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  • Diana Becton

    Reelect Diana Becton to keep Contra Costa on the right track for progress. 

     

    Diana Becton

    Reelect Diana Becton to keep Contra Costa on the right track for progress. 

     

    Diana Becton

    Reelect Diana Becton to keep Contra Costa on the right track for progress. 

     

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Congress

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below congressional districts on your ballot.

  • Josh Harder

    Reelect Congressional Representative Josh Harder to keep CD-09 on the right track for progress.

     

    Josh Harder

    Reelect Congressional Representative Josh Harder to keep CD-09 on the right track for progress.

     

    Josh Harder

    Reelect Congressional Representative Josh Harder to keep CD-09 on the right track for progress.

     

  • Mark DeSaulnier

    Reelect Congressional Representative Mark DeSaulnier to keep CD-10 on the right track for progress.

     

    Mark DeSaulnier

    Reelect Congressional Representative Mark DeSaulnier to keep CD-10 on the right track for progress.

     

    Mark DeSaulnier

    Reelect Congressional Representative Mark DeSaulnier to keep CD-10 on the right track for progress.

     

State Assembly

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State Assembly races on your ballot.

  • Lori D. Wilson

    Elect Lori D. Wilson to push AD-11 in the right direction.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the State Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 11th Assembly District includes parts of Contra Costa and Sacramento Counties, and all of Solano County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 23% are Republican and 48% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 19% Latino, 15% Asian, and 15% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-11 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 27 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 20 points.

     

     

     

     

    The Race


    Former Assm. Jim Frazier resigned the AD-11 seat in January, resulting in a special election to fill the seat through the remainder of the term in November. Assm. Lori D. Wilson ran unopposed and won the special election. She is now one of two candidates running for the 2022–24 term in the June 7 primary. Wilson’s campaign has raised $195,000 and is not funded by corporate PAC or real estate money. She has received donations from the fossil fuel industry and from the California Correctional Peace Officers PAC. Her opponent, Jenny Leilani Callison, has not recorded any fundraising with the Secretary of State.

     

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Lori D. Wilson, former mayor of Suisun City and a finance professional, is from Fresno and has lived in Suisun City for 18 years. According to campaign materials, she is running for election to continue to bring her successful approach to local economic improvement and fiscal management to the larger AD-11 community.

    Assm. Wilson has worked as a director of finance, and has used her professional understanding of fiscal policy to support fair-housing initiatives, economic improvements, and job growth in Suisun City. Wilson was elected to serve on the Suisun City Council in 2012, and acted as the vice mayor for six years. In 2018, she was elected to serve as mayor, and worked to improve economic conditions, establish pandemic health-care access, and end homelessness. Under Wilson’s leadership, Suisun City reduced its unemployment and maintained a rate that was consistently lower than the state average. She also created partnerships with local organizations to support individuals experiencing homelessness, to improve mental-health response times, and to house families affected by wildfires. Wilson was the first Black female mayor to serve in Solano County.

    Lori Wilson has the endorsement of many lawmakers and groups, including State Board of Equalization member Malia Cohen, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, the California Legislative Black Caucus, the California Teachers Association, California Environmental Voters, and several local elected officials. Wilson also has the full endorsement of recently retired Assemblymember Jim Frazier, who represented this district for ten years. Based on our analysis, Wilson’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-11 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Lori D. Wilson

    Elect Lori D. Wilson to push AD-11 in the right direction.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the State Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 11th Assembly District includes parts of Contra Costa and Sacramento Counties, and all of Solano County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 23% are Republican and 48% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 19% Latino, 15% Asian, and 15% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-11 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 27 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 20 points.

     

     

     

     

    The Race


    Former Assm. Jim Frazier resigned the AD-11 seat in January, resulting in a special election to fill the seat through the remainder of the term in November. Assm. Lori D. Wilson ran unopposed and won the special election. She is now one of two candidates running for the 2022–24 term in the June 7 primary. Wilson’s campaign has raised $195,000 and is not funded by corporate PAC or real estate money. She has received donations from the fossil fuel industry and from the California Correctional Peace Officers PAC. Her opponent, Jenny Leilani Callison, has not recorded any fundraising with the Secretary of State.

     

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Lori D. Wilson, former mayor of Suisun City and a finance professional, is from Fresno and has lived in Suisun City for 18 years. According to campaign materials, she is running for election to continue to bring her successful approach to local economic improvement and fiscal management to the larger AD-11 community.

    Assm. Wilson has worked as a director of finance, and has used her professional understanding of fiscal policy to support fair-housing initiatives, economic improvements, and job growth in Suisun City. Wilson was elected to serve on the Suisun City Council in 2012, and acted as the vice mayor for six years. In 2018, she was elected to serve as mayor, and worked to improve economic conditions, establish pandemic health-care access, and end homelessness. Under Wilson’s leadership, Suisun City reduced its unemployment and maintained a rate that was consistently lower than the state average. She also created partnerships with local organizations to support individuals experiencing homelessness, to improve mental-health response times, and to house families affected by wildfires. Wilson was the first Black female mayor to serve in Solano County.

