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Monday, September 15, 2014

Alameda County Dems Endorse Tam Over Incumbent BART Director Raburn

Lena Tam
ALAMEDA COUNTY | DEMOCRATS | BART Board of Director Robert Raburn often eschews driving automobiles for public transportation and his bicycle. But, when it comes to endorsing his re-election to the board following the divisive BART strike of last year, Alameda County Democrats told him Saturday to take a hike, instead.

In the most notable endorsement handed out Saturday by the local Democratic Party, it chose to back the candidacy of Alameda Councilmember Lena Tam over Raburn, whose support for BART management's strong stance against workers during last year's contentious strike deeply angered progressives and labor leaders. Tam is termed out of office in Alameda and her reputation with labor is strong.

In Oakland, the Alameda Democratic Party made no recommendation for mayor, nor did they support a candidate in Councilmember Desley Brooks' race in District 6. Peralta Community College Trustee Abel Guillen won the endorsement in District 2, as did Anne Campbell Washington in District 6. The party also supports school board candidates Aimee Eng, Karl Debro and Shanthi Gonzales, along with Brenda Roberts for city auditor.

In San Leandro, Councilmember Pauline Cutter is the Alameda County Democratic Party's choice for mayor as is, Corina Lopez in the District 5 City Council race and newcomer Victor Aguilar in District 3. The party made no recommendation in District 1.

Labor's strength in Alameda was also evident with the endorsement of Mayor Marie Gilmore for re-election, in addition to Councilmember Stewart Chen and Jim Oddie for the City Council. All three, along with Tam, are strongly supported by the Island's powerful firefighters' union.

Of the 30 local referendums discussed by party leaders, it voted to support 28, including Berkeley's Measure D (sugary drink tax), Oakland's Measure Z (reauthorization of its public safety parcel tax); Measure FF (minimum wage wage increase to $12.25/hour) and Alameda County's transportation tax, Measure BB.

Below is the full list of endorsements approved Saturday by the Alameda County Democratic Party:
Alameda County Superintendent of Schools - Karen Monroe
Alameda Mayor - Hon. Marie L. Gilmore
Alameda Councilmember - Hon. Stewart Chen, Jim Oddie
Berkeley Auditor - Hon. Ann-Marie Hogan
Berkeley Councilmember - District 4, Hon. Jesse Arreguin; District 8, Lori Droste
Berkeley Rent Stab. Bd. Comm. - James Chang, Paola Laverde-Levine
Dublin Mayor - Kasie Hildenbrand
Dublin Councilmember - Hon. Don Biddle, Hon. Abe Gupta
Emeryville Councilmember - Scott Donahue, Dianne Martinez
Fremont Councilmember - Hon. Raj Salwan, David Bonaccorsi
Livermore Mayor - Hon. John Marchand
Newark Mayor - Hon. Alan Nagy
Newark Councilmember - Mike Bucci, Francisco Preciado
Oakland Auditor - Brenda Roberts
Oakland Councilmember - District 2, Hon. Abel Guillen; District 4, Hon. Anne Campbell Washington
Pleasanton Councilmember - Olivia Sanwong
San Leandro Mayor - Hon. Pauline Russo Cutter
San Leandro Councilmember - District 3, Victor Aguilar; District 5, Hon. Corina Lopez
Union City Councilmember - Hon. Emily Duncan, Hon. Pat D. Gacoscos, Kashmir Singh Shahi
Chabot-Las Positas CCD Trustee - Area 2, Hon. Isobel F. Dvorsky
Ohlone CCD Trustee - Area 1, Hon. Vivien Larsen; Area 2, Janet Giovannini-Hill; Area 2 (short
term), Hon. Ishan Shah
Peralta CCD Trustee - Area 3, Hon. Linda L. Handy; Area 5, Hon. William Riley
Alameda USD Director - Hon. Michael McMahon, Solana HenneberryBerkeley USD Director - Hon. Joshua Daniels, Hon. Karen Hemphill, Hon. Julie Sinai
Castro Valley USD Director - Hon. Janice Friesen, Hon. Gary Howard
Dublin USD Director - Hon. Megan Rouse
Emery USD Director - Hon. John Affeldt, Hon. Miguel Dwin, Hon. Christian Patz
Fremont USD Director - Dax Choksi, Moina Shaiq
Hayward USD Director - Hon. Lisa G. Brunner, Hon. William L. McGee
New Haven USD Director - Hon. Sarabjit Kaur Cheema, Lance Nishihira
Newark USD Director - Hon. Nancy Thomas, Christopher Wecks
Oakland USD Director - District 2, Aimee Eng; District. 4, Karl Debro; District 6, Shanthi
Gonzales
Pleasanton USD Director - Hon. Jeff Bowser, Hon. Joan Laursen
San Leandro USD Director - District 2, Lance James; District 4 - Leo Sheridan; At-Large (short
term), Evelyn Gonzalez
San Lorenzo USD Director - Janet Zamudio, Steven Kirk
A.C. Transit District Director - Ward 3, Hon. Elsa Ortiz; Ward 4, Hon. Mark Williams; Ward 5,
Kewal Singh
Alameda County Water District Director - Hon. Paul Sethy
BART Director - District 4, Hon. Lena Tam
Castro Valley San District Director - John Maher
City of Alameda Healthcare District Director - Hon. Tracy Jensen, Jim Meyers
East Bay MUD Director - Ward 3, Marguerite Young; Ward 4, Hon. Andy Katz
East Bay Reg. Park District Director - Ward 3, Hon. Dennis Waespi; Ward 5, Hon. Ayn
Wieskamp
Hayward Area Recreation & Park District Director - Hon. Paul Hodges, Jr.
Oro Loma Sanitary District Director - Shelia Young

