2018 EAST BAY CANDIDATES LIST (Updated July 20)

House of Representatives

13th District (Oakland-Berkeley-Alameda-San Leandro)
*Barbara Lee-D, congressmember

15th District (Hayward-Fremont-Tri Valley)
Rudy Peters-R, small business owner
*Eric Swalwell-D, congressmember

17th District (Fremont-San Jose-Cupertino)
Ron Cohen-R, certified public accountant
*Ro Khanna-D, congressmember

State Legislature
State Assembly
15th District (Richmond-North Oakland-Berkeley)
Jovanka Beckles-D, Richmond councilmember
Buffy Wicks-D, children’s advocate

16th District (Tri-Valley)
*Catharine Baker-R, assemblymember
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan-D, immigration attorney

18th Assembly (Oakland-Alameda-San Leandro)
*Rob Bonta-D, assemblymember
Stephen Slauson-R, electrical contractor

20th District (Hayward-Tri Cities-Fremont)
Joe Grcar, scientist
*Bill Quirk-D, assemblymember

25th District (Fremont-Milpitas-San Jose)
Bob Brunton-R, Fremont business owner
*Kansen Chu-D, assemblymember

State Senate
10th District (Hayward-Castro Valley-Fremont)
Victor San Vicente-R, real estate agent
*Bob Wieckowski-D, state senator


Alameda
Mayor
Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, councilmember, Alameda
Frank Matarrese, councilmember, Alameda
*Trish Herrera Spencer, mayor, Alameda
Showing Interest
Malia Vella, councilmember, Alameda

City Council (Choose 2)
Stewart Chen, former councilmember, Alameda
Tony Daysog, former councilmember, Alameda
Robert Hayes, renters advocate
Robert Matz, attorney
John Knox White, planning board member, Alameda
*Jim Oddie, councilmember, Alameda
Robbie Wilson, founder, AUSD Black Achievers Alliance
Showing Interest
Jeff Cambra, attorney
Ronald Curtis, planning board member, Alameda
David Mitchell, planning board member, Alameda
Lena Tam, former Alameda councilmember

School Board (Choose 2)
Anne McKereghan, appointed school board member, AUSD
Filed Intent
Mia Bonta, education non-profit CEO
*Gary Lym, school board member, AUSD

Alameda Heatlhcare District Board of Directors (Choose 4)
Gayle Godfrey Codiga, appointed board director
*Robert Deutsch, board director
*Tracy Jensen, board director
Dennis Popalardo, appointed board member


Berkeley
City Council
District 1
Filed Intent
Mary Behm-Steinberg
Cecily Brewster
Dony Christie
Rashi Kesarwani
Margo Schueler, member, Berkeley Public Works Commission
Igor Tregub, member, Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board

District 4
Filed Intent
Ben Gould, graduate student researcher
*Kate Harrison, councilmember, Berkeley
Gregory Magofña
Anne Marxer

District 7
Filed Intent
Aiden Hill
Rigel Robinson, external affairs VP of Cal student association

District 8
Filed Intent
*Lori Droste, councilmember, Berkeley
Mary Kay Lacey
Russ Tilleman
Alfred Twu, designer

City Auditor
Filed Intent
Jamila English
Steve Levine
John Selawsky
Jennifer Wong

Rent Stabilization Board (Choose 5)
*Jesse Townley, member, Berkeley Rent Board
Filed Intent
Solomon Alpert
Jeffrey Benefiel
David Buchanan
*James Chang, member, Berkeley Rent Board
Judy Hunt
*Paola Laverde, member, Berkeley Rent Board
*Maria Poblet, member, Berkeley Rent Board
*John Selawsky, member Berkeley Rent Board

School Board (Choose 3)
*Josh Daniels, school board director, BUSD
*Karen Hemphill, school board director, BUSD
Filed Intent
*Ty Alper, school board member, BUSD
Lea Baechler-Brabo
Ka’Dijah Brown
Norma Harrison
Dru Howard
Abdur Sikdur
Julie Sinai


Castro Valley
School Board (Choose 2)
Filed Intent
*Gary Howard, board member, CVUSD
*Dot Theodore, board member, CVUSD

Castro Valley Sanitary District (Choose 2)
*Melody Appleton, appointed director, CVSD
*Ralph Johnson, board member, CVSD


Dublin
Mayor 
Arun Goel, councilmember, Dublin
*David Haubert, mayor, Dublin

City Council (Choose 2)
*Abe Gupta, councilmember, Dublin
Jean Josey, Fiscal Sustainability Task Force member
Shawn Kumagai
Bobby Khullar, manager, San Francisco MTA
Olga Mack, tech entrepreneur
Janine Thalblum, appointed councilmember, Dublin

