• Democrat

    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.

     

     

    Last updated: 2022-05-14

    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.

     

     

Congress

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

  • Reelect Congressional Representative Mike Thompson to keep CD-04 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


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

    The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a two-year term. California has 53 congressional representatives, the largest delegation in the country. There is no term limit for this position.

     

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 4th Congressional District includes parts of Sonoma, Yolo, Napa, Solano, and Lake Counties. Republicans typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 18% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 20% Latino, 8% Asian, and 3% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, CD-04 is 9% more Republican than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that CD-04 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 47 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 29 points.

     

     

     

     

    The Race


    There are six candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Representative Thompson, Democrat Andrew Engdahl, and Republican Matt Brock. Thompson’s campaign has raised over $800,000 and is not funded by police but is funded by corporate PAC, real estate, and fossil fuel money. Brock’s campaign has raised insignificant funds, and his platform includes messaging that broadly opposes green solutions to energy and includes anti-immigrant sentiment.

     

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Rep. Thompson, the first Vietnam veteran elected to the California State Senate, is from St. Helena, California. According to campaign materials, Rep. Thompson is running for reelection to protect Social Security and Medicare, create jobs, and help all Americans get health insurance. Rep. Thompson won his 2020 reelection against a Republican challenger by 52 points.

    Rep. Thompson’s priorities for CD-04 this year have included 28 bills about immigration, criminal justice, and gender equity, all of which have successfully passed the House. One has passed the Senate and been signed into law. He is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and chairs the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee. This year, Rep. Thompson has voted 100% of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 93% of the time with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rep. Thompson voted for minting a coin to commemorate the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum, while Rep. Ocasio-Cortez voted against it.

    Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Thompson served as an aide to then State Assemblymember Jackie Speier. He went on to win election to the California State Senate in 1990. He is a longtime supporter of gun safety, veterans’ rights, and has a moderate approach to fiscal spending.

    Rep. Thompson isn’t a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, but has the endorsement of many leaders and groups in the district and statewide. He is also endorsed by the Sonoma County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. Based on our analysis, Rep. Thompson’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a champion for the constituents of CD-04 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Last updated: 2022-05-11

    Mike Thompson

    Reelect Congressional Representative Mike Thompson to keep CD-04 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    Mike Thompson

    Reelect Congressional Representative Mike Thompson to keep CD-04 on the right track for progress.

     

     

  • Reelect Congressional Representative Doris Matsui to keep CD-07 on the right track for progress. 

     

    The Position

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

    The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a two-year term. California has 53 congressional representatives, the largest delegation in the country. There is no term limit for this position.  

     

    The District

    California’s 7th Congressional District includes parts of Sacramento, Yolo, and Solano Counties. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 18% are Republican and 52% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 20% Latino, 21% Asian, and 13% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, CD-07 is 4% less Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that CD-07 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 43 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 31 points.

     

    The Race

    There are three candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Representative Matsui, Democrat challenger Jimmy Fremgen and Republican challenger Max Semenenko. Matsui’s campaign has raised over $700,000 and is not funded by police money, but is funded by corporate PAC, real estate, and fossil-fuel money. Both opponents have raised less than $40,000 each, mainly from individual contributions. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Rep. Matsui, a former deputy special assistant to Bill Clinton, grew up in California’s Central Valley. According to campaign materials, Rep. Matsui is running for reelection to continue to create jobs, improve economic security for working families, and ensure access to affordable, quality health care. Rep. Matsui won her 2020 reelection against a Republican challenger by 46 points. 

    Rep. Matsui’s priorities for CD-07 this year have included 28 bills about broadening health insurance coverage, reproductive rights, and addressing wage discrimination, all of which have successfully passed the House. Two have passed the Senate and been signed into law. She currently sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and several subcommittees. This year, Rep. Matsui has voted 100% of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 94% of the time with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

    Prior to her election to Congress, Rep. Matsui served as board chair for the KVIE public television station in Sacramento, as well as in leadership roles for the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Children’s Home, and the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra. Rep. Matsui was a volunteer for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. After his election, she served on his transition team before becoming deputy director of public liaison, working on, among other tasks, outreach with Asian American communities. She is a longtime supporter of reproductive rights, net neutrality, and the arts. 

