Registered Nurse and El Cerrito Mayor Pro Tem Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto kicked off her ground game this past weekend. Joining her was Assemblymember Tony Thurmond and a host of community leaders and supporters. They gathered at Well Grounded before hitting the streets to talk to voters.
“Voters are just starting to pay attention to the upcoming election and I will be out there – walking or at house parties throughout the district,” said Pardue-Okimoto. “I want to thank Assemblymember Thurmond, the volunteer organizers and my committed friends and family who made this event a success – it truly is a grassroots movement that will make a difference in this race.”
In addition to dozens of volunteers, Assemblymember Tony Thurmond kicked off with a rousing speech that can be viewed here -https://www.facebook.com/pardueokimoto/
Joining Assemblymember Thurmond were other local elected officials including: Gabe Quinto, El Cerrito Mayor, Janet Abelson, El Cerrito City Council, Paul Fadelli, El Cerrito City Council, Mark Friedman, former El Cerrito Mayor, Genoveva Calloway, San Pablo Mayor, Elizabeth Pabon-Alvardo, San Pablo City Clerk, Nick Pilch, Albany City Council, John Marquez, President, Contra Costa Community College District, Greg Enholm, Contra Costa Community College District Trustee, María Alegría Chair, Democratic Party of CCC, former Mayor of Pinole, Alex Griffin, member Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, Harry Wiener, Director, West County Wastewater District.