Antioch, CA – Councilmember Monica Wilson continues her momentum with strong support from statewide organizations, labor and local leaders and a recent poll conducted that demonstrates her viability as the frontrunner in the race.
The poll conducted by FM3 Research, November 28th to December 3rd shows an open playing field for candidates when first introduced to the race with nearly 50% of voters being undecided. After introducing the candidates through their biographies, voters clearly support Councilmember Monica Wilson with two-thirds finding her favorable and over a quarter of voters saying they found her very favorable.
Monica takes a clear lead in the race after biographies of the candidates are shared, she leads the candidates with 25% support from voters, a 14-point gain from the initial vote, a 7-point lead over her opponents and shrinks the undecideds to 19%.
“We have serious issues to address for our working families right now including the affordable housing and homelessness crises,” said Councilmember Monica Wilson, “As a local leader, I have championed housing, addressing homelessness and job creation for our local workforce, at the state level I will continue to collaborate with our communities to create solutions for our most pressing problems.”
Monica has strong support locally and statewide including a long list of endorsements including State Controller Malia Cohen, State Senators Lola Smallwood-Cuevas and Steven Bradford, Assemblymembers Mike Gipson, Chris Holden, Corey Jackson, Ash Kalra, Tina McKinnor and Lori Wilson and several dozen labor unions including the California Labor Federation, Contra Costa County Building Trades Council, National Union of Healthcare Workers, SEIU One Voice and several others.
“Working families are getting priced out of our region and costs of living have skyrocketed,” said California Nurses Association Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, “Monica has experienced these issues herself and as Assemblymember she will fight to address pocketbook issues for the well-being of every Californian.”
Said State Building and Construction Trades Council of California President Chris Hannan, “Monica is a groundbreaking leader who is recognized as a champion and trusted voice on issues like homelessness and mental health, she understands the importance of creating and protecting jobs for Californians. Monica Wilson is the type of leader working families in Contra Costa County need in Sacramento as we struggle with inflation and a housing crisis.”
ABOUT MONICA: Monica Wilson is currently serving on the Antioch City Council, where she was the first African American woman elected. She has championed police reform and safe neighborhoods; solutions to homelessness; expansion of mental health response teams; and a ban on new liquor stores. She is a regional and statewide leader in the fight against human trafficking, servicing as a program manager for a Bay Area nonprofit battling exploitation. In the Assembly, she will focus on improving public safety, addressing climate change, and reducing the skyrocketing cost of living. Monica is the only candidate endorsed by the California Democratic Party, statewide labor organizations, the California Federation of Teachers, State Controller Malia Cohen, and Christine Pelosi. Monica lives in Antioch.