Run Women Run works to get qualified, pro-choice women elected. Candidates requesting Run Women Run’s endorsement must complete our questionnaire, which includes detailed queries regarding support for legal, confidential, comprehensive reproductive healthcare and family-planning services. Candidates are scored on their pro-choice positions and viability; qualified candidates are invited to participate in an endorsement meeting. Any Run Women Run member in good standing at least 30 days prior to the endorsement meeting is eligible to vote on our endorsements.

To request Run Women Run’s endorsement and questionnaire or for further information, please contact [email protected]

Pro Choice Criteria:

To be considered pro-choice, a candidate must at a minimum:

  • Support the concept of reproductive rights as human rights;
  • Support the terms of Roe v. Wade and oppose any attempt at the federal and state level to overturn or chip away at Roe;
  • Support public funding of abortion services, prenatal care, family planning, emergency contraception, and other reproductive health care services for all individuals, including women in the military, who rely on the government for their healthcare services;
  • Support the rights of minors to confidential family planning, abortion, prenatal care, and sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment services;
  • Support comprehensive, age-appropriate, medically accurate sexuality and HIV/AIDS education in public schools that is free of bias based on race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation;
  • Support requiring the provision of, or referral for, reproductive healthcare services by any healthcare entity that receives public funding for providing healthcare services;
  • Support inclusion of all reproductive healthcare services, including abortion, in any healthcare reform plan;
  • Support enactment of laws, and enforcement of existing laws, that protect reproductive healthcare providers, their staff and patients, and their families from the ongoing campaign of violence, intimidation, and harassment being waged against them.




  • Sara Jacobs, US Congress 53rd District
  • Toni Atkins, State Senate 39th District
  • Elizabeth Lavertu, State Assembly 71st District
  • Cottie Petrie-Norris, State Assembly 74th District
  • Kate Schwartz, State Assembly 75th District
  • Tasha Boerner-Horvath, State Assembly 76th District
  • Sarah Davis, State Assembly 78th District
  • Dr. Shirley Weber, State Assembly 79th District
  • Lorena Gonzalez, State Assembly 80th District
  • Nora Vargas, County Board of Supervisors District 1
  • Terra Lawson-Remer, County Board of Supervisors District 3
  • lela Panagides for Carlsbad City Council, District 2
  • Teresa Acosta for Carlsbad City Council, District 4
  • Tracy Martinez for Del Mar City Council
  • Stephanie Harper for El Cajon City Council D2
  • Catherine Blakespear for Encinitas Mayor
  • Dara Czerwonka for Escondido City Council, District 3
  • Ditas Yamane for National City City Council
  • Esther Sanchez for Oceanside Mayor
  • Barbara Bry, Mayor of the City of San Diego
  • Mara Elliott, San Diego City Attorney
  • Toni Duran, San Diego City Council District 3
  • Marni Von Wilpert, San Diego City Council District 5
  • Andrea Cardenas, Chula Vista City Council District 4
  • Whitney Antrim for Coronado School District
  • Kate Bishop for Chula Vista Elementary School District- Seat 4
  • LaWana Richmond, San Diego Unified School District District E
  • Julie Schorr, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Governing Board Area 3
  • Blanca Brown for Lemon Grove School District
  • Yajaira Preciado for Lemon Grove School District
  • Nina Deerfiled for Palomar Community College - Trustee Area 2
  • Darshana Patel for Poway Unified School District - Trustee Area A
  • Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson for Vallecitos Water Board, Div. 5.


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    published Endorsements 2019-01-18 13:40:04 -0800