    Lori Wilson has the endorsement of many lawmakers and groups, including State Board of Equalization member Malia Cohen, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, the California Legislative Black Caucus, the California Teachers Association, California Environmental Voters, and several local elected officials. Wilson also has the full endorsement of recently retired Assemblymember Jim Frazier, who represented this district for ten years. Based on our analysis, Wilson’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-11 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Lori D. Wilson

    Elect Lori D. Wilson to push AD-11 in the right direction.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the State Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 11th Assembly District includes parts of Contra Costa and Sacramento Counties, and all of Solano County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 23% are Republican and 48% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 19% Latino, 15% Asian, and 15% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-11 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 27 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 20 points.

     

     

     

     

    The Race


    Former Assm. Jim Frazier resigned the AD-11 seat in January, resulting in a special election to fill the seat through the remainder of the term in November. Assm. Lori D. Wilson ran unopposed and won the special election. She is now one of two candidates running for the 2022–24 term in the June 7 primary. Wilson’s campaign has raised $195,000 and is not funded by corporate PAC or real estate money. She has received donations from the fossil fuel industry and from the California Correctional Peace Officers PAC. Her opponent, Jenny Leilani Callison, has not recorded any fundraising with the Secretary of State.

     

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Lori D. Wilson, former mayor of Suisun City and a finance professional, is from Fresno and has lived in Suisun City for 18 years. According to campaign materials, she is running for election to continue to bring her successful approach to local economic improvement and fiscal management to the larger AD-11 community.

    Assm. Wilson has worked as a director of finance, and has used her professional understanding of fiscal policy to support fair-housing initiatives, economic improvements, and job growth in Suisun City. Wilson was elected to serve on the Suisun City Council in 2012, and acted as the vice mayor for six years. In 2018, she was elected to serve as mayor, and worked to improve economic conditions, establish pandemic health-care access, and end homelessness. Under Wilson’s leadership, Suisun City reduced its unemployment and maintained a rate that was consistently lower than the state average. She also created partnerships with local organizations to support individuals experiencing homelessness, to improve mental-health response times, and to house families affected by wildfires. Wilson was the first Black female mayor to serve in Solano County.

    Lori Wilson has the endorsement of many lawmakers and groups, including State Board of Equalization member Malia Cohen, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, the California Legislative Black Caucus, the California Teachers Association, California Environmental Voters, and several local elected officials. Wilson also has the full endorsement of recently retired Assemblymember Jim Frazier, who represented this district for ten years. Based on our analysis, Wilson’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-11 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

  • Buffy Wicks

    Reelect State Assemblymember Buffy Wicks to keep AD-14 on the right track for progress.

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 14th Assembly District includes parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 6% are Republican and 68% are Democrat, and the demographic breakdown is 17% Latino, 21% Asian, and 14% Black. Since the 2021 redistricting process, AD-14 is 1% more Republican than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-14 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 46 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 38 points.
    Under newly drawn district maps, Democratic incumbent Tim Grayson has been redistricted out of AD-14 and Assm. Buffy Wicks, formerly representing AD-15, has been positioned as the Democratic incumbent in AD-14.

     

     

     

    The Race


    There are two candidates running for this seat: Democrat Incumbent Assm. Buffy Wicks and Green Party candidate Clint Smith. Wicks’ campaign has raised $288,674 and is not funded by police money or fossil fuel money. As of March 2022, Smith’s campaign has not filed any fundraising receipts for the current election cycle.

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Buffy Wicks, a former political and community organizer, is from Foresthill, CA, and now lives in Oakland, CA. According to campaign materials, Assm. Wicks is running for reelection to continue passing legislation that benefits women, children, and working families. Assm. Wicks was first elected to this seat in 2018 and won her 2020 reelection against an Independent challenger by 69 points.

    Assm. Wicks’ priorities for AD-14 this year have included seven housing bills and nine health-care bills, including three bills specifically about reproductive health. All bills are currently being debated in committee. She currently chairs the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, and sits on the Committees on Budget, Transportation, Banking and Finance, and Privacy and Consumer Protection. She scores a perfect 100 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Wicks has supported most progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Wicks was a community organizer and Obama administration staffer. Assm. Wicks comes from a working-class background, and began her career as a community organizer protesting the war in Iraq, and then began campaigning to improve wages and benefits for Walmart employees. She helped organize both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, and also served in his Office of Public Engagement, specifically building support among stakeholders to pass the Affordable Care Act. She is a longtime supporter of labor causes and reproductive rights. In the summer of 2020, Assm. Wicks made national headlines when she brought her newborn daughter to vote on the floor of the Assembly. Wicks was denied the chance to vote by proxy, and chose to attend the Assembly session and vote to expand paid family leave and affordable housing. In the Assembly, she has previously sponsored and passed progressive legislation to increase tenant protections, expand multifamily housing in urban areas, and expand access to the CalFresh program.

