Albany Mayor Peggy McQuaid Endorses Buffy Wicks for California State Assembly, District 15

Aug 29, 2018 | Blog, Press Release

Berkeley, CA.– Albany Mayor Peggy McQuaid announced her endorsement today for Buffy Wicks to serve as the next Assemblymember for District 15.  

“I am proud to endorse Buffy Wicks for California State Assembly,” said Mayor McQuaid, “The East Bay needs leaders who not only share our values, but who have the ability to turn ideas into action and pass legislation for the benefit of our entire community. Buffy will be a leader working to solve the housing crisis; ensure every child has an equal opportunity for a quality education and all members of our community are sheltered; and to address climate change with a focus on protecting our most vulnerable populations. Please join me in voting for Buffy Wicks for District 15 this November.”

“I’m honored to earn the endorsement of Mayor McQuaid,”  said Buffy Wicks. “She is a life-long AD15 resident and an effective advocate for the Albany and East Bay community.  If elected, I look forward to working with her on tackling our housing and homelessness crisis, fighting for climate justice and investing in our local public schools.”

Other leaders endorsing Buffy include President Barack Obama, United States Senator Kamala Harris, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, SF Mayor London Breed, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, El Cerrito Mayor Gabe Quinto, Emeryville Mayor John Bauters, Piedmont Vice Mayor Teddy King, Hercules Mayor Chris Kelley, and many other community leaders across the district.  In addition, she is endorsed by the East Bay Times and East Bay Express newspapers as well as the Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, LiUNA Laborer’s Local 324 and Local 304, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local #342.  

Buffy Wicks is a community organizer, progressive advocate and a grassroots activist with experience at the local, state and federal level. Grassroots organizing has been a centerpiece of her campaign, with more than 160 house parties and a team of over 500 volunteers who knocked on over 35,000 doors.   This grassroots support translated to Buffy winning every city in the District in the primary campaign.

More information on Buffy’s platform and priorities can be found at

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