With 12 people now running to replace Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, developments in the race are fast and furious.
An open seat for Assembly District 15 has already attracted five candidates. More are sure to jump into the 2018 race.
About 200 people attended a special Berkeley City Council meeting on Jan. 17, 2015 to talk about police and community issues. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel More than five weeks after Berkeley police used tear gas, smoke bombs, and over the shoulder baton strikes to control a crowd protesting the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, […]
Tony Thurmond won the District 15 Assembly seat with 54.3% of the vote. Photo: courtesy Tony Thurmond campaign 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. Thurmond won a resounding victory Tuesday in the race for the District 15 […]
During Sunday Streets, the Yes on Measure R and the No on Measure R campaigns crossed paths. The race over the future of Berkeley’s downtown has drawn record donations from developers. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel During Sunday Streets, the Yes on Measure R and the No on Measure R campaigns crossed paths. The race over the […]
Echols and Thurmond debated each other in Berkeley on Oct. 7. Photo: Lance Knobel Big outside money is playing a large role in California legislative races this year, and the East Bay is not immune to the trend. Independent Expenditure committees have donated $265,600 so far in support of State Assembly District 15 candidate Tony […]
Berkeleyans will get out the vote in less than three weeks. Are you ready? Photo: Pete Rosos 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 […]
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. For the first time ever, two “independent expenditure” committees, or PACs, have already […]
State Assembly candidates Elizabeth Echols and Tony Thurmond debated each other in Berkeley on Oct. 7. Photo: Lance Knobel The two candidates in a competitive state Assembly race had the chance to woo Berkeley voters at a debate hosted by the League of Women Voters at Berkeley City College on Tuesday. Elizabeth Echols and Tony […]
KQED recently reported that students in the University of California system are struggling to get critical mental health services. Even at UC Berkeley, demand is at an all-time high and health directors are raising a red flag, asking for more staffing and funding. Over the last six years, the number of students seeking help increased […]
Tony Thurmond and Elizabeth Echols are facing off in the race for Assembly District 15 to replace termed-out Nancy Skinner. Photos: Campaigns One of the most hotly contested seats in the Nov. 4 election is the race for Assembly District 15. Nancy Skinner, who has held the seat for six years, is termed out of […]
California State Capital. Photo: Thomas W. Toolan/Wikimedia Commons By Kate Darby Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s primary election for the District 15 Assembly seat, history is in the making in Berkeley. For the first time in several decades, this assembly race doesn’t include a candidate with direct ties to Berkeley City Hall, though one has […]