Richmond Progressive Alliance

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The Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) is a community/political group in Richmond, western Contra Costa County, California, United States of America. It supports various community efforts including campaigns to force the local Chevron refinery to pay higher taxes and reduce pollution; opposition to racial profiling; and opposition to urban casino development in Point Molate. It supports candidates for the nonpartisan races in the city. It calls itself the organization of progressive politics. Its members include voters registered in the Democratic, Green, and other parties as well as independents.

2004 Candidates[edit]

2006 Candidates[edit]

Gayle McLaughlin election poster.jpg
  • Gayle McLaughlin for Richmond Mayor, won
  • Jim Jenkins for Richmond City Council, lost

2008 Campaigns[edit]

  • Measure T (To substantially increase business license fee for large corporations like Chevron), passed
  • Jovanka Beckles for City Council, lost
  • Dr. Jeff Ritterman for City Council, won
  • Measure U (In favor of Casinos) (Successfully defeated)

2010 Campaigns[edit]

2012 Campaigns[edit]

2014 Campaigns[edit]

  • Mike Parker for Mayor (website), withdrawn in favor of Tom Butt
  • Eduardo Martinez for City Council (website), won
  • Mayor Gayle McLaughlin for City Council (website), won
  • Jovanka Beckles for City Council (website), won

2016 Campaigns[edit]

  • Ben Choi for City Council (website), won
  • Melvin Willis for City Council (website), won


2540 Macdonald Richmond CA 94804 510-412-2260



External links[edit]

  • RPA official website