Endorsements

Alameda County Democratic Party, AFSCME Local 3916, Sierra Club, Berkeley Democratic Club, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club, East Bay Young Democrats, MGO Democratic Club, Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus, UAW 2865, East Bay Women's Political Alliance, Our Revolution East Bay, East Bay for Everyone, 

Rob Bonta
California State Assemblymember

Buffy Wicks
California State Assemblymember

   

Libby Schaaf 
Oakland Mayor 

Jesse Arreguín
Berkeley Mayor 

   

Christian Patz 
Emeryville Mayor

Rebecca Saltzman 
BART Board Director

   

Dan Kalb
Oakland City Councilmember

Sheng Thao 
Oakland City Councilmember

   

John Bauters
Emeryville City Councilmember

Phong La
Alameda County Assessor

   

Rigel Robinson 
Berkeley City Councilmember

Ben Bartlett 
Berkeley City Councilmember

   

Jody London
Oakland School Board President

Rashi Kesarwani
Berkeley City Councilmember

 

 
Ally Medina 
Emeryville City Councilmember

Lori Droste 
Berkeley City Councilmember

   

Alfred Twu
Berkeley Zero Waste Commissioner/Architect

Dianne Martinez
Emeryville City Councilmember

   

Jonathan Bair
Former Chair, Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Shane Krpata
Berkeley Planning Commissioner
   

Cheryl Brinkman
SFMTA Board Member*

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Igor Tregub
Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner

   

Dave Campbell 
Advocacy Director Bike East Bay*

(*titles for identification purposes only)

Edie Irons 
Transform* 

(*titles for identification purposes only)

   

 

People are saying...

  • Ben Kaufman
    endorsed 2020-10-12 13:17:09 -0700
    Jean has the energy necessary to help overhaul AC Transit and make it the world-class transit system East Bay residents deserve. As we navigate through our state and country’s multiple crises, we have to make sure affordable and safe access to efficient and reliable public transit takes center stage in this effort. Jean has the vision and gumption to make this happen.
  • Gregg Henderson
    endorsed 2020-09-25 10:59:40 -0700
    Jean is amazing and will do a great job! Very knowledgeable of the issues concerning public transit, and passionate about improving access. She’ll bring a fresh outlook and great ideas to the position!
  • Angela Gennino
    endorsed 2020-09-07 10:41:44 -0700
    Jean has been great to collaborate with on issues that impact both Longfellow and my neighborhood, Golden Gate. I’m so glad she’s running for the AC Transit board. She’ll definitely have our back on public transit decisions that affect us all, every single day.
  • Karen Dick
    endorsed 2020-09-03 22:59:14 -0700
    It’s time for local riders to be part of the decision making process. AC Transit must be held accountable for their perpetuation of transportation injustice.
  • Ari Frink
    endorsed 2020-09-02 10:17:39 -0700
    I worked for and with Jean. She is innovative, creates movement for positive change at rigid institutions, and how to bring people together to communicate and get things done. She would make an excellent board member!
  • Jeremy Falk
    endorsed 2020-08-31 09:57:27 -0700
    Endorsed!
  • Adora Svitak
    endorsed 2020-08-31 09:52:01 -0700
  • Idil Bereket
    endorsed 2020-08-26 09:52:15 -0700
    I worked for and with Jean Walsh, and she’s smart, efficient and get things done and a great public transit advocate.
  • Jonathan Bair
    endorsed 2020-08-25 22:49:41 -0700
  • Marty Fatouh
    endorsed 2020-08-20 14:39:19 -0700
  • Jane Natoli
    endorsed 2020-08-13 11:38:23 -0700
    Jean has what it takes to actually turn AC Transit into a system that serves all its riders and she knows that because she uses it!
  • Kristina Pappas
    endorsed 2020-08-09 14:46:43 -0700
    Jean Walsh and I worked together to support and promote Fair Trade products and the farmer cooperatives who produced them. Since then, I’ve admired her advocacy, her energy, and her ability to get things done. She is a natural leader and a problem solver. She listens, she is empathetic, and she has integrity. Like Jean,I believe that public transportation should be fast, reliable, affordable, and get us where we need to go. She’ll be an asset to AC Transit and the constituents of Ward 2.
  • Mary Fears
    endorsed 2020-08-01 07:58:21 -0700
  • Gavin Lohry
    endorsed 2020-07-28 19:46:25 -0700
    Jean is a hard-working and dedicated transportation advocate, that would be a great representative for AC Transit Ward 2. I had the pleasure of working with Jean at BayWheels where her leadership of community outreach helped lead to equitable outcomes and system improvements. As a resident of Ward 2, I believe Jean is the right person to represent our district and help lead AC Transit through the difficult times ahead. 
  • Kelly White
    endorsed 2020-07-21 21:21:40 -0700
    Jean Walsh is a force of nature!
  • Julian Giardinelli
    endorsed 2020-07-12 11:26:34 -0700
    Jean is a passionate and experienced transportation advocate and is good at bringing many different types of people together to create environmentally-friendly solutions. I fully endorse her.
  • Marcel Moran
    endorsed 2020-07-09 10:52:09 -0700
    Jean is the real deal. She begins with the perspective of being a transit rider – something too many officials lack – and goes from there to push for more effective, efficient, and equitable transit. She’d be a huge asset to AC Transit and the East Bay.
  • Sara DeLong
    endorsed 2020-07-08 07:02:28 -0700
    I can think of no better advocate for public transportation than Ms. Walsh. She truly practices what she preaches. Her passion and authenticity are happily contagious!
  • Claire Walsh
    endorsed 2020-07-07 19:44:38 -0700
    This girl, from the time she was in high school, was passionate about modes of transportation other than cars. She only owned a car once while in high school and from then on she peddled, walked, took

