Alameda County Democrats chose labor leader Terry Sandoval to be its next party chair in extremely narrow vote on Wednesday night. Sandoval topped Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela price by two votes following two rounds of voting. Terry Sandoval A stalemate followed after each candidate receiving 23 votes during the initial vote. The tie was … Continue reading New Alameda County Democratic Party chair wins by a narrow margin
The Alameda County Democratic Central Committee represents the party in one of the most diverse and progressive areas in the entire country. Yet among its large ranks of elected officials, their surrogates, and elected committee members, there is only one African American woman on the committee -- Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price. Furthermore, there … Continue reading ALCO Democratic Central Committee needs more black voices, says Price
Fremont Mayor Lily Mei networked and mingled with California Democratic Party officials and activists two weeks ago at its convention in San Francisco. Her appearance turned some heads among the East Bay insiders at the weekend-long event since the first-term Fremont mayor has often been portrayed by critics as a conservative. It's an assertion she … Continue reading Fremont’s top political prospect becomes a Democrat, party leaders are ambivalent
Alameda County Democrats vote to oppose Alameda special election measure to block a homeless center for seniors.
Alameda County Democrats are sticking with party Chair Robin Torello. The long-time party boss, however, had to stave off a strong insurgent bid Wednesday night by Andy Kelley, the Central Committee's vice-chair. Torello topped Kelley by four votes, 21-17. Five members were absent, while three members submitted blank ballots. For the most part of the … Continue reading Alameda County Dems re-elect long-time chairperson after insurgent’s bid narrowly fails
Some Alameda County Democrats fumed last spring after the local central committee endorsed the candidacy of District Attorney Nancy O'Malley over the progressive candidate, Pamela Price. The decision rankled a growing number of so-called progressive Berniecrats within the county party. After the primary, the furor only grew after it became apparent that O'Malley, following her … Continue reading Dems fume as Nancy O’Malley endorses GOP legislator Catharine Baker