General Election – Nov. 3

Updated: Sept. 17.

House of Representatives

13th District (Oakland-Berkeley-Alameda-San Leandro)
*Barbara Lee-D, congressmember
Nikka Piterman-R, teacher/software engineer

15th District (Hayward-Fremont-Tri Valley)
Alison Hayden-R, special ed teacher
*Eric Swalwell-D, congressmember

17th District (Fremont-San Jose-Cupertino)
*Ro Khanna-D, congressmember
Ritesh Tandon-R, small biz owner

State Legislature
State Assembly
15th District (Richmond-North Oakland-Berkeley)
Sara Brink-NPP, filmmaker
*Buffy Wicks-D, assemblymember

16th District (Tri-Valley)
Joe Rubay-R, real estate appraiser
*Rebecca Bauer-Kahan-D, assemblymember

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

20th District (Hayward-Tri Cities-Fremont)
*Bill Quirk-D, assemblymember
Alexis Villalobos-D, legal assistant

25th District (Fremont-Milpitas-San Jose)
Bob Brunton-R, fmr Ohlone district trustee
Alex Lee-D, legislative policy advisor

State Senate
7th District (Lamorinda-Walnut Creek-Hercules)
*Steve Glazer-D, state senator
Julie Mobley-R, community volunteer

9th District (Berkeley-Oakland-San Leandro)
Jamie Dluzak-LP
*Nancy Skinner-D, state senator

Alameda County
Board of Supervisors
District 1 (Dublin-Livermore-Fremont-Sunol)
Vinnie Bacon, Fremont councilmember
David Haubert, mayor, Dublin

Alameda County Superior Court Judge #2
Elena Condes, trial attorney
Mark Fickes, civil rights attorney

Ballot Measures
>>MEASURE W – Increase countywide sales tax by one-half cent.
>>MEASURE V – Extends unincorporated area’s 6.5% Utility Users Tax through 2033.
>>MEASURE X – $90 million bond to upgrade Alameda County Fire Department stations in unincorporated areas.

Alameda County Cities

City Council (Choose 2)
Gig Edward Codiga, business executive
*Jim Oddie, councilmember, Alameda
Trish Herrera Spencer, former mayor, Alameda
*Malia Vella, councilmember, Alameda
Amos White, environmental non-profit executive

City Auditor
*Kevin Kearney, city auditor, Alameda

City Treasurer
*Kevin Kennedy, city treasurer, Alameda

School Board (Choose 3)
Beth Aney, attorney
John Casselberry, education activist/father
Verna Castro, education program administrator
Heather Little, education non-profit director
Megan Sweet, educator
Margi Thomas, high school teacher
Leland Traiman, retired nurse practitioner
*Jennifer Williams, trustee, Alameda USD

Ballot Measures
>>>>MEASURE Z – Charter amendment to repeal Measure A (Article 26).
>>>>MEASURE AA – Charter amendment to give powers to city prosecutor, edits gender pronouns.

City Council (Choose 3)
Tod Abbott, local business owner
Ge’Nell Gary, liability program manager
Jordan Preston, engineering geologist/hydrogeologist
Aaron Tiedemann, housing analyst/student

School Board (Choose 2)
Brian Beall, software engineer
Melissa Boyd, attorney
Veronica Davidson, educator

Ballot Measures
>>>>MEASURE BB – Allow ranked-choice voting in city council and school board elections.
>>>>MEASURE CC – Increases Real Property Transfer Tax from $11.50 to $15 per $1,000 purchased.
>>MEASURE DD – Increases Utility Users Tax from seven percent to nine percent.

Mayor (Ranked Choice Voting)
*Jesse Arreguín, mayor, Berkeley
Aidan Hill, member, Berkeley Homeless Commission
Wayne Hsiung, environmental attorney
Naomi Pete

City Council (Ranked Choice Voting)
District 2
Timothy Carter, businessowner/commissioner
*Cheryl Davila, councilmember, Berkeley
Alex Sharenko, solar energy scientist
Terry Taplin, vice-chair, Berkeley Transportation Commission

District 3
*Ben Bartlett, councilmember, Berkeley
Orlando Martinez, construction manager
Deborah Matthews, real estate broker

District 5
Todd Andrew, real estate salesperson
*Sophie Hahn, councilmember, Berkeley
Paul Darwin Picklesimer, community center manager

District 6
Richard Illgen, social justice attorney
*Susan Wengraf, councilmember, Berkeley

