Michael Bloomberg maxes out contributions to Tony Thurmond’s opponent for state supe

Former New York City Mayor MichaelBloomberg isn't likely to be a friendof Tony Thurmond next year.STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLSWhen it came to funding ballot initiatives for taxing sugary drinks in Oakland and San Francisco last fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was an ally of Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, who supported the initiativesBut, Bloomberg, … Continue reading Michael Bloomberg maxes out contributions to Tony Thurmond’s opponent for state supe

Oakland Councilman Dan Kalb formally announces candidacy for the 15th Assembly District

Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTOakland Councilmember Dan Kalb made official what just about everyone in East Bay politics has known for months. He's running next year for the 15th Assembly District seat.“All through my career, I have dedicated myself to solving big problems by bringing folks together with determination and in good faith,” said … Continue reading Oakland Councilman Dan Kalb formally announces candidacy for the 15th Assembly District

Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles announces run for open 15th Assembly District

Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Becklessays her campaign for the 15th AssemblyDistrict will not accept corporate donations.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTWith 15th District Assemblymember Tony Thurmond running for state superintendent next year, Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles is the first to officially announce a campaign to be his replacement in the Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland Hills assembly seat.In a primary … Continue reading Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles announces run for open 15th Assembly District

Tony Thurmond announces run for state superintendent

15th District Assemblymember Tony Thurmondis running for state superintendent in 2018.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTEast Bay Assemblymember Tony Thurmond wants to be California’s top educator. The two-term Richmond state legislator announced Monday that he is running for state superintendent of public instruction.In a statement declaring his candidacy, Thurmond vowed to renew the state’s focus on education, innovate … Continue reading Tony Thurmond announces run for state superintendent

Tony Thurmond eyeing statewide office in 2018; others already coveting his Assembly seat

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond may beitching for a move to higher office in 2018.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTAfter just one term representing Richmond, Berkeley and parts of Oakland in the 15th Assembly District, Tony Thurmond is showing strong interest in running for the state superintendent of public instruction seat opening in the fall of 2018, according to numerous sources … Continue reading Tony Thurmond eyeing statewide office in 2018; others already coveting his Assembly seat