Candidates endorsed by SaveKPFA:
(see also individual endorsers)
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Margy Wilkinson served as Chair of KPFA’s Local Station Board from 2011-2012, Chair of the Pacifica National Board in 2014 and 2015, and as Pacifica’s volunteer Interim Executive Director for nearly a year. She is a lifelong activist and organizer, and served as the chief rank-and-file bargainer for a union representing over 17,000 employees in the University of California system.
Sasha Futran is a community activist who served on KPFA’s local board from 2006-12, serving as Chair in 2010. In the past, she’s worked as a journalist in print and broadcasting, mostly for alternative newspapers and public radio and TV.
Barbara Whipperman has served as Treasurer of KPFA’s Local Station Board from 2011-2015, fighting for local control over KPFA’s finances — and eventually winning!
William Campisi is an attorney who represents injured patients in claims against doctors and hospitals; he was also a volunteer at KPFA in the 1970s.
David Lynch is a software engineer, compulsive podcast listener, and staunch supporter of the KPFA news team.
Leland Thompson is an Oakland native, a professional leadership coach, and a black independent business owner committed to improving KPFA’s fundraising and growing its audience.
Yuri Gottesman worked in the labor movement for more than 8 years, first as an organizer, then as an attorney. He now operates a small business in Berkeley teaching test preparation to adults.
Hilmon Sorey has spent the last 15 years as a consultant building non-profits and businesses in the Bay Area, including leading advertising, events and circulation at what was (at the time) the fastest-growing newspaper in the Bay Area. He also serves as Chair of Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Arts.