Tony Daysog raised only a fraction of the money some of his opponents in the City Council race did. So he decided to invest some sweat equity into his campaign, knocking on doors all across the Island. The strategy appears to have paid off for the urban planner and former City Councilman, who will be returning to the dais after securing a second-place finish in Tuesday’s contest.
Updated at 1:03 a.m. Wednesday, November 8 to reflect full precinct count
School board Trustee Trish Herrera Spencer led a pack of eight candidates to keep her seat despite robocalls that questioned her record.
With nearly all of the precincts counted, Spencer had taken 9,966 votes, or 21.34 percent of the ballots cast and counted. Barbara Kahn, an 83-year-old retired social worker who recently rekindled her activism on school issues, was in second place with 7,907 votes or 16.93 percent of the ballots cast. Read more >> about Spencer, Kahn and Tam are school board heirs apparent
Alameda Health Care District Board incumbents Mike McCormick and Jordan Battani beat challengers in a Tuesday night race that may determine the future of Alameda’s only hospital. The hospital lost approximately $1.9 million this fiscal year despite bringing in more than $6 million in annual revenue from a parcel tax approved by voters in 2002, and its financial sustainability is uncertain. Read more >> about McCormick, Battani keep hospital board seats
Alameda’s teacher and firefighter unions have opened their checkbooks for local candidates over the past several weeks, spending more than $30,000 on campaign literature and lawn signs for the candidates they support, newly filed campaign disclosures show. Read more >> about Unions open checkbooks for local races
The Alameda Democratic Club’s mission in 2012 is to “re-elect President Obama and other Democrats.” But on Wednesday night, the group turned its sights toward the contest for Alameda City Council. Five Council hopefuls presented their platforms to a full room at Alameda Hospital, responding to questions prepared in advance by moderator and club president Jim Oddie. Read more >> about Democratic Club endorses Ezzy Ashcraft, Cambra after candidate forum
Below are candidate statements for all nine candidates for three open school board seats. Statements from City Council candidates are here, and the ballot statements from Health Care District Board candidates are in the preceding post.
Candidates for Alameda's City Council, Board of Education and Health Care District Board of Directors have submitted statements for the November ballot pamphlet. Here's what your City Council candidates had to say about themselves; we'll have statements from candidates for the Board of Education and Health Care District Board on Friday.