Election News

We wanted to let you know more about the candidates. We will start with the candidates who have responded to our Candidate Questions about the budget. We have gathered publicly available information and cannot guarantee we have included everything. Please email us at eccfrg@gmail.com if you think something should be added. The first deadline for campaign finance reports is September 24, 2020, so this page will be updated then. We did have access to one of Council-Person Fadelli’s prior filings as he is an incumbent.

We have included endorsements as we have found them. We know in El Cerrito that typically the El Cerrito Democratic Club picks candidates and then endorses and promotes them widely. Only one candidate got endorsed by them this time, Incumbent Paul Fadelli though you can see some other candidates got endorsed by members of the EDC.

We will also add links to the El Cerrito Progressives Candidate scorecard when available along with any other local scorecards/forums.

The El Cerrito Progressives-Make El Cerrito Safe Candidate Forum video is up and found here.

Their scorecard is now up and found here

We are indicating what community forums etc that the candidates are or are not participating in as it can also give us some information as to their priorities. We have invited each candidate for fill out our questionnaire and participate in a Zoom call with us. That invitation was just sent out so we are giving them time to respond. If they have responded and declined that has been indicated.

Contra Costa TV Candidate Forum is found here

Paul Fadelli

Link to his answers for questions

Links to Candidate Information

Submitted Candidate Paperwork
Campaign Website
El Cerrito Bio

Endorsements

His endorsements are listed on his website.

Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County, El Cerrito Democratic Club, Buffy Wicks, US Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, Nancy Skinner, County Supervisor John Gioia, Bart Director Rebecca Saltzman, CA Democratic Party, Sierra Club, West County Democratic Club, and Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades

Campaign Donation Reports

September 2020 report
2020 Report

Candidate Events Participated in

EECFRG questionnaire, ECCFRG Zoom call declined, El Cerrito Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting, El Cerrito Progressives/Make El Cerrito Fire Safe Candidate Forum

Jennifer Greel

Link to her answers to questions

Links to Candidate Information

Submitted Candidate Packet
Facebook Campaign Page
GofundMe Page for Candidacy

Campaign Donation Reports

Nothing filed for September 2020 yet.

Candidate Events Participated in

EECFRG questionnaire, El Cerrito Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting, El Cerrito Progressives/Make El Cerrito Fire Safe Candidate Forum

Arthur Yee

Link to his answers for questions

Links to Candidate Information

Submitted Candidate Packet
Campaign Facebook page

Campaign Donation Reports

Candidate does not have to file as he does not have a campaign committee.

Candidate Events Participated in

ECCFRG questionnaire, El Cerrito Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting, El Cerrito Progressives/Make El Cerrito Fire Safe Candidate Forum

Tessa Rudnick

Link to her answers for questions

Links to Campaign Information

Submitted Candidate Packet
Campaign Website
Campaign Facebook page

Endorsements

All of her endorsements are listed on her website.

Buffy Wicks, Gabriel Quinto, Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County, Fiona Ma, Building and Construction Trades Council, Young Democrats of Contra Costa County, Janet Abelson, Paul Henderson, Mark Friedman, Cathie Kosel, and Susan Wengraf.

Campaign Donation Reports

September Campaign Finance Report

Candidate Events Participated in

ECCFRG questionnaire yes-ECCFRG Zoom call yes, El Cerrito Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting, El Cerrito Progressives/Make El Cerrito Fire Safe Candidate Forum

Here are the candidates that did not fill out the questionnaire.

William Ktsanes

Links to Candidate Information

Submitted Candidate Packet

Campaign Donation Reports

Candidate does not have a Campaign Committee and thus did not have to file a September report.

Candidate Events Participated in

El Cerrito Democratic Club endorsement meeting

Matt Burnham

Links to Candidate Information

Submitted Candidate Packet
Campaign Website

Campaign Donation Reports

September campaign finance report

Candidate Events Participated in

None found

ISIS

Links to Candidate Information

Submitted Candidate Packet
Candidate Website
Candidate Facebook Page
Political Candidate Directory

Campaign Donation Reports

September campaign finance report

Candidate Events Participated in

El Cerrito Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting, Declined ECCFRG candidate Zoom call stating “The lack of transparency into your organization is a serious concern for me. Consequently, I respectfully decline your offer.”

Lisa Motoyama

Links to Candidate Information

Submitted Candidate Packet
Candidate Website
Candidate Facebook page

Endorsements

Her endorsements are listed on her website.

Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County, Nancy Skinner, Sierra Club, West County Demcratic Party of Contra Costa, Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades, Greg Lyman, Local 1021 SEUI, Norman La Force, Bill Jones, Ann Cheng, Jan Bridges, Mark Friedman, Rebecca Bennasini, Theo Miller, Ben Chuaqui, Andrea Lucas, Carla Hansen, Manish Doshi, Steve Lipson,  Stephen Barton,

Campaign Donation Reports

September campaign finance report

Candidate Events Participated in

El Cerrito Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting

Other Election Issues

Measure X-Contra Costa County proposal to increase the sales tax by .05%.

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