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2014 CANDIDATES LIST

Register to vote for the Nov. 4 election
*UPDATED FOR NOVEMBER* 
House of Representatives
13th District (Oakland-Berkeley-Alameda-San Leandro)
*Barbara Lee-D, congressmember
www.barbaraleeforcongress.org
Dakin Sundeen-R, IT systems administrator
www.dakin4congress.com

15th District (Hayward-Fremont-Tri Valley)
Hugh Bussell-R, technology manager/educator
www.bussellforcongress.org
*Eric Swalwell-D, congressmember
www.swalwellforcongress.com

17th District (Fremont-San Jose-Cupertino)
*Mike Honda-D, congressmember www.mikehonda.com
Ro Khanna-D, attorney, former U.S. Commerce Dept official www.rokhanna.com

State Assembly
15th District (North Oakland-Berkeley)
Elizabeth Echols-D, presidential jobs advisor www.echolsforassembly.com
Tony Thurmond-D, former trustee, youth education director www.tonythurmond.com

16th District (Tri-Valley)
Catharine Baker-R, attorney www.bakerforassembly.com
Tim Sbranti-D, mayor, Dublin www.timsbranti.com

18th Assembly (Oakland-Alameda-San Leandro)
*Rob Bonta-D, assemblymember www.robbonta.com
David Erlich-R, electrician www.daveforassembly.com

20th District (Hayward-Tri Cities-Fremont)
Jaime Patiño-R, human relations commissioner, Union City www.patinofor20thassembly.com
*Bill Quirk-D, assemblymember www.electbillquirk.com

25th District (Fremont-Milpitas-San Jose)
Bob Brunton-R, former trustee, Ohlone Community College Board www.bobbruntonforassembly.com
Kansen Chu-D, councilmember, San Jose www.kansenchu.com

State Senate
10th District (Hayward-Castro Valley-Fremont)
Peter Kuo-R, small business owner www.kuoforsenate.com
Bob Wieckowski-D, assemblymember www.bobwieckowski.com

Alameda County
AC Transit Board of Directors
Ward 4 (San Leandro-Unincorporated ALCO-Hayward)
Murphy McCalley, retired transportation consultant
*Mark Williams, board director, AC Transit

Ward 5 (Hayward-Newark-Fremont)
*Jeff Davis, board director, AC Transit
Kewal Singh, transit safety administrator

At-Large
Adrienne Andrews, paralegal/student
Dollene Jones, retired bus driver
*Joel Young, board director, AC Transit

BART Board of Directors
District 4 (Oakland-Alameda)
*Robert Raburn, board director, BART www.robertraburn.com
Lena Tam, councilmember, Alameda www.lenatam.com
Larry Lionel Young, Jr., realtor/developer/teacher

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Area 2
*Isobel Dvorsky, trustee, CLPCCD
Gene Judson, higher education consultant

East Bay Municipal Utilities District
Ward 3 (Piedmont, Orinda, El Sobrante, portions of Oakland, Richmond, Pinole)
*Katy Foulkes, director, EBMUD Board of Directors
Marguerite Young, corporate accountability director www.young4embud.org

East Bay Regional Park District
Ward 5
Devkumar Gandhi, tech entrepreneur
*Ayn Wieskamp, board director, EBRPD

Oro Loma Sanitary District (Choose 3)
*Timothy Becker, board director, Oro Loma
*Howard Kerr, board director, Oro Loma
Chike Udemezue, financial analyst
Dan Walters, engineer/business owner
Shelia Young, former mayor, San Leandro

Peralta Community College District Trustee
Area 5
David Ralston, city planner/educator
*Bill Riley, trustee, Peralta Community College District

Area 7 (Emeryville, parts of Oakland, Berkeley)
Julina Bonilla, job training director www.julinaforperalta.com
Richard Fuentes, public educator/administrator www.richardfuentes.com

Superintendent of Schools
Helen Foster, school board member, San Lorenzo www.helenfoster.org
Karen Monroe, associate superintendent Alameda County Office of Education

Alameda
Mayor
*Marie Gilmore, mayor, Alameda
Trish Spencer, school board president, Alameda www.trishformayor.com

City Council (Choose 2)
*Stewart Chen, councilmember, Alameda www.stewartchen.org
Frank Matarrese, former councilmember, Alameda www.frankmatarreseforcitycouncil2014.com
Jim Oddie, district director, Assemblymember Rob Bonta www.oddie4alameda.com

School Board (Choose 2)
Solana Henneberry, teacher www.solanaforschools.com
Gary Lym, retired professor www.gary4alamedakids.com
*Michael McMahon, governing board member, Alameda www.mikemcmahon.info