School Board (Choose 2)
Laura Babitt, parent/financial auditor
Jose Luis Bedolla, non-profit CEO
Michael Chang, education law attorney
Norma J F Harrison, community volunteer
Esfandiar Imani, risk management consultant
Ana Vasudeo, school transportation planner

Rent Stabilization Board (Choose 5)
Bahman Ahmadi, retired engineer
Xavier Johnson, tenants’ rights advocate
Andy Kelley, member, Alameda County Planning Comm
Dan McDunn, home builder
Mari Mendonca, appointed member, Rent Stabilization Board
Wendy Saenz Hood Neufeld, retired media coordinator
Soulmaz Panahi, real estate agent
*Leah Simon-Weisberg, member, Rent Stabilization Board
Dominique Walker, community field organizer
Bianca Zahrai, attorney

Ballot Measures
>>MEASURE FF – Enacts a tax at a rate of $0.1047 per square foot of building improvements.
>>MEASURE GG – 50 cent tax on ridesharing companies for trips originating in Berkeley, 25 cents on pooled trips.

>>MEASURE HH – Increases Utility Users Tax for gas and electricity from 7.5 percent to 10 percent.
>>MEASURE II – Charter amendment creating an independent Berkeley Police Accountability Board and Director of Police Accountability
>>MEASURE JJ – Charter amendment to increase councilmember’s pay
>>MEASURE KK – Charter amendment to eliminate residency requirement for sworn members of fire department.
>>MEASURE LL – Increases spending cap from 2021 through 2024.
>>MEASURE MM – prohibits eviction of qualifying tenants for nonpayment of rent during state or local emergencies; sets registration fees for certain partially exempt units; limits ADU exemption to owner-occupied properties with a single-family home and one accessory unit be adopted.

Castro Valley
School Board (Choose 3)
Dolly Adams, teacher, CVMAC member
Mike Kusiak, education policy manager
*Monica Lee, trustee, CVUSD
Sharon Parker, retired teacher
*Lavender Whitaker, trustee, CVUSD
Kristy Woerz, retired teacher

Arun Goel, councilmember, Dublin
Melissa Hernández, councilmember, Dublin
Regina Pangelinan, small businessowner

City Council (Choose 2)
Shawn Costello, game tech
Lucrecia Deleon, insurance broker
Razi Hansi, businessman/Realtor
Sherry Hu, educator/entrepreneur/engineer
Michael McCorriston, corporate/non-profit treasurer
Sri Muppidi, technology investor
Dawn Plants, retired construction admin
Kashef Qaadiri, scientist/cloud architect
Samir Qureshi, global operations executive

School Board
Area 1
Dawn Nwamuo, physician/mother
Kristin Pelham, educator/parent

Area 4
*Gabi Blackman, trustee, Dublin USD
Michael Utsumi, fundraiser event coordinator

City Council (Choose 3)
*John Bauters, councilmember, Emeryville
*Ally Medina, mayor, Emeryville
*Christian Patz, councilmember, Emeryville

Vik Bajwa-Singh, businessman
Chris Hampton, data scientist
Naz Mahika Khan, finance manager/broadcaster
*Lily Mei, mayor, Fremont
Marlene Santilli, corporate safety assurance
Justin Sha, VP/professor

City Council
District 1 (North Fremont)
*Teresa Keng, councilmember, Fremont

District 5 (Mission-Warm Springs)
Dolev Gandler, student engineer
*Raj Salwan, councilmember, Fremont

District 6 (Irvington)
Yogi Chugh, small businessowner
Teresa Cox, trustee, Ohlone Community College Dist
Jhansi Kalapala, IT manager/leader
Charles Liu, Fremont planning commissioner
Andrew Quang Nguyen, senior application programmer
Roman Reed, stem cell advocate

School Board
Area 1
*Desrie Campbell, trustee, FUSD
Hiu Ng, retired technology executive

Area 4
Jhansi Kalapala, HIT manager
Yajing Zhang, businesswoman/parent

Area 5
*Michele Berke, trustee, FUSD
Vivek Prasad, tech-executive/parent
Lucy Shen, software engineer/alumnus

City Council (Choose 4)
Lacei Amodei, law clerk 
Angela Andrews, member, Hayward planning commission
Néstor Castillo, university lecturer
Elisha Crader, tenants rights paralegal
Darrelle Demps
Tom Ferreira, hospital ER technician
Chris Lozano, attorney/accountant/businessman
*Elisa Márquez, councilmember, Hayward
Son Nguyen, entrepreneur/marketing director
Olympia Pereira, restaurant server
Joe Ramos, account manager/educator
*Mark Salínas, councilmember, Hayward
*Francisco Zermeño, councilmember, Hayward

