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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 9California State SenateNovember 8, 2016California General Election

November 8, 2016California General Election

California State SenateDistrict 9

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About this office

State senators introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, approve appointments to state agencies, and approve the state budget. They are elected to four-year terms.
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For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election appear in the general election. This is because of California's "top two" system. In some cases, the two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Democratic
University Educator
236,133 votes (62.2%)Winning
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  • Put California on the path to universal preschool so all children ages 0-4 have quality care and early education
  • Restore justice in our state and local criminal justice system with sentencing reform, re-entry support, less incarceration and prison alternatives for juveniles
  • Continue California's leadership on fighting climate change, protecting our environment protection and generating power from renewable energy
Profession:Lecturer, Public Policy UC Berkeley; Policy Fellow UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, Institute for Transportation
Senior Policy Fellow, UC Davis, Institute of Transportation Studies and Energy Efficiency Institute (2015current)
Lecturer, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy (2015current)
Assemblymember, CA State Assembly, AD15 — Elected position (20082014)
Board of Directors, East Bay Regional Park District — Elected position (20062008)
City Councilmember, Berkeley City Council — Elected position (19841992)
UC Berkeley Master's of Arts, Education (current)
UC Berkeley Bacherlor's of Science, Conservation of Natural Resources (current)
UC Berkeley Bachelors of Science (B.S.), and Masters of Arts (M.A.), Conservation of Natural Resources, Education (1989)
Board Member, Youth Alive (2015current)
Board Member, Center for EcoLiteracy (2010current)
Board Member, David Brower Center (2005current)
Member, Oakland Rotary (2015current)

A social justice advocate, energy and climate change trailblazer, and accomplished legislator, Nancy Skinner recently completed three terms in the State Assembly representing the East Bay cities along the I-80 corridor from Hercules to Oakland. Skinner currently teaches public policy at UC Berkeley, focused on policy interventions to address poverty and income inequality. She also serves as a Senior Policy fellow at UC Davis’s Energy and Transportation Institutes.

In the Assembly, Skinner served as Chair of three key committees: Budget, Rules and Natural Resources. As Budget Chair she oversaw the largest funding boost to childcare and preschool in over a decade; increased state support to our State University and UC systems, cut the number of juveniles incarcerated in state facilities by half, and established a new dedicated fund to reduce prison recidivism.

Skinner took on the Gun Lobby, successfully passing two groundbreaking gun violence prevention measures. To get corporations to pay their fair share, Skinner authored the bill that requires Amazon and other internet retailers to collect sales tax which is now bringing close to a $1 billion a year in new revenue to support vital services for California families. An environmental and climate protection champion, Skinner carried measures that doubled rooftop solar and renewable energy.

A graduate of UC Berkeley with a BS and an MA, Skinner co-founded the labor union representing graduate student instructors and was a leader in the UC South Africa Divestment movement.

Ms. Skinner began her public service in 1984 as the first and only student to be elected to the Berkeley City Council. On Council Skinner introduced the nation’s first Styrofoam ban and co-founded an international association of cities, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. After her term on the City Council, Skinner served as Executive Director of ICLEI’s US office and International Director of ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection program which engaged cities worldwide to take action to stop climate change.

Skinner is a past member of the East Bay Regional Park District Board, a former small business owner and an advocate to increase women in elected office. She served on the Board of the East Bay Women’s Political Caucus and launched the statewide Women in Power Pac (WIP Pac) to support Democratic women.

Skinner and her husband, a retired city employee, are 40 year residents of Berkeley, her daughter Sirona and her wife, Sinead, live in Richmond. Three of Skinner’s eight brothers and sisters also live in the East Bay along with many nieces and nephews.

