Endorsements

The GALEO Impact Fund’s candidate endorsement program uplifts viable candidates for public office and increases Latino-Hispanic representation in our local, state, and national public offices.  Through our endorsement, candidates gain exposure, access to GALEO Impact Fund resources, and meaningful insight into our electoral system.  The GALEO Impact Fund’s Candidate Endorsement Framework is straightforward.  Viable candidates whose values align with ours receive the endorsement after completing our candidate assessment questionnaire, successfully meeting the background search criteria, and final board approval.  For more information regarding our candidate endorsement program, please contact David Garcia at dgarcia@galeoimpactfund.org

Michelle Schreiner
Running for GA State House District 90

Dr. Michelle Schreiner (D) is running for GA State House District 90.  Dr. Schreiner is a psychologist and she earned all three of her degrees from the University of Georgia.  Dr. Schreiner also possesses extensive campaign experience and has worked with elected officials in Georgia.   Dr. Schreiner’s family is from Puerto Rico.  

Dr. Schreiner’s legislative priorities include quality education, fair tax breaks, and affordable healthcare.

Phil Olaleye
Running for Georgia State House District 59

Phil Olaleye (D) is running for Georgia State House District 59. The Nigerian-Colombian community leader is currently the Executive Director of Next Generation Men & Women. Phil also served as the Director of Performance Management at WorkSource Atlanta and as a U.S. Peace Corps Children, Youth, and Family Volunteer in the Philippines. Phil’s legislative priorities include fostering thriving families, building healthy communities, and strengthening our democracy. Phil is the son of working-class immigrants from Nigeria and Colombia.

 

Phil’s legislative priorities include fostering thriving families, building healthy communities, and strengthening our democracy.⁠

Jason Esteves
Running for Georgia State Senate District 6

Jason Esteves (D) is running for Georgia State Senate District 6. Jason is an at-large representative and the outgoing Board Chair on the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education. In 2013, he became the first Latino elected to a school board in Georgia and has focused his efforts on promoting equity and improving the financial outlook of the school system. Jason serves as Vice President at Equifax Inc., where he leads the handling of regulatory matters, risk mitigation, and sensitive disputes and investigations for the company. 

 

Jason’s legislative priorities include strong public schools, accessible and affordable healthcare, economic opportunity, environmental justice, and creating a more welcoming and inclusive Georgia.⁠