The race for California Assembly District 15 Seat is now down to two people: Jovanka Beckles vs Buffy Wicks, and Beckles comes out of the gate swinging a haymaker. A press release announcing a slew of endorsements, most notably the Mayor of Berkeley Jesse Arreguin. Here’s the full list:
Jesse Arreguin, Mayor of Berkeley
Vinnie Bacon, Fremont City Councilman
Sandré Swanson, former Deputy Mayor of Oakland, three-term AD16 Assembly member, former Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Jonathan Cook, Bay Area LGBTQ activist
Cheryl Sudduth, community activist and former AD15 candidate
Kacey Carpenter, author and activist, NorCal4OurRevolution
Jovanka’s staff reports that two regional, one state-wide, and one national organization contacted Jovanka to express support for her bid to become AD15’s representative in Sacramento. Here’s that list:
Fremont, Union City, Newark (F.U.N.) Progressives Political Club
NorCal4OurRevolution (formerly NorCal4Bernie)
Single Payer PAC, “. . . the only PAC in California exclusively dedicated to contributing to candidates who will enact and responsibly implement a single payer program.”
Victory Fund, “. . . the national voice on issues pertaining to the LGBTQ politics, candidates and elected officials. We are the only national organization dedicated to electing openly LGBTQ people who can further equality at all levels of government.”
Now, as they say, the ball is in Ms. Wick’s court. She just gave an interview to Zennie62Media yesterday. You can see and read that with a click here.
Meanwhile, we’re still trying to set up an interview with Ms.Beckles.
Zennie Abraham is the CEO of Zennie62Media