    Rep. Matsui is not a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, but has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. Based on our analysis, Rep. Matsui’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a champion for the constituents of CD-07 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
     

    Last updated: 2022-05-16

    Doris Matsui

    Reelect Congressional Representative Doris Matsui to keep CD-07 on the right track for progress. 

     

    Doris Matsui

    Reelect Congressional Representative Doris Matsui to keep CD-07 on the right track for progress. 

     

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



    The Position


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

    The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a two-year term. California has 53 congressional representatives, the largest delegation in the country. There is no term limit for this position.

    The District


    California’s 9th Congressional District includes parts of Contra Costa, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 30% are Republican and 43% are Democrat, and the demographic breakdown is 31% Latino, 15% Asian, and 9% Black. Since the 2021 redistricting process, CA-9 is 5% less Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that CD-9 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 12 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 3 points.

    Since the district lines were redrawn, the newly established CD-09 includes portions of Rep. Harder’s former district, CD-10, and democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney’s former district, CD-09. In January 2022, Rep. McNerney announced his retirement from Congress, and Rep. Harder announced his plan to run for the new CD-09 seat. Rep. McNerney has endorsed his candidacy.

    The Race


    There are three candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Representative Josh Harder, Democrat Harpreet Chima, and Republican Tom Patti. Rep. Harder’s campaign has raised $2.8 million dollars and is not funded by corporate PAC, fossil fuel, or police money. He has received donations from the National Association of Realtors PAC, and is endorsed by the Peace Officers Research Association of California. Chima’s campaign has raised $47,000 and has publicly committed to refusing corporate PAC money. Patti’s campaign has not filed any fundraising receipts as of January 2022.

    The Recommendation


    Rep. Harder, a former businessman and educator, is from Turlock, CA. According to campaign materials, Rep. Harder is running for reelection to continue to advocate for health care and political corruption reforms. Rep. Harder won his 2020 reelection in CD-10 against a Republican challenger by 11 points.

    Rep. Harder’s priorities for CD-09 this year have included 20 bills about health care, labor, education, and water-resource protections this year. Of those, four are in committee, and none have been advanced to the Senate. He is currently a member of two committees, Agriculture and Appropriations, but does not hold leadership positions on either. This year, Rep. Harder has voted 100% of the time with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and 94% of the time with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In contrast to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Harder voted in favor of a bill expressing solidarity with Cuban citizens and calling for the release of Cuban detainees, the Libya Stabilization Act, and the annual National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022.

    Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Harder was a small-business leader before returning to his hometown to work as a junior-college business instructor. His younger brother has preexisting medical conditions, and he has cited his family’s experience with the health care and health insurance system as a motivator for his continued advocacy and sponsorship of Medicare for All. As of January 2022, Rep. Harder has not cosponsored H.R. 40, which would begin the formal process of studying the case for reparations to Black Americans, despite indicating that he has been a lifelong proponent of social justice.

    Rep. Harder has a moderate record, and is not a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He has captured the endorsement of some progressive groups in the district, including Human Rights Campaign, End Citizens United, and California Teachers Association, and some state and national leaders, including President Barack Obama and Senator Elizabeth Warren. He is also endorsed by the Peace Officers Research Association. Although new district lines have made CD-09 slightly friendlier territory for Democrats, the threat of Republican challenger Tom Patti’s potential policies greatly outweighs Rep, Harder’s more moderate voting record. Based on our analysis, Rep. Harder’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will be a champion for the constituents of CD-09 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
    Last updated: 2022-04-28

    Josh Harder

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



    The Position

    Josh Harder

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



    The Position

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



    The Position


    Congressmembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the United States Capital. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a two-year term. California has 53 congressional representatives, the largest delegation in the country. There is no term limit for this position.

