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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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Alameda County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for Central Committee, Assembly District 15

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Michael Barnett

Member, Central Committee, 15th Assembly District
18,600 votes (6.8%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Education: As author of the CA Democratic platform section on education I wrote a modern progressive plank (including ending the school-to-prison pipeline).
  • Real Criminal Justice reform: As a co-author of the CA Democratic platform section on criminal justice, I worked with the African American Caucus and others to address crucial issues.
  • Environment: A leader in the Alameda County Central Committee to stop the shipment of coal to the Port of Oakland



Profession:PhD physicist and educator
Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1984–current)
Member, Central Committee, Alameda County Democratic Party, Assembly District 15 — Elected position (2012–current)
Research Associate (postdoc), Stanford University (SLAC) (1976–1983)
Research Fellow, Harvard University (1974–1976)


University of Chicago Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Physics (1974)
Antioch College Bachelor of Science (BS), Physics (1968)

Community Activities

Founder, QuarkNet - a national science education program (1997–current)
Founder and Vice President, Contemporary Physics Education Project (1987–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Mayor Libby Schaaf (Oakland)
  • Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
  • Senator Loni Hancock

Organizations (2)

  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Club
  • SEIU Local 1021

Elected Officials (14)

  • Eric Swalwell - Member of Congress
  • Mayor Tom Bates (Berkeley)
  • Jesse Arreguin - Berkeley City Council
  • Lori Droste - Berkeley City Council
  • Annie Campbell Washington - Oakland City Council
  • Dan Kalb - Oakland City Council
  • Keith Carson - County Supervisor
  • Nate Miley - County Supervisor
  • Mayor Dianne Martinez (Emeryville)
  • Gabriel Quinto - El Cerrito City Council
  • Darryl Moore - Berkeley City Council
  • Abel Guillen - Oakland City Council
  • Bill Foster - Member of Congress
  • Rebecca Kaplan - Oakland City Council

Individuals (2)

  • Darren Parker - Chair of African American Caucus of CDP
  • Mister Phillips - Vice Chair of the African American Caucus of the CDP

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