School Board
Area 2
*Megan Rouse, school board member, Dublin

Area 5
*Dan Cherrier, school board member, Dublin


Fremont
City Council
District 1 – Newly created district (2-year term)
Yvonne Cowley Srem
Teresa Keng
Chandu Siramdas
Showing Interest
Steve Cho, former Fremont councilmember
Sean Manalo, state senate district aide
Cullen Tiernan, Human Relations Commission, Fremont

District 2
Desrie Campbell, school board member
*Rick Jones, councilmember, Fremont

District 3
David Bonaccorsi, appointed councilmember, Fremont
Jennifer Kassan, attorney

District 4 – Newly created district
Robert Daulton
Justin Sha
Yang Shao, school board member, Fremont
Craig Steckler, former Fremont police chief
Debra Watanuki
Showing Interest
John Dutra, Jr., property development executive

School Board (Choose 2)
*Larry Sweeney, board member, Fremont
Filed Intent
Michael Gardner
Fahria Khan
Dianne Jones
Soyi Wong


Hayward
Mayor
*Barbara Halliday, mayor, Hayward
Mark Salinas, councilmember, Hayward

City Council (Choose 2)

*Sara Lamnin, councilmember, Hayward
*Marvin Peixoto, councilmember, Hayward
Didacus Ramos, businessman
Aisha Wahab, community organizer
Showing Interest
Wynn Grcich, community activist

School Board (Choose 2)
*Lisa Brunner, governing board member, HUSD
Todd Davis
Nicholas Harvey
*William McGee, governing board member, HUSD
April Oquenda, educator
Ken Rawdon, music teacher, Mt. Eden High


Livermore
Mayor 
*John Marchand, mayor, Livermore

City Council (Choose 2)
*Stephen Spedowfski, councilmember, Newark
*Bob Woerner, councilmember, Livermore


Newark
Mayor 
*Al Nagy, mayor, Newark

City Council (Choose 2)
*Mike Bucci, councilmember, Newark
*Michael Hannon, councilmember, Newark

School Board (Choose 2)
*Tom Huynh, trustee, NUSD
*Nancy Thomas, trustee, NUSD


Oakland
Mayor
Filed Intent
Cat Brooks, community organizer
Shelton Dunson
Ken Houston, community organizer
Saied Karamooz, member, Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission
Peter Liu, Oakland businessman
Kristina Molina, program coordinator, Bay Area Women Against Rape
Asah Pearson
Pamela Price, civil rights attorney
*Libby Schaaf, mayor, Oakland
Nancy Sidebotham, community activist
Jesse A.J. Smith
Marchon Tatmon
Cedric Troupe, East Oakland Swim Club
Preston Walker
Randolph Wilkins
Showing Interest
Ignacio De La Fuente, former Oakland councilmember

City Council
District 2
Nikki Bas Fortunato, community organizer
*Abel Guillén, councilmember, Oakland
Kenzie Smith, community organzier

District 4
Filed Intent
Ahmad Anderson
Benjamin Cohen
Pamela Harris
Francis Hummel, chair, Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Commission
Nayeli Maxson, exec. dir., Alliance for Community Development
Charlie Michelson
Jonathan Selsley
Joseph Simmons
Joseph Tanios, Oakland city employee
Sheng Thao, chief of staff, Councilmember Kaplan
Chris Young, attorney

District 6
Filed Intent
*Desley Brooks, councilmember, Oakland
Natasha Middleton, mgmt analyst, Alameda County Probation
Marlo Rodriguez, registered nurse
Loren Taylor, management consultant
Mya Whitaker

School Board
District 2
Filed Intent
*Aimee Eng, school board member, Oakland

District 4
Clarissa Doutherd
*Nina Senn, school board member, Oakland

District 6
Filed Intent
Ebony Edgerson
*Shanthi Gonzales, school board member, Oakland

City Auditor
*Brenda Roberts, city auditor, Oakland


Piedmont
City Council (Choose 3)
*Teddy Gray King, councilmember, Piedmont
*Tim Rood, councilmember, Piedmont


Pleasanton
Mayor 
Cheryl Cook-Kallio, former councilmember, Pleasanton
*Jerry Thorne, mayor, Pleasanton

City Council (Choose 2)
*Kathy Narum, councilmember, Pleasanton
*Arne Olson, councilmember, Pleasanton


San Leandro
Mayor 
Tom Baker, planning commissioner, San Leandro
Chris Bammer
*Pauline Russo Cutter, mayor, San Leandro
Benny Lee, councilmember, San Leandro

City Council
District 1
*Deborah Cox, councilmember, San Leandro
Filed Intent
Ken Pon, certified public account

