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Alameda County, CA June 3, 2008 Election
Member, Democratic Party Central Committee; County of Alameda; Assembly District 16 Voter Information

This contest will only appear on Democratic party ballots.

Results as of Jun 19 1:06pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (267/267)
(617 Total Write-In Votes 0.43%)
Candidates (Vote for 6)
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Kathy Neal Click here for more information about this candidate 19421 votes 13.40%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Independent Business Owner for over 20 years
  • Former Port Commissioner directing $1.5 billion budget
  • Former Director on 3 distinct statewide public policy and regulatory boards
  • Non-profit activist - Created Oakland Nonprofit Resource Center
  • BA-Political Science; MPA - USF; Dartmouth College-certificates in Business
  • US Environmental Protection Agency and NASA trained
  • Increased voter registration and education
  • Increased coordination with Democratic Clubs
  • Stronger candidate recruitment , training and support
Darleen Brooks Click here for more information about this candidate 15587 votes 10.76%
  • Occupation: Appointed Incumbent
  • Alternate Delegate, Democratic National Convention
  • Board Member, District 6 Community Development Block Grant Board (CDBG)
  • Board Member, Community Action Agency Board (CAP)
  • Civil Rights Analyst, Alameda County Social Services Agency
  • Work to increase community outreach and engagement with the Party.
  • Improve coordination between local Democratic Clubs and the Central Committee
  • Increase voter registration and voter turnout.
Bonnie Wheatley Click here for more information about this candidate 14654 votes 10.11%
  • Occupation: Healthcare Program Administrator
  • M.P.H., M.A., E.d.D.(c)
  • Member, Alameda County Public Health Commission
  • Commission on the Status of Women
  • President, National Association of Bench Bar Spouses, Inc.
  • Califormia Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission
  • FDA - Advisory Committee Service Adward
  • Enhance open access to the Democratic Central Committee
  • Enhance communication between Democratic Clubs
  • Assist with strategies to recruit young democratics to the Central Committee
Sharon A. Ball Click here for more information about this candidate 14210 votes 9.81%
  • Occupation: Appointed Incumbent
  • Past President, MGO Democratic Club
  • Past elected 16th AD Delegate
  • Past President, National Women's Political Caucus-CA
  • Harness the energy generated by the Presidential primary in Alameda County to turnout the vote for Democrats in November 2008
  • Strengthen the communications in the 16th AD among the party, the Central Committee, the Democratic clubs, and the voters
  • Build coalitions to assure our nation addresses the health care and economic needs of all Americans
Howard D. Egerman Click here for more information about this candidate 13293 votes 9.17%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • BA & MA Political Science - UC Davis & UC Riverside
  • Navy Veteran
  • 35 Year federal government employee
  • Vice President AFGE Local 3172
  • Alameda Central Labor Council Seargent-at-arms
  • Vice President Oakland East Bay Democratic Club
  • Act as liaison between labor and County Committee
  • Increase club participation with Committee and better information sharing with clubs
  • Continue Party enthusiasm from 2008 campaigns and grow registration
Jon Stuart 10652 votes 7.35%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
Sumi Marie Paranjape Click here for more information about this candidate 9539 votes 6.58%
  • Occupation: Public Health Researcher
  • PhD, MPH
  • Northern California Outreach Coordinator, Obama Campaign
  • Precinct Captain, Obama Campaign
  • Co-founder, No American Left Behind, voter mobilization organization
  • Fundraiser for Music For America,, Global Exchange and other progressive, democratic groups
  • ORGANIZE voter engagement, registration and turnout.
  • STRENGTHEN the Democratic Party by increasing accountability, transparency and participation.
  • BUILD a sustainable Party by recruiting, training and supporting strong, progressive Democrats.
Wayne Nishioka Click here for more information about this candidate 9123 votes 6.30%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Elected Delegate, 16th A.D., State Central Committee
