Published by The Bay Area Reporter
It’s rare that a congressional seat opens up in the Bay Area, and we are fortunate to have extremely supportive representatives here. But change is afoot with two open congressional seats — one in the South Bay and one in the East Bay. Here are the Bay Area Reporter’s recommendations.
Of the candidates running, Lateefah Simon is the most qualified. A strong ally to the LGBTQ community, Simon, currently a director on the BART board, has experience with government agencies such as the transit service, as well as with nonprofits like the Young Women’s Freedom Center, which she stated she grew into one of the country’s leading juvenile justice reentry youth-run organizations that serves gender nonbinary and trans young people.