While the two candidates for District 15 share some policy positions, they diverge when it comes to one of the most polarizing issues.
When the Oakland Councilman makes his pitch to voters in the district, he emphasizes the decade’s worth of experience he has working at state level.
The Assembly District 15 candidate wants to change the entire way votes are cast in the Capitol.
Buffy, who favors reforming, but not repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, is not in public office so house parties are an opportunity to introduce herself to voters.
As a candidate focused on how unaffordable housing is for many, Thaman is encouraged to hear more talk about policies that address long-term wealth.
Perhaps buoyed by her status as an outsider candidate, compliance officer Sudduth speaks her mind like no other candidate in this race at otherwise mundane candidate forums.
The 15th District candidate says hospital closures endanger the lives of nearby residents needing emergency care. It’s one of the issues she’s emphasizing in her campaign.
It may seem like the ultimate waving of a white flag for Republicans in the liberal East Bay — the only GOP candidate running for State Assembly is a college sophomore.
Andy Katz is the only candidate running for the 15th District who has represented nearly all the cities in the district, in his role as EBMUD board of directors.
The idea of guaranteed cash from the government is a cause currently championed by just one of the 12 candidates in the district 15 race: writer and podcaster Owen Poindexter.
“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.