Alameda Heatlhcare District Board of Directors (Choose 3)
*Lynn Bratchett, appointed board director
*Robert Deutsch, board director
*Tracy Jensen, appointed board director www.tracyjensen.com
Jim Meyers, public health consultant

Berkeley
City Council
District 1
*Linda Maio, councilmember, Berkeley
Merrilie Mitchell, community volunteer
Alejandro Soto-Vigil, rent stabilization commissioner, Berkeley

District 4
*Jesse Arreguin, councilmember, Berkeley

District 7
Sean Barry, health communications manager
*Kriss Worthington, councilmember, Berkeley

District 8
Michael Alvarez Cohen, director, innovation development
George Beier, entrepreneur
Lori Droste, educator
Jacquelyn McCormick, small business owner

School Board (Choose 3)
Ty Alper, law professor
*Josh Daniels, school board director, BUSD
Norma JF Harrison, community volunteer
*Karen Hemphill, school board director, BUSD
*Julie Sinai, appointed school board director, BUSD

Castro Valley
School Board (Choose 2)
*Janice Friesen, board member, CVUSD
*Gary Howard, board member, CVUSD www.howard4schoolboard.org 
Dorothy "Dot" Theodore, parent www.facebook.com/dotforcvusdschoolboard

Castro Valley Sanitary District (Choose 2)
*Melody Appleton, appointed director, CVSD
Marc Crawford, real estate management www.crawford4cvsan.com
*Ralph Johnson, board member, CVSD
John Maher, retired transit mechanic
Kunio Okui, certified public accountant

Fremont
City Council (Choose 2)
Syed Iqbal Ahmed, quality engineer
David Bonaccorsi, business owner/attorney
Marty Froomin, IT system administrator
Rick Jones, retired police officer
Nancy Liu (Mei-Fang Liu), translator/project manager
Dirk Lorenz, business owner/florist
Lily Mei, school board member, Fremont
*Raj Salwan, councilmember, Fremont
Rakesh Sharma, president/CEO, non-profit

School Board (Choose 2)
Daxesh Choksi, technology manager
Hiu Ng, retired technology executive
Moina Shaiq, business owner www.moina4kids.com
Yang Shao, life scientist www.shao4schools.com
*Larry Sweeney, governing board member, Fremont www.larrysweeney.com

Hayward
School Board (Choose 2)
*Lisa Brunner, governing board member, HUSD
Marita Cheng, business owner www.chengforhayward.com
*William McGee, governing board member, HUSD www.williammcgee.com

Oakland
Mayor
Jason "Shake"Anderson, communications director www.townmayor.nationbuilder.com
Ken Houston, contractor www.kenhouston4mayor.org
Rebecca Kaplan, at-large councilmember, Oakland www.kaplanforoakland.org
Saied Karamooz, private sector executive www.oaklandmayormovement.org
Peter Liu, businessman/executive
Patrick McCullough, technician/lawyer/entrepreneur
Bryan Parker, commissioner, Port of Oakland www.bryanparker.org
*Jean Quan, mayor, Oakland www.jeanquanformayor.org
Courtney Ruby, city auditor, Oakland www.courtneyruby.com
Libby Schaaf, councilmember, Oakland www.libbyformayor.com
Nancy Sidebotham, tax preparer
Dan Siegel, civil rights attorney www.siegelforoakland.org
Joe Tuman, government law professor www.joetuman.com
Charles "The Chief" Williams, engineering manager administrator
Eric Wilson, nonprofit employee

City Council
District 2
Kevin Blackburn, housing policy advisor www.blackburnforoakland.com
Abel Guillén, trustee, Perata Community College District Board www.abelforoakland.com
Dana King, former television anchor www.danakingforoakland.com
Ken Maxey, director community relations
Andrew Park, department administrator, UC Berkeley www.andrewparkoakland.com

District 4
Jill Broadhurst, executive/finance director www.jill4oakland.com
Paul Lim, emergency management coordinator
Anne Campbell Washington, appointed school board member, Oakland www.annieforoakland.com

District 6
*Desley Brooks, councilmember, Oakland
Michael Johnson, administrator/investor/minister www.hope4oakland.org
James Moore, commercial corridor manager www.jamesmoore4district6.com
Shereda Nosakhare, public policy analyst www.sheredaforoakland.com

School Board
District 2
Aimee Eng
Bo Ghiradelli, engineer/nonprofit CEO

District 4
Karl Debro
Nina Senn, community leader/mediator
Atiff Saleem Shakir, university instructor/educator
Cheri Spigner

