City Council Candidates

Candidate Melvin Willis celebrates RPA sweep of the City Council election at the organization's headquarters. Photo by Abner Hauge.

Willis’ and Choi’s City Council wins bring victory for RPA, Mayor Butt voices concern

In what may be the biggest electoral victory in the Richmond Progressive Alliance’s 13-year history, the political group has won two more City Council seats—giving it a majority on the council.
The Richmond Progressive Alliance office along MacDonald Avenue, crowded with posters of various candidates for City council and WCCUSD Board of Education. Photo by Grace Oyenubi.

2016 election could bring RPA biggest win yet

Back in 2004, Richmond voters saw local election posters encouraging them to “Reach for a better Richmond” and promising them “New Leadership, New Ideas, New Ethics.” Now, six elections later, the up-and-coming political faction behind...
Quanah Parker Brightman, resident and United Native Americans, Inc. Executive Director. Photo by Nebiat Assefa Melles.

ELECTION 2016: Richmond, California

Election day is just around the corner. Before everything comes to a close, we walked around Richmond, stopping at Civic Center Plaza and Marina Bay, to ask residents what they thought about the upcoming vote.
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Campaign contributions largely from outside Richmond, finance records show

Who’s your money on for the Richmond City Council election? And where are you from? A local election doesn’t necessarily mean local money.
Tale of Two Cities election special podcast

Tales of Two Cities: Election Special

With less than a week before the big day, the Tales of Two Cities podcast is back with an Election Special episode. Our reporters went out and talked to people who's voices often go unheard...