Assembly District 15
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All Districts > AD15: Berkeley
[incumbent: Tony Thurmond (D) - term limit: 2026]

Probable Primary Election Candidates: 2018

District Projection: Safe Democratic | ATC Partisan Index = 88.3 D
  • Dan Kalb (Democratic) - Oakland City Councilmember
    www.dankalb.net  
  • Judy Appel (Democratic) - Member, Berkeley USD
    www.judyappel.com  
  • Buffy Wicks (Democratic) - Political consultant
    buffywicks.com  
  • Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto (Democratic) - Councilmember, El Cerrito
    www.rochellead15.com  
  • Owen Poindexter (Democratic) - Writer
    owenpoindexter.com  
  • Andy Katz (Democratic) - Member, East Bay MUD
    www.andykatz.com  
  • Raquella Thaman (Democratic) -   
  • Cheryl Sudduth (Democratic) - Compliance officer
    cherylsudduth.nationbuilder.com  
  • Bob Bartlett (Democratic) - Councilmember, Berkeley
    www.benbartlettca.com  
  • Jovanka Beckles (Democratic) - Richmond City Councilmember
    www.jovanka.org  
  • (i) = incumbent

    Analysis

    While Tony Thurmond has plenty of time before term-limits would end his time in the Assembly, Thurmond has instead taken on the labor perspective (against that of charter p . . .

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    District Voter Registration

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 87.4%
    • Donald Trump (R) 7.0%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmond G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 90.8%
    • Neil Kashkari (R) 9.2%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 86.8%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 9.6%

    2010 Gubernatorial Race

    • Jerry Brown (D) 83.9%
    • Meg Whitman (R) 11.7%

    Fundraising

    Reported Fundraising
    (Total for this cycle)
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    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for AD15
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 16.9% 17.4% 11.5%
    Total Population 18.3% 16.0% 21.7%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)

    Incumbent term limit: 0

    Discussion

    Mentions

    • 2018-02-04: THE NOONER for 02-04-18 . . .
    • 2018-01-01: THE NOONER for 01-01-18 . . .
    • 2017-10-03: THE NOONER for 10-03-17 . . .
    • 2017-09-11: THE NOONER for 09-11-17 . . .
    • 2017-08-24: THE NOONER for 08-24-17 . . .
    • 2017-05-27: AD15 (Berkeley): added political consultant Buffy . . .
    • 2017-05-23: AD15 (Berkeley). Since that contradicts some words . . .
    • 2017-05-22: AD15 (Berkeley): added Kimberly Ellis (D)   . . .
    • 2017-05-12: AD15 (Berkeley/Oakland): added Oakland City Counci . . .
    • 2017-05-11: AD15 (Berkeley): added Richmond Councilmember Jova . . .
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