→ Eduardo Martinez has consistently demonstrated his independence from corporate influence, refusing to take corporate campaign donations, then and now. In a city where Chevron casts a long and imposing shadow, Eduardo Martinez is the kind of Mayor Richmond deserves—someone with a track record of prioritizing people over profit. A former public school teacher, a longtime leader of the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA), and a two-term city councilmember, Eduardo has strong roots in the community, and an unwavering dedication to working class families. The other candidates for Mayor either just don’t have the same experience and visible track record, or else they’re offering more of the same sclerotic devotion to Chevron that has failed the city before.