  • John Gioia, Contra Costa County Board Supervisor
  • Robert Reich, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Alice Lai-Bitker, Former Alameda County Board Supervisor
  • Debbie Long, Pinole City Councilmember
  • Jim Frazier, California Assemblymember
  • Tom Butt, Richmond Mayor
  • Tom Bates, Berkeley Mayor
  • Pete Murray, Pinole City Councilmember
  • Genoveva Calloway, San Pablo City Councilmember
  • Trish Herrera Spencer, Alameda Mayor
  • Greg Lyman, El Cerrito Mayor
  • Noel Gallo, Oakland City Councilmember
  • Libby Schaff, Oakland Mayor
  • Mark Friedman, El Cerrito City Councilmember
  • Chris Kelley, Hercules City Councilmember
  • Myrna DeVera, Hercules City Councilmember
  • Sherry McCoy, Hercules Mayor
  • Dianne Martinez, Emeryville Mayor
  • Peter Maas, Albany Mayor
  • Cecilia Valdez, Vice Mayor of San Pablo
  • Nate Miley, Alameda County Board Supervisor
  • Dario Frommer, Former California Assemblymember
  • Cristina Garcia, California Assemblymember
  • Mike Gatto, California Assemblymember
  • Rich Gordon, California Assemblymember
  • Jacqui Irwin, California Assemblymember
  • Bonnie Lowenthal, Former California Assemblymember
  • Jose Medina, California Assemblymember
  • Kevin Mullin, California Assemblymember
  • Bill Quirk, California Assemblymember
  • Miguel Santiago, California Assemblymember
  • Mark Stone, California Assemblymember
  • Phil Ting, California Assemblymember
  • Das Williams, California Assemblymember
  • Jim Wood, California Assemblymember
  • Paul Morris, San Pablo City Councilmember
  • Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Oakland City Councilmember & Council President
  • Abel J. Guillén, Oakland City Councilmember
  • Ruth Atkins, Emeryville City Councilmember
  • Ty Alper, Berkeley School Board Member
  • Judy Appel, Berkeley School Board Member
  • Josh Daniels, Berkeley School Board Member
  • Karen Hemphill, Berkeley School Board Member
  • Jac Asher, Emeryville City Councilmember
  • Beatriz Levya Cutler, Berkeley School Board Member
  • Rick Raushenbush, Piedmont School Board Member
  • Andrea Swenson, Piedmont School Board Member
  • Jael Myrick, Richmond City Councilmember
  • Vinay Pimplé, Richmond City Councilmember
  • Bob McBain, Piedmont City Councilmember
  • Tim Rood, Piedmont City Councilmember
  • Teddy Gray King, Piedmont City Councilmember
  • Todd Groves, West Contra Costa School Board Member
  • Ann-Marie Hogan, Berkeley City Auditor
  • Susan Wengraf, Berkeley City Councilmember
  • Dan Kalb, Oakland City Councilmember
  • Janet Abelson, El Cerrito City Councilmember
  • Scott Donahue, Emeryville City Councilmember
  • Annie Campbell Washington, Oakland City Councilmember
  • Aimee Eng, Oakland School Board Member
  • Shanthi Gonzalez, Oakland School Board Member
  • Jumoke Hinton-Hodge, Oakland School Board Member
  • Nora Davis, Emeryville City Councilmember
  • Jody London, Oakland School Board Member
  • Nina Senn, Oakland School Board Member
  • Rosie Torres, Oakland School Board Member
  • Laurie Capitelli, Berkeley City Councilmember
  • Lori Droste, Berkeley City Councilmember
  • Linda Maio, Berkeley City Councilmember
  • Darryl Moore, Berkeley City Councilmember
  • Madeline Kronenberg, West Contra Costa School Board Member
  • Richard Bloom, California Assemblymember
  • John Sutter, East Bay Regional Park District Boardmember
  • Doug Siden, East Bay Regional Park District Boardmember
  • Beverly Lane, East Bay Regional Park District Boardmember
  • Whitney Dotson, East Bay Regional Park District Boardmember
  • Diane Burgis, East Bay Regional Park District Boardmember
  • John Marquez, Contra Costa Community College Trustee
  • Tim Farley, Contra Costa Community College Trustee
  • Greg Enholm, Contra Costa Community College Trustee
  • Pam Mirabella, Contra Costa County Board of Education Trustee
  • Bill Withrow, Peralta Community College Trustee
  • Gabriel Quinto, El Cerrito City Councilmember
  • Julina Bonilla, Peralta Community College Trustee
  • Joaquin Rivera, Alameda County Board of Education Trustee
  • Nick Pilch, Albany City Councilmember
  • Peggy McQuaid, Albany City Councilmember
  • Ayn Wiescamp, East Bay Regional Park District Boardmember
  • Doug Linney, East Bay Municipal Utility District Member
  • Joe Wallace, AC Transit Boardmember
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
  • Elsa Ortiz, AC Transit Boardmember
  • Greg Harper, AC Transit Boardmember
  • Anthony Rendon, California Assembly Speaker
  • Toni Atkins, Former California Assembly Speaker
  • John Perez, Former California Assembly Speaker
  • Jim Beall, California State Senator
  • Marty Block, California State Senator
  • Rebecca Saltzman, BART Board Director
  • Robert Raburn, BART Board Director
  • Nick Josefowitz, BART Board Director
  • Marguerite Young, East Bay Municipal Utility District Member
  • Frank Mellon, East Bay Municipal Utility District Member
  • Leesa McIntosh, East Bay Municipal Utility District Member
  • Janet Zamudio, San Lorenzo School Board Member
  • Diana Prola, San Leandro School Board Member
  • Evelyn Gonzalez, San Leandro School Board Member
  • Mark Leno, California State Senator
  • Connie Levya, California State Senator
  • Carol Liu, California State Senator
  • Fran Pavley, California State Senator
  • Bob Wieckowski, California State Senator
  • Lois Wolk, California State Senator
  • Tom Ammiano, Former California Assemblymember
  • Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Alameda City Councilmember
  • Bob Blumenfield, Former California Assemblymember and Los Angeles City Councilmember
  • Susan Bonilla, California Assemblymember
