San Francisco — David Campos has received a sole endorsement from the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus.
Assemblymember Evan Low (AD-28), Chair of the CA Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, states, “The California Legislature needs more LGBTQ representation in order to reflect the diversity of our community and our state. I know that David will be a champion for the LGBTQ community and that is why he has earned our endorsement, as well as the endorsements from leaders such as former State Senator Mark Leno, former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, and the San Francisco Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club.”
If elected, Campos would be the first formerly undocumented, gay, Latino man to hold this seat. He would hold a seat that has historically been held by LGBTQ leaders, including his mentor former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. This seat, one that Harvey Milk ran for more than 40 years ago, represents San Francisco’s Castro District, one of the most prominent LGBTQ communities in America.
“David’s work as a San Francisco Supervisor, SF Democratic Party Chair, and now Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party has demonstrated his ability to work with people from all backgrounds. He is never afraid to stand up for what is right, and he works tirelessly to uplift and protect the LGBTQ community” says Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (SD-05).
David Campos came to the United States undocumented with his family at the age of 14. Within five years, he learned English and excelled in his schooling, earning a scholarship to Stanford and then Harvard Law, where he met his husband, Phil Hwang, a proud Asian American man.
“The impact of the pandemic hurt many communities, including the LGBTQ community. The failures of the healthcare system became even more prevalent and discriminatory towards the LGBTQ and especially the transgender community. I will continue to fight for our community for Medicare for All, so that we can have quality, non-discriminatory care for all because healthcare is a right,” says David Campos.