Gay rights group Equality California and two environmental organizations have endorsed Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza’s Assembly campaign.
Krovoza was the 100th mayor to join the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry campaign. As a student, he campaigned for Steve Schulte, whose election gave West Hollywood the nation’s first openly gay-majority city council.
“We know that Joe has the passion and experience necessary to be a strong voice for progress in the Assembly,” said John O’Connor, Equality California executive director, in a news release.
Krovoza also picked up endorsements from Sonoma County Conservation Action and a national organization called Clean Water Action.
“Joe Krovoza has impressive expertise in California’s most pressing environmental issues, and his values match ours in Sonoma County,” said Bill Kortum, co-founder of Sonoma County Conservation Action.
Krovoza’s track record as mayor includes a number of environmental initiatives. He works in fundraising and external relations for UC Davis centers studying transportation and energy efficiency and, as a volunteer, led the nonprofit Putah Creek Council.
Krovoza is competing against fellow Democrats Dan Wolk, Davis’ mayor pro tem; Bill Dodd, a Napa County supervisor; and against Republicans Charlie Schaupp, an Esparto farmer and retired Marine officer; and Dustin Call a legislative aide and student who lives in Davis.