Measure I Alameda USD School Renovation & Construction Bond YES
Measure LL Albany USD Temporary Parcel Tax for Education YES
Measure K Emery USD Education Parcel Tax Renewal YES
Measure L Hayward USD School Modernization & Renovation Bond YES
Measure M New Haven USD School Facilities Bond YES
Measure N Oakland USD Temporary Parcel Tax for Education YES
Measure BB Alameda County Transportation Sales Tax YES
Measure D City of Berkeley Sugary Drinks Tax YES
Measure F City of Berkeley Community Parks Tax Amendment YES
Measure O City of Berkeley Conform City Charter to Elections Code YES
Measure P City of Berkeley Constitution Amendment Advisory Measure YES
Measure Q City of Berkeley Part-Time Work Advisory Measure YES
Measure R City of Berkeley Downtown Plan Amendments NO
Measure S City of Berkeley City Council District Boundaries YES
Measure T City of Dublin Doolan Canyon Annexation NO
Measure U City of Emeryville Adopt City Charter YES
Measure V City of Emeryville Real Property Transfer Tax YES
Measure W City of Livermore Restrict Mayor & Council Compensation YES
Measure X City of Livermore Restrict Mayor & Council Health Benefits YES
Measure Y City of Newark Extend & Reduce Rate of Utility Users Tax YES
Measure Z City of Oakland Extend Public Safety Parking & Parcel Tax YES
Measure CC City of Oakland Public Ethics Comm. Charter Amendment YES
Measure DD City of Oakland Redistricting Comm. Charter Amendment YES
Measure EE City of Oakland Retirement System Charter Amendment YES
Measure FF City of Oakland Establish Minimum Wage YES
Measure GG City of Piedmont Election Date Charter Amendment YES
Measure HH City of San Leandro Extend Local Services Sales Tax YES
Measure II City of San Leandro Vice Mayor Election Charter Amendment YES
Measure JJ City of Union City Extend Essential Services Sales Tax YES
Measure KK City of Union City Hillside & General Plan Amendments YES

60 comments :

We'll take Bob Rayburn. He gives a damn about the riders and doesn't whore for the unions!

BART Report shows that Raburn was partly responsible for 2 strikes last year. He deprived riders of BART for 8 days last year. So much for giving a damn about riders.

More like the union whores who went on strike not giving a damn about the ridership.

No cigar, union shill.

Sexist assholes for Rayburn! He'll halt service so fast it'll give you major Rugburn!

Dirty union sluts who want pick the pockets of the public blind!

We'll take Bob Rayburn, who will protect our tax dollars.

This message board is hilarious. By the way a little typo in the article, as Brooks is D6, Washington D4. But many thanks for providing this coverage!