    Assm. Wicks has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district, including Equality California, Planned Parenthood,and YIMBY Action, as well as labor unions like National Nurses United and United Healthcare Workers West. Wicks’ progressive voting record and endorsement from progressive leaders outweighs her campaign funding from real estate and corporations. Based on our analysis, Assm. Wicks’ track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-14 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Buffy Wicks

    Reelect State Assemblymember Buffy Wicks to keep AD-14 on the right track for progress.

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 14th Assembly District includes parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 6% are Republican and 68% are Democrat, and the demographic breakdown is 17% Latino, 21% Asian, and 14% Black. Since the 2021 redistricting process, AD-14 is 1% more Republican than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-14 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 46 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 38 points.
    Under newly drawn district maps, Democratic incumbent Tim Grayson has been redistricted out of AD-14 and Assm. Buffy Wicks, formerly representing AD-15, has been positioned as the Democratic incumbent in AD-14.

     

     

     

    The Race


    There are two candidates running for this seat: Democrat Incumbent Assm. Buffy Wicks and Green Party candidate Clint Smith. Wicks’ campaign has raised $288,674 and is not funded by police money or fossil fuel money. As of March 2022, Smith’s campaign has not filed any fundraising receipts for the current election cycle.

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Buffy Wicks, a former political and community organizer, is from Foresthill, CA, and now lives in Oakland, CA. According to campaign materials, Assm. Wicks is running for reelection to continue passing legislation that benefits women, children, and working families. Assm. Wicks was first elected to this seat in 2018 and won her 2020 reelection against an Independent challenger by 69 points.

    Assm. Wicks’ priorities for AD-14 this year have included seven housing bills and nine health-care bills, including three bills specifically about reproductive health. All bills are currently being debated in committee. She currently chairs the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, and sits on the Committees on Budget, Transportation, Banking and Finance, and Privacy and Consumer Protection. She scores a perfect 100 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Wicks has supported most progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Wicks was a community organizer and Obama administration staffer. Assm. Wicks comes from a working-class background, and began her career as a community organizer protesting the war in Iraq, and then began campaigning to improve wages and benefits for Walmart employees. She helped organize both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, and also served in his Office of Public Engagement, specifically building support among stakeholders to pass the Affordable Care Act. She is a longtime supporter of labor causes and reproductive rights. In the summer of 2020, Assm. Wicks made national headlines when she brought her newborn daughter to vote on the floor of the Assembly. Wicks was denied the chance to vote by proxy, and chose to attend the Assembly session and vote to expand paid family leave and affordable housing. In the Assembly, she has previously sponsored and passed progressive legislation to increase tenant protections, expand multifamily housing in urban areas, and expand access to the CalFresh program.

    Assm. Wicks has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district, including Equality California, Planned Parenthood,and YIMBY Action, as well as labor unions like National Nurses United and United Healthcare Workers West. Wicks’ progressive voting record and endorsement from progressive leaders outweighs her campaign funding from real estate and corporations. Based on our analysis, Assm. Wicks’ track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-14 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Buffy Wicks

    Reelect State Assemblymember Buffy Wicks to keep AD-14 on the right track for progress.

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 14th Assembly District includes parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 6% are Republican and 68% are Democrat, and the demographic breakdown is 17% Latino, 21% Asian, and 14% Black. Since the 2021 redistricting process, AD-14 is 1% more Republican than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-14 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 46 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 38 points.
    Under newly drawn district maps, Democratic incumbent Tim Grayson has been redistricted out of AD-14 and Assm. Buffy Wicks, formerly representing AD-15, has been positioned as the Democratic incumbent in AD-14.

     

     

     

    The Race


    There are two candidates running for this seat: Democrat Incumbent Assm. Buffy Wicks and Green Party candidate Clint Smith. Wicks’ campaign has raised $288,674 and is not funded by police money or fossil fuel money. As of March 2022, Smith’s campaign has not filed any fundraising receipts for the current election cycle.

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Buffy Wicks, a former political and community organizer, is from Foresthill, CA, and now lives in Oakland, CA. According to campaign materials, Assm. Wicks is running for reelection to continue passing legislation that benefits women, children, and working families. Assm. Wicks was first elected to this seat in 2018 and won her 2020 reelection against an Independent challenger by 69 points.

