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As a 501(c) 4 political organization, the Humane Society Legislative Fund can engage in political activity by endorsing candidates for office. HSLF is a nonpartisan organization that evaluates candidates based only on a single criterion: where they stand on animal welfare. HSLF does not judge candidates based on party affiliation or any other issue.

Current Endorsements

The Humane Society Legislative Fund has issued the following endorsements for the 2013 election cycle:

Missouri 8th Congressional District—Special Election for U.S. House of Representatives
Missouri State Rep. Steve Hodges

Massachusetts Senate—Special Election for U.S. Senate
Rep. Ed Markey

New Jersey State Senate
State Sen. Raymond Lesniak

California, Mayor of Los Angeles
Los Angeles City Council Member Eric Garcetti

California, City Attorney of Los Angeles
State Assemblymember Mike Feuer