  • Joan Buchanan, Former California Assemblymember
  • Ian Calderon, California Assemblymember
  • Robert J. Campbell, Former California Assemblymember
  • Nora Campos, California Assemblymember
  • Tom Daly, California Assemblymember
  • Sheila Kuehl, Former State Senator
  • Christine Kehoe, Former State Senator
  • Corina Lopez, San Leandro City Councilmember
  • Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner
  • Alex Padilla, Secretary of State of California
  • Betty Yee, California State Controller
  • Deborah Cox, San Leandro City Councilmember
  • Bill Lockyer, Former California State Treasurer and Former California Attorney General
  • Congressman Mike Thompson
  • Congressman George Miller, Ret.
  • Barbara Kahn, Alameda School Boardmember
  • Jim Oddie, Alameda City Councilmember
  • Bob Hertzberg, California State Senator
  • Isadore Hall, California State Senator
  • Jerry Hill, California State Senator
  • Ben Hueso, California State Senator
  • Susan Eggman, California Assemblymember
  • Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Noreen Evans, Former State Senator
  • Hannah Beth Jackson, California State Senator
  • Lil Arnerich, Former Alameda Vice Mayor and Former Councilmember
  • Rosemary Corbin, Former Richmond Mayor
  • Mike Katz-Lacabe, Former San Leandro School Board Trustee
  • Marge Atkinson, Former Albany City Councilmember
  • Steve Lustig, Former Berkeley School Board Member
  • Thelma Rubin, Former Albany City Councilmember
  • Wilma Chan, Alameda County Board Supervisor
  • Bevan Dufty, Former San Francisco Board Supervisor
  • Miguel Dwin, Former Emeryville School Board Member
  • Jim Rogers, Former Richmond City Councilmember
  • Jennifer West, Former Emeryville City Councilmember
  • Danny Wan, Former Oakland City Councilmember
  • David Kakishiba, Former Oakland School Board Member
  • Kurt Brinkman, Former Emeryville City Councilmember
  • Shirley Issel, Former Berkeley School Board Member
  • Julie Sinai, Former Berkeley School Board Member
  • Harpreet Sandhu, Former Richmond City Councilmember
  • Pat Kernighan, Former Oakland City Councilmember
  • Irma Anderson, Former Richmond Mayor
  • Gus Newport, Former Berkeley Mayor
  • Tony Santos, Former San Leandro Mayor
  • Gordon Wozniak, Former Berkeley City Councilmember
  • Charles Ramsey, Former West Contra Costa School Board Member
  • Shelia Young, Former San Leandro Mayor
  • Jeff Ritterman, Former Richmond City Councilmember
  • UPTE-CWA 9119 AFL-CIO
  • SEIU California
  • Contra Costa Building Trades
  • AFSCME District Council 57
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • IBEW Local 302
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Equality California
  • California Women’s List
  • Heat & Frost Insulators, Local 16
  • Clean Water Action
  • Oakland Firefighters IAFF Local 55
  • Sierra Club
  • California Women’s Legislative Democratic Caucus
  • California Labor Federation - AFL-CIO
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, CA Chapter
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS)
  • UPTE-CWA 9119 AFL-CIO
  • United Farm Workers
  • United Faculty of Contra Costa Community College District
  • Sheetmetal Workers Local 104
  • SEIU California
  • Richmond Police Officers Association
  • Professional Engineers in California Government
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • Operating Engineers Local 3
  • Oakland Civil Liberties Alliance
  • Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • California Bicycle Coalition
  • California League of Humane Voters
  • Oakland Magazine
  • East Bay Times
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte
  • National Organization for Women, California Chapter
  • National Women’s Political Caucus – California Chapter
  • NARAL Pro-Choice California
  • Equality California
  • EMILY’s List
  • East Bay Forward
  • Clean Water Action
  • California Women’s List
  • California Voices For Progress State PAC
  • Laborers International Union of North America – Pacific Southwest Region
  • Ironworkers Local 378
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 16
  • Women’s Political Committee
  • Pauline Cutter, San Leandro Mayor
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555
  • Association of California State Supervisors
  • Berkeley Federation of Teachers Local 1078
  • Berkeley Firefighters IAFF Local 1227
  • Berkeley Police Association
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Stationary Engineers Local 39
  • International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 8
  • AFSCME California
  • Helpers
  • Faculty Association of California Community Colleges
  • Contra Costa Firefighters IAFF Local 1230
  • California State Retirees
  • West County Democratic Club
  • Cal Berkeley Democrats
  • El Cerrito Democratic Club
  • City of Alameda Democratic Club
  • Hercules Democratic Club
  • East Bay Brownie Mary Democratic Club
  • El Cerrito Democratic Club
  • East Bay Women’s Political Caucus
  • East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club
  • Berkeley Democratic Club
  • Asian Pan American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County
  • El Cerrito Democratic Club
  • City of Alameda Democratic Club
  • Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights Leader and Co-Founder of United Farm Workers
  • Chuck Toombs, Director of Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District
  • Lincoln Pain, Certified Financial Planner, Accredited Investment Fiduciary
  • Judith L. Bloom, Certified Public Accountant, Berkeley, CA Tax Preparer
Total money raised: $1,325,464