    The District


    California’s 10th Congressional District includes parts of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Democrats have held this district since 2006. Of the registered voters in this district, 23% are Republican and 48% are Democrat, and the demographic breakdown is 12% Latino, 13% Asian, and 10% Black. Since the 2021 redistricting process, CD-10 is 5% more Republican than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show CD-10 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 51 points and Democrat Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 28 points.

    The Race


    There are two declared candidates running for the newly redistricted CD-10, including Democrat Incumbent Representative DeSaulnier and Independent Michael Kerr. Rep. DeSaulnier’s campaign has raised $322,563 and is not funded by police union or fossil fuel money, although he is funded by corporate PAC money as well as real estate money. Kerr’s campaign has not filed any fundraising receipts for the current election cycle.

    The Recommendation


    Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, former small-business owner and mayor of Concord, CA, is originally from Massachusetts and now lives in Concord. According to campaign materials, Rep. DeSaulnier is running for reelection to continue advocating for working families in his district. Rep. DeSaulnier won his 2020 reelection against a Republican challenger by 46 points.

    Rep. DeSaulnier’s priorities for CA-10 this year have included seven bills about infrastructure, and five about health, none of which have yet successfully passed the House. He holds leadership positions on two committees: he is chair of the Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and he is vice chair of the House Rules Committee. He also sits on the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Oversight and Reform. This year, Rep. DeSaulnier has voted 95% of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 96% of the time with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pelosi and DeSaulnier differed when Rep. DeSaulnier voted against the 2021 Defense Authorization Bill and against the USMCA Trade Agreement. Rep. Desaulnier voted in opposition to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez when he voted in favor of a domestic spending bill that she and other progressive representatives opposed for maintaining the Hyde Amendment, the international gag order preventing U.S. aid from being used for abortion.

    Prior to his work as a civil servant, Rep. DeSaulnier was first a union member with Teamsters International and Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International, and then a restaurant owner; he maintains strong connections with organized labor. Throughout his time in both the U.S. and California Congresses, Rep. DeSaulnier has paid special attention to improving infrastructure, including building up sustainable industries and jobs, and expanding public transportation in his district. Rep. DeSaulnier has previously sponsored legislation that benefits his constituents, including extending protection to more acres of natural land in Contra Costa County as well as expanding local control of canal infrastructure in the district.

    Rep. DeSaulnier is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and has the endorsement of many progressive groups and labor unions in the district, including Planned Parenthood, Equality California, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainman, and IBEW Local Union 302, as well as from progressive leader Representative Ayanna Pressley. Based on our analysis, Rep. DeSaulnier’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of CD-10 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
    Last updated: 2022-04-28

    Mark DeSaulnier

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



    The Position

    Mark DeSaulnier

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



    The Position

  • 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.

     

     

    Last updated: 2022-05-14

    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.

     

     

  • Democrat

    Rob Bonta

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  • Reelect Attorney General Rob Bonta to keep California on the right track for progress.

     

    The Position

     

    The state attorney general acts as the lead attorney and law-enforcement official for the state of California, and has oversight of over 4,500 state-employed district attorneys, investigators, police officers, and administrators. The attorney general executes a variety of responsibilities in the state, including representing the people of California in criminal and civil matters in court, coordinating statewide law-enforcement efforts, providing legal counsel to state agencies, and managing special projects to protect the rights of Californians. California has 58 elected district attorneys who report to the attorney general, one for every county in the state. The attorney general is elected for a four-year term and may serve a maximum of two terms in office. This office has traditionally been held by Democrats, including current U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, and current Vice President Kamala Harris.

    Democrat incumbent Rob Bonta was appointed to this seat by Governor Gavin Newsom in March 2021, after Secretary Becerra was appointed to the Biden administration’s cabinet. Attorney General Bonta is the first Filipino American to serve in this role. The most recent election results show that Becerra won the statewide election in 2018 with 64% of the vote.

