Judge George D. Carroll Installs BAPAC OfficersThe honorable Judge George D. Carroll (Retired) recently presided over the Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) 2010 officer installation ceremonies. Lloyd Madden was elected President. He swiftly moved to endorse Chevron’s community support and philanthropic programs. “This year is important for Richmond because it is an election year and the time for us all to be counted in the Census,” said Madden. He said that local candidates for public office will be supported based upon their commitments to maintain and create jobs for Richmond residents. BAPAC also will implement an aggressive voter registration and absentee ballot campaign to “make sure that the voice of all is heard and respected in the upcoming elections.” Madden announced that BAPAC will interview and endorse candidates for District Attorney, Sheriff, Assessor and Mayor based upon their commitment to support the core principles of BAPAC and expressed accountability to the community. According to the BAPAC calendar of candidate reviews, candidates will be asked questions on their positions on issues related to the promotion of economic development and empowerment, employment for Richmond residents and their plans to reduce homicides, improve neighborhoods and support for the schools. “BAPAC will reach out to the faith-based leaders and community-based organizations along with other groups that want to see the African American community advance,” said Madden In 1961, Judge Carroll became the first African American elected to the Richmond City Council, Richmond’s first black Mayor in 1964, becoming the first black person to hold such an office in a major U.S City and in 1965 he became the first black judge in Contra Costa County. Last year the Richmond Courthouse was renamed in his honor the “Judge George D. Carroll Superior Courthouse”. Judge Carroll is also an honorary member of BAPAC. For information about BAPAC visit the website at: www.bapacccc.com.

From left to right: Kevin Hampton Secretary, Jake Sloan Vice-President, Lloyd G. Madden, President, Leon Hunter, Parliamentarian, and Joe L. Fisher, Treasurer.

The honorable Judge George D. Carroll (Retired) recently presided over the Black American Political Association of California  (BAPAC) 2010 officer installation ceremonies.
Lloyd Madden was elected President. He swiftly moved to endorse Chevron’s community support and philanthropic programs.
“This year is important for Richmond  because it is an election year and the time for us all to be counted in the Census,” said Madden.
He said that local candidates for public office will be supported based upon their commitments to maintain and create jobs for Richmond residents.
BAPAC also will implement an aggressive voter registration and absentee ballot campaign to “make sure that the voice of all is heard and respected in the upcoming elections.”
Madden announced that BAPAC will interview and endorse candidates for District Attorney, Sheriff, Assessor and Mayor based upon their commitment to support the core principles of BAPAC and expressed accountability to the community.
According to the BAPAC calendar of candidate reviews, candidates will be asked questions on their positions on issues related to the promotion of economic development and empowerment, employment for Richmond residents and their plans to reduce homicides, improve neighborhoods and support for the schools.
“BAPAC will reach out to the faith-based leaders and community-based organizations along with other groups that want to see the African American community advance,” said Madden
In 1961,  Judge Carroll became the first African American elected to the Richmond City Council, Richmond’s first black Mayor in 1964, becoming the first black person to hold such an office in a major U.S City and in 1965 he became the first black judge in Contra Costa County. Last year the Richmond Courthouse was renamed in his honor the “Judge George D. Carroll Superior Courthouse”. Judge Carroll is also an honorary member of BAPAC. For  information about BAPAC visit the website at: www.bapacccc.com.