  • To establish a permanent input structure for Democratic clubs and improve communications with community organizations
  • To improve public awareness of the Central Committee through an effective website
  • To conduct open forum groups for candidates and for important community issues
Michael Colbruno Click here for more information about this candidate 7685 votes 5.30%
  • Occupation: Community Affairs Director
  • Oakland Planning Commissioner
  • Former Chair, Chabot Space & Science Center Board of Directors
  • 2004 Delegate, Democratic National Convention
  • Former Legislative Director, Assemblywoman Carole Migden
  • Deputy Director Legislative Affairs, Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr.
  • Board Member, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
  • Increase grassroots participation.
  • Raise money to help Democrats in swing districts.
  • Build a bench of diverse candidates to run for office who are committed to the Democratic Party principles.
Ben Deniston 6527 votes 4.50%
  • Occupation: Scientific/Economic Researcher
James H. "Jim" Oddie Click here for more information about this candidate 5322 votes 3.67%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • President, City of Alameda Democratic Club, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008
  • Alternate Member, Alameda County Central Committee, 2003-04
  • Associate Member, Alameda County Central Committee, 2007-08
  • Treasurer, Cantamar Homeowners' Association, 2000-present
  • Chair, Alameda United Democratic Campaign Committee (ACUDC), 2002 to present
  • Building a strong grass-roots organization in Alameda County
  • Recruiting, supporting, and elected progressive Democrats
  • Improving communications/relations between central committee and democratic clubs
Mark E. Briggs Click here for more information about this candidate 4590 votes 3.17%
  • Occupation: Insurance Inspector
  • 10 years active duty US Navy
  • BA History, UC Santa Cruz
  • Graduate work Political Science, San Francisco State University
  • 16th AD Delegate to CDC 2005-2007
  • 16th AD E-Board Delegate to CDC 2007-Present
  • Open access to the state party.
  • Enhanced United Democratic Capaign office program.
  • Enhanced recruitment and training for party members.
John R. Craig 3950 votes 2.73%
  • Occupation: Writer/Literature Distributor
Ramiro Bravo 3768 votes 2.60%
  • Occupation: Consultant
Oyang Teng Click here for more information about this candidate 3064 votes 2.11%
  • Occupation: Pamphleteer
  • 25 years old
  • 5-year full-time grassroots organizer with the LaRouche Political Action Committee
  • Member, Franklin Roosevelt Legacy Democratic Club
  • Member, Asian Pacific Islander state caucus, APA Caucus Alameda County
  • Former Science & Technology Editor, California Aggie newspaper (UC Davis)
  • Former Regents Scholar, UC Davis
  • Restore the FDR tradition to the Party to oppose globalization and free trade--and support initiatives like the Homeowners and Bank Protection Act
  • Revive the mass outreach function of the Central Committee as a vehicle for discussions on policy
  • Bring young people into these discussions, to develop intellectual and political leadership in the tradition of our best statesmen
Ian Overton Click here for more information about this candidate 2884 votes 1.99%
  • Occupation: Political Consultant
  • Eagle Scout w/ Silver Palms, Boy Scouts of America; 1999
  • Member of the Franklin Roosevelt Legacy Democratic Club, Environmental Caucus
  • Organizer with LaRouche Political Action Committee since 2004 to stop privatization of Social Security, impeachment of Dick Cheney,
  • national legislation to re-tool auto sector to create productive manufacturing jobs, currently organizing national legislation to freeze foreclosures
  • and protect essential banking functions from insolvency and closure
  • Working internationally to stop "free-trade globalization" and reinstitute a fixed rate, "fair trade" world economic system
  • Reviving the "New Deal" tradition of FDR as the dominant policy platform of the Democratic Party
  • Turning the Alameda Central Committee into a vehicle for outreach to the lower 80% income brackets
  • Focus especially on public dialogue with the generation from 18-35 years old, to recruit them to the FDR tradition in the Democratic Party

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