District 6
Renato Almanzor, educator/nonprofit director
Shanthi Gonzales, appointed library advisory commissioner, Oakland

Auditor
Len Raphael
Brenda Roberts

San Leandro
Mayor 
Pauline Cutter, councilmember, San Leandro www.paulinecutter.com
Dan Dillman, business owner
Diana Souza, councilmember, San Leandro www.souzaformayor.com

City Council
District 1
David Anderson, Sr., businessman
Deborah Cox, public policy analyst www.deborahforsanleandro.com
Mike Katz, trustee, San Leandro School Board
Ken Pon, certified public accountant www.kennethponcpa.com

District 3
Victor Aguilar, account manager
Allen Schoenfeld, salesperson
Lee Thomas, commissioner, San Leandro Board of Zoning Adjustments www.leethomasforcitycouncil.com

District 5
Leah Hall, community volunteer www.leahhall2014.com
Mia Ousley, financial analyst, San Leandro
Cornia Lopez, trustee, San Leandro School Board www.corinalopez.com

School Board
At-Large
Evelyn Gonzalez, community volunteer www.evelyngonzalezforschoolboard.com
Jeanne Kinkella, retired school teacher www.kinkella.org
Peter Oshinski, child nutrition administrator
Monique Tate, administrative assistant

Area 4
Latrina Dumas, property manager/landlord www.latrinadumas.com
Leo Sheridan, businessman www.voteleosheridan.com
Chike Udemezue, financial analyst

San Lorenzo
School Board (Choose 2)
Steven Kirk, banker/financial advisor
Guillermo Nevarez, substitute teacher
Ronald Pereira II, retired teacher
*Isabel Polvorosa, governing board member, SLZUSD
*Helen Randall, governing board member, SLZUSD
Janet Zamudio, family program administrator

Statewide
Governor
*Jerry Brown-D, governor, California www.jerrybrown.com
Neel Kashkari-R, businessman www.neelkasharki.com

Lieutenant Governor
Ron Nehring-R, small businessman/educator www.ronnehring.com
*Gavin Newson-D, lieutenant governor, California www.gavinnewsom.com

Secretary of State
Alex Padilla-D, state senator, California www.alex-padilla.com
Pete Peterson-R, educator/institute director www.petesos.com

Controller
Ashley Swearengin-R, mayor, Fresno www.ashleyforca.com
Betty Lee-D, member, State Board of Equalization www.bettyyee.com

Treasurer
John Chiang-D, controller, California www.electjohnchiang.com
Greg Conlon-R, businessman/CPA www.gregconlon.com

Attorney General
Ron Gold-R, retired state prosecutor www.rongold.org
*Kamala Harris-D, attorney general, California www.kamalaharris.org

Insurance Commissioner
Ted Gaines-R, independent insurance agent www.tedgaines.com
*Dave Jones-D, insurance commissioner, California www.davejones2014.com

State Board of Equalization, 2nd District
Fiona Ma-D, CPA/taxpayer representative www.fionama.com
James Theis-R, organic foods manager

*-incumbent
D-Democrat
R-Republican
NPP-No Party Preference
PF-Peace and Freedom Party
G-Green Party

69 comments :

Do you also have predictions for Berkeley for 2014?

Henson for mayor- he must be smoking something!

This is list will be growing. I'll have Berkeley and other Alameda County cities up soon.

Pauline Cutter is district 5, not district 3.

Mike Katz Lacabe Marga's husband. Wow a wanna be lawyer wife and a wanna be city councilman.God help us! lol

You are missing Bob Glaze for San Leandro Mayor and anyone not named Mike Katz in District 1

Bob Glaze would be a great Mayor, hope he runs and sends Cassidy back to San Francisco

What about Castro Valley's incorporation efforts projected for the 2014 ballot? There's a group that are actually proving it to be possible after several failed attempts!

Barbara "Closet Racist" Lee

Ellen "Needs A Life Job" Corbett

Mike "Can't Term Me Out" Honda, Congress member

State Assembly
15th District (North Oakland-Berkeley)
NO ONE KNOWS ANY OF THESE PEOPLE...HAYASHI SHOULD RUN HERE!

Tim "I Wish I Were Eric" Sbranti

Rob "Who Am I?" Bonta

Bill "Picked Last For The Annual Assembly Softball Team" Quirk

Mary "Hopefully People Forget Who I Am" Hayashi

Francisco "Wannabe Che" Zermeno

Henson for Mayor. A long shot but so is Zermeno.

