Sponsored by Berkeley Citizens Action, Berkeley Progressive Alliance & Berkeley Tenants Union at the South Berkeley Senior Center, located at 2939 Ellis St, Berkeley.
All nine AD15 candidates returned BPA’s questionnaires, as did the incumbent and challenger for district attorney, as they all seek BPA endorsement in their campaigns to represent Berkeley in the California State Assembly. Our questionnaire asked their positions on affordable housing, Costa-Hawkins, single payer health care, affordable education, fracking, high speed rail and other issues. Click here to read the candidates’ responses to our questionnaire.
Meet all nine AD-15 candidates and District Attorney candidates Pamela Price and Nancy O’Malley. Hear their responses to your questions and decide which to endorse. The nine AD 15 candidates are: Judy Appel, Ben Bartlett, Jovanka Beckles, Dan Kalb, Andy Katz, Rochelle Pardue Okimoto, Owen Poindexter, Cheryl Sudduth, and Buffy Wicks.
Please renew your membership so you can vote to endorse candidates. Anyone who has ever been a member of BPA may vote if they renew their membership by paying 2018 dues. BPA members must pay 2018 dues to receive a ballot. Dues are $25 or $10 low income or student; $50 for sustainers. You may renew at the meeting but we strongly suggest that you renew in advance to speed up the sign-in registration process on February 11. Click here to renew online.
Background: In the June 5 Primary, voters may vote for only one of these nine AD15 candidates.The top two vote getters in the Primary will face each other in the November 6 General Election. The victor will represent us in the California Assembly, holding the seat currently held by Tony Thurmond, who is running for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.