State Senate District 9 covers the East Bay from Rodeo south to the northern part of San Leandro, covering all of Oakland and Berkeley. Incumbent Loni Hancock is term-limited from seeking re-election in 2016, having been elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.
former State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D).
- She was state assemblymember from Assembly District 15 from 2008 through 2014; AD-15 covers Richmond south to north Oakland. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Skinner_(California_politician)).
- Skinner was endorsed by Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf on 11/09/2015. http://www.ebcitizen.com/2015/11/in-hotly-contested-east-bay-state.html
- Skinner's campaign contribution filing statements are at http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1354462&session=2015&view=general.
- Total contributions in 2015: $570,000
- Websites/social media: http://skinner4senate.com/, https://twitter.com/Skinner4Senate
former State Assemblymember Sandré Swanson (D).
- Swanson has been endorsed by US Representative Barbara Lee, CA State Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and the incumbent, State Senator Loni Hancock. http://www.ebcitizen.com/2015/11/in-hotly-contested-east-bay-state.html
- Swanson's campaign contribution filing statements are at http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1347713&session=2015.
- Total contributions in 2015: $117,550.
- Websites/social media: http://www.sandreswanson.org/ https://twitter.com/SandreSwanson
- 2016 April 02: El Cerrito NAACP holding public forum with all four Senate District 9 candidates. http://www.contracostatimes.com/hercules/ci_29587275/el-cerrito-naacp-holding-public-forum-district-9
Articles about the race:
- East Bay Citizen, 2015 Nov 12: 5 BEST EAST BAY PRIMARY RACES IN 2016: #2 9TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT
- East Bay Citizen, 2015 Nov 09: In hotly contested East Bay seat for state senate, Schaaf endorses Skinner