Press Release

Jovanka Beckles for State Assembly District 15

For immediate release
July 25, 2018

Andy Katz Endorses Jovanka Beckles for AD 15 in November

On Thursday, July 20, EBMUD Director, activist, and primary contestant for the AD15 seat Andy Katz said,

Jovanka Beckles is the leader with proven experience to take on tough fights for working families, from protecting our communities from air pollution and climate change, to advocating civil rights, equality, and healthcare for all. We need Jovanka in the Assembly to address the education inequities and affordable housing challenges facing our East Bay residents.

Jovanka responded with gratitude.

Thank you Andy Katz for your endorsement! I am so pleased that EBMUD Board Member, attorney and long-time East Bay activist Andy Katz – with whom I have worked on a wide variety of housing, environment, economic justice, LGBT and other issues in the East Bay – is standing with me in this campaign!

With Katz’s endorsement, the Beckles campaign now boasts support from primary contestants Oakland City Council member Dan Kalb, Berkeley School Board member Judy Appel, El Cerrito Vice-Mayor Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, Andy Katz, activists Cheryl Sudduth-Política, and Owen Poindexter. Total primary election support for Beckles and these endorsers was 68,678 votes. The highest vote-getter in the contest, and Beckles’s rival for the general election, received 37,141.


Contact Nicole Valentino at or (510) 621-7566, and for more information.

Jovanka Beckles

I am running for the California State Assembly to transform our state government to work for people, not profit. Join me and our movement to build a California that works for the many, not the few.