Biography

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond represents California’s 15th Assembly District which includes the East Bay communities that stretch along the I-80 corridor from Hercules to Oakland.

He serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment and a member of the Assembly Committees on Education, Health, Human Services, and Water, Parks and Wildlife.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, he served on the Richmond City Council from 2005 to 2008, the West Contra Costa Unified School District from 2008 to 2012 and served as Senior Director of Community and Government Relations at Lincoln Child Center.

A Fellow in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship program, Assemblymember Thurmond is a graduate and former student body president of Temple University. Assemblymember Thurmond did his graduate work at Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA) where he received dual Masters Degrees in Law and Social Policy and Social Work. He lives in Richmond, California.