For years, Alameda County progressive have sought candidates to unseat long-time Sheriff Gregory Ahern. In every case they failed to find a challenger. But a pair of progressive Black women on Wednesday announced campaigns to not only unseat Ahern in 2022, but also Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. JoAnn Walker, a member of the … Continue reading Two progressive Black women launch campaigns to unseat Alameda County Sheriff Ahern, DA O’Malley
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 … Continue reading Alameda County Dems make their choices for November
Dublin Mayor David Haubert opened the first public debate last month with Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon in the race for the open District 1 seat on the powerful Alameda County Board of Supervisors by striking a friendly tone. Haubert is well-known in the district’s Tri-Valley half, but less so in Fremont. “I love Fremont,” Haubert … Continue reading Candidates for Alameda County supervisor are pulling no punches
A group of Oakland progressives led by former Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price wants the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to oppose the city's proposed sale of its half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. Push back by the Alameda County Democratic Party toward the proposed deal would be a significant development in … Continue reading Oakland progressives are pushing Alameda County Dems to oppose selling Coliseum to the A’s
A call from the statewide Democratic Party to rid itself of political contributions from police unions is filtering down to the local level. The Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee approved a resolution on Wednesday that calls on elected officials and candidates in this fall election to pledge they will not accept contributions from the … Continue reading Alameda County Dems call on candidates to pledge they will not accept money from the sheriff, related police unions
The plethora of viable candidates in the Alameda County Board of Supervisors race in District 1 made it unlikely any of them would receive enough support from Alameda County Democrats to win their crucial endorsement. The prognostication turned out correct Wednesday night when the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee voted "no endorsement" in the race … Continue reading ALCOD1: Dems make no endorsement, but one candidate was close
Party endorsement could affect at least three races in the March primary.
The influential Alameda Labor Council recently endorsed the re-election of AC Transit board member and accused domestic abuser Joel Young, and was actively lobbying members of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to do the same right up until the eve of the party's endorsement meeting last Saturday. The effort by labor, however, rankled some … Continue reading Alameda Labor Council says AC Transit director once accused of domestic violence embodies its values
The powerful SEIU Local 1021 union and an influential Oakland advocacy group last month sent scathing letters to members of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee in an effort to block the endorsement of Oakland District 2 Councilmember Abel Guillén. Just days before the central committee is set to make a decision this Saturday for … Continue reading Guillén defenders come to his aid in effort to stave off challenger’s bid for Dem endorsement
Some strange things are going on with the Alameda County Childcare Measure A half-cent sales tax initiative.