OAKLAND, CA – Pam Harris, Oakland City Council District 4 candidate, celebrates a slew of new endorsements from East Bay environmental and social justice champions, including California 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.
Pam Harris also has the endorsements of a number of other elected officials representing Oakland, 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, Pam Harris is also proud to have received the top or only endorsement of local organizations such as the Sierra Club, Transport Oakland, Oakland Police Officers Association, and Evolve California. Since voters can vote for up to 3 candidates in District 4, 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, City of Oakland 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 California Democratic Party Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall, California 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 more about Pam at https://www.pamharris4oakland.com.
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.