EBWPA Endorsements For November 2018 General Election

Thank you to all of the candidates who presented at our meeting on Sunday, August 26, 2018 and to our members who attended and voted. Candidates must meet a 60% threshold of present voting members to receive the EBWPA endorsement. Below, you will find the results from the endorsement meeting.

EBWPA November 2018 General Election Endorsed Candidates:

California State Controller: Betty T. Yee

State Treasurer: Fiona Ma

Board of Equalization, District 2: Malia Cohen

Lt. Governor: Eleni Kounalakis

U.S. Congress, District 13: Barbara Lee (endorsed March 2018)

Assembly District 16: Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (endorsed March 2018)

Assembly District 15: No Position

Alameda Mayor: Marilyn Ezzy-Ashcraft

Alameda School Board: Mia Bonta

Berkeley School Board: Julie Sinai and Ka’Dijah Brown

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board: Paola Laverde

Berkeley City Auditor: Jenny Wong

Berkeley City Council, District 1: No Position

Berkeley City Council, District 4: No Position

Berkeley City Council, District 7: Ces Rosales

Berkeley City Council, District 8: Lori Droste

Dublin School Board, Area 2: No Position

Emeryville City Council: Dianne Martinez

Fremont School Board: Dianne Jones and Fahria Khan

Fremont City Council, District 4: Debbie Watanuki

Hayward School Board: April Oquenda

Hayward City Council: Aisha Wahab

Oakland Mayor: Libby Schaaf

Oakland City Council District 2: No Position

Oakland City Council, District 4: No Position

Oakland City Council, District 6: Natasha Middleton

Oakland School Board, District 4: Clarissa Doutherd

Oakland School Board, District 6: Shanti Gonzales

Oakland City Auditor: Courtney Ruby

Piedmont Unified School District: Julie Caskey

Piedmont City Council : Teddy Gray King

San Leandro Mayor: Pauline Russo Cutter

San Leandro City Council, District 5: Corinna Lopez

San Leandro City Council, District 1: Deborah Cox

Peralta Community College District, Area 5: Cindi Reiss

Peralta Community College District, Area 3: Linda Handy

Ohlone Community College District, Area 2 (4-year Term): Sue Chan

Ohlone Community College District, Area 2 (2-Year Term): Tawney Warren

BART Board of Directors, District 6: Anu Natarajan

AC Transit, At Large: Dollene Jones

AC Transit, Ward 5: Diane Shaw

Oro Loma Sanitary District Director: Rita Duncan

Dublin San Ramon Service District: Ann Marie Johnson

San Ramon City Council: Sabina Zafar

Richmond City Council: Ada Recinos

El Cerrito City Council: Janet Abelson

Brentwood School Board: Thuy Dao Jensen

Antioch City Council: Joy Motts

Oakley City Council: Sue Higgins, RN

Contra Costa Community College District, Ward 3: Rebecca Barrett

Contra Costa County Board of Education: Debra Vinson

Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools: Lynn Mackey


Per our bylaws, in order to receive the EBWPA endorsement a candidate must declare their agreement to/support for our organization's bottom line issues and meet a 60% support threshold of present voting members. EBWPA only endorses pro-choice women candidates and measures that directly affect the wellbeing of women in our community.

In order to be eligible to vote in our 2018 endorsement meetings you must be:

  • A continuing member in good standing within the past 12 months; or
  • A new member who has joined at least 30 days prior to the scheduled endorsement meeting

Membership in the East Bay Women’s Political Alliance means you are joining your voice with others to amplify our collective power in the political arena. 

Benefits include:

  • Access to exclusive membership events.
  • Participation in the annual election of Board members.
  • Ability to vote on electoral endorsements.
  • Access to other networking opportunities.

Annual membership levels are:

  • Honorary (women under 18 years old) Free
  • Student  $15
  • Young Professional (under age 30) $25
  • Regular Membership  $50

To join, visit our website.