Political Action

Teamster-vetted and endorsed candidates in the 2018 election

Alameda County

Eden Township Healthcare District: Felix Martinez, Mariellen Faria, Roxann Lewis

Contra Costa County

Assembly District 15: Jovanka Beckles (Teamsters 856 member)

Concord City Council

District 1: No position
District 3: Dominic Aliano
District 5: Tim McGallian
Treasurer: Patti Barsotti

West Contra Costa Unified School District Board: Consuelo Lara, Valerie Cuevas, Madeline Kronenberg

Pittsburg City Council: Merl Craft, Holland Barrett White, Shanelle Scales-Preston

Richmond City Council: Demnlus Johnson III (Teamsters 856 Member)

Walnut Creek City Council: Matt Francois

Mount Diablo Unified School District Board: Cherise Khaund

Marin County

District Attorney: Lori Frugoli (Teamsters 856 member)

San Francisco

Board of Supervisors

District 2: Catherine Stafani
District 4: Gordon Mar
District 6: Matt Haney
District 10: Shamann Walton

San Mateo County

Daly City Council: Ray Buenaventura, Pamela DiGiovanni, Rod Daus-Magbual

San Carlos City Council: Adam Rak, Sara McDowell, Laura Parmer-Lohan

Millbrae City Council: You You Xue

Pacifica City Council: Mike O’Neill, Sue Beckmeyer, Adonica Shaw

South San Francisco City Council: Mark Nagales, Mark Addiego, Pradeep Gupta

Belmont City Council: Charles Stone, Julia Mates

Broadmoor Police Commission: Marta Bookbinder

Sonoma County

Santa Rosa City Council

District 2: John Sawyer
District 4: Mary Watts
District 6: Tom Schwedhelm

Windsor Town Council: Esther Lemus (Teamsters 856 member), Mark Millan


City Council: Scott Alonso
Mayor: Mike Harris


Teamsters 856 Members at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Teamsters 856 Members at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Why we are active in politics

Through the political process, Unions have fought for and won overtime, the weekend, the Family Medical Leave Act, the 40-hour workweek, social security, workers’ compensation, and more. Labor unions are also the only major group left that is continuing to protect these basic rights that big business is fighting to take away from us.

Read more about why 856 members are involved in the political process.


Teamster D.R.I.V.E.

D.R.I.V.E. Representatives speak with 856 members about the importance of participation in the program.


Big Business spends big money in Washington to influence members of Congress and push their anti-worker plans. They outspend working families on politics by more than 15-1.

Take a stand for working families by contributing to D.R.I.V.E .– your Union’s political action committee.

Read more about D.R.I.V.E. here.




Mt. Diablo USD Teamsters walk precincts to get out the vote for working families.

Join the Political Action Team!

Getting involved in the political process is not as hard or daunting as you may think. The Teamsters 856 Political Action Team is made up of members just like you — working people who want to make a difference.  Your union needs your voice and talents to stand up for working families against big business and corporations — the more of us who participate, the more we can accomplish.

Fill out the form below to receive more information on how you can get involved in upcoming Teamsters 856 political actions.