California Assemblymembers face election this year, as do some state senators. Below are our recommendations for Bay Area races in the June 7 primary.State AssemblyDistrict 17: Matt HaneyWe did not endorse Matt Haney (D) in the special election or runoff to represent San Francisco but now that he's won those races, we back him for a full two-year term.
Although his gay opponent in those races, David Campos, appears on the June ballot, he has ended his candidacy. Haney, a steadfast ally to the LGBTQ community, was an effective member while serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and while he's only been in the Legislature a couple of weeks, he's already off and running.
He noted on Twitter that he's already co-authored and joint-authored bills and advocated for San Francisco in the state budget.
Haney is deserving of reelection.District 19: Phil TingSan Francisco Assemblymember Phil Ting (D) has been an effective legislator and continues to be a longtime ally to the LGBTQ community.