Katz for city council? HELL NO! Look at the schools, Katz and other boardmembers borrowed money against the bond and going to cost taxpayers big $$$ to pay it back. His wanna be lawyer wife Lacabe has a law suit against our school district, while her husband sits on the school board. Maybe this is how they plan to raise his needed campaign funds for city council. These people are a sad joke! People are sick of them.

Vote Zermeño! He is dedicated and determined to support Hayward and better education in Hayward. Time for a positive change!

Eric Swalwell is a slimy flip flopping stand for nothing congressman and is ripe to get beat by Ellen Corbett.

Lee Thomas is not on the School Board. Fail

You are missing Roman Reid in Assembly 25

add for Hayward City Council: Rodney Loche, Planning commissioner

Shouldn't that be Mary "Hopefully This Store Doesn't Have Security Cameras" Hayashi?

And for the record if Mary Hayashi manages to win ANYTHING again after the shoplifting incident I will have lost all hope for our governing process.

Good to see Tyron Jordan's name for AC Transit Board...honest, intelligent and well-grounded individual.

Mr. Jordan used to be famous sprinter at Fairfield High School in Fairfield,California many years ago. He also ran quite a few marathons over the years. He is very sharp, bright, and articulate.

Hear Marga Lacabe and Mike Katz-Lacabe both have been living on welfare for awhile.

I worked with Tyron Jordan at a small Oakland based law firm a few years ago. My impression of him
Was that he was very bright, very honest, and had a high level of integrity. His affable personality and ability to work with a diverse range of people, would be an asset as an AC Transit. Director at Large.

I do not understand the 'welfare' comment. What is the point?

I think, this will be a year where we will see some new faces in office. Definitely the 17th congressional district, possibly district 6 Oakland City Council, AcTransit, and possibly the 15th congressional district

Barbara Lee will be a shoe-in. I don't see anyone running against her. In Oakland, i think Desley Brooks days on City Council are numbered. AcTransit Directors Williams and Davis are shoe-ins, don't see Young winning. Quirk will have no problem, nor will Bonta. But anything can happen between now and November

Dana King will be a very formidable candidate for City Council

The 20th District needs Jaime! He is a common sense, pro-growth, fiscal conservative and social moderate!

This is going to be a very interesting pilitical season. I have the sense, that it will not be a very good year for incumbents. Some of the exceptions being Barbara Lee, Honda, Mayor Gilmore, most of the incumbents on AcTransit are safe.

I dont see Barbara Lee losing, Honda will win, Tony Thurmond chances are excellent, Bill Quirk will win, Bonta will win,, Guilian will win, Ortiz, Williams, Davis will win for AcTransit, Jean Quan will win

10:11 you are correct. The machine is alive and well. So sad.....

10:11, makes good predictuon. But in politics, anything can happen. So it is difficult to make prediction. I think only the incumbents who are tarnished, are most vulnerable.

timeto stop reelecting over and over again some of these 'do nothing" candidates on this list

This list is really growing! It will be an interesting election season!

Time to throw a kink in the political machine!

Think there will be more candidates on this list for the June 3rd primary, and November elections?

14 candidates for mayor of Oakland! I think this surpasses the number of candidates in 2010.

I think that Mike Honda reelection chances are looking brighter in the 17th district. The field is getting very crowded

I Lena Tam picked the wrong race. Don't see Raburn losing

Are we going to have background checks on ALL candidates prior to any election? From reading the reviews someone(s) has missed the true reason why one votes. Seven council members are losing ground as are their ideas about Hayward.

Editorial: Three choices for Hayward leadership.....This powerful Union has how many Hayward members? The political courage...painful....cuts are needed or the city will go broke in 4 years. WOW..THOSE ON THE BOARD for more than 4 years, should look at their qualifications....and include the raises you have received during those years. Persons in much higher government positions have withheld salaries for a year, but the Hayward Council members accepts raises. Board members, administrator positions and non-elected persons gladly accept their salaries even if they attend one meeting every 6 months. This is not paying it forward, it is pay "me" it. This negative editorial was painful.....not the initiative.

Larry Lional Young is running for office again? Doesn't he run for something every other year and loses everytime?

Larry Lional Young running for mayor again? Doesn't he run for office like every couple of years, losing everytime?

Though Knox dropped out of auditor race

No selection on ballots for Hayward representation. Props: NO-YES-YES-NO sounds good. Use tax no mentioned in l/2cent proposed increase. Many Hayward council members will not be around in 2034. 20 yrs from now retailers, banks, gasoline, libraries, pot, guns, will not be around ...is this why many persons are not voting especially in the 'URBAN' Areas. Identifying city areas as such in the Daily Review 5/29/14 by Hayward representatives was another poor indicator.

