Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins

"Lauren Cazares is precisely the kind of young leader La Mesa needs to guide its future. Lauren will bring a valuable combination of policy expertise, political acumen, and passionate advocacy to her role on City Council. She will be a champion for small businesses and is committed to making La Mesa a more accessible and affordable community.”

Chris Ward, Assemblymember AD 78

"Lauren Cazares is a pragmatic, progressive leader ready to tackle our region's toughest crises in partnership with local and state leaders. Her creative problem-solving skills, coupled with her vision and dedication, make her the ideal next councilmember for the City of La Mesa. "

Dr. Mark Arapostathis, Mayor, City of La Mesa

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Lauren for over a decade. Lauren is willing to listen, learn, and collaborate with community members and stakeholders in order to best serve our community. I am confident she will serve La Mesa well."

Colin Parent, Vice Mayor, City of La Mesa

"I wholeheartedly endorse Lauren Cazares for Council. Lauren's deep community roots, experience as a trusted Policy Advisor, firm commitment to our community, and her relentless advocacy for underrepresented voices make her the ideal candidate to represent our diverse city. Like me, Lauren believes that public policy has the power to improve people's lives and that elected officials must be proactive in addressing pressing issues like housing affordability, homelessness, and climate change."

Patricia Dillard, Councilmember, City of La Mesa

"I know how passionate Lauren Cazares is about public service. She is always willing to put our community first and knows how to bring people together around common goals. She will bring a sound and reasonable approach to governance on the La Mesa City Council, which will serve everyone.”

Matt Strabone

Treasurer, City of La Mesa

Raul Campillo, Councilmember, City of San Diego D-7

“I am proud to endorse Lauren Cazares for La Mesa City Council. With deep roots in her community and a long record of service, Lauren understands the unique needs and challenges facing our area. Lauren’s values show a commitment to progress and a willingness to listen to all voices, making her the ideal candidate to represent her hometown.”

Brianna Coston, Trustee, La Mesa - Spring Valley School Board

"Lauren will provide a fresh perspective on our City Council and is a positive role model for the future young leaders of our wonderful city. I'm proud to support her candidacy for La Mesa City Council."

Caitlin Tiffany​, Trustee, La Mesa - Spring Valley School Board

Alysson Snow, Councilmember, City of Lemon Grove​

Tina Rynberg, President, La Mesa - Foothills Democratic Club

“Lauren Cazares will be a great asset to the La Mesa City Council. She will channel her energy, dedication, and leadership experience into improving the lives of La Mesans in tangible ways.”

Sara Jacobs, Congresswoman, CA-51

“I am excited to endorse Lauren Cazares for La Mesa City Council. We need more young leaders at the table — and Lauren is the right person for the job. She’s deeply rooted in her community; has always used her voice as a force for good; and is committed to uplifting the local economy, protecting our environment, and investing in public safety. I am proud to represent La Mesa in Congress and I’m looking forward to partnering with Lauren — as the first Gen Z Councilmember, no less! — to serve the community we love.”

Paloma Aguirre, Mayor of Imperial Beach

"I proudly endorse my fellow Latina, Lauren Cazares, for La Mesa City Council. Her commitment to her community and advocacy for historically disenfranchised communities will contribute to a successful and equitable future for La Mesa.”

Priya Bhat-Patel, Mayor Pro Tem, Carlsbad

"Lauren Cazares embodies community-driven leadership, recognizing that small businesses are often the lifelines for those living in our neighborhoods. Our shared passion for economic development & commitment to support local businesses is unwavering. She envisions a La Mesa where every person & business thrives and she has my steadfast support.”

Ross Pike, Director, North County Fire Protection District

Andrea Beth Damsky, Director, Helix Water District Board

Janet Castaños, Vice Chair, La Mesa Community Police Oversight Board


Jessica Hayes, Chair Emeritus, San Diego County Democratic Party 

Bernadette Butkiewicz, Vice Chair, Metro West, San Diego County Democratic Party

Angeli Hoyos, President, YIMBY Democrats of San Diego County 

Ryan Trabuco, Secretary, City of San Diego Human Relations Commission

Chris Olsen, Nonprofit Advocate & University Lecturer

Sage McNeely, Education Specialist, M.Ed

Matthew Soler, Social Worker & Health Equity Advocate

Rachel Graham, Housing & Transit Advocate

Courtney Pittam, Public Relations Professional

Todd Gloria, Mayor of San Diego 
Catherine Blakespear, California State Senator, SD-38
Carolina Chavez, City Councilmember, Chula Vista
Marcus Bush, City Councilmember, National City
San Diego County Democratic Party 
La Mesa – Foothills Democratic Club 


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