Tony Thurmond is the incumbent Democratic candidate for California’s 15th State Assembly District. District 15 encompasses Berkeley, Richmond, a large portion of Oakland and the San Pablo area. Thurmond was born in Richmond, California.
Thurmond served on the Richmond City Council from 2005-2008 and was also a member of the West Contra Costa School Board from 2008 to 2012. He was the council liaison to the West Contra Costa County Unified School District and the West Contra Costa County Education Fund. Thurmond has helped build his district’s economy by creating innovative job training, workforce housing programs and sustainable jobs. He has also been at the forefront of combating gang violence in his community.