Haubert wins hard-fought Alameda County supervisors race

In a no-holds barred Alameda County Board of Supervisors race that featured attacks on each others character and a police report filed against one of the candidates, Dublin Mayor David Haubert defeated Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon for the open seat in District 1. Haubert posted a seven-point win over Bacon, as most of the ballots … Continue reading Haubert wins hard-fought Alameda County supervisors race

Alameda County’s Top 20 fundraisers

Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidate David Haubert shoveled in campaign cash like no other candidate this year, according to finance reports. Haubert's haul was more than double the next highest fundraiser in any race in Alameda County. Oakland At-Large City Council candidate Derreck Johnson was a distant second in a top 10 that included … Continue reading Alameda County’s Top 20 fundraisers

Alameda County Supervisor preview: Missed opportunity?

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is by far the most stable elected body in the East Bay. But after 24 years at the helm of the Tri-Valley and Fremont District 1, Supervisor Scott Haggerty is retiring. This year mark the first time the general region has seen a competitive race for supervisor since Haggerty … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisor preview: Missed opportunity?

ALCOD1: Haubert has sizable fundraising advantage over Bacon

Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidate David Haubert has raised more than $430,000 in contribution this year, according to campaign finance reports released this week. Haubert, the mayor of Dublin, also holds a sizable cash reserve of more than three times larger than his opponent, Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon. Haubert raised $195,016 during the reporting … Continue reading ALCOD1: Haubert has sizable fundraising advantage over Bacon

East Bay’s Top 10 November races to watch

Alameda County Supervisor District 1 Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidates, Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon and Dublin Mayor David Haubert at an Aug. 17 virtual candidate forum. This race has already been the East Bay's most punishing for months. The Alameda County race for District 1 supervisor pits candidates from both halves of the roughly … Continue reading East Bay’s Top 10 November races to watch

Candidates for Alameda County supervisor are pulling no punches

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

East Bay Insiders – Episode 24 – Raise your glass to freedom

Hamilton, baseball and politics, and another round of sneak peaks for the fall election season in the East Bay. In particular, two races that are big in both consequence and size-Oakland's up-for-grabs District 7 council seat and the four seats on the Hayward City Council, plus much more.  

Vinnie Bacon surges to the top, declares victory in tight supervisors race

Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon's lead atop an uncommonly close Alameda County District 1 Board of Supervisors race was extended on Monday as the number of uncounted ballots quickly dwindle. Bacon, who began his campaign for supervisor more than a year ago, declared victory shortly after another batch of election returns from last Tuesday's primary were … Continue reading Vinnie Bacon surges to the top, declares victory in tight supervisors race

East Bay Insiders – Episode 15 – March primary preview

Co-host Shawn Wilson busted out of his hospital room to record the March Primary Election Preview. Despite hand and buttocks injuries, Shawn persisted (with help from pain killers). It's the loopiest episode yet. We look at the big Alameda County supervisors race in District 1, critique some mailers, and give our predictions.

PREVIEW: Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1

Meet the Candidates ALCO District 1 March primary candidates: Bob Wieckowski, Vinnie Bacon, David Haubert, and Melissa Hernandez. Bob Wieckowski represents the 10th State Senate District, which includes Fremont, but not the Tri-Valley half of District 1 on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Prior to the state Senate, Wieckowski served in the Assembly and … Continue reading PREVIEW: Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1

Dirty tricks enter Alameda County supervisors race

An unknown number of voters received a letter recently that strongly discourages them from voting for Alameda County District 1 Board of Supervisor candidate Bob Wieckowski. Furthermore, who sent the letter is also unknown, a potential violation of the state election code that requires political mailers included a "paid for" disclosure printed somewhere on the … Continue reading Dirty tricks enter Alameda County supervisors race

East Bay Insiders – Episode 14 – The Winners, Part 2

An enlightened conversation with water district official Olivia Sanwong is interrupted by retiring Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty. "I've got news for you, nobody likes you guys," Haggerty said, in response to the show's tagline. But he also offers unvarnished takes on a number of issues. He even falls off his chair. (We thought he … Continue reading East Bay Insiders – Episode 14 – The Winners, Part 2

ALCOD1: Haubert, in email, said he would limit county programs related to abortion

Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1 candidate David Haubert wrote to a prospective voter last month, that as supervisor, he would seek to limit abortion-related county programs, and, instead, focus on alternatives such as adoption and education. "I am opposed to abortion in general. As an elected leader I must obey the law of … Continue reading ALCOD1: Haubert, in email, said he would limit county programs related to abortion

ALCOD1: With videos, Haubert is making a push to engage Indian, Asian voters

The number of Indian-American voters in Alameda County's Board of Supervisors District 1 seat is significant. But none of the four candidates in the big District 1 race this March have a natural hold on the community. With large populations in both the Tri-Valley and Fremont, Indo-American voters are the wildcard, in tandem with the … Continue reading ALCOD1: With videos, Haubert is making a push to engage Indian, Asian voters

Alameda County District 1 Supervisors preview

Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty stood at the back of the hall at a senior center in Pleasanton looking a little more grumpy than usual. Haggerty, who is retiring from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, was growing impatient with the responses from the four candidates hoping to replace him. When the moderator of the … Continue reading Alameda County District 1 Supervisors preview