Please update this list, Knox dropped out of auditor race a couple of weeks ago

I left Knox on the list because she is still on the ballot.

Resources are not up to date in Hayward.

Moufeed Mohamed owns the 3-Ring liquor stores. Only one is in the San Leandro city limits. He lives in Oakland. Interesting that he is running for a San Leandro City Council seat.

De Lafuente? He needs to stay in retirement. Just another retread

Kaplan entry in the race for mayor will be a teal game changer

Nicholas Josefowitz is running for BART Board District 8. Can you please add him to this list? You can check out more about him at getsfmoving.com

Style question: I noticed that the title of incumbents are capitalized whereas titles of challengers are lower case. Is there a specific reason for this?

Joel Dewitt is running for two pisitions????

Fremont
City Council (Choose 2)
Lily Mei, school board member, Fremont
*Anu Natarajan, councilmember, Fremont
*Raj Salwan, councilmember, Fremont

Anu Natarajan is termed out and will not be on the Nov 2014 ballot. The deadline for candidate filing is extended 5 days due to this open seat.

google dana king and look what pops out at you on page one

Most candidates running for office in Oakland answered the ballot nomination question on where they lived these past five years. Why does Abel Guillen not list the addresses he's lived at during the past five years?

By MW:

I am having an extremely hard time finding very much interest in the soon upcoming November 2014 elections, in other words for the elections that will take place in two months, since several years from now it will most likely be considered far less important than even very inconsequential.

More specifically, the election in two years, in other words the November 2016 elections, will most likely be an almost thorough housecleaning of the jokers, phonies, parasites, and blood sucking leeches - in other words the high ranking Democratic Party politicians, and who for decades have been pretending they are dedicated to helping the poor, the disenfranchised, and ordinary working people - who for ages have been destroying our country.

While it is quite possible that California, and which is far and away the nation's number one nuthouse among the fifty states, will vote for Democratic Party candidates in 2016, and while the rest of the nation refuses to vote for Democrats, however that will only further prove the insanity of California.

And for a few years now Nancy Pelosi has been repeatedly asserting "IT IS TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP." Evidently back when NP was in school none of her teachers taught her to BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR SINCE YOU MIGHT GET IT..

By MW:
About an hour ago I finished listening to the gubernatorial debate between Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari. JB repeatedly emphasized how he supposedly wants to help children, and including poor children, immigrant children, and children who are undocumented aliens.

However, he did not mention that there is a huge office building in San Francisco that for years was run as a politically protected center for mafia money laundering, trafficking in undocumented aliens, and conglomeration of asbestos violations and that neither he and nor any of the other big boys of California politics, and including Willie Brown, John Burton, Dianne Feinstein, and Bill Lockyer, etc, did anything about it since the building's primary owner was a major source of election campaign contributions and under the table bribes.

In fact, undocumented aliens, and many of whom were undoubtedly minors, were regularly used as unwitting and unprotected dupes to handle and illegally dump the asbestos debris that was generated in huge quantities by the building's almost nonstop remodeling projects.

And as more and more of the tenants began to get suspicious that the supposedly "harmless" "plaster" and "dust" that was regularly being dumped on them was actually asbestos, the building got a higher and higher vacancy rate.

However the building's primary owner, and in addition to being a major source of election campaign contributions and under the table bribes, also had extremely close relationships with Willie Brown, John Burton, Dianne Feinstein, and the family of Jerry, Kathleen, and Pat Brown.

So as a solution to the declining rents that organized crime connected building owner was collecting as more and more of his private tenants began moving out due to suspicions they were being exposed to asbestos, his friends in high places, and such as Jerry Brown, arranged for still more state agencies to move into the building, since they did not care how many people, and including the employees of state agencies, were the victims of slow mass murder, and including due to asbestos and lung cancer.

By MW:

Due to the possibilities of such things as Enterovrus and Ebola getting totally out of control, and since a lot of Bay area voters evidently want things to be screwed up as much as possible, and that is probably why we have been electing such clowns as Mary Hayashi, Scott Haggerty, Nadia Lockyer, Jean Quan, therefore anyone who wants to worsen the present threats to public health should see the upcoming election as a great opportunity to put some clowns, jokers, and incompetents in public office.

Therefore, I would strongly urge all nitwits, mental retards, stooges, and puppets on a string to vote for Jean Quan and other similar "highly qualified" and "extremely competent" creatures.

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