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East Bay Times Editorial, October 21, 2022

"Since she was elected mayor in 2018, Ashcraft has been a breath of fresh air. She is well-informed on city issues, works well with others and has been a calm leader during the pandemic. No matter the city issue, Ashcraft can engage in a thoughtful discussion with analysis that appreciates the policy and political nuances."

Nancy Skinner, California State Senator

"We need strong women leaders like Mayor Ashcraft. She understands the issues that matter to her residents - housing affordability, increased public safety, and preparing her coastal community for imminent sea level rise. She has my full support."

Mia Bonta, California State Assemblymember

"I live in Alameda and am raising my three children here, and I trust Mayor Ashcraft to ensure my city is safe and prioritizes the needs of our residents. Mayor Ashcraft not only understands the basics of good government – she’s ready to take on the biggest challenges we face in Alameda – sea level rise and addressing the housing crisis."

Betty Yee, California State Controller

"As the Chief Fiscal Officer of the 5th largest economy in the world, I know how to maintain a balanced budget while still delivering excellent services. Mayor Ashcraft does too, and that's why I'm supporting her for reelection."

Bill Sonneman, Alameda Education Foundation, President Emeritus; retired AUSD Principal

"Alameda thrives when its leaders listen to all of their residents. Mayor Ashcraft embodies this principle. Her collaborative leadership style is critical to moving Alameda forward."

Full List of Endorsements: 


California State Controller Betty Yee
State Senator Nancy Skinner
Assemblymember Mia Bonta
Alameda County Assessor Phong La
Alameda County Supervisor Dave Brown
Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert
Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker, former
AC Transit Board President Elsa Ortiz
AC Transit Director Chris Peeples
AUSD President Jennifer Williams
BART Board President Rebecca Saltzman
City of Alameda Vice Mayor Malia Vella
City of Alameda Councilmember Frank Matarrese, former 
City of Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie, former
City of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin
City of Berkeley Councilmember Sophie Hahn
City of El Cerrito Mayor Gabe Quinto
City of Emeryville Mayor John Bauters
City of Fremont Councilmember Raj Silwan
City of Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday
City of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
City of Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb
City of Pleasanton Mayor Melissa Hernandez
City of San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter
City of Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci


Alameda County Democratic Party
Alameda Firefighters Association Local 689
Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Alameda Police Officers Association
Alameda Progressives
Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus
Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 3
Carpenters, Local 713
East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club
East Bay Times
East Bay Women's Political Alliance
Evolve California
Housing Action Coalition
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 595
Iron Workers, Local 378
Operating Engineers, Local 3
Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local 342
Sheet Metal Workers, Local 104
Sierra Club
Teamsters, Local 2010


Ryan Allen
Debra Arbuckle
Megan Arnett
Catherine Barber
Larry Barone
Christine Bauer
Robyn Beckwith
Jason Biggs
Ryan Bird
Steve Bitker
Jessica Bosanko
Lyla Bradley
Peter Breunig
Maureen Brown
Kevis Brownson
Lela Bryan
Jason Buckner
Jana Bushnell
Vinny Camarillo
Jason Cannava
Kristine Carey
Regan Chagal
Jessica Chan
Christine Chilcott
Suzanne Clement
Anne Cook
Barry Dauphinee
Lesley Dauphinee
Nick de Vries
Susan Decker
Rudy deWalque
Natalie Dolgireff
Margo Dunlap
Melissa Eckard
Catherine Egelhoff
Carol Fairweather
Ken Freeman
Lisa Freitas
Laura Gamble
Rachel Gingold
Deborah Goldberg
Kevin Gorham
Sarah Grausz
Karen Green
Samantha Green
Scott Grieder
Adan Gutierrez-Gallegos
Joshua Hawn
Jacky Hayward
Andrea Helmbolt
Olivia Higgins
Katie Honegger
Elise Hunter
Elizabeth Jensen
Sara Julian
Heather Kafka
Alex Kaufman
Lindsay Kemp
Do Kim
Lisa Knittel
Tina Koeberl
Nicholas Ksiazek
Ryan LaLonde
Emily Langworth
Grace Lee
Arthur Lenhardt
Doug Letterman
Alice Lewis
Maggie Lindquist
Michelle Macarai
Carolyn Maloney
Anna Martin
Ann McCormick
Brian R. McDonald
Elizabeth McNab
Joyce Mercado
Amanda Micheli
Lisa Milestone
Chris Miley
Molly Mills
David Mitchell
Hannah Mobarekeh
Andy Murdock
Stacy Neiman
Laurie Nemzer
Sean Noonan
Casey Owens
Matt Parker
Jason Paul
Steven Payne
Megan Pell
Edwina Phillips
John Piziali
Bethany Polentz
Michele Pryor
Nate Puckett
Jason Purdy
Gabe Quinto
Nicholas Ratto
Beth Remenap
Nanci Rider
Gina Rivera Datz
Eric Robbins
Lorin Salem
Susan Santilena
Kate Schatz
Lisa Schmeiser
Jeremy Schmitz
Budd Seeley
Maureen Shandobil
Claire Sharifi
Bob Smith
Mini Swift
Jerome Szymczak
Tamara Teichgraeber
Daniel Tell
Caitlin Thomas
Frank Tiesma
Matthew Tisdale
Denyse Trepanier
Shane Tzen
Jennie Van Heuit
Rose Vaughan
Angie Watson-Hajjem
Tim Wayne
Kenneth Werner
Kathleen C. Woulfe
Athena Xenakis
Yuri Yakubov
Julie Yim
Brenna Young
Dani Zacky

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