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
University of California, Berkeley
$17,020
2
SunPower
$14,050
3
SolarCity
$13,700
4
California Federation of Teachers
$13,500
5
Advanced Microgrid Solutions
$9,857

By State:

California 94.37%
District of Columbia 1.87%
New Jersey 0.53%
Nebraska 0.38%
Other 2.84%
94.37%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.09%)
Small contributions (0.91%)
99.09%

By Type:

From organizations (53.23%)
From individuals (46.77%)
53.23%46.77%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Assemblymember Nancy Skinner's Top (10) Legislative Accomplishments

Summary

As an Assemblymember, I took on a  number of key issues, most notably income inequality, ending corporate loopholes, gun-violence prevention, climate protection, education, criminal justice reform, and environmental stewardship. Please see this details of my key legislative successes below. 

 

INCOME INEQUALITY

Income Taxes on the Super Rich – AB 1130. My bill, AB 1130, the “Reagan, Wilson Share the Wealth Measure” restored income tax rates on millionaires to the rate they were under Republican Governor’s Reagan and Wilson. The California Federation of Teachers fought for these tax rates to be in Prop 30, which increased Prop 30 revenue by over $2 Billion a year.

Hungry Free Kids Act –AB 402. Children in our free/reduced price lunch program live in households struggling to make ends meet. CalFresh can help these families have access to daily nutritious meals, yet thousands are not enrolled. My bill makes it easy for these families to be enroll and receive the food assistance they need.

College Student Access to Cal Fresh – AB 1930. Low-income college students have it hard enough paying for tuition, housing and textbooks, I carried AB 1930 to give college students who were previously not considered eligible better access to food assistance.

ENDING CORPORATE LOOPHOLES

Internet Fairness – AB 155. Amazon and other Internet retailers refusal to collect sales tax was unfair to our main street businesses and kept money from our schools. AB 155 closed that loophole so sales like Amazon’s now give California close to $1 billion a year in new revenue to fund our schools and vital services.

