Alameda County Dems issue a rude response to Bryan Parker’s candidacy

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley and former
Port of Oakland Commissioner Bryan Parker.

Alameda County supervisorial candidate Bryan Parker is well-spoken with a firm grasp of the issues. When the upstart challenging long-time Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley spoke before the county’s Democratic Central Committee last week, the party big-wigs were cordial.

Parker and Miley were vying for the local party’s endorsement for this June’s winner-take-all primary at the central committee’s monthly meeting in San Leandro.

But once the candidates left the room, the often outspoken and catty group of party poobahs, unleashed their fury against Parker, who last ran for Oakland mayor two years ago.

“He should be ashamed of himself for running,” Howard Egerman, an elected member of the central committee from Oakland’s 18th Assembly District, said of Parker’s insurgent run for supervisor.

Even more biting were comments from Central Committee member Kathy Neal, who like others urged the group to endorse Miley’s re-election. Neal once tabbed Parker as her alternative to the central committee.

“We don’t always like to admit to mistakes that we make, but I will,” said Neal. “That was one of the most stupid mistakes that I have made in my life and as soon I realized that, I removed him immediately. That’s all I have to say.”

Others spoke less aggressively in favor of endorsing Miley, in addition, to a central committee member from Pleasanton. The member from Pleasanton speaking on behalf of Miley is notable, since the Tri Valley city, which makes up the farthest eastern portion of the supervisorial district that also includes East Oakland, is viewed as the primary’s battleground.

Because of county redistricting a few years back Miley has little history with voters in Pleasanton, who are typically more moderate than the rest of the district and potentially more friendly to Parker’s business background.

Needless to say, in the end, the Alameda County Central Committee endorsed Miley.

2 thoughts on “Alameda County Dems issue a rude response to Bryan Parker’s candidacy

  1. By MW:

    In regard to Howard Egerman's comment, “He should be ashamed of himself for running,” and which I assume means Egerman “knows” that Miley is so “extremely wonderful,” that therefore it is “outrageous” that anyone would do anything that might lead to Miley's removal from public office:

    Therefore, I suggest we add an Amendment to the US Constitution not only prohibiting anyone from running against people as “wonderful” as Nate Miley, but furthermore also making it illegal to even make any insulting or disparaging remarks about anyone as wonderful as Nate Miley.

    We will call that Amendment THE MODERN “LIBERALS” “IMPROVED”
    “FREE SPEECH” AMENDMENT, since the members of modern “liberals,” and although they pretend to believe in free speech and human rights, actually are totally opposed to free speech and human rights for anyone who is not a member of that sleazy mafia of modern style “liberalism.”

    NOTE: Back when Jim Jones, and later of Jonestown infamy, was still in the Bay area, Harvey Milk, and who was a modern style “liberal,” wrote a letter to President Carter requesting that Carter force people to stop making insulting remarks about Jim Jones. since Harvey Milk, and who was a typical Bay area style demagogue, charlatan, big windbag, and modern “liberal,” and also other Bay area people similar to Milk all “knew” that Jim Jones was a person of the very highest honesty, ethics, and integrity, and therefore they did not want to take the risk that some “stupid” and “unsophisticated ” people might be led “astray” if they were forced to listen to the comments of “evil” people who were making insulting and disparaging remarks about that world class parasite and con man Jim Jones.

    So in honor of Jim Jones, Nate Miley, and all other paragons of honesty, virtue, and integrity, let's have a Constitutional Amendment making it illegal to ever challenge any well established phonies and crooks who have been pretty much untouchable for a very long time.


  2. This just tells me never to vote for anyone that they endorse. I never got this mindset of “No one run unless we say it's okay” that permeates Alameda County politics. We should have a list of at least 10 candidates to choose from. Instead they keep trying to get us to vote for the same old crap. They want us to vote for people who have obviously outlived their usefulness, but who will do favors for them and keep their secrets. We should show them that the people run the show NOT them by voting Miley out.


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