He does not go by Bob, he goes by Robert. Besides being a foul-mouthed sexist, you don't know a damn thing about the candidate you are supporting Mr. anti-union troll (aka Ralph Fariass). You got kicked to the curb in your race, and your candidate will get beat by Lena Tam. Watch and learn!

Dirty union sluts who want pick the pockets of the public blind!

We'll take Bob Rayburn, who will protect our tax dollars.

Heard she's termed out and got no place to go. Bitch is being pushed by Dick Valley and his union sluts.

Just say NO!

Wow, Ralph Farias. You are one bitter foul mouthed, sexist, anti union troll when rejected by your Hayward voters. Lol

Dirty union sluts who want pick the pockets of the public blind!

We'll take Bob Rayburn, who will protect our tax dollars.

Heard Gigolo Rayburn suck wife toes all day long to purchase himself a title. BTW what does Rayburn son of the bitch do for a living? Toe sucker!

Absolutely disgusting comment from the unions directly above.

We know exactly why they and their stooge candidates will go down to defeat. They can't even enunciate correct English; no surprise there.

Wow, Ralph Farias. You are one bitter foul mouthed, sexist, anti union troll when rejected by your Hayward voters. Lol

That's what the voters of Hayward said when they rejected him and kicked him to the curb like the trash.

We tell you again:

That's what the voters of Hayward said when they rejected him and kicked him to the curb like the trash.

Wow, Ralph Farias. You are one bitter foul mouthed, sexist, anti union troll when rejected by your Hayward voters. LOL loser

Can we please get back to the subject of the union whore Lena Ho Tam going down to defeat.

Whoever 'Ralph' and 'Dorcas' are can both go play ball on 880.

Sexist assholes for Rayburn! He'll halt service so fast it'll give you major Rugburn! We know it's you Ralph!

Can we please get back to the subject of the union whore Lena Ho Tam going down to defeat.

Whoever 'Ralph' and 'Dorcas' are can both go play ball on 880.

Since we all know 6:27 is Ralph Farias, who is a sexist foul mouthed pig who finished with about 4% of the vote in his third try for office in Hayward, we sure hope he stops posting the same tired e-mails attacking unions. You have been rejected by the voters and so have your thoughts. Go back to under the rock you crawled out of sexist.

Can we please get back to the subject of the union whore Lena Ho Tam going down to defeat.

Whoever 'Ralph' and 'Dorcas' are can both go play ball on 880.

Since we all know the above poster is Ralph Farias, who is a sexist foul mouthed pig who finished with about 4% of the vote in his third try for office in Hayward, we sure hope he stops posting the same tired e-mails attacking unions. You have been rejected by the voters and so have your thoughts. Go back to under the rock you crawled out of sexist.

Until the Space HO bitch ceases and desists and returns to her sanitarium in Napa, we must persist for the sake of the public good:

We'll take Bob Rayburn. He gives a damn about the riders and doesn't whore for the unions like that labor slut Lena Ho Tam!

Heard she's termed out and got no place to go. Bitch is being pushed by Dick Valley and his union sluts.

Just say HO!

We all know the above poster is Ralph Farias, who is a sexist foul mouthed pig who finished with about 4% of the vote in his third try for office in Hayward, we sure hope he stops posting the same tired e-mails attacking unions. You have been rejected by the voters and so have your thoughts. Go back to under the rock you crawled out of sexist. LMAO

Until the Space HO bitch ceases and desists and returns to her sanitarium in Napa, we must persist for the sake of the public good:

We'll take Bob Rayburn. He gives a damn about the riders and doesn't whore for the unions like that labor slut Lena Ho Tam!

We all know the above poster is Ralph Farias, who is a sexist foul mouthed pig who finished with about 4% of the vote in his third try for office in Hayward, we sure hope he stops posting the same tired e-mails attacking unions. You have been rejected by the voters and so have your thoughts. Go back to under the rock you crawled out of sexist. LOL

Until the Space HO bitch ceases and desists and returns to her sanitarium in Napa, we must persist for the sake of the public good:

We'll take Bob Rayburn. He gives a damn about the riders and doesn't whore for the unions like that labor slut Lena Ho Tam!

LOL=Lying OLD losers!

We all know the above poster is Ralph Farias, who is a sexist foul mouthed pig who finished with about 4% of the vote in his third try for office in Hayward, we sure hope he stops posting the same tired e-mails attacking unions. You have been rejected by the voters and so have your thoughts. Go back to under the rock you crawled out of sexist. LMAO

We'll take Bob Raburn in a heartbeat. He's for the ridership and not the entrenched union whores!

