People-Powered Progressives

Candidates for Democratic Central Committee

Voting begins Feb 3 • Election Day March 3

Candidates from AD 15

(Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont)

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Endorsements for AD 15 candidates

Paola Laverde

Rent Stabilization Board Commissioner

Paola Laverde is Chair of the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board and is in her second term as a publicly elected official. She has a background in bilingual broadcast journalism, courtroom and political asylum interpreting, and video production for government and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Laverde is a Public Information Officer for the State of California. Her experiences as a renter fuel her passion to give voice to those who have been negatively impacted by the housing affordability crisis.

Alfred Twu


Alfred serves on the City of Berkeley Zero Waste Commission. Within the Democratic Party, Alfred works on increasing student, youth, tenant, Asian & Pacific Islander, and LGBTQ participation in politics. Active in all parts of the housing movement, Alfred fights for expanding rent control, funding affordable housing, and building homes near transit at both the local and state level. Alfred studied architecture at UC Berkeley and has worked on housing, transportation, and infrastructure throughout the Bay Area.


Voting by mail begins February 3, 2020. Election day is Tuesday, March 3.