School Board (Choose 3)
Peter Bufete, instructor/library advocate
*Robert Carlson, trustee, Hayward USD
Maria Del Carmen Espinoza, parent/student advocate
William McGee, fmr trustee, Hayward USD
Eufemia Del Carmen Meynard, special ed advocate
Sara Prada, parent/businessowner
*Luis Reynoso, trustee, USD
Tami Rossell, parent educator

Ballot Measures
>>MEASURE OO – Charter amendment allowing non-citizens to serve on city board, commissions.
>>Measure NN – Increases Transient Occupancy Tax to up to 14 percent.

Mony Nop, Realtor, retired police officer
Bob Woerner, councilmember, Livermore

City Council
District 3 (East Livermore)
Britni Kiick
Peter Patterson

District 4 (South Livermore)
*Bob Carling, councilmember, Livermore

School Board (Choose 2)
Yanira Guzman, career coach/parent
Kandiss Hewing, human resource specialist
*Charles Rogge, trustee, LVJUSD
Asa Strout, business analyst
Kristie Wang, public policy advocate
Chris Wenzel

Cornelius Lopes, cloud sales professional
*Alan Nagy, mayor, Newark

City Council (Choose 2)
*Sucy Collazo, councilmember, Newark
*Luis Freitas, councilmember, Newark
Taranjit Gujral, director data science
Jason Miguel, city employee

School Board – Full Term (Choose 3)
Christine Clinton, parent
Betty J. Cole
Aiden Hill, businessman/educator
Phuong Nguyen, appointed trustee, Newark USD
*Bowen Zhang, trustee, Newark USD

School Board – Short Term (Choose 1)
Amanda Chagoya, parent/businesswoman
Terrence Grindall, educational foundation president

Ballot Measures
>>MEASURE PP – Extends current Utilities Users Tax for nine years.

City Council (Ranked Choice Voting)
District 1 (North Oakland)
*Dan Kalb, councilmember, Oakland
Tri Ngo, electrical engineer
Stephanie Dominguez Walton, businesswoman/mother

District 3 (West Oakland, Downtown, Jack London)
Carroll Fife, non-profit director
*Lynette McElhaney, councilmember, Oakland
Seneca Scott, small businessowner
Meron Semedar, educator
Alexus Taylor
Faye Taylor, longshoreman

District 5 (Fruitvale, San Antonio)
*Noel Gallo, councilmember, Oakland
Zoe Lopez-Meraz, medical coordinator
Richard Santos Raya, legal educator

District 7 (East Oakland)
Aaron Clay
Marcie Hodge
Bob Jackson, pastor, Acts Full Gospel Church
Treva Reid
Marchon Tatmon

Derreck Johnson, restaurant owner
*Rebecca Kaplan, councilmember, Oakland
Nancy Sidebotham, tax preparer

City Attorney
Eli Ferran, deputy city attorney, Oakland
*Barbara Parker, city attorney, Oakland

School Board
District 1
Austin Dannhaus
Sam Davis, education analyst/parent
Stacy Thomas, self-employed bookkeeper

District 3
Maiya Edgerly
Cherrise Gash, parent
Mark Hurty, project manager
Maximo Santana, educator
Van Cedric Williams, teacher/treasurer

District 5
Leroy Gaines, non-profit director
Michael Hutchinson, educator
Sheila Pope-Lawrence, educator/administrator
Jorge Lerma, educator

District 7
Kristina Molina, communication coordinator 
Ben Tapscott
Bronche Taylor
Clifford Thompson, fifth grade teacher
Victor Valerio, transportation project engineer

Ballot Measures
>>MEASURE S1 – Charter amendment to allow Police Commission to hire civilian inspector general.
>>MEASURE QQ – Allows 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in Oakland school board elections.
>>MEASURE RR – Removes cap on code enforcement fines.

City Council (Choose 2)
N. Sunny Rhodes Bostrom Fleming
*Jennifer Cavenaugh, councilmember, Piedmont
Connie Herrick, licensed acupuncturist
Conna McCarthy, attorney

School Board (Choose 3)
Veronica Anderson Thigpen, strategy consultant
Hilary Cooper
Jason Kelley, parent
*Cory Smegal, trustee, Piedmont USD
Hari Titan, big data scientist

Ballot Measures
>>MEASURE TT – Increases Real Property Transfer Tax from $13 to $17.50 per $1,000 valuation.
>>MEASURE UU – $19.5 million bond measure for replacement of Piedmont Community Pool.

