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City of HaywardCandidate for City Council

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Lacei Amodei

Law Clerk
13,238 votes (7.35%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • A Just Economic Recovery from COVID-19
  • Housing as a Human Right
  • BLM: Community Safety & Justice for All



As a mother of a Hayward Unified student and a housing policy advocate, I am running for Hayward City Council to advance economic and housing rights for all residents. My background in equitable urban planning and policy advocacy for affordable housing makes me the asset greatly needed on Council.  I’m running a campaign entirely free from corporate contributions to be directly accountable to the people of Hayward. I see the promises that Hayward offers and I am determined to make our community a more inclusive, and just place to live and raise a family. 


Housing and economic rights are personal for me, I’ve experienced first hand economic and housing insecurity as a working single-parent.  I have worked as a server and barista to support myself and my infant daughter while completing my undergraduate degree at San Francisco State University.  Due to my early experiences, at my soonest opportunity I began working for non-profit legal service organizations as a legal and police advocate.  


Professionally, I’ve defended tenants and low-income homeowners from losing their home, I’ve advocated for fair housing laws at the local and state level, and I’ve pushed for fair community benefits packages from large for-profit development projects.  In my spare time, in the evenings and over the weekends in addition to my work and family responsibilities,  I’ve organized and advocated alongside Hayward tenants for renter protection measures, which are now law.  I know all Hayward residents contribute something unique to our community, but we must ensure equity in our city’s policies so all community members have access to what our City can offer.

Hayward can be a leader in good paying local jobs for residents, quality public education, affordable housing, and inclusive economic development.  Our city is filled with hardworking, resilient, and innovative residents, but we must expand our social safety nets and address power imbalances prevalent in our society.  Strategically addressing COVID-19 impacts will be crucial in the coming months, and my focus will be on implementing policies to provide adequate support for all.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Councilmember Aisha Wahab
  • Ash Kalra, Assemblymember District 27
  • Marisol Rubio, Former Candidate for State Senate District 7

Organizations (6)

  • Alameda Building and Construction Trades Council
  • California Young Democrats
  • South Alameda County Young Democrats
  • Professional and Technical Engineers IFPTE Local 21
  • The California Progressive Alliance
  • California Democratic Renters Council

Elected Officials (5)

  • Victor Aguilar, Jr., San Leandro Councilmember
  • Chesa Boudin, San Francisco District Attorney
  • Gayle McLaughlin, Former Mayor of Richmond
  • Vinnie Bacon, Fremont Councilmember
  • Barisha Spriggs, Alameda County Central Committee

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