"Education is really my sweet spot in this election," says Appel who is running for the 15th Assembly District.
The Richmond vice mayor was part of the shift in Richmond’s political power over the last decade.
Ben Bartlett has only been a Berkeley City Councilman for 1.5 years, but has the experience to be an Assemblyman because "a year in Berkeley is like 7 years anywhere else," he says
With 12 people now running to replace Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, developments in the race are fast and furious.
The candidates in the crowded race talked housing, healthcare and campaign finance at an endorsement meeting Sunday.
Buffy Wicks, who has worked for both President Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, has dwarfed her competitors by raising $520,124. The AD 15 race is one of the costliest so far.
The South Berkeley representative joins a crowd of candidates vying for the East Bay seat in 2018.
An open seat for Assembly District 15 has already attracted five candidates. More are sure to jump into the 2018 race.
Tony Thurmond, a former Richmond city councilman, is driving up to Sacramento today to start his orientation as one of the state’s newest Assemblymen.
2014 will go down in history as the most expensive election ever held in Berkeley, with around $3.6 million spent on two ballot items alone.
Big outside money is playing a large role in California legislative races this year, and the East Bay is not immune to the trend.
Absentee ballots have arrived and the November 2014 election is just around the corner. Berkeleyside has been covering the issues for months, and we’ve collected some of our best Berkeley election coverage in a single post to help readers get informed before they cast their votes.
If you’ve lived and voted in Berkeley for a long time, as I have, you’ve no doubt noticed that our election campaigns typically pit one Democrat against another with nary any interest from anyone outside the East Bay. Now that has changed.