno

Steuart Samuels

Alan Samuels

Nina Sandhu

Mario San Paolo

Richard Scattini

Celia Scott

Robert Scowcroft

Glenn Schaller

Michael Schoeder

Helen Schuttish

Charlie Schwartz

Donald Schwartz

Cynthia and Ron Sekkel

Chris Shake

N. Parveen Sharma

Debra Shearwater

David Shuman

Richard Silver

Darrell Sinclair

John Skok

William Soskin

Honor Spencer

Terry and Julie Spitz

Terry Spodick

George Stagi

William Stauble

Gilbert Stein

Margot Stengel

LeVonne Stone

Joanne Storkan

Luis Sumartini

Robert Superko

Kelly Swette

Judith Tatelbaum

Suzanne Taunt

Lauren Teiglans-Hunt

Elizabeth Thomas

Debbie and Jim Thoits

Beth Thurman

Kathy and Bob Tiffany

Fernando Torres Gil

Angel Torrez

Salvatore Tringali

Steven Trujillo

Colleen Tucker

Sean Tucker

Lou Tuosto

Heather Turley

Jacqueline Tuttle

James Eric Tynan

Kelli Uldall

Valentia Valentine

John Varela

Susan Venturelli

Derek Wade

Nicholas Walker

Oliver Warren

Ruthie Watts

Michael Weatherford

Laverne Webb

Patrick Welton

Joel Wiley

Steve Wiley

Carol Williamson

Judith Wills

Mark Wise

Judith and John Wolfe

Gwen Yee

Bonnie Yoshinobu

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"There is no doubt this year has been a time of turbulence and change. Congressman Jimmy Panetta has been a strong and compassionate leader and has gone above and beyond the call of duty. I strongly support Jimmy Panetta and his work in our community."

Sam Farr

Former U.S. Representative, CA-20


"I met Jimmy before he announced he was running for Congress. Immediately I knew he was a person who wanted to serve and he has served. His work on housing, immigration, and the Pajaro River has had a positive impact on Watsonville and our surrounding neighbors. As Mayor I am pleased Jimmy is in Congress to advocate for our community needs."

- Rebecca Garcia

Mayor, City of Watsonville


Ben Jealous


"Congressman Jimmy Panetta has shown that he has immense experience when dealing with the issues that are closest to our community. Through this pandemic, he has shown, even further, that he cares deeply for our community and is passionate in his commitment to our district."

- Tonya Antle


"I support Jimmy Panetta because he is a steadfast leader for the 20th Congressional District. Since before he was elected, Jimmy has been an advocate for our area and has worked to make our community a better place."

- Alfred Diaz Infante


Dolores Huerta

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"Jimmy Panetta understands the needs of his community and best knows the issues that affect our lives and families. I and my family support Jimmy because he is not only an amazing leader for our district but also because he strives to make our community a better place to live."

- Diana Jimenez

Former North Monterey County Unified School District


"We are more than fortunate to have Jimmy Panetta as our Congressman. His integrity, dedication, work ethic, and commitment to working with both sides of the aisle to support both our district and the interests of the nation are exactly what we need in this challenging time."

- Kirk Gafill

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"Jimmy Panetta has shown great leadership in the last several years to ensure our Central Coast values are represented in Congress. He has shown the ability to carry significant influence and legislation that helps strengthen our community and we are lucky to have him serve us."

- Raymon Cancino


"It is commendable for our Congressman Jimmy Panetta to embrace the importance of affordable housing in his district and be our voice in Congress to assure our communities receive the proper funding. On immigration, he knows and understands the importance of our farmworker community in assuring them proper pay and housing and also keeping them in a safe working environment. Our Veterans can rest assured that our Congressman is representing them at all levels for secured benefits including education and housing. Congressman Panetta has provided the Legislative platform in Congress for our district, we know we can count on him for the vote that will bring results home."

- Mickie Luna


"I have known Jimmy Panetta for many years, well before he entered politics and for that matter before he was married to Carrie. He has always been a person of high Intellect and energy with unmistakable passion to serve others, even at great personal sacrifice. His moral compass and principals are impeccable. We are most fortunate to have him as our member of Congress and I am an enthusiastic supporter."

- George W. Couch III


"I need a representative who is willing to meet with constituents who are affected first hand by political agendas. I want a congressman who is willing to have the uncomfortable conversations and, more importantly, be a voice for many who remain in the shadows and who are the workforce of the Salinas Valley. That person is Jimmy Panetta! A voice for women's rights, the LGBTQ community, and People of Color."

- Yanely Martinez

Councilmember, City of Greenfield


"Jimmy Panetta remains a critical force in our community, as he continues to fight for our neighbors, friends, and families on the Central Coast. I support Jimmy because he has worked to secure legislation for everything that is crucial to our well being - from housing to our workforce."

- Daniel Gonzalez

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