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Alameda County, CA June 3, 2008 Election
Council Member; City of Oakland; Council District 5 Voter Information

Results as of Jun 19 1:06pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (23/23)
(18 Total Write-In Votes 0.32%)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Ignacio De La Fuente Click here for more information about this candidate 3049 votes 53.79%

  • Occupation: City Council Member District 5, City Council President
  • International Vice President - Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics, and Allied Workers Union
  • Author of Oakland's Living Wage and Hire Oakland Policies
  • Built three new excellent neighborhood schools in Fruitvale by working with community
  • Built one of only parks built in Oakland in the last 15 years - Union Point Park on the waterfront
  • Created most effective afterschool program in City at Cesar Chavez Education Center
  • Shut down and improved dozens of liquor stores in District 5
  • Safe neighborhoods, reducing crime, better police service; providing opportunity for youth
  • Cleaning up streets, improving schools and parks, effective and responsive city services
  • Creating quality jobs, businesses and retail, building housing, growing our tax base to fund city services
Mario Juarez Click here for more information about this candidate 1881 votes 33.19%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Grew up in the Fruitvale attending OUSD Schools
  • Located business in the heart of District 5
  • Member of Oakland's Workforce Investment Board
  • Former Oakland Parks and Recreation Commissioner
  • Employ 60 agents and 6 support staff
  • Youth organizer for the Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation & La Clinica de la Raza when young
  • Public Safety by expanding CADET Program for home grown officers
  • Positive Support of Youth & Education through partnership with OUSD & Peralta Colleges
  • Affordable Housing through innovative loan buy-down program
Beverly Blythe 418 votes 7.37%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
David Wofford 302 votes 5.33%
  • Occupation: Community Development Consultant

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The the League of Women Voters of Oakland has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Public Input, Records Management, and City/School District Cooperation.

Nonpartisan Information

Click here to read about the candidates in the League of Women Voters of Oakland's Easy Voter Guide, Oakland Edition

Candidate Forums

  • Date: Friday, April 4, 2008
    Time: 8:15 - 9 PM
    Place: Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1
    Sponsor: League of Women Voters of Oakland
  • The public is invited to attend and submit written questions.
  • This forum will be broadcast live on KTOP, Cable Channel 10 and rebroadcast several times before the June 3, 2008 Primary Election.
  • See for dates of rebroadcasts.
Rebroadcast of Taped Forum
  • Date:Monday, June 2
    Time: approx. 5:15 - 6:15 PM
    Station: KTOP, Cable Channel 10
  • Date: Friday, May 30
    Time: Approx. 8:45 - 9:45 PM
    Station: KTOP, Cable Channel 10
  • Date: Thursday, April 24
    Time: 9 - 10 PM
    Station: KTOP, Cable Channel 10
News and Analysis

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