Janani's Endorsements

Janani's Endorsements


Alameda County Democratic Party

Building & Construction Trades Council of Alameda County

SEIU 1021

IAFF Local 55 (Oakland Firefighters) 

Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte

California Nurses Association 

National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)

Alameda Labor Council

Bay Area Reporter

California Young Democrats 

East Bay Young Democrats

Latine Young Democrats of the East Bay

Oakland East Bay Democratic  Club

MGO Democratic Club

John George Democratic Club

Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

Oakland Rising Action

Equality California

Evolve California

350 Bay Area Action

Sunrise Movement Bay Area

Oakland ACCE Action

Latino Task Force 

IFPTE / ESC Local 20

IFPTE Local 21 

U.A. Local 342 Plumbers and Steamfitter

Bricklayers, Tilesetters & Allied Craftworkers Local 3

Ironworkers Union Local 378

Cement Masons, Local 300

LIUNA Laborers 304 

Oakland Tenants Union

CWA Local 9415

Unite Here Local 2

Teamsters Joint Council 7

Boilermakers Local 549

Sprinkler Fitters Local 483 

Our Revolution National

Our Revolution East Bay

Coalition for Police Accountability

ILWU Northern California District Council

Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

Progressive Democrats of America-CA, Oakland Chapter

Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club

UAW Western States


Political Leaders*

Fiona Ma – California State Treasurer

Ro Khanna – United States Congressman

Elihu Harris – Fmr. Mayor of Oakland

Nate Miley – Alameda County Supervisor

Jean Quan – Fmr. Mayor of Oakland

Delaine Eastin – Fmr. CA Superintendent of Public Instruction

Ash Kalra – California State Assemblymember

Alex Lee – California State Assemblymember

Noel Gallo – Oakland City Councilmember

Dan Kalb Oakland City Councilmember

Jesse Arreguín – Mayor of Berkeley 

Sophie Hahn –  Berkeley City Councilmember and SF Bay Restoration Authority Governing Board

Marge Gibson Haskell – Fmr. Oakland Vice Mayor, Member of Temple Sinai

Sheila Zager Jordan – Fmr. Alameda County Superintendent of Schools & Oakland City Councilmember

Alysse Castro Alameda County Superintendent (Elect)

Nancy Nadel – Fmr. Oakland City Councilmember

Leo Bazile – Fmr. Oakland Vice Mayor and City Councilmember

Mike Hutchinson – Oakland Unified School District Director

VanCedric Williams – Oakland Unified School District Director

Dee Rosario – East Bay Regional Parks District Director

Elizabeth Echols East Bay Regional Parks Director

Jovanka Beckles – AC Transit Director

Jean Walsh – AC Transit Director

Robert Raburn – BART Board Director

Desley Brooks – Fmr. Oakland City Councilmember

Rosie Torres – Fmr. Oakland Unified School District Director

Brooke Levin – Former Oakland Director of Public Works

Jenny Wong – Berkeley City Auditor

Ken Houston – “Son of Oakland”

Aziz Akbari – President of Alameda County Water District

Linda Handy – Trustee, Peralta Community College Board of Trustees

Dyana Marie Delfín Polk – Vice President, Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees

Kathy Neal – Fmr. Alameda County Democratic Party Member and Fmr. Oakland Port Commissioner

Stewart Chen – President, Oakland Chinatown Improvement Council; City of Alameda HealthCare District

John Loh – Fmr. President, Oakland Port Commission

John Avalos – Fmr. San Francisco County Supervisor

Mano Raju – San Francisco Public Defender

Aisha Wahab – Hayward City Councilmember

Terry Taplin –  Berkeley City Councilmember

Ben Bartlett – Berkeley City Councilmember 

Rigel Robinson – Berkeley City Councilmember

Gabriel Quinto – Mayor of El Cerrito

Suds Jain – Vice Mayor, Santa Clara

Victor Aguilar – Vice Mayor of San Leandro

Corina Lopez – San Leandro Councilmember

Courtney Welch – Emeryville Councilmember

Al Dram – Emeryville Planning Commissioner 

James Coleman – South San Francisco Councilmember

Omar Din – Sunnyvale Councilmember

James Aguilar – President of San Leandro School Board

Ka’Dijah A. Brown – President, Berkeley School Board

Ty Alper – Berkeley School Board Director and Fmr. President

Kalen Gallagher – President of Campbell School Board

Sarabjit Kaur Cheema – New Haven Unified School District Board Trustee

Steve Toben – Fmr. Mayor of Portola Valley

Stephen Cassidy – Fmr. Mayor of San Leandro

Michael Gregory – Fmr. San Leandro Vice Mayor, President of Friends of San Leandro

Anu Natarajan – Fmr. Fremont Vice Mayor

Vinnie Bacon – Fmr. Fremont Councilmember

Ruscal Cayangyang – Fmr. President of Vallejo School Board

Igor Tregub – Chair, Alameda County Democratic Party

Pamela Drake – Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee Member, AD-18

Bobbi Lopez – Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee Member, AD-15

Austin Tam – Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee Member, AD-18

Royl Roberts – Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee Member, AD-18 

Honey Mahogany – San Francisco Democratic Party Chair

Chaney Turner – Chair, Oakland Cannabis Commission

Brian Hofer – President of Oakland Privacy Commission

Art Douglas Blaksher – Oakland Community Policing Advisory Board Commissioner

Saabir Lockett – Oakland Army Base Jobs Oversight Commissioner and community advocate

