Endorsement Requests Due August 15

Endorsement Requests Due August 15

Are you interested in filling Gayle McLaughlin’s vacant seat on the Richmond City Council?  If so, August 15th is the deadline to complete the City Clerk’s process for candidates.  It is also the deadline to request a Richmond Progressive Alliance endorsement.  See below for details.  

Richmond City Council members will vote to appoint Gayle’s replacement at their September 12th meeting.  The City Council will consider only those candidates who complete the City Clerk’s process by August 15th at 5 pm (see link below).  The RPA plans to endorse one or more candidates for the appointment and notify City Council members of the endorsement.  Our endorsement is separate and independent of any action taken by the Richmond City Council, and Council Members who are also members of RPA are not part of the endorsement process.


To be considered for an RPA endorsement, you must complete these three steps by 5 pm on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. 

  1. Use this form to write a 250 word statement and file it with the City Clerk’s office. In addition, statements must be e-mailed to statements@ci.richmond.ca.us prior to filing with the City Clerk.  Additional instructions can be read on the form itself. 
  2. Write your answers to the RPA Endorsement Questions and email those answers to RPA Co-chair Marcos Bañales at marcosbanales@yahoo.com.  RPA Endorsement Questions PDF Version.  RPA Endorsement Questions Word Version.
  3. Sign up for and attend a 1 hour interview with RPA Steering Committee Members.  Sign up here.   Interviews will take place between August 16th and 21st at the Bobby Bowens Progressive Center (2540 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA 94801) unless otherwise noted.

If you have any questions, please email RPA Co-chair Marcos Bañales at marcosbanales@yahoo.com.