Alameda County Dems make their choices for November

Alameda County Democrats ended the arduous process for selecting endorsements for the Nov. 3 election on Saturday afternoon. One hundred fifty Democrats were initially interviewed over the past month for the valuable endorsements. In addition, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee members heard an additional seven hours of interviews on Saturday before finalizing their choices. Here’s the roster of candidates bestowed with the county party’s backing:

Alameda County Supervisor – Dist. 1 Vinnie Bacon
Alameda County Superior Court – Mark Fickes
Alameda Councilmember – Jim Oddie, Malia Vella
Albany Councilmember – Tod Abbott, Preston Jordan, Aaron Tiedemann
Berkeley Mayor – Jesse Arreguín
Berkeley Councilmember – Dist. 2, Terry Taplin; Dist. 3, Ben Bartlett; Dist. 5, Sophie Hahn; Dist. 6, Susan Wengraf
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board – Leah Simon-Weisberg, Xavier Johnson, Andy Kelley, Dominique Walker.
Dublin Mayor – Melissa Hernandez
Dublin Councilmember – Michael McCorriston, Samir Qureshi
Emeryville Councilmember – John Bauters, Ally Medina, Christian Patz
Fremont Councilmember – Dist. 1, Teresa Keng; Dist. 5, Raj Salwan; Dist. 6, Yogi Chugh.
Hayward Councilmember – Elisa Márquez, Angela Andrews
Livermore Councilmember – Dist. 3, Brittni Kiick
Newark Mayor – Alan L. Nagy
Newark Councilmember – Maria “Sucy” Collazo
Oakland Councilmember – At-Large, Rebecca Kaplan; Dist. 1, Dan Kalb; Dist. 3, Carroll Fife; Dist. 5, Noel Gallo; Dist. 7, Treva Reid; City Attorney, No endorsement.
Pleasanton Councilmember – Valerie Arkin, Zarina Kiziloglu
San Leandro Councilmember – Dist. 2, Bryan Azevedo; Dist. 4, Fred Simon
Union City Mayor – Carol Dutra-Vernaci
Union City Councilmember – Dist. 1, No endorsement.
Chabot-Las Positas Community College Trustee – Area 4, Maria Heredia; Area 5, Tim Sbranti
Ohlone Community College Trustee – Area 2, Greg Bonaccorsi, Lance Kwan, Amit Patel
Peralta Community College District Trustee – Area 1, Bill Withrow; Area 6, Dyana Polk
Alameda Unified School District Director – Verna Castro, Heather Little
Albany USD Director – Brian Beall
Berkeley USD Director – Laura Babitt, Ana Vasudeo
Castro Valley USD Director – Lavender Whitaker, Dolly Adams, Mike Kusiak
Dublin USD Director – Area 1, Kristin Pelham; Area 4, Michael Utsumi
Emery USD Director – Kimberly Solis
Fremont USD Director – Area 1, Desrie Campbell; Area 5, No endorsement.
Hayward USD Director – Will McGee, Sara Prada
Livermore Valley Joint USD Director – Asa Strout, Kristie Wang
New Haven USD Director – Area 1, Jatinderpal Sahi; Area 2, Melissa Shuen-Mallory; Area 3, Michael Gonzales
Newark USD Director – Phuong Nguyen, Bowen Zhang; Short Term, Terrence Grindall
Oakland USD Director – Dist. 1, Benjamin “Sam” Davis; Dist. 3, VanCedric Williams; Dist. 5, Mike Hutchinson; Dist. 7, No endorsement.
Pleasanton USD Director – Stephen Maher, Jamie Yee, Mary Jo Carreon
San Leandro USD Director – Dist. 5, Diana Prola
A.C. Transit Director – At-Large, H. E. Christian Peeples; Ward 1, No endorsement; Ward 2, Jean Walsh
Alameda County Water Dist. Director – Aziz Akbari, Hon. John Weed, Marty Koller
BART Director – Dist. 3, Rebecca Saltzman; Dist. 5, No endorsement; Dist. 7, Lateefah Simon.
East Bay MUD Director – Ward 6, William B. Patterson
East Bay Regional Park District Director – Ward 1, Elizabeth Echols; Ward 4, Ellen Corbett
Eden Township Healthcare District Director – Pamela Russo, Winny Knowles
Fairview Fire Protection District Director – Sarah Choi, Melissa Dimic
Hayward Area Rec. & Park District Director – Louis Andrade, Rick J. Hatcher, Peter Rosen
Oro Loma Sanitary District Director – Bob Glaze
Washington Township Health Care District Director – Chitra Ramanathan

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