    Subways, busses and scooters wherever

    she went. She is passionate about making transportation affordable, convenient, accessible and reliable because she knows what it’s like when those factors are missing. She cares about the environment and the welfare of others. I can’t think of another more qualified person to hold this position.
  • Alison May
    endorsed 2020-07-07 18:58:27 -0700
    Jean Walsh walks the walk in her dedication to improving public transit, and she has the energy, brains, and ethics we need in a leader!
  • Cynthia Knowles
    endorsed 2020-07-07 11:31:44 -0700
    Endorse Jean! Jean has the community and policy experience to bring solid ideas and solutions to life!
  • Timothy Quinn
    endorsed 2020-07-07 11:00:28 -0700
  • Sarah Hinds
    endorsed 2020-07-07 10:53:18 -0700
    Jean has what it takes to make public transit work for all of us, especially the most vulnerable. I can’t wait to see what happens when she puts her work ethic, integrity, and commitment to progressive ideals to work on public transit! Jean for AC Transit Ward 2!
  • Liat Zavodivker
    endorsed 2020-07-06 11:34:54 -0700
    Jean’s leadership on Oakland’s Slow Streets program makes me confident that she is the most capable AC Transit candidate for Ward 2. Jean not only cares about prioritization of pedestrians and transit riders over cars, she makes it happen, she listens to everyone for feedback, and she has been a huge reason why this program has been successful. I endorse her without hesitation.
  • Carter Lavin
    endorsed 2020-07-01 13:09:01 -0700
    When the idea of the bus-only lane on the Bay Bridge and the approaches was still in its infancy, Jean jumped in to kick the campaign into high gear to help bring higher quality service for AC Transit riders and faster commutes for all. Jean doesn’t shy away from hard work and would be an huge boost to the AC Transit board
  • Jeff Duritz
    endorsed 2020-07-01 12:56:01 -0700
    Jean is a transportation activist with limitless energy. We’re heading off a climate cliff and major societal changes are needed for us to survive. Now more than ever, we need to put uncompromised fighters like Jean in elected office!
  • Meghan Walsh
    endorsed 2020-06-30 17:36:51 -0700
    Jean is a burst of positivity in the Longfellow neighborhood. Her optimism is contagious, and I have no doubt she will carry that energy and vision with her as an advocate for public transit. She absolutely has my vote.
  • Patrick Traughber
    endorsed 2020-06-30 17:11:15 -0700
    Jean Walsh will be a fantastic board member for AC Transit! Jean is a leader in transportation, knows how to get things done, and is a fierce advocate for people who rely and benefit from great public transit.
  • James Tong
    endorsed 2020-06-29 22:51:19 -0700
    Jean brings strong expertise in transportation and city planning and great advocate for clean, affordable public transportation.
  • Justin Choy
    endorsed 2020-06-26 15:22:17 -0700

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