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Angela Toft
Tel: 626-710-0695


Palo Alto, Calif. (February 9, 2016) – Following on the heels of Rocky Chavez’ withdrawal from the U.S. Senate race, Duf Sundheim announced a cascade of endorsements.


  • Decorated war veteran General William Lyon has agreed to serve as the Campaign’s Honorary Chair
  • Congresswoman Mimi Walters announced her support
  • Republican State Senate Leader Jean Fuller endorsed Duf
  • One of the largest donor groups in the country, the Lincoln Club of Northern California, announced its support and made a maximum contribution
  • The 203,000-member California Small Business Associationannounced their endorsement
  • Local elected officials from across California including Humboldt County Supervisor Rex BohnFontana Mayor Acquanetta WarrenSan Pablo Mayor Rich KinneySan Jose City Councilman Johnny Khamis and Morgan Hill School Board member Gino Borgioli all announced their endorsement.

These endorsements follow the recent announcements that two of the highest ranking elected Republicans in California, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyand Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin had endorsed Duf.

“We so appreciate the outpouring of support from such a broad spectrum.  From former Cabinet officials to the second highest ranking member of the U.S. Congress to local school board members; from international business leaders to local business people, our campaign is truly blessed.

“While I so appreciate such support, I want every Californian to know their dreams, their concerns are just as important to me as anyone else’s.  And over the next six years I will show you just how much you mean to me.”

Duf Sundheim has a strong record of getting things done.  He played a key role in the only successful recall of a Governor in California history.  Duf took on the national and California establishment to institute the most significant changes in the California election system in decades.  He took on powerful interests in San Jose to implement important pension and education reforms.  Duf and his family reside in northern California.

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