Biography

Buffy Wicks

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks represents the East Bay in the California State Assembly. Elected in 2018, her district spans the communities of Oakland to Richmond, and includes the City of Berkeley.

Asm. Wicks’ work in the Assembly focuses on housing, expanding the social safety net, criminal justice reform, protecting consumers’ privacy, and championing women’s rights. In her first year in office, Governor Gavin Newsom signed eight of her bills into law – including bills to provide $30M to gun violence prevention and intervention programs (CalVIP), ease the creation of middle class homes, establish community “Clean Air Centers,” make it easier for families to sign up for CalFresh food benefits, and give BART greater access to clean energy.

A lifelong community organizer, Asm. Wicks previously served on both of President Barack Obama’s campaigns, and worked for him in the White House. She resides in Oakland with her husband, Peter, and daughter, Jojo.

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