Tony Thurmond, leading candidate for State Assembly District 15 and former school board member and Richmond city council member, opened his official campaign headquarters this weekend in El Cerrito.
Thurmond was joined by State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, former Richmond Mayor Irma Anderson, nurses, labor leaders, teachers and scores of supporters and community leaders.
“Our volunteer base truly represents the diversity of this district,” said Walt Donner, Thurmond’s campaign manager. “We have seniors, Berkeley Hills residents, Richmond teachers, active parents, college students – just about anybody who meets Tony wants to help. We’re knocking on doors and calling voters every day.
“I’m so proud of the diverse, powerful coalition our campaign has built – and continues to build as we march forward to Election Day,” Thurmond said
Thurmond continued, “Many insiders in Sacramento thought it couldn’t be done – that no one from West Contra County could represent the 15th Assembly District. But they hear us. They see the hard work our grassroots campaign has done since we entered this race, and with Congressman George Miller, Attorney General Kamala Harris, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator Mark DeSaulnier, California’s nurses, teachers, firefighters – and every Democratic candidate from the June Primary lining up behind our campaign – they can’t ignore us.
Tony Thurmond’s campaign for Assembly leads in recent polling from EMC Research, raised more than his opponent by 30 percent in the last reporting period.
Election Day is Nov. 4.