• Home
  • H.E. Christian (“Chris”) Peeples

Candidate for AC Transit Director - At-Large

H.E. Christian (“Chris”) Peeples

H.E. Christian (“Chris”) Peeples

AC Transit Board of Directors

Incumbent who’s served on this board for over two decades



  • Office: AC Transit Board of Directors
  • AC Transit Ward: At-Large

TL;DR: Incumbent who’s served on this board for over two decades.

The League of Women Voters is hosting an online candidate forum for this race on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6:00 pm.


Chris Peeples has been the At-Large Director for AC Transit since he was appointed in 1997. He attended Crown College, University of California at Santa Cruz and Hastings College of the Law. He served on the Oakland Public Ethics Commission for two years in the late 1990s. He claims to be active in many transit-related organizations, including “the AC Bus Riders Union, Alliance for AC Transit, Regional Alliance for Transit, Alliance for Sensible Transit, and Coalition for A One Stop Terminal.” In addition, he is active in the meetings of the Transportation Research Board (“TRB”), the branch of the National Academies involved in transportation research, and the American Public Transportation Association (“APTA”), transit’s national association.”

Official Platform

Peeples is prioritizing helping AC Transit survive the pandemic; maintaining service to youth, seniors, and low-income people; and helping bring California cleaner air. He is a strong supporter of AC Transit’s zero emission fuel cell bus program.

Notable Supporters

  • AFSCME Council 57 and Local 3916 (AC Transit Professionals and Para-Professionals, which endorsed both him and Victoria Fierce) [link]
  • Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
  • Sierra Club
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • John George Democratic Club
  • Oakland East Bay Democratic Club
  • Our Revolution, East Bay
  • Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
  • Alameda Labor Council
  • Sen. Nancy Skinner
  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta
  • Sen. Loni Hancock (ret.)
  • Supervisors Nate Miley and Keith Carson
  • Mercury News


Main vibes: At home in his seat. In meetings, Peeples seems mostly innocuous. Like the rest of the AC Transit Board, he is not easily swayed by public requests or opinions and seems confident that he will win again.