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Cesar Zepeda, City Council Candidate

A health and benefits broker by trade, Cesar Zepeda is passionate about helping his community...


His deep-rooted belief in communities thriving by helping one another led to his co-founding Calle 23, a group dedicated to enhancing, promoting and improving the neighborhood in and around one of Richmond’s busiest streets—23rd street.  


...he plans to search for opportunities to bring basic necessities like grocery stores and a hospital to the City of Richmond.

Blighted magazine rack becomes Richmond alley’s ‘Little Free Library’
Richmond Standard

A Richmond alleyway that has been rehabilitated with ample help from local community members now has its own Little Free Library.

40 Under 40 in the East Bay
Diablo Magazine

He’s a benefits broker by trade, but Cesar Zepeda’s true passion is helping his community. Over the past few years, the Richmond resident—and current city council candidate—has cofounded a local LGBTQ organization, a Latino political group, a neighborhood council, and a homeowners’ association, as well as initiated a successful campaign to bring music programs to underserved schools.

Bringing LGBT Resources to Richmond
Radio Free Richmond

Richmond, the city where I grew up and have lived for most of my life, had its first Pride event this year: Pride in the Park.  It was organized by the Richmond Rainbow Pride organization, an organization that I helped found. 

Cesar Zepeda: ‘If You See a Need, Fix It’
Richmond Pulse

Cesar Zepeda, 37, is the president of the Hilltop District Neighborhood Council and the Hilltop District Homeowners and Stakeholders Association. He’s a co-founder of Richmond Rainbow Pride, the city’s first known LGBT organization. He is making his second run for city council.

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