Karla Brown, councilmember, Pleasanton
Druthi Ghanta, health engineer/scientist
Monith Ilavarasan, product manager
Jerry Pentin, councilmember, Pleasanton
Tom Turpel, digital marketing manager

City Council (Choose 2)
Nancy Allen, planning commissioner
Valerie Arkin, trustee, Pleasanton USD
Jack Balch, certified public accountant
Randy Brown, marketing manager
Jared Buna, attorney
Zarina Kizilogu, student life coordinator
Chinman Lee, businessman

School Board (Choose 3)
Mary Jo Carreon, retired teacher/parent
*Steve Maher, trustee, Pleasanton USD
Kelly Mokashi, e-learning education professional
Chong Wang, IT consultant/parent
*Jamie Yee, trustee, Pleasanton USD

San Leandro
City Council (Ranked Choice Voting)
District 2
Bryan Azevedo, community activist
*Ed Hernández, councilmember, San Leandro

District 4
Chris Bammer, automotive detail technician
Fred Simon, boardmember, Oro Loma Sanitary Dist

District 6
*Pete Ballew, councilmember, San Leandro

School Board
Area 5
Richard Chennault, information technology director
*Diana Prola, trustee, SLUSD

Ballot Measures
>>MEASURE VV – Increases Real Property Transfer Tax by $5 per $1,000 valuation.

Union City
Sarabjit Kaur Cheema, trustee, New Haven USD
*Carol Dutra-Vernaci, mayor, Union City
Jaime Patiño, councilmember, Union City

City Council
District 1
Sandra Holder-Grayson, businessowner
*Gary Singh, councilmember, Union City

New Haven School Board
Area 1
*Lance Nishihira, trustee, New Haven USD
Jatinderpal Sahi, parent/healthcare CEO

Area 2
Michelle Parnala, deputy probation officer
Melissa Shuen-Mallory, member, Alameda County Dem Central Cmte

Area 3
Michael Gonzales, teacher
*Sharan Kaur, trustee, New Haven USD

Ballot Measures
>>MEASURE WW – Enacts a 5 percent Utility User Tax.

AC Transit
Board of Directors
Ward 1 (Albany-El Cerrito-Richmond-Berkeley)
Jovanka Beckles, former Richmond councilmember
Ben Fong, transportation director/advocate
*Joe Wallace, board director, AC Transit

Ward 2 (Emeryville-Piedmont-Oakland-Berkeley)
*Greg Harper, board director, AC Transit
Jean Walsh, sustainable transportation professional

Victoria Fierce, non-profit organization manager
Dollene Jones, businesswoman
*Chris Peeples, board director, AC Transit

Alameda County Water District
Board of Directors (Choose 3)
*Aziz Akbari, board director, ACWD
Ramesh Gopalan, senior technology manager
*James Gunther, board director, ACWD
Martin Koller, retired wastewater professional
*John Weed, board director, ACWD

Board of Director
District 5 (Castro Valley-Tri-Valley-Hayward)
Steven Dunbar, transit systems engineer
*John McPartland, board director, BART
Mike Wallace, financial manager

District 7 (Oakland-Berkeley-Richmond)
Sharon Kidd, police reform advocate
*Lateefah Simon, board director, BART

Chabot-Las Positas Community College
Board of Trustees
Area 1 (Hayward)
Robert Carlson, trustee, Hayward USD
Luis Reynoso, trustee, Hayward USD

East Bay Regional Park District
Board of Directors
Ward 1 (Richmond)
Elizabeth Echols, appointed board director, EBRPD
Norman LaForce, environmental protection attorney

Eden Health District
Board of Directors (Choose 2)
Varsha Chauhan, health care leader
Winny Knowles, Registered Nurse
Pam Russo, appointed board member, EHD
Chike Udemezue, researcher/financial analyst

Fairview Fire Protection District
Board of Directors (Choose 3)
*Sarah Choi, board member, FFPD
*Melissa Dimic, board member, FFPD
Nicholas Harvey, sustainable urban forester
*Mark McDaniel, board member, FFPD

Hayward Area Rec and Park District
Board of Directors (Choose 3)
*Louis Andrade, board director, HARD
*Rich Hatcher, board director, HARD
Joshua Kelton, general market merchandiser
Peter Rosen, licensed landscape contractor

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District 
Board of Directors (Choose 2)
James Boswell, deputy sheriff/father
*Jan Palajac, board member, LARPD
Mike Ralph, bike shop manager
Stacey Swanson, retired businessowner
Richard Tarbell, urban planner