Robert Rayburn was part of the problem, Lena Tam is part of the solution. NO more mistakes and NO more BART strikes!

Bob Raburn = no more BART strikes.

They must be outlawed! Lena Ho Tam is nothing but a stooge puppet of the union whores.

Robert Raburn helped cause the BART stikes. Will vote for Lena.

Mrs. Miller and I will be supporting our outstanding BART Board Director BOB RABURN. We can't support dirty stooge union bosses who have no idea what they are doing and would be in above their head, Tam. We also would never support anyone who whores for the unions.

We'll be supporting a breath of fresh air, BART Director BOB RABURN 2014!

We all know the above poster is Ralph Farias, who is a sexist foul mouthed pig who finished with about 4% of the vote in his third try for office in Hayward. You CANNOT even vote in this race! You have been rejected by the voters and so have your thoughts. LOL

Bob Raburn = no more BART strikes.

They must be outlawed! Lena Ho Tam is nothing but a stooge puppet of the union whores.

Robert Raburn helped cause the BART stikes. My friends and I will vote for Lena.

Sexist assholes for Rayburn! He'll halt service so fast it'll give you major Rugburn! We know it's you Ralph! Since you live in Hayward you can't vote in this race.

Bob Raburn = no more BART strikes.

They must be outlawed! Lena Ho Tam is nothing but a stooge puppet of the union whores.

Robert Raburn helped cause the BART stikes. My friends and I will vote for Lena Tam. The BART Board was really incompetent.
Will never vote for one of the incumbents.

NO more BART strikes. Will vote for Lena Tam, and so will everyone who knows Raburn was a Board member who helped cause the last strike.

Robert Rayburn voted to cause the BART strike. Cant vote for him. Will vote for Lena Tam because she seems more responsible.

Bob Raburn = no more BART strikes.

They must be outlawed! Lena Ho Tam is nothing but a stooge puppet of the union whores.

NO more BART strikes. Will vote for Lena Tam, and so will everyone who knows Raburn was a Board member who helped cause the last strike.

I agree with Lena Tam for BART and have voted by absentee ballot for her.

Robert Raburn voted to cause the BART strike. Will vote for Lena Tam because she cares about us BART riders and is a more reasonable person who brings all sides together so a strike won't occur.

When Lena Tam was on the Alameda City Council there were no strikes. She works with everyone to reach solutions not like Raburn who voted to cause a strike. That's why most of us will vote for Lena, and not someone like your candidate, who is supported by a sexist pig.

We just cast our votes for Mr. Raburn since he is on the side of the riders. Special interest union thugs are running ho Tam who is their puppet. Could never support anyone who is a proxy for those who caused the BART strike.

We just cast our votes for the competent and experienced Lena Tam who has never caused a strike in the well run City of Alameda. We could never vote for Raburn because of his lack of skill which caused a BART strike.

Because ho Tam is a puppet of the unions, which caused the BART strike--hey, only union sluts can go on strike, bitch--we will be voting for Bob Raburn and have already held a huge fundraiser for him.

Bob Raburn is the people's choice for BART. He supports the riders over the special interest union sluts.

When Lena Tam was on the Alameda City Council there were no strikes. She works with everyone to reach solutions not like Raburn who voted to cause a strike. That's why most of us will vote for Lena, and not someone like your candidate, who is supported by a sexist pig.

NO more BART strikes. Will vote for Lena Tam, and so will everyone who knows Raburn was a Board member who helped cause the last strike with his stubbornness and lack of respect for us BART riders.

There were no strikes on the council, bitch, because ho Tam gave the unions everything and more. That's why Alameda is in such dire straits. What a shill you are!

We all know that it's union sluts who go on strike. Boss ho Tam is their stooge.

We'll take clean Bob Raburn BART 2014!

He's the people's choice!!

We just cast our votes for the competent and experienced Lena Tam who has never caused a strike in the well run City of Alameda. We could never vote for Raburn because of his lack of skill which caused a BART strike.

NO more BART strikes. Will vote for Lena Tam, and so will everyone who knows Raburn was an incumbent Board member who helped cause the last strike.

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