Giovanni Hernandez – Fmr. Chair, Oakland Youth Advisory Commission

James Chang – Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner

Soli Alpert – Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner

Paola LaVerde – Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner & Chair of Berkeley Tenants Union

Alfred Twu – Berkeley Planning Commissioner and Fmr. Berkeley Zero Waste Commissioner

Lance Kwan – Ohlone Community College Trustee

Zachariah Oquenda – Chair of Hayward Planning Commission

Shobana Ramamurthy – Fremont Human Relations Commissioner

District 4 Community Leaders*

Small Business Owners
Calanit Kamala – Owner of Hive the Place to Bee
Chef Jose Cheo Ortiz –  Owner of La Perla Puerto Rican Restaurant
Jason Wallach – Owner of Laurel Cyclery
Omar Korin – Owner of Savemore Market
Elizabeth Sanchez  – Cybelle’s Pizza (Dimond)
Jessica Li – Small business owner
Tony Jonick – Owner of Phase 4 Film
Carol Robison – Owner of Carol Robison, EA
Joannie Danenberg – Small Business Owner
Abdullah Owner of Taza Market
Quincy Jones  Owner of Blitz Barbershop
Joshua Chase – Owner of Oakanna Dispensary, Fmr. Oakland Cannabis Commissioner 
Ricardo Summer – Summer Bar & Lounge

Tuesday Cohen – Owner of Vetiver Oakland


Dale Risden – Friends of Joaquin Miller Park lead organizer
Michael Lighty – National Medicare for All Policy Leader
Kathy Neal – Fmr. Oakland Port Commissioner
Melanie Parker Sweeny-Griffith – Former Alameda County Democratic Party Chair
Michael Tigges – Coordinating Committee for Wellstone Democratic Club and Coalition for Police Accountability
John Loh Fmr. President, Oakland Port Commission
Jack ChuRealtor 

Steven Swift

Opie Bellas – Friends of Dimond Park leader
Jennifer Yates Zilliac – Dimond neighborhood leader
Jay Ashford – Fmr. Chair of Oakland Budget Advisory Commission
Annie Flores –  Domestic Violence Advocate
Ted Sapphire – Arts Educator & Activist
Dr. Penny Rosenwasser  Author, Activist
Rocky Fernandez Regional Director, California Democratic Party
Leila Moncharsh Oakland Land Use Attorney
Dr. Floyd Huen
Ian Black
Howard Tevelson

Nayeli Maxson Velazquez

North Hills
Dale Gierenger – Panoramic Hills Association Leader
Sue Piper – Oakland Firesafe Council Founder
Elizabeth Stage – Wildfire Prevention Advocate
Howard Matis – North Hills Bike and Pedestrian Advocate / Alameda Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commissioner
Aileen Frankel 
Tom and Bonita Alberti
David Kessler
Allan Brill – NCPC 16Y Board Director and Fmr. President  
Alton Jelks – Professor

Ted Allen – Retired OUSD music teacher & composer

Marie Shell  Executive Officer, SAG-AFTRA SF
Joaninha – Activist & Artist
Kristine Wyndham- Founder, Hummingbird Postcard Group
Shayne del Cohen
Dale Harrington
Casey Bates
Clarissa Doutherd – Executive Director of Parent Voices
Reverend Harry “OG Rev” Williams – Community Advocate
Matt Hummel – Fmr. Chair of Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Commission
John Jones III – 3rd generation Oaklander and community advocate
Reverend Toniya Scott Smith 
Elissa Dennis – Affordable Housing Nonprofit Leader
Rashidah Grinage – Coalition for Police Accountability Board Director
Shaylah Danielle Ellis – D4 Educator
Ali Schwarz Oakland Public Works Project  Manager (Retired)
Nora Cody
Redwood Heights
Richard Cowan – Fmr. President, Redwood Heights Improvement Association
Nirali Jani – Professor, Holy Names University
Judith Stacey – Professor Emeritus, Author
David Newton – Realtor and Activist
Dr. Rupa Marya 
Joseph Tainos  
Susan Harman 
Mustafa Alshugaa
Reverend Annanda Barclay

Other Community Endorsements*

Erwin Chemerinsky – Dean of Berkeley Law

Ray Bobbitt – Founder of Oakland’s African American Sports and Entertainment Group 

Tammy Willis – President, Magnolia Engineering and Construction and Associated Real Property Brokers

Uche Uwahemu – Vice Chair, Richmond Workforce Development Board 

Adam Sterling – Assistant Dean, Executive Education and Revenue Generation, Berkeley Law and Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Dan Siegel – Oakland Civil Rights Attorney

Felipe Cuevas – President of SEIU Local 1021, Oakland Chapter

Daghe – Oakland musician and small business owner 

Osagie Edebiri – Oakland musician and small business owner

Amar Shergill – Chair of the California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus

Jennifer Esteen – Registered Nurse and Labor Leader 

Ahmad Anderson – Richmond Community Leader

Minister Cherri Murphy – Lead Organizer at Gig Workers Rising and Faith Organizer with EBASE

Clarence Thomas – Fmr. President, ILWU Local 10 and Author

Janet Kobren – ​​Fmr. Pacifica Foundation Director

Randy Shaw – Housing activist and Executive Director of Tenderloin Housing Clinic  

*All titles for identification purposes only

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