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2018 District 15 Race: Background and Candidates


Tony Thurmond, Incumbent Assembly Member, is a candidate for another office. This leaves the District 15 seat open to a new slate of 12 candidates this June 5.

CA Assembly District 15 includes cities in two counties: parts of Oakland, all of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, Piedmont, Richmond and other cities in West Contra Costa County. See a map of District 15.

The Candidates
All 12 registered CA Assembly District 15 candidates have been invited to participate in this forum (click to go to their website):

  • Andy Katz
  • Ben Bartlett
  • Jovanka Beckles
  • Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto
  • Sergey Piterman
  • Buffy Wicks
  • Raquella Thaman
  • Pranav Jandhyala
  • Cheryl Sudduth
  • Judy Appel
  • Dan Kalb
  • Owen Poindexter