Enforcing Workplace Safety – AB 1634. Dangerous conditions cited by California’s workplace safety regulator now have to be fixed right away, even if the employer appeals, so workers and communities aren’t put at risk.

EDUCATION

Childcare and PreSchool Expansion – 2014 Budget Bill. As Budget Chair I facilitated the largest funding increase for early childhood education in over a decade, enabling the State to enroll thousands more children in preschool and quality childcare.

Higher Ed Funding While Halting Tuition Increases – 2014 Budget Bill. Our UC/CSU systems suffered huge recession cuts resulting in student tuition and fee increases. As Budget Chair I worked for a larger state allocation to UC and CSU with language that would rescind the funds if UC/CSU increased student tuition.

Saving Energy Saving Schools – AB/SB 39. Schools spend millions each year on energy, my legislation provided every California school district Prop 39 funds to pay for energy upgrades; now money saved on utility bills can go back in the classroom.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Foster Youth Detention – AB 2607. Foster kids get stuck in detention longer just for the ‘crime’ of not having a home, AB 2607 stopped the practice of using juvenile hall as a substitute for finding kids real homes.

Juvenile Justice – AB 999, included in 2011 Budget Bill. Guards in state juvenile facilities used ‘time-adds’ to unfairly prolong the time youth were incarcerated. Within three years of stopping ‘time adds’ the number of youth in state incarceration was cut in half.

Recidivism Reinvestment Fund - 2014 Budget Bill. Provided $100M for community services to support reentry of our formerly incarcerated; required inmates be issued State IDs and be enrolled in MediCal prior to being released; and eliminated the lifelong ban imposed on those sentenced for non-violent drug crimes from ever accessing CalFresh or CalWorks.

CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT

Doubling Rooftop Solar - AB 560. Expanded net metering so that homes and businesses could get credit on their utility bills for the electricity produced by their rooftop solar.

Electricity from Renewable Energy - SB X1-2. This bill set a 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requiring 33% of California’s electricity to be generated from solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable energy by 2020.

Energy Storage – AB 2514. Energy storage captures extra electricity produced by wind, solar and other renewable energy. My bill, AB 2514, makes sure our utilities utilize energy storage so we can put electricity to use when we need it.

Naming Eastshore State Park after Save the Bay Founder - AC 55. Our wonderful 8.5 mile ribbon of parkland along the eastern side of the SF Bay is now named after Save the Bay co-founder Sylvia McLaughlin, a worthy recognition of her significant leadership.

GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Gun Violence Restraining Orders - AB 104. The mother of the Isla Vista shooter saw the signs that her son was dangerous, my bill established a firearm restraining order so every family now has a tool to get guns out of the hands of those threatening violence.

 

 

Assault Weapons Loophole - AB 48. California’s assault weapons ban had a big loophole, it was perfectly legal to buy kits that converted guns into working like assault weapons. My bill, AB 48, made these ammo kits illegal.

Democratic
Oakland Non-Profit Director
143,573 votes (37.8%)
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  • I worked hard to make Education California’s top budgetary priority and the California Teachers Association (CTA) have endorsed me.
  • The Health, Safety and Welfare of our Children is another top priority and the California Nurses Association agree and have endorsed me.
  • More Middle Class jobs for our district and affordable housing for seniors and working families is another top priority.
Profession:Sandré R. Swanson California State Assembly 2006 -2012
Deputy Mayor City of Oakland, City of Oakland CA — Appointed position (20132015)
California State Assemblymember, California State Assembly — Elected position (20062012)
Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Barbara Lee, U.S. Congress — Appointed position (19982004)
Chair of the Alameda County Employee's Retirement Association, Alameda County Retirement Board — Appointed position (20012002)
District Director and Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Ronald V., U.S. Congress — Appointed position (19731998)

 

Sandré R. Swanson served three successful terms as a Member of the California State Assembly. He was the Chair of the Assembly Labor & Employment Committee and was a vocal advocate for growing the middle class with sustainable jobs. Mr. Swanson also served on the Assembly Budget Committee, Sub-committee on Education Finance; Assembly Committee

on Utilities and Commerce and was the Speaker’s Appointee to the State Workforce Investment Board.

