Candidates

Michele Ellson

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.

“I’m kind of surprised,” Daysog said of the results late Tuesday. “But I guess all the door knocking really paid off.” Read more >> about Voters select Ashcraft and Daysog for City Council; Chen could get third seat

Michele Ellson

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.

“I’m kind of surprised,” Daysog said of the results late Tuesday. “But I guess all the door knocking really paid off.” Read more >> about Voters select Ashcraft and Daysog for City Council; Chen could get third seat

Michele Ellson

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

Michele Ellson

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

Heather L. Wood

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

Heather L. Wood

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

Michele Ellson

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

Michele Ellson

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

Michele Ellson

Voters who are deciding on a new state Assembly rep for Alameda this fall are facing a choice between two self-styled progressive Democrats whose stances on major issues are nearly identical. But interviews, candidate forums and questionnaires for local Democratic organizations reviewed by The Alamedan revealed some key differences between Alameda Vice Mayor Rob Bonta and Peralta Community College District Trustee Abel Guillen, who are running to replace a termed-out Sandré Swanson. Read more >> about ALAMEDA ELECTIONS '12: Despite similar stances, Assembly candidates show some differences

Michele Ellson

Voters who are deciding on a new state Assembly rep for Alameda this fall are facing a choice between two self-styled progressive Democrats whose stances on major issues are nearly identical. But interviews, candidate forums and questionnaires for local Democratic organizations reviewed by The Alamedan revealed some key differences between Alameda Vice Mayor Rob Bonta and Peralta Community College District Trustee Abel Guillen, who are running to replace a termed-out Sandré Swanson. Read more >> about ALAMEDA ELECTIONS '12: Despite similar stances, Assembly candidates show some differences