A new poll conducted by Oakland-based EMC Research shows the Tony Thurmond campaign in the lead for the State Assembly district that includes Berkeley but goes way up north into Contra Costa County.
According to the poll, which surveyed 402 likely voters from June 25 to June 29, Tony Thurmond has a narrow lead over our opponent: 26% to 25%.
With 49% of voters undecided, Tony Thurmond's campaign has a lot of work to do to win this campaign, but these results are encouraging.
This poll suggests that the people of this very diverse district want serious representation in Sacramento, by a leader who can get results on important issues like education and the economy. This district expands far beyond Berkeley and a Berkeley machine candidate should not represent the district. Folks in Richmond, Contra Costa County, North Oakland and even in Berkeley need diverse.
Tony Thurmond is the only candidate with legislative experience and a proven track record of doing real, solutions-focused work in all communities in the 15th District. George Miller, a former and much-beloved Congressional representative of this area, has endorsed Tony Thurmond. Other politicians supporting Tony Thurmond include Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsome, Kriss Worthington. He got a teacher’s union endorsement, a nurse association endorsement. He doesn’t have the backing of the Berkeley political machine, which is one of the strongest things in his favor for me.
The writer of this piece is a Tony Thurmond supporter.