Mr. Swanson is passionate about the plight of troubled and at-risk youth.
As Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, his committee’s work is widely used by the State today in its strategies for assisting young people. As a result of this work, in 2014 Mr. Swanson was invited to the White House by President Barack Obama and was requested to participate in the President's “My Brothers Keepers “ initiatives.

During his tenure in the Assembly, Mr. Swanson passed landmark legislation dealing with the atrocities of human trafficking—which he calls “modern day slavery.” His legislative work assisted with the development of programs for job training, housing and counseling for the victims of human trafficking—some as young as 12 years old. Several of his laws are prominently referenced on the California Attorney General’s web site. District Attorney offices are using these laws across our State to successfully prosecute human trafficking criminals in California today.

Following his work in the legislature, Mr. Swanson served as Deputy Mayor for the city of Oakland, California.
He worked successfully on growing the City's economy by developing small businesses and jobs. Before his election to the California State Assembly, Mr. Swanson served five years as Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Before that, he worked for 25 years as the District Director and Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Ronald V. Dellums. He also served as Chair of the Alameda County Employee’s Retirement Association, Chair of the Oakland Civil Service Commission, and Chair of the Oakland Re-Use and Redevelopment Authority.

Early key endorsements of his campaign for the California Senate include key legislators currently representing the people of the 9th Senate district. They include the incumbent, Senator Loni Hancock, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Assemblymember Tony Thurman and his campaigns Honorary Chair, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and more.

Mr. Swanson is a native of Oakland he and his wife Anita have four children and five grandchildren. 

  • California Teachers Association (CTA)
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee
  • Incumbent, Senator Loni Hancock
  • William Patterson Vice President, EBMUD Board, Director 6
  • Abel Guillén, Councilmember, City of Oakland
  • Desley Brooks, Councilmember, City of Oakland
  • Jane Brunner, Former Councilmember, City of Oakland
  • Nancy Nadel, Former Councilmember, City of Oakland
  • Frank Matarrese, Vice Mayor, City of Alameda
  • Jim Oddie, Councilmember, City of Alameda
  • Maxwell Anderson, Councilmember, City of Berkeley
  • Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, City of Berkeley
  • Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, City of Berkeley
  • Nathaniel Bates, Councilmember, City of Richmond
  • Courtland “Corky” Booze Councilmember, City of Richmond (Ret.)
  • Surlene Grant, Vice Mayor, City of San Leandro (Ret.)
  • Nina Senn, Oakland Uni ed School District Board of Education
  • Meredith Brown, President, Peralta College Board
  • Dr. William S. Riley, Vice President, Peralta College Board
  • Linda Handy, Peralta College Trustee
  • Jean Quan, Mayor, City of Oakland (Ret)
  • Beverly Johnson, Mayor, City of Alameda (Ret.)
  • Marlon McWilson,Trustee, County Board of Education
  • Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (2006-12)
  • Senate President Kevin de León
  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta
  • Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
  • Senator Darrell Steinberg President Pro Tem (2008-14)
  • Senator Tony Mendoza
  • Assemblymember Sally Lieber (2002-08)
  • Assemblymember Joe Coto (2004-10)
  • Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (2008-14)
  • Sheila Jordan, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools (Ret.)
  • Donald White, Treasurer/Tax Collector Alameda County
  • Fiona Ma, Chair, CA Board of Equalization
  • Jerome Horton, Member CA Board of Equalization
  • Assemblymember Mike Eng (2006-12)
  • California Legislative Black Caucus
  • AFSCME District Council 57
  • SEIU California
  • Union of American Physicians and Dentists
  • Teamsters Joint Council 7
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • California Nurses Association(CNA)
  • IBEW Local 595
  • Oakland Fire ghters IAFF Local 55
  • The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
  • Black Women Organized For Political Action (BWOPA)
  • Alameda Fire ghters IAFF Local 689
  • California Teachers Association (CTA)
Total money raised: $673,582

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
SWANSON, SANDRE
$125,850
2
IBEW Local 595
$17,000
2
SEIU Local 1000
$17,000
3
Califonia Teachers Association
$16,700
4
Union of American Physicians and Dentists
$13,700

By State:

