Endorsements

People

Alan Lowenthal

CONGRESSMEMBER
(CA-47)

Connor Traut

Mayor
Buena Park

Mark Takano

CONGRESSMEMBER
(CA-41)

Harley Rouda

Former CONGRESSMEMBER
(CA-48)

Chris Duncan

councilmember
san clemente

Loren Gameros

Councilmember
Costa Mesa

Ross Chun

Mayor Pro Tem and Councilmember, Aliso Viejo

Carlos Manzo

Councilmember
WEstminster

Carol Normandin

LAGUNA BEACH USD BOARD PRESIDENT

Lorraine Prinsky

Community coast college district trustee

Joe Kalmick

MAYOR
SEAL BEACH

Gina Clayton-Tarvin

OVSD TRUSTEE

Organizations

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ORANGE COUNTY

ORGANIZATION

WOMEN FOR AMERICAN VALUES AND ETHICS

Organization

IUPAT DC 26

LABOR UNION

congressmember (ca-49)

Mike Levin

“Whether on the battlefield in Afghanistan or inside a Federal Courthouse in Orange County, Pete Hardin is a tried and tested leader who has dedicated his life to public service. Orange County deserves a District Attorney who will embrace modern strategies that promote equity and public safety. I am proud to support Pete Hardin as Orange County’s next District Attorney.”

Councilmember, San Clemente

Chris Duncan

“Having served our country as a Marine and a Federal Prosecutor, Pete Hardin has demonstrated his extraordinary commitment to protecting our communities. Orange County deserves a leader who will put people over politics, stand up for victims of crime, and work to reform our outdated criminal justice system. I am proud to endorse Pete and I look forward to working in partnership to build a more fair and equitable justice system for all.”

Former Congressmember (CA-48)

Harley Rouda

"I’m proud to endorse Pete Hardin for Orange County District Attorney. He has served this country as a Marine, combat veteran, and at every level of our nation’s criminal justice system. Pete will be a 21st century prosecutor who effectively advocates for victims of crimes, saves the county billions of tax dollars, and combats racial disparities in our justice system. Orange County needs Pete Hardin."

Community Coast College District Trustee

Lorraine Prinsky

“As Orange County’s next District Attorney, Pete Hardin will stand up for victims of crime, tackle corruption, and seek justice with integrity, As a more than 40 year resident of Orange County, I believe it’s past time we embrace commonsense criminal justice reforms that will make our communities safer and stronger. I am proud to support Pete Hardin and look forward to welcoming a tried and tested leader to lead our justice system.”

Mayor Pro Tem and Councilmember, ALISO viejo

Ross Chun

Pete Hardin has a strong connection to our community and a clear understanding of the needs of our county. Pete understands that creating safer communities starts with addressing the root causes of crime, including mental health, unemployment, and homelessness. I appreciate Pete's hard work meeting with his constituents to discuss the issues that matter most, and admire his dedication to our legal system and our country. With respect and admiration, I offer my endorsement of Pete Hardin for Orange County District Attorney.

labor union

Unite Here Local 11

“I am so proud to announce UNITE HERE Local 11 is endorsing Pete Hardin to serve as the next Orange County District Attorney,” said Ada Briceño Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11 “Our union represents more than 30,000 hospitality workers, many of whom are women of color, and many who have faced sexual harassment, discrimination, and labor law violations. I am deeply concerned that a culture of sexual harassment that has been enabled to fester and thrive in an office that is supposed to stand up for justice and the most vulnerable. You can’t be a leader in Orange County if you can’t be a leader in your own office.

Pete Hardin has proven his commitment to prioritizing this community’s long-term health and safety, and I am confident he will seek justice with integrity, transparency, and equity.”