    Assm. Wicks’ priorities for AD-14 this year have included seven housing bills and nine health-care bills, including three bills specifically about reproductive health. All bills are currently being debated in committee. She currently chairs the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, and sits on the Committees on Budget, Transportation, Banking and Finance, and Privacy and Consumer Protection. She scores a perfect 100 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Wicks has supported most progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Wicks was a community organizer and Obama administration staffer. Assm. Wicks comes from a working-class background, and began her career as a community organizer protesting the war in Iraq, and then began campaigning to improve wages and benefits for Walmart employees. She helped organize both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, and also served in his Office of Public Engagement, specifically building support among stakeholders to pass the Affordable Care Act. She is a longtime supporter of labor causes and reproductive rights. In the summer of 2020, Assm. Wicks made national headlines when she brought her newborn daughter to vote on the floor of the Assembly. Wicks was denied the chance to vote by proxy, and chose to attend the Assembly session and vote to expand paid family leave and affordable housing. In the Assembly, she has previously sponsored and passed progressive legislation to increase tenant protections, expand multifamily housing in urban areas, and expand access to the CalFresh program.

    Assm. Wicks has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district, including Equality California, Planned Parenthood,and YIMBY Action, as well as labor unions like National Nurses United and United Healthcare Workers West. Wicks’ progressive voting record and endorsement from progressive leaders outweighs her campaign funding from real estate and corporations. Based on our analysis, Assm. Wicks’ track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-14 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

No Good Choices

AD 15 No recommendation

Based on our analysis, there is no progressive candidate to recommend for your vote in this race. 

 

The Position

State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

 

The District

California’s 15th Assembly District includes parts of Contra Costa County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 17% are Republican and 54% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 22% Latino, 13% Asian, and 11% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-15 is 3% less Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-15 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 46 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 32 points.
The Race
There are two candidates running for this seat, including incumbent Democrat Tim Grayson and Republican Janell Elizabeth Proctor. Grayson’s campaign has raised over $650,000 and is funded by corporate, police, fossil fuel, and real estate money. Proctor’s campaign has raised approximately $17,000 and is funded in part by police groups. 

 

No Recommendation

Rep. Grayson is the incumbent, having represented the district since 2016. He currently holds leadership roles on one committee: the Banking and Finance Committee. Grayson has a lifetime score of 40 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records, and consistently ranks in the Hall of Shame for being out of step with his constituents. Grayson failed to back AB 965, which allows people incarcerated as youths to earn time off toward their earliest parole date, and he also voted against AB 1600, a measure that makes it easier for defendants to obtain police misconduct records during trial. Moreover, Grayson has failed to support worker protections. For example, he failed to vote on measures to ensure that workers receive unemployment benefits at the beginning of a strike (AB 1066), as well as on measures to ban employers from forcing workers to surrender their right to sue as a term of employment (AB 51). Based on his track record, Grayson is likely to provide no progressive leadership in office.

We encourage you to write in a candidate of your choice to show support for progressives in this district. Keep reading for progressive recommendations in other key races and on ballot measures where your vote can make a critical difference.
 

AD 15 No recommendation

Based on our analysis, there is no progressive candidate to recommend for your vote in this race. 

 

The Position

State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

 

The District

California’s 15th Assembly District includes parts of Contra Costa County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 17% are Republican and 54% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 22% Latino, 13% Asian, and 11% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-15 is 3% less Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-15 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 46 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 32 points.
The Race
There are two candidates running for this seat, including incumbent Democrat Tim Grayson and Republican Janell Elizabeth Proctor. Grayson’s campaign has raised over $650,000 and is funded by corporate, police, fossil fuel, and real estate money. Proctor’s campaign has raised approximately $17,000 and is funded in part by police groups. 

 

No Recommendation

Rep. Grayson is the incumbent, having represented the district since 2016. He currently holds leadership roles on one committee: the Banking and Finance Committee. Grayson has a lifetime score of 40 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records, and consistently ranks in the Hall of Shame for being out of step with his constituents. Grayson failed to back AB 965, which allows people incarcerated as youths to earn time off toward their earliest parole date, and he also voted against AB 1600, a measure that makes it easier for defendants to obtain police misconduct records during trial. Moreover, Grayson has failed to support worker protections. For example, he failed to vote on measures to ensure that workers receive unemployment benefits at the beginning of a strike (AB 1066), as well as on measures to ban employers from forcing workers to surrender their right to sue as a term of employment (AB 51). Based on his track record, Grayson is likely to provide no progressive leadership in office.

We encourage you to write in a candidate of your choice to show support for progressives in this district. Keep reading for progressive recommendations in other key races and on ballot measures where your vote can make a critical difference.
 

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No Recommendation

No Rec -- Contra County Sheriff

Based on our analysis, the two candidates for this position have distinct visions for the district. We recommend that you choose the candidate who best aligns with your values in this race.

 

No Rec -- Contra County Sheriff

Based on our analysis, the two candidates for this position have distinct visions for the district. We recommend that you choose the candidate who best aligns with your values in this race.