     

     

     

    The Race

     

     

     

    There are four candidates running in the primary for attorney general: Democrat Incumbent Attorney General Rob Bonta, Independent challenger and Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, and Republican challengers Nathan Hochman and Eric Early. Attorney General Bonta’s campaign has raised over $2 million, and is not funded by fossil fuel, police, or real estate donations. Schubert’s campaign has raised $833,000, and has received donations from over ten police organizations across the state. She has also received significant donations from billionaire Angelo Tsakopoulos and his family, who work in real estate development. Hochman’s campaign has raised $900,000 and has not committed to refuse fossil fuel, police, or corporate PAC money. He is backed by a significant number of individual donors with connections to real estate, and has also received over $20,000 from companies connected to Jeong Hwan Kim, who pled guilty to tax crimes in 2017 in a case prosecuted by the attorney general’s office. Early’s campaign has raised $235,000, and has not committed to refuse fossil fuel, police, corporate PAC, or real estate money in his campaign. He previously ran for attorney general in 2018.

     

     

     

    Our Endorsement

     

     

     

    Attorney General Rob Bonta, a civil rights attorney, is from Alameda, CA. Prior to his appointment to the attorney general’s office, he was elected to serve three terms in the California State Assembly as the representative from the 18th District. According to campaign materials, Attorney General Bonta is running for reelection to continue his focus on resolving systemic injustice across the state through action on environmental justice, labor rights, and corporate accountability.

    Attorney General Bonta’s priorities for California this year include establishing stronger protections for victims of hate crimes, working toward regulations that protect consumers from unjust corporate behavior, and creating a more equitable criminal-justice system. His office recently secured a judgment requiring Amazon to pay a $500,000 fine and adhere to a stricter process of reporting workplace COVID-19 prevention efforts and recorded infections to the company’s employees and the state. Attorney General Bonta has been outspoken about other forms of consumer and workplace protections, including recent efforts to curb robocalls and spearheading a nationwide investigation into targeted marketing tactics from Instagram and Meta Inc. He has also taken aim at the housing crisis with the creation of the Housing Strike Force and an online Housing Portal designed to address access, affordability, and equity. These new initiatives will enforce housing-development laws, reaffirm tenant rights, provide consumer protection and alerts, and provide legal advocacy for the right to housing.

    In his first several months in office, Attorney General Bonta has demonstrated a collaborative approach to his work locally, and an interest in leveraging his position for national impact. In California, he has established the Office of Community Awareness, Response, and Engagement (CARE) to communicate directly with underrepresented community and advocacy groups in the state. This office is designed to advance equity, and to ensure that the work of the attorney general’s office is inclusive for diverse perspectives. Nationally, he has been proactive in partnering with state attorney generals across the country to file briefs on legislation of national importance, including a public opposition to Texas’s recent abortion ban (SB 8).

    During his time in the State Assembly, he was an effective legislator who worked on bills related to climate protections, criminal justice and prison reform, immigrant rights, and housing protections. Bonta scored a lifetime score of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, he supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Attorney General Bonta served as a deputy city attorney for both the City and County of San Francisco, as an elected member of the Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors, as board president for the Social Service Human Relations board, as board president for Alternatives in Action, and as chair of the Economic Development Commission. He is a longtime activist in the ongoing fight for racial, economic, and social justice.

    Attorney General Bonta has received the endorsement of an overwhelming number of elected officials across the state, including U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber, State Controller Betty Yee, State Senator Sydney Kamlager, and State Senator Scott Weiner. He is also endorsed by several progressive groups, including SEIU CA, NARAL Pro-Choice CA, and California Teachers Association. According to our analysis, Attorney General Bonta is the strongest choice for equitable and representative leadership in office. Based on our analysis, Attorney General Bonta’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a progressive champion for all Californians and will execute his responsibilities effectively in the best interest of this diverse state.

