Malia is endorsed by...

Elected Officials:

Betty T. Yee, California State Controller & Alameda Resident

Fiona Ma, California State Board of Equalization Member, District 2

Nancy Skinner, California State Senator (SD-09)

Rob Bonta, California State Assembly Member (AD-18) & Alameda Resident

Wilma Chan, Alameda County Board Supervisor, District 3 & Alameda Resident

Nate Miley, Alameda County Board Supervisor, District 4

Jim Oddie, Alameda City Council Member

Bob Wieckowski, California State Senator (SD-10)

Tony Thurmond, California State Assembly Member (AD-15)

Jane Kim, San Francisco Board Supervisor, District 6

Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland

Jesse Arreguín, Berkeley City Council Member

Lori Droste, Berkeley City Council Member

Ray Buenaventura, Daly City City Council Member

Dianne Martinez, Emeryville City Council Member

Deborah Cox, San Leandro City Council Member

Benny Lee, San Leandro City Council Member

Jim Navarro, Union City City Council Member

Jim Prola, San Leandro City Council Member

Gabriel Quinto, El Cerrito City Council Member

Matt Haney, President, San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education

Solana Henneberry, President, Alameda Unified Board of Education

Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board Member

Mark Williams, AC Transit Board Director, Ward 4

Wendy Bloom, R.N., Elected E-Board Member & Delegate, California Democratic Party, Assembly District 15


Justin & Krystel Archer

Doug Biggs, Executive Director, Alameda Point Collaborative (for identification purposes)

Cynthia Bonta, Board Member, Alameda Sister Cities Association and Philippine Independence Day Committee

Mialisa Bonta

David Burton, Alameda Planning Board Member

Christopher Burrows, technical artist

Nick Cabral

Maria Dominguez, program manager

April Frates

Marty Frates, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Locals 70

Marie Gilmore, former Mayor of Alameda

Gray Harris, Board Member, Alameda Unified Board of Education

Jordana Hemberg, Research Associate & Alameda Resident

Mike HenneberryCommunications & Political Director, UFCW Local 5

Angela Hockabout, founder, Alameda Renters Coalition

Philip Hu, Board Member, Alameda Unified Board of Education

Audrey Hyman, Member, Social Services Human Relations Board & Alameda Teacher

Phong La, former Chair, California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs

Eric Lerner, Climate & health director

Heather Little, M.Ed, Operations Lead, First 5 Association of California

David Mitchell, Alameda Planning Board Member

Kathy Moehring, Director of Community Affairs & Education, AEC Living

Dennis Owens, Chair, Historical Advisory Board Member

John Piziali, Alameda Historical Advisory Board Member

Claire Sharifi, librarian

Vicky Smith, West End Community Leader & activist

Sandré Swanson, former California State Assembly Member (AD-16)

Teresita “Tita” Valeriano, Filipino Community Leader & Pastor

John Knox White, President, City of Alameda Planning Board

Jill Williams, Alameda parent

Kathleen “Kathie” C. Woulfe, Alameda Education Foundation Board Member


The East Bay Young Democrats

The East Bay Women's Political Caucus

Alameda County Building Trades Council

Alameda Firefighters Union, IAFF Local 689

Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Alameda Police Officers Association

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555

Carpenters Local 713

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) - District Council 16

Laborers’ International Union Of North America Local 304

Operating Engineers Local 3

Sprinkler Fitters Local 483

Suffragette Sundays Facebook Group 

Teamsters Joint Council 7

Teamsters Locals 70, 315, 350, 665, 853, & 856

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5


Gordon Galvan, President, Board of Directors, Davis Street Family Resource Center

Johan Klehs, President, Johan Klehs & Company, Inc., former California State Assembly Member (AD-14, AD-18), & former San Leandro City Council Member

Becca Perata, founder, Vox Populi PR & communications specialist 

Mark Sorensen, Executive Director, Alameda Chamber of Commerce

NEWs publications:

"And we’re endorsing Vella [...] because we think she brings the kind of energy and enthusiasm that Alameda City Hall needs."

-Alameda Magazine

"She has shown that when faced with questions about complex issues that she, unlike some other newbie candidates, understands the issues and can answer with nuance and depth."

-Blogging Bayport Alameda

"Currently, Alameda progressives hold a tenuous majority that would be bolstered by Malia Vella, a college professor and labor leader in the East Bay."

-East Bay Express