District 3
Filed Intent
Victor Aguilar, Jr., school board member, SLUSD
*Lee Thomas, councilmember, San Leandro

District 5
*Corina Lopez, councilmember, San Leandro

School Board
At-Large
*Monique Tate, school board member, SLUSD

Area 2
*Lance James, school board member, SLUSD
Christian Rodriguez

Area 4
Filed Intent
*Leo Sheridan, school board member, SLUSD

Area 6
Filed Intent
James Aguilar


San Lorenzo
School Board (Choose 2)
Samuel Medina, appointed board member, SLZUSD
*Janet Zamudio, board member SLZUSD


Union City
City Council (Choose 3)
*Emily Duncan, councilmember, Union City
*Pat Gacoscos, councilmember, Union City
Harris Mojadedi, Planning commissioner
Jaime Patiño, Human Relations commissioner

New Haven USD Board
*Sarabjit Cheema, trustee, NHUSD
Filed Intent
*Rosalinda Canlas, trustee, NHUSD
Michelle Parnala
Lizbeth Rodriguez


Alameda County
Assessor
James Johnson, assessment services chief, Alameda County
Phong La, small business owner


AC Transit Board of Directors
Ward 3 (Alameda-Oakland-San Leandro)
*Elsa Ortíz, board director, AC Transit

Ward 4 (San Leandro-Unincorporated ALCO-Hayward)
Nicholas Harvey
*Mark Williams, board director, AC Transit

Ward 5 (Hayward-Newark-Fremont)
*Jeff Davis, board director, AC Transit

At-Large
Filed Intent
*Joel Young, board director, AC Transit


BART Board of Directors
District 4 (Oakland-Alameda)
Paul Cummings
*Robert Raburn, board director, BART

District 6 (Hayward-Tri-Cities)
Elizabeth Ames
Anu Natarajan, former Fremont councilmember


Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Area 2 (San Leandro)
*Isobel Dvorsky, trustee, CLPCCD
Linda Granger, superintendent, Eden Are ROP

Area 3 (South Hayward-Union City)
Genevieve Randolph, appointed trustee, CLPCCD

Area 4 (Castro Valley, portions of Oakland)
*Dobie Gelles, trustee, CLPCCD
Benjamin Nash, Chabot Associated Students rep


East Bay Municipal Utilities District
Ward 2 (Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Alamo, San Ramon)
*John Coleman, director EMBUD

Ward 3 (Piedmont, Orinda, El Sobrante, portions of Oakland, Richmond, Pinole)
*Marguerite Young, director, EBMUD

Ward 4 (Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Albany)
*Andy Katz, director, EBMUD

Ward 7 (Castro Valley, portion of San Leandro, unincorporated areas)
*Frank Melllon, director, EBMUD


East Bay Regional Park District
Ward 3 (Castro Valley-Hayward-Union City, portions of Fremont)
*Dennis Waespi, board director, EBRPD

Ward 5 (Dublin Hills–Del Valle-Ohlone-Sunol)
*Ayn Wieskamp, board director, EBRPD

Ward 6 (Blackhawk-Concord-Danville-San Ramon-Walnut Creek)
*Beverley Lane, board director, EBRPD

Ward 7 (Antioch-Brentwood-Hercules-Oakley)
Filed Intent
Colin Coffey, appointed board director, EBRPD


Hayward Area Recreation & Park District (Choose 2)
*Paul Hodges, board director, HARD
*Carol Pereira, board director, HARD
Filed Intent
Sara Raymond, attorney


Ohlone Community College Board of Trustees
Area 1 (Choose 2)
Vivien Larsen, trustee, Ohlone Board
Richard Watters, trustee, Ohlone Board

Area 2 (Choose 2)
Suzanne Chan, former Fremont councilmember
Jan Giovannini-Hill, trustee, Ohlone Board


Oro Loma Sanitary District (Choose 3)
*Timothy Becker, board director, Oro Loma
*Rita Duncan, board director, Oro Loma
*Shelia Young, board director, Oro Loma
Filed Intent
Guillermo Elenes, ALCO Democratic Central Cmte member
Frederick Simon


Eden Health District (Choose 3)
Mariellen Faria
*Lester Friedman, board director, Eden Health District
*Roxann Lewis, board director, Eden Health District
*Tom Lorentzen, board director, Eden Health District


Peralta Community College District Trustee
Area 3 (Laurel-Fruitvale-Maxwell Park)
*Linda Handy, trustee, Peralta Community College District

Area 5 (Rockridge-Piedmont)

*Bill Riley, trustee, Peralta Community College District
Filed Intent
Cindy Reiss

Area 7 (Emeryville, parts of Oakland, Berkeley)
*Julina Bonilla, trustee, Perata Community College District

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

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