     

    Last updated: 2022-05-11
  • Democrat

    Shirley Weber

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  • Reelect Secretary of State Shirley Weber to keep California on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    The secretary of state acts as the lead records officer for the state of California, and manages an office of 500 civil-service employees responsible for ensuring transparency and accessibility in elections, campaigning, business records, and legislative advocacy. The secretary of state’s office has a significant responsibility for election implementation and integrity, as it produces information pamphlets for voters in ten languages, provides statewide testing and approval for voting equipment, maintains the voter database, and certifies the official candidate lists and the official election results. The secretary of state’s office also oversees the filing and disclosure of campaign-finance information, the management of business records, the safeguarding of statewide address confidentiality, and the maintenance of registries for domestic partnerships and advance health-care directives. The secretary of state is elected for a four-year term and may serve a maximum of two terms in office. This office has traditionally been held by Democrats, and most recently by current U.S. Senator Alex Padilla.

    Democrat incumbent Shirley Weber was appointed to this seat by Governor Gavin Newsom in December 2020, after he appointed Sen. Padilla to fill Vice President Kamala Harris’s open Senate seat. Secretary Weber is the first Black person to hold this position. The most recent election results show that Padilla won the statewide election in 2018 with 64% of the vote.

     

     

     

    The Race


    At this time, Democrat Secretary of State Shirley Weber is running unopposed to maintain her seat. Secretary Weber’s campaign has raised over $490,000, and is not funded by corporate PAC money. She has not publicly refused to take fossil fuel donations, and has received police donations from the California Correctional Peace Officers Association PAC, and real estate donations from the California Real Estate PAC.

     

     

     

    Our Endorsement


    Secretary Shirley Weber, a former San Diego State University professor and longtime member of the California State Assembly, is originally from Los Angeles, and lived in the greater San Diego area for over 30 years. According to campaign materials, Secretary Weber is running for reelection to further strengthen election integrity and transparency in the state, and to work toward expanded access to voting for all Californians.

    Secretary Weber’s priorities this year include increased outreach to formerly incarcerated Californians to align election practices to the recently passed Proposition 17, which returns voting rights to parolees, to strengthen businesses across the state, and to upgrade the cybersecurity system to ensure that all California elections are protected from interference. As a public servant, Sec. Weber has established herself as a collaborative leader focused on supporting communities that have been under-resourced. In her first months in office, Secretary Weber has worked to establish connections with groups working to improve election information and engagement, including education professionals who can reach young voters and formerly incarcerated individuals now eligible to vote.

    As a member of the State Assembly, she sponsored bills on a variety of issues, including school safety, full-day kindergarten, reducing the use of deadly force by police, and strengthening the CalFresh program. Her successes also included environmental cleanup, increasing food access for food-insecure communities, establishing protections for residents of long-term nursing facilities, and lowering the cost of childcare. She scored a lifetime 93 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Sec. Weber supported nearly all progressive bills that made it to a vote. That said, prior to her appointment to the secretary of state seat, she did not support lowering the voting age to 17.

    In 1972, early in her career, Secretary Weber founded the Department of Africana Studies at San Diego State University, and taught there for forty years. She also served as president of the National Council for Black Studies from 2002 to 2006, as president of the San Diego Board of Education from 1988 to 1996, and as chairperson of San Diego’s Citizens Equal Opportunity Commission. Secretary Weber holds three degrees from UCLA and has been a longtime champion of the power of well-funded and well-staffed public education.

    According to our analysis, Secretary Weber is the strongest choice for equitable and representative leadership in office. Based on our analysis, Secretary Weber’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for all Californians and will execute her responsibilities effectively in the best interest of this diverse state.