California 94.44%
District of Columbia 1.41%
Tennessee 0.78%
Minnesota 0.67%
Other 2.70%
94.44%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.16%)
Small contributions (0.84%)
99.16%

By Type:

From organizations (55.21%)
From individuals (44.79%)
55.21%44.79%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

The record will show, that as Chair of the Labor and Employment Committee and Member of the Assembly Budget Committee on Education, I worked hard to make Education California’s top budgetary priority. Thatis why the California Teachers Association (CTA) and The California School Employees Association (CSEA) have endorsed me for the State Senate. I was the leader in the fight to keep Redevelopment Agencies for affordable and senior housing because we are in a housing affordability crisis and I passed laws to reduce neighborhood crime.

I led the fight to keep the “Healthy Family Program” that provided healthcare for 740,000 poor children—and I worked for a healthy environment. The California Nurses Association (CNA) and the Union of American Physicians and Dentists support my record and have joined our campaign. I was the leader in the Assembly on protecting your pensions and retirement security. The Teamsters, SEIU, and AFSCME working families agree and are on our team. I am committed to student loan debt relief and have sponsored environmental justice efforts to stop the spraying of pesticides near schools, to stop illegal dumping in our community and support green jobs and wetland restoration. Our first responders, the City of Alameda and Oakland/Alameda County Firefighters have also endorsed me for State Senate.

I proudly led the State’s efforts to rescue our children from Human Traffickerssome children as young as 12 years old and I increased funding for wrap-around services for our most at-risk youth. I supported small business loans in underserved communities to increase employment opportunities and have been an advocate for Equal Rights and Civil Rights for everyone.

During the budget battles of the recession, I challenged those in leadership to keep the social safety net for the poor, the disabled, seniors and children.

That’s why I’m running for State Senate.

Sandré R. Swanson 

 

Candidate, California State Senate, 9th District 

 

Why I’m running for State Senate

Summary

Progressive Values For State Senate

 

Dear Friend,

Our community has a rich history of progressive politics and for being the conscience of California. I would like to continue that tradition and give a voice to our progressive values in the State Senate.

The record will show, that as Chair of the Labor and Employment Committee and Member of the Assembly Budget Committee on Education, I worked hard to make Education California’s top budgetary priority. That
 is why the California Teachers Association (CTA) and The California School Employees Association (CSEA) have endorsed me for the State Senate. I was the leader in the fight to keep Redevelopment Agencies for affordable and senior housing because we are in a housing affordability crisis and I passed laws to reduce neighborhood crime.

I led the fight to keep the “Healthy Families Program” that provided healthcare for 740,000 poor children—and I worked for a healthy environment. The California Nurses Association (CNA) and the Union of American Physicians and Dentists support my record and have joined our campaign. I was the leader in the Assembly on protecting your pensions and retirement security. The Teamsters, SEIU, and AFSCME working families agree and are on our team. I am committed to student loan debt relief and have sponsored environmental justice efforts to stop the spraying of pesticides near schools, to stop illegal dumping in our community and support green jobs and wetland restoration. Our first responders, the City of Alameda and Oakland/Alameda County Firefighters have also endorsed me for State Senate.

I proudly led the State’s efforts to rescue our children from Human Traffickerssome children as young as 12 years old and I increased funding for wrap-around services for our most at-risk youth. I supported small business loans in underserved communities to increase employment opportunities and have been an advocate for Equal Rights and Civil Rights for everyone.

During the budget battles of the recession, I challenged those in leadership to keep the social safety net for the poor, the disabled, seniors and children.

That’s why I’m running for State Senate.

I am respectfully asking you to join progressive champions like Congresswoman Barbara Lee, State Senate President Kevin de León, Senator Loni Hancock, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Assemblymember Tony Thurmond and support our campaign for the California Senate.

I humbly ask for your support.

Sandré R. Swanson

Candidate, California State Senate, 9th District

Office Phone: 510-842-5930
 Join Team Swanson at: www.SandreSwanson.org

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This forum took place at Berkeley City College, Saturday morning, October 1, 2016. The public was invited to attend and submit written questions. The forum was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Berkeley Albany Emeryville and the League of Women Voters of Oakland, and was moderated by Helen Hutchison, of the League of Women Voters of California.

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