Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association

Endorsements: City-Wide Elections

Cory Briggs for City Attorney

“The job of the City Attorney is an important one – from giving advice to City officials to prosecuting misdemeanors. We need a City Attorney who is not only competent but also values-driven. For these reasons and more, EBGBA is proud to endorse Cory Briggs for San Diego City Attorney. His values and policy goals align with our values and mission: ensuring that the rights of all people are respected and that all people are treated with dignity; transparency and accountability in government; and a strong civilian review board model that provides meaningful oversight of police misconduct. Cory understands the need for equity-based solutions and that the City Attorney must take actions to curb racial profiling and stop the disparate arrests and prosecutions of Black San Diegans for misdemeanors. He is who we need at the City!”

Please visit Mr. Brigg’s campaign site to learn more.

Dr. LaWana Richmond for San Diego Unified School Board

“The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association is proud to announce our enthusiastic endorsement of Dr. LaWana Richmond for San Diego Unified School Board – District E. Dr. Richmond is an educator, researcher, and lecturer who has lived experience which makes her highly qualified to serve our children, District E, and our entire school board.”

Please visit Dr. Richmond’s campaign site to learn more.

Endorsement Policy

Are you interested in receiving an endorsement from the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association for an elected office? The Earl B Gilliam Bar Association (“EBGBA”) will examine the qualifications and temperament of candidates for an “Elected Official” position, who seek EBGBA’s endorsement. The Association encourages qualified African and non-African American candidates to seek elected office. Endorsed candidates should reflect the diversity of the State of California, support the interests and goals of EBGBA, and demonstrate an ability to contribute to the San Diego legal community.

 

Please click here to download a copy of our endorsement policy for elected officials, which outlines the application process in more detail. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Association at ebgbassociation@gmail.com.

 

Endorsements: San Diego County Board of Supervisors

Nora Vargas - District 1

“EBGBA is proud to endorse Nora Vargas for San Diego County Board of Supervisors – District 1. Nora is a proven leader and champion for all people. Her track record demonstrates her commitment to achieving racial, social, and economic justice. Nora understands the need for transformative and restorative justice in our criminal justice system and throughout our county, and that there must be accountability for our law enforcement agencies. She will be a wonderful and welcome addition to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, where so much change can be made for the betterment of all San Diegans in our county.”

Please visit Ms. Vargas’s campaign site to learn more.

Terra Lawson-Remer - District 3

“EBGBA is proud to endorse Terra Lawson-Remer for San Diego County Board of Supervisors – District 3. It is imperative that we have a fighter like Terra at the county level making sound decisions that will transform our county. Terra will be a powerful and effective advocate who will bring solutions for the issues plaguing our county, like our housing crisis and environmental challenges.”

Please visit Ms. Lawson-Remer’s campaign site to learn more.

Endorsement Policy

Are you interested in receiving an endorsement from the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association for an elected office? The Earl B Gilliam Bar Association (“EBGBA”) will examine the qualifications and temperament of candidates for an “Elected Official” position, who seek EBGBA’s endorsement. The Association encourages qualified African and non-African American candidates to seek elected office. Endorsed candidates should reflect the diversity of the State of California, support the interests and goals of EBGBA, and demonstrate an ability to contribute to the San Diego legal community.

 

Please click here to download a copy of our endorsement policy for elected officials, which outlines the application process in more detail. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Association at ebgbassociation@gmail.com.

 

Endorsements: Judicial Appointments

Euketa Oliver

“EBGBA counts it an honor to endorse such a dedicated leader in the Earl B. Gilliam Bar family for a judicial appointment. Among many other reasons, we enthusiastically endorse Euketa Oliver as she holds values central to our mission and our work, and will treat all people with dignity and respect both inside and outside the courtroom. We believe she will be a fair and impartial arbiter of the law and a welcome addition to the Bench as she will bring a unique and much-needed perspective.”

Keith Lollis

“EBGBA proudly endorses Keith Lollis for a judicial appointment. Keith will be fair and impartial and will work to increase diversity in the San Diego legal community.”

Endorsement Policy

Are you interested in receiving an endorsement from the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association for an elected office? The Earl B Gilliam Bar Association (“EBGBA”) will examine the qualifications and temperament of candidates for an “Elected Official” position, who seek EBGBA’s endorsement. The Association encourages qualified African and non-African American candidates to seek elected office. Endorsed candidates should reflect the diversity of the State of California, support the interests and goals of EBGBA, and demonstrate an ability to contribute to the San Diego legal community.

 

Please click here to download a copy of our endorsement policy for elected officials, which outlines the application process in more detail. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Association at ebgbassociation@gmail.com.