Ohlone Community College District
Board of Directors – Area 2 (Choose 3)
*Greg Bonaccorsi, board director, Ohlone
Lance Kwan, non-profit administrator
Rick Norris, professional civil engineer
Amit Patel, artist/entrepreneur/activist
Rakesh Sharma

Oro Loma Sanitary District
Board of Directors (Choose 2)
Bob Glaze, appointed board member, Oro Loma
Benny Lee, councilmember, San Leandro
Paul Stelzmann, water treatment operator
*Dan Walters, board member, Oro Loma

Peralta Community College District
Board of Directors
Area 1 (Alameda, portions of Oakland)
Jeffrey Heyman, city communications analyst
*Bill Withrow, trustee, PCCD

Washington Township Healthcare District
Board of Directors (Choose 2)
*William Nicholson, board director, WTHD
Chitra Ramanathan, attorney
Jeannie Yee, appointed board director, WTHD

Ballot Measures
>>MEASURE XX – $425 million general obligation bond for seismic upgrades and maintaining hospital service.

NPP-No Party Preference
PF-Peace and Freedom Party
LP-Libertarian Party
G-Green Party



  1. Something Interesting going on with Fairview Fire Protection District – Nick Harvey lists himself as an urban forester,’ but can’t provide information on how many trees he has planted. He uses his business to back his claim – but where is his business registered – not with the California Secretary of State – therefore no agent for service listed; not with the city of Livermore; not with the Franchise Tax Board – how does Bay Area Redwood do business and what do they do with the sales tax collected. If the Internet information from the State of California sites are incorrect – that would be good to know.


  2. This is Andrew Nguyen, I’m running for Fremont City Council District 6. I’m Database Engineer for many high tech and start up companies in Silicon Valley. I support Law Enforcement and Small Businesses.
    Thank you.
    Andrew Nguyen


  3. Hi editor of this page, this is Charles Liu, Fremont City Council candidate for District 6. Please create a web link to my web site under my name. I am one of the current Planning Commissioners in Fremont. Thank you!
    -Charles Liu


  4. You are still missing TWO BART Board races with Alameda County and EAST Bay constituents: District 3 (Rebecca Saltzmann, incumbent) and District 1 (eastern Alameda County and CCC). Please include full info on them!


  5. Hi all. To whoever put together the list, thank you for your service.

    My name is listed as Jordan Preston whereas it is actually Preston Jordan. A common occurrence. I don’t much care. Rather I have gone by the “don’t care what you call me, just call me” rubric.

    However you choose to list my name, please link it to (the “call me” part of the rubric). Please also link my running mate, Aaron Tiedeman’s, name to this same site. It covers both of us.


  6. Could you please correct the name of the Livermore AREA Recreation and Park Distrct? The service area of LARPD extends well beyond the city of Livermore, thus the term “area”. It’s just like Hayward which is listed correctly.


  7. Hi:
    I am Tyron Jordan and candidate for Oakland School Board District 3, I am currently a commissioner on the Oakland Public Library Advisory Commission


  8. Great list! Could you please add Sam Davis’ website as a hyperlink to his name? He is running for Oakland School Board District 1 and he’s going to be awesome. Thank you very much!


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  10. Hi this is Aidan Hill running for Berkeley Mayor 2020. Please correct my first name “Aidan” and add my office: Berkeley Homeless Commissioner.


  11. With all these anti-America democrats in the running; this area is most assuredly screwed now and forever. The east bay has become “Beyond a Clockwork Orange”. Furthermore, less than 20% of registered voters vote in the east bay, why?… because it’s a leftist corrupted rigged fraud and everyone knows this.


  12. i am Tyron Jordan, and will be running for a seat on the Oakland School Board, District 3. Please list my title as Commissioner-Oakland Public Library Advisory Commission.

    Thank you


  13. Thanks for this helpful summary. How about listing AC Board of Education. They are playing a bigger role around charter appeals and there are a couple of contested seats. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Hi,
    This is Tri Ngo running for Oakland council in district 1. Please change my entry here to reflect my title.

    Tri Ngo, PhD

    Let me know if you have any questions.


  15. Hi,
    This is Tri Ngo running for Oakland council in district 1. Please change my entry here to reflect my title.

    Tri Ngo, PhD

    Let me know if you have any questions.


  16. I am a neurobiologist by training and work as a caregiver of a brain cancer survivor, educational specialist, and independent contractor for translation and interpretive services. Thank you.


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