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Monica Wilson Announces 2024 Run for State Assembly

Press Release

by CC News

On Monday, four-term Antioch Councilmember Monica Wilson announces her candidacy for State Assembly (AD15). Current Assemblymember Tim Grayson is widely expected to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Steve Glazer.

For the past two decades, Monica has served the people of Contra Costa County as a community organizer, high-profile advocate to end human trafficking, and leader in the fight for safe neighborhoods and healthy families.

“I am ready to take my results-oriented leadership to Sacramento – where I can do even more to maintain and improve the quality of life for our Contra Costa County communities and all Californians. Too many families are getting priced out due to skyrocketing cost of living and expensive housing. And creating effective solutions to homelessness is not only a regional, but statewide crisis. I have a proven track record of tackling today’s tough problems to provide the leadership every Californian needs,” said Monica.

“These are all issues I have experienced myself. As your Assemblymember, I’ll fight to address pocketbook issues for the well-being of every Contra Costa County family and residents throughout the Golden State.”

Councilmember Wilson announced her Assembly candidacy with endorsements from State Board of Equalization Member Sally Lieber, Women and Human Rights Advocate Christine Pelosi and local leaders including Concord Vice Mayor Edi Birsan and Brentwood Councilmember Jovita Mendoza.

“Monica has led efforts to protect our clean air and water for future generations,” said Board of Equalization Member Sally Lieber, “Monica will lead the fight in Sacramento to make real progress toward the Governor’s goal of dramatically cutting carbon pollution to reduce the risk of drought and wildfire.”

“It is more important than ever to elect women with proven track records of results to be our state policymakers,” said Executive Director of Close the Gap California Susannah Delano, “I am thrilled Councilmember Monica Wilson has answered the calls to run.”

Assembly District 15 includes the cities of Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, a sliver of Walnut Creek and unincorporated communities.

Editors Note:

On May 30, this site teased her run for State Assembly after social media and a website popped up.

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Bill Moon June 7, 2023 - 10:23 pm

Absolutely NO! Monica has done next to nothing in Antioch for 12 years and cannot take credit for 1 single thing. She is a follower and is a pawn for Lamar Thorpe. Under her leadership, if you want to call it that, look at the following

1. Antioch Police Text Message Scandal
2. High crime rate
3. Businesses are leaving
4. Residents are leaving
5. High vacancy rate at City Hall – no one wants to work here.
6. city is going broke
7. empty promises.

P. Scott June 10, 2023 - 2:03 pm

Developed effective solutions for homeless? Wrong! Antioch has more vagrants now than ever. Led efforts to protect clean water? What did she do when the Council was told vagrants are dumping human waste into our storm channels that flow into the river less than 100 yards from the city’s drinking water intake? Nothing and they continue to do so to this day. So, if she can’t have an impact on these issues in a city how can we trust her to effectively lead at the state level. Just saying folks.

MEV June 8, 2023 - 2:54 am

Agree with Bill Moon

Robert C. June 8, 2023 - 5:13 am

Unfortunately, she’ll fit right in there. Due to gerrymandering and a thoroughly corrupted election system, California’s legislature is filled with ignorant political wannabes.

Bye Felicia June 8, 2023 - 7:29 am

She’s been worthless in Antioch, so I imagine she would continue that trend in the state legislature. I want her gone, but I can’t in good conscience vote for her. We have enough failures in politics today.

Mike G June 8, 2023 - 11:21 pm

Look at her narcissistic statement! So full of herself. So many opportunities to improve Antioch and she choose do nothing but use the oppression and the race card! What a loser!

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