Pam Harris, Oakland City Council District 4 Candidate, Gets Nancy Skinner Endorsement

Pam Harris, Oakland City Council District 4 Pam Harris, Oakland City Council District 4

(Last Updated On: December 29, 2018)

, CA , City Council candidate, celebrates a slew of new endorsements from East Bay environmental and social justice champions, including State Senator Nancy Skinner’s sole endorsement, and the #1 endorsement from the Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition and from Black Women Organized for Political Action.

also has the endorsements of a number of other elected officials representing , including State Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Mayor Libby Schaaf (#2), Councilmember Annie Campbell-Washington (who currently holds the seat but isn’t running for re-election), Councilmember Dan Kalb, Alameda County Board of Education Trustee Amber Childress, Peralta Community College Trustee Linda Handey, BART Board of Directors President Rebecca Saltzman, Alameda County Planning Commission Commissioner Andy Kelley, and BART Board of Directors Trustee Rob Raburn, who’s also on the board of the Dimond Improvement District.

In addition to the above noted organizations, is also proud to have received the top or only endorsement of local organizations such as the Sierra Club, Transport , Police Officers Association, and Evolve . Since voters can vote for up to 3 candidates in , other local organizations have endorsed Pam as their second or third rank endorsement. These include Planned Parenthood (#2), East Bay Young Democrats (#2), John George Democratic Club (#2), Block by Block Organizing Network (#3), Oakland Rising Action (#3), and Oakland Chamber of Commerce (#3).

Many Oakland leaders have endorsed her, including Mills College President Emerita Janet L. Holmgren, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Former Chair Jonathan Bair, A Great Good Place for Books owner Kathleen Caldwell, Cafe Santana Roasting Company owners Isela and Richard Santana, Blu Moon Lounge owner Glen Li, and SoleSpace owner Jeff Perlstein.

State and county Democratic party leaders have joined in with ringing endorsements of Pam, like Democratic Party Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall, Democratic Party Regional Director Rocky Fernandez, Alameda County Democratic Party Corresponding Secretary Kathy Neal, and Stonewall Democratic Club President Nick Resnick and past President Brendalynn Goodall.

Finally, many Berkeley, Alameda, and Emeryville City Councilmembers — along with Emeryville’s Mayor John Bauters — have also endorsed Pam, recognizing that regional partnerships and coordination are essential for many issues affecting Oakland.

See full list of Pam Harris’s endorsements, including quotes from some endorsers, here.

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About the Author

Pamela Harris
PAM HARRIS currently serves as an Assembly District 18 Delegate in the California Democratic Party, and is a former board member of the East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club. Her community organizing and service have earned her the Mildred Parish Massey Legacy Award from Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a Social Justice Champion Award from California Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and a Reel Sisters of the African Diaspora Prize, among other honors. For 25 years, Pam has worked in the nonprofit, documentary film, and philanthropy sectors. She’s devoted her career to issues such as youth development, violence prevention, health care reform, LGBTQ rights, racial and socioeconomic inclusion, and fiscal management for nonprofits. A former Fulbright Fellow to Uruguay, Pam holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a Masters in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in a multigenerational, bilingual home with her two children, her mother, and her wife, Carolina De Robertis, a novelist and San Francisco State University professor.

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