Tony K. Thurmond
Born: August 21, 1968 in Fort Ord, CA
Married: Kristin (m. 1999)
Children: Jayden and Maya
2004: Candidate for Richmond City Council (Lost; 6.0%)
2005-2008: Member, Richmond City Council
2008: Primary Candidate for AD-14 (Lost; 24.9%)
2009: Early Primary Candidate for Potential SD-07 Vacancy (Did not occur)
2008-2012: Member, West Contra County School Board
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2018: Early Primary Candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction (Pending)
- According to an posting on San Leandro Talk, Thurmond "was born in California to a Panamanian mom and an army dad who left for Vietnam and never came back."
- What's in a name? At birth, his named was Clarence J. Thurmond. In the 1980s and 1990s, he identified himself as Tony Thurmond-Krajewski. In the 2004 election, he ran for Richmond City Council as Tony K. Thurmond.
- Army Specialist-4 Donald Joseph Krajewski (with the 16th Artillery, Americal Division) was started his tour in Vietnam on October 4, 1968 (just over a month after Thurmond was born) and was killed in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam on February 28th, 1969. He was two weeks short of his 20th birthday.
Source: California Assembly Handbook (2015)