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Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 18

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Marchon Tatmon

Government Affairs Manager
14,559 votes (2.62%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Housing for all
  • Diversity in the Party
  • Putting people before profit and political accountability



Profession:Government Affairs Manager, Policy and Advocacy.
Government Affairs Manager, SF-Marin Food Bank (2019–current)
Commissioner, City of Oakland Budget Commission — Appointed position (2019–current)
Homeless Outreach Manager/ Emergency Warming Shelter Manager, Building Future w/ Women and Children (2016–2019)
Insurance/ Marketing Specialist, AAA (2010–2015)
Supervising Life Agent, AIL (2007–2010)


Walden University Doctorate in Public Administration, Policy, sustainable communities, and administration (current)
Purdue Global Masters in Public Administration, Administration and policy (2016)
University of Tulsa BA, Political Science/ Minor- Psychology (2007)

Community Activities

Ira Jenkins/Brookfield Recreation, City of Oakland (2000–current)
Traveler, N/A (2003–current)
Sports Athlete, N/A (1994–current)
Castlemont Advisory Committee, OUSD (2015–2017)
Frick Middle School Advisory Committee, OUSD (2014–2015)


I'm an Oakland native who graduated from Castlemont High School and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Administration. I attended the University of Tulsa for my BA in Political Science and is a former Division 1 college football athlete. For almost 20 years, I have worked to lift up community, including 9 years as a volunteer at the Ira Jenkins/Brookfield Recreational Center in East Oakland.

While working with Building Futures for Women and Children, I housed nearly 200 homeless families. I'm a certified domestic violence counselor and serves as a commissioner on the City of Oakland’s Budget Commission and was an Oakland Mayoral candidate in 2018. I currently work as an advocate for unhoused people in the SF/Marin County Food Bank’s Advocacy & Policy Division.
I'm number No. 27 on your Democratic ballot and the third person on the top roll!

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • BWOPA (Black Women Organize for Political Action)
  • OEBDC (Oakland East Bay Democratic Club)

Elected Officials (2)

  • Nate Miley
  • Oakland Councilman Loren Taylor

Individuals (3)

  • Oral Lee Brown- Oral Lee Brown Foundation
  • Damian Lillard - NBA
  • Marshawn Lynch - NFL

Who gave money to this candidate?


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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Let's bring more compassion and professionalism to the Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee and politics as a whole. In order to make this possible, we need to focus on equity, inclusion, diversity, opportunity, and resources. Without the tools and everything aforementioned, our political world won't reflect the society we live in. Real Change is needed today for a better future tomorrow! 

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