The California Legislative Black Caucus, comprised of eleven members of the legislature, have officially endorsed El Cerrito Councilmember, Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto for the State Assembly. This endorsement follows the endorsements by the CA Nurses and former Assemblymember Sandre Swanson.
“Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto overcame obstacles growing up in Fresno, but she thrived in school and went on to college before becoming a nurse at Alta Bates Hospital where she has worked for the past 17 years,” said Caucus Chair Chris Holden. “These life experiences combined with her work as a community leader on the El Cerrito Human Relations Commission and as a member of the El Cerrito City Council make her the best candidate for the State Assembly,” Holden continued.
Councilmember Pardue-Okimoto has been a Registered Nurse for the past 17 years at Alta Bates Hospital and a key leader in the fight to keep the hospital open.
“I’m proud to be endorsed by state leaders who are fighting for progressive values and against the Trump agenda of division and hate,” said Pardue-Okimoto.
As a member of the El Cerrito Human Rights Commission Pardue-Okimoto started the Loving Day Celebration to honor the Supreme Court interracial marriage and the NOT IN OUR TOWN campaign to combat hate crimes.