    Last updated: 2022-04-28
  • Democrat

    Malia Cohen

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  • Elect Malia Cohen to be the next state controller to keep California on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position

     

     

     

    The state controller acts as the lead fiscal authority for the state of California, which is the fifth-largest economy in the world. The state controller manages an office of 1,400 public servants responsible for the disbursement of financial resources across the state. The state controller’s office oversees audits of funds distributed to state agencies and programs, acts as a steward for unclaimed property that falls to state possession, provides accounting and reporting services for government entities, and manages payroll accounting and data for state employees. The state controller also serves as a policy liaison to a variety of finance organizations, including the state’s two pension funds, CalPERS and CalSTRS, and the California Franchise Tax Board. The state controller is elected for a four-year term and may serve a maximum of two terms in office. This office has traditionally been held by Democrats, and is currently held by two-term Controller Betty Yee. The most recent election results show that Controller Yee won the statewide election in 2018 with 65% of the vote.

     

     

     

    The Race

     

     

     

    There are four candidates running for this seat, including Democrats Malia Cohen, Yvonne Yiu, and Ron Galperin, and Republican Lanhee Chen. Cohen’s campaign has raised $316,000, and is not funded by police money or corporate PAC money. Democratic opponent Yiu has raised $548,000, of which $455,000 has been self-donated. She has had an additional nine donors to her campaign, and has not received police, corporate PAC, or real estate donations. Democratic opponent Galperin has raised $26,000, and is not funded by police, corporate PAC, real estate, or fossil fuel money. Republican Chen’s campaign has raised $945,000, and has received funding from a real estate organization. The remainder of his fundraising has come almost entirely from large-dollar individual donors.

     

     

     

    Our Endorsement

     

     

     

    Malia Cohen, a member of the California State Board of Equalization, is a lifelong Californian. According to campaign materials, Cohen is running for election to pursue a more equitable economic foundation for Californians through investments in housing, job programs, health care, and education. She believes that accountability and transparency in fiscal leadership is essential to closing the state’s significant equity gap, and that she can play a critical role in guiding financial decisions that will benefit previously neglected communities.

    As controller, Cohen hopes to create a more efficient system to connect unclaimed property to individuals who have ownership rights, streamline financial services for Californians who are unbanked, and create a Golden State Stimulus program that will ensure that residents have the resources they need to cover their basic living expenses.

    Cohen has an extensive resume and significant experience in fiscal oversight. As a current member of the California State Board of Equalization representing District 2, Cohen has experience administering statewide policy related to property tax, alcoholic beverage tax, and tax on insurers. Prior to holding this role, she served two terms as a member and president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, where she chaired the Budget and Finance Committee. Cohen has also served as commissioner of the San Francisco Employee Retirement System (SFERS), which manages the city’s municipal pension fund. In each of these positions, Cohen has kept equity in focus and has worked to leverage her role to create opportunities to establish more inclusive policies. In her elected roles, she was instrumental in implementing a free community college program in San Francisco, co-authored the Fair Chance Ordinance for individuals reentering the workforce after incarceration, and championed the creation of a Department of Officer Accountability for the San Francisco Police Department. She also worked to divest SFERS investments from fossil fuels and thermal coal investments to bring a more ethical foundation to the pension system. These and other efforts demonstrate her deft ability to use her knowledge and authority to return benefits to communities that have been historically marginalized and disadvantaged by fiscal and public policy.

    Democrat Yvonne Yiu, the current mayor of Monterey Park, is running on a platform that centers on financial-information security and expanding financial-skills training to reach young people, immigrants, women, and other diverse communities through the creation of a new Office of Financial Empowerment. While she is dedicated to using the authority of the office to advocate for issues related to climate, the LGBTQIA+ community, and racial injustice, she has not provided a comprehensive outline for how her work as controller would benefit these progressive priorities beyond the creation of the Office of Financial Empowerment.

    Malia Cohen has the endorsement of many elected officials in the state, including Congresswoman Karen Bass, current State Controller Betty Yee, State Attorney General Rob Bonta, Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber, State Senator Sydney Kamlager, and State Senator Scott Weiner. She has also received the endorsement of some progressive groups in the district, including NARAL Pro-Choice California PAC, California Federation of Teachers, Elect Black Women PAC, and a variety of trade organizations, including UNITE Here PAC. Based on our analysis, Cohen’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for Californians and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse state.

