Our November 2018 Election Endorsement Cheat Sheet 

A handy election guide.

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Here's a list of our endorsements for the Nov. 6, 2018 election (click here for for more details about our choices):


Oakland Mayor: Libby Schaaf

Oakland Council Dist. 2: Nikki Fortunato Bas

Oakland Council Dist. 4: 1st Choice: Sheng Thao; 2nd Choice (tie): Pamela Harris and Nayeli Maxson

Oakland Council Dist. 6: 1st Choice: Natasha Middleton and Mya Whitaker; 3rd Choice: Marlo Rodriguez

Oakland Auditor: Courtney Ruby

Oakland Schools Dist. 4: Clarissa Doutherd

Alameda Mayor: Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft

Alameda City Council (2): John Knox White and Jim Oddie

Berkeley Council Dist. 1: Rashi Keserwani and Igor Tregub

Berkeley City Council Dist. 4: 1st choice: Greg Magofña; 2nd Choice: Ben Gould

Berkeley Council Dist. 7: Rigel Robinson

Berkeley Council Dist. 8: 1st choice: Lori Droste; 2nd Choice: Alfred Twu

Berkeley Auditor: Jenny Wong

Richmond Mayor: Tom Butt

Richmond City Council: Ada Recinos and Eduardo Martinez

San Leandro Mayor: Pauline Russo Cutter

15th Assembly District: No Endorsement

16th Assembly District: Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

Peralta Colleges Areas 3 & 5: Coreann Todd and Cindi Reiss

AC Transit At-Large: Dollene Jones

BART District 4: Robert Raburn

Oakland Measures: Yes on V, W, X, Y, Z, and AA

Alameda Measures: Yes on F; No on K

Berkeley Measures: Yes on O, P, and Q

Richmond Measure T: Yes

East Bay Regional Parks Measure FF: Yes

Peralta Colleges Measures: Yes on E and G.


Governor: Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor: Eleni Kounalakis

Secretary of State: Alex Padilla

Controller: Betty Yee

Treasurer: Fiona Ma

Attorney General: Xavier Becerra

Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara

State Superintendent: Tony Thurmond

Board of Equalization: Malia Cohen

U.S. Senator: Kevin de León


Prop. 1: Yes.

Prop. 2: Yes.

Prop. 3: No.

Prop. 4: Yes.

Prop. 5: No.

Prop. 6: No.

Prop. 7: Yes.

Prop. 8: Yes.

Prop. 10: Yes.

Prop. 11: No.

Prop. 12: Yes.


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