Statements

Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

“California has been leading in implementing a whole child approach to improving student learning. Karina’s commitment to that work will help provide the well-rounded, quality public education that Sacramento students deserve. Additionally, as a career counselor, Karina also understands the need to graduate students with real-world skills to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow. I wholeheartedly give Karina my support.”

Dr. Richard Pan, State Senator

“Karina’s policies solidly align her with the needs of Sacramento students, parents, and educators.  As a career counselor and former special education teacher, she has demonstrated time and again her passion and energy to provide vital educational services for student success. Karina is a strong champion of public education.” 

Darrel Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento

"Karina has served students and families as a teacher, policy advocate, and career counselor. She will use her real world experiences and bold leadership to promote educational equity and inclusion for all students and families."  

Angelique Ashby, Sacramento City Councilmember

"As a graduate of UC Davis and a daughter of farm workers, Karina understands the challenges families face navigating our education system.  Karina’s commitment and compassion to the children and families she serves is best illustrated by her work as a translator and special education teacher.  She has the energy and enthusiasm to be a tremendous success in this position."

Jessie Ryan, Sacramento City Unified School District Trustee

“Karina shares my committed to ensuring all students have a pathway out of poverty through public education. Through her experience as a career counselor, she has helped many Sacramento students access higher education.  I am proud to give her my support.”

Natomas Teachers Association

“Karina is the choice of educators because she is committed to quality education and providing public schools with the resources they need to succeed. As a former special education educator and career counselor, she understands the need to ensure all classrooms provide modern and safe learning environments for students to succeed. Karina stands with students, teachers, and Sacramento families.”

Elected Officials

Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Dr. Richard Pan, State Senator

Phil Serna, Sacramento County Board Supervisor

Patrick Kennedy, Sacramento County Board Supervisor Vice Chair

Darrel Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento

Angelique Ashby, Sacramento City Councilmember

Eric Guerra, Sacramento City Councilmember

Brian Rivas, Sacramento County Board of Education President

Dr. Susan Heredia, Natomas Unified School District Trustee

Rebecca Sandoval, Twin Rivers Unified School District Trustee

Norma Alcala, Washington Unified School District President

Paula Villescaz, San Juan Unified School District Trustee

Christina Pritchett, Sacramento City Unified School District Trustee

Orlando Fuentes, Cosumnes Community Services District Board Member

Mai Vang, Sacramento City Unified School District Trustee

Jessie Ryan, Sacramento City Unified School District Trustee

Ramona Landeros, San Juan Unified School District Trustee

Anthony “Tony” Perez, Elk Grove Unified School District Trustee

Brandon Rose, SMUD Board of Director

Angel Barajas, Woodland Councilmember


Community Leaders

Adriana Echandia, Sacramento County Board of Education Former Area 2 Trustee

Alex Rooker, California Democratic Party Vice Chair

Daniel Weitzman, California Democratic Party Controller  

Jenny Bach, California Democratic Party Secretary

Mariana Sabeniano, Sacramento Community Police Review Commission Vice Chair

George Raya, Sacramento LGBT Community Center Board Secretary

Diana Rodriguez, Sacramento City Unified School District Former Trustee

Gustavo Arroyo, Sacramento City Unified School District Former Trustee

Rick Guerrero, SEIU Local 1000 Organizer

Dr. Martin Kenney, University of California, Davis Professor

Marie K. Swenson, Parent Teacher Committee Board President

Sam Blanco III, Woodland Joint Unified School Board Former President

Katie Hanzlik, Democratic Party of Sacramento Communications Chair

Chinua Rhodes, Sacramento Parks and Recreation Commission Commissioner

Caity Maple, Sacramento Community Advocate

Warren Harding, Arden Manor Parks and Recreation Parks Director

Armando Guerrero, SMART 104 Business Manager

Aniceto Balinjit, North Franklin Business Association Board Member

Neptaly “Taty” Aguilera, Retired Chicano Latino State Employees Association of California President

Danny Savala, President of the Bret Harte PTA


Organizations

Natomas Teachers Association

Democratic Party of Sacramento County

Natomas Democratic Club

Placer County Democrats

Sacramento County Young Democrats

Harry S. Truman Democratic Club

Latinx Young Democrats of Sacramento County 

FemDems of Sacramento County 

Wellstone Progressive Democrats

Sacramento Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Sheet Metal | Air | Rail | Transportation (SMART) Local Union 104

Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte

Latino Journal

Town and Country Democratic Club

Council on American-Islamic Relations PAC

Generation Change

 

 

 

 


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