     

    Last updated: 2022-05-11

Depending on where you live, you may have the below county races on your ballot.

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

     

    The Position

    Each of the 58 counties in California elects a district attorney to manage the prosecution of criminal offenses related to the violation of state and county laws. The district attorney has investigative authority, manages the apprehension of individuals identified through the investigative process, and holds charging and prosecutorial power. The work of the district attorney includes municipal and superior court operations, and the D.A. serves as a legal liaison to the grand jury. The county Board of Supervisors provides financial oversight to the district attorney’s office, but holds no operational power over their work. District attorneys are elected to four-year terms in office. 

     

    The District

    Contra Costa is California’s ninth most populous county, with a population of more than 1,100,000. Contra Costa’s District Attorney oversees an office of 21 deputy district attorneys, and the prosecution of criminal offenses across the county and unincorporated areas. Contra Costa has a demographic breakdown of 24% Latino, 14% Asian, and 9% Black.

     

    The Race

    District Attorney Diana Becton is running for reelection to this seat, to which she was appointed, and then elected, in 2017 and 2018, respectively. She is being challenged by Mary Knox, a deputy district attorney in Contra Costa County. Becton’s campaign has raised $275,000, and is not funded by corporate PAC, fossil fuel, law enforcement, or real estate money. Opponent Knox’s plans for the county are based on regressive policies that include increasing policing and expanding public and digital surveillance by law enforcement—policies that have been shown to harm and disproportionately target communities of color.

     

    Our Endorsement

    District Attorney Diana Becton is from California and leads a prosecutorial office of approximately 200 lawyers, investigators, and staff. In 2018, she was appointed as the first woman and African American district attorney of Contra Costa County in the history of the county to fill the vacancy left by the former district attorney, who resigned after being charged with perjury and grand theft. Community groups and leaders advocated for her original appointment. According to campaign materials, District Attorney Becton is running for reelection to keep communities safe, give crime victims a voice, and lead the office with integrity.

    As district attorney, Becton has brought notable progressive change to the office, including abolishing juvenile-justice fees and pledging to publicly release reports on officer-involved fatalities. She is the co-author of two justice-reform bills that have changed how serious crimes can be prosecuted, including one that prohibits children under 16 from being charged as adults. She has provided leadership in moving the county forward in diversion programs, bail reform, and restorative justice. Her accomplishments include allocating $1 million to establish the first trauma-informed, victim-centered diversion program and bringing sexual-assault testing cases up to date. Her top three priorities moving forward are establishing ways to make law-enforcement data available to craft better policies, focusing on securing funding for restorative justice and diversion programs for 20- to 24-year-olds, and continuing to work to improve transparency and accountability. She has also pledged to work with labor and community groups, Jewish partners, and the Latino and Asian communities, and to prosecute hate crimes. Her goals include ending racial and implicit bias in the criminal-justice system and working on policy changes.

    District Attorney Becton previously served as a Santa Clara County judge for 22 years, where she was elected as presiding judge. She is a longtime supporter of bail reform, alternatives to incarceration for low-level, nonviolent offenders, and mental-health treatment for those who need it. She received the Woman of the Year award from State Senator Nancy Skinner for disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline, reducing recidivism and incarceration rates, and creating safe alternatives for low-level nonviolent offenders. Becton is a past president of the National Association of Women Judges, the country’s leading platform for women in the judiciary system. She also served as chair of the State Bar Council on Access and Fairness. 

    District Attorney Becton is endorsed by many progressive leaders and groups in the district, including Representative Mark DeSaulnier, Antioch Mayor Pro Tem Monica Wilson, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, BART Director Lateefah Simon, Black Women Organized Political Action, Contra Costa Central Labor Council, Contra Costa Young Democrats, and West Contra Costa Democratic Club. She is also endorsed by several police officers. Based on our analysis, District Attorney Becton’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of Contra Costa and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Last updated: 2022-05-14

    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.