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Ralph J. Appezzato
- Occupation: Mayor, City of Alameda
- Masters Degree, Education - Villanova University
- Former Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps
- Councilmember, City of Alameda
- President, City of Alameda Planning Board
- Vice President, Bank of America
- Chief Operating Officer, Volunteers of America
- Housing, to include affordable housing; creating transportation infrastructure and other issues that will promote and enhance economic vitality.
- Advocating for business development and job creation while promoting harmony with both the business and labor communities.
- Promoting social programs and awareness, especially for seniors and youth (our two most vulnerable populations).
- Occupation: Incumbent
- Staff Assistant to Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan
- Co-Founder of the Association of Chinese Families of the Disabled
- Co-Founder of the East Bay Alliance for the Mentally Ill
- Licensed Clincal Social Worker
- Master's Degree in Social Work, San Francisco State University
- Chair, Alameda County Board of Supervisors Health Committee
- Expand Health Care Coverage for Children and Families
- Develop Early Intervention Programs for Children and Youth
- Enhance Services and Programs for Seniors
- Occupation: City Councilmember
- public service, 7 years
- Alameda City Council, 1996-2002
- Alameda Vice Mayor, 1998-2000
- Master's degree, City Planning, UC Berkeley
- Vice Chair, 10-city jobs-to-housing partnership
- boardmember, SF Bay Area Shakespeare in the Park
- coordinate existing social programs, so that youth who are enrolled in one program are enrolled in others with similar eligibility
- the county has failed to enroll 35,000 children in low-cost health programs though these have been in place since 1998: enroll children now
- promote environmentally-friendly, well-planned growth, to creat jobs, expand opportunities, & generate revenues that pay for county's social services
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