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Alameda, Contra Costa County, CA June 3, 2008 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 14; Democratic Party Voter Information

This contest will only appear on Democratic party ballots.

Results as of Jun 25 9:49am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (345/345)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Nancy Skinner Click here for more information about this candidate 26,958 votes 46.5%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Director, East Bay Regional Park District
  • Bachelors of Science, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources, Masters of Education, UC Berkeley School of Educatio
  • Member of the California State Democratic Party Women's Caucus
  • Executive Board Member, National Women's Political Caucus - Alameda North
  • Founded ICLEI‐Local Governments for Sustainability + membership association with over 600 cities worldwide.
  • Introduced Berkeley's styrofoam ban and 50% recycling goal, making Berkeley the first city in the nation to set these goals.
  • Launched Cities for Climate Protection ‐ national movement of cities working to stop global warming; led Mayor's
  • Passage of Sheila Kuehl's California Universal Healthcare Act
  • Commitment to Public Education and Our Schools
  • A Progressive Response to the Budget Crisis
Tony Thurmond Click here for more information about this candidate 14,407 votes 24.9%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: City Councilman
  • Executive Director of Beyond Emancipation: An Alameda County based non-profit that helps former foster youth transition into living independently.
  • Member of the California League of Cities Environmental Policy Committee and the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Restored Richmond summer youth employment program -Program had been defunct for five years due to funding shortages.
  • Established a workforce housing program to support teacher and police officer recruitment
  • Allocated nearly $1 million in funding to support child abuse prevention efforts in Contra Costa County
  • Convened elected officials summit to explore restoring the "I-80" Public Safety Corridor Partnership.
  • Health Care for Every Californian
  • Preventing Violence and Improving Public Safety
  • Local High-Wage Jobs
Kriss Worthington Click here for more information about this candidate 9,744 votes 16.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Berkeley City Councilmember
  • Congestion Management Agency (CMA) 1998-2008+ Plans and Programs Committee, Administration and Legislation Committee, Planning Area Committee
  • AC Transit: Berkeley-Oakland-San Leandro Major Investment Study Policy Committee
  • San Pablo Avenue Policy Steering Committee + Member (1998-2008)
  • City of Berkeley - Vice Mayor, Telegraph Committee (Chair), Downtown Committee (Vice-Chair), Undergrounding Utilities committee, Parks Committee
  • Eco-Pass Committee (Chair), Rules Committee (Chair), Joint City/Library Board Selection Committee (Chair) 2007, Housing Authority 1996-2007
  • Redevelopment Agency 1996-2008, Civic Improvement Corporation 1996-2007, and Holocaust Remembrance Day Planning Committee (Chair) 2004-2008
  • Education and Health: Investing in our Future, Investing in our Kids
  • Economy & Jobs: Creating an Economy that Works for Working Families
  • Environment: Saving Our Planet from Climate Change
Phil L Polakoff Click here for more information about this candidate 6,878 votes 11.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Physician
  • Bachelors of Science, Cornell University College of Agriculture
  • Masters of Environmental Science, Rutgers the State University
  • Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State and Oxford University
  • Masters of Public Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Board Certified in Preventive Medicine
  • Universal Health Care for All
  • Restore California's Public Education System to being Best in Nation
  • Provided competent representation for the entire 14th AD

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  • Date: Friday, April 4, 2008
    Time: 6 - 6:45 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.
Video of Friday, April 14, 2008 Forum on YouTube Rebroadcasts of Taped Forum
  • Date:Monday, June 2
    Time: 3:30 - 4:15 PM
    Station: KTOP, Cable Channel 10
  • Date: Friday, May 30
    Time: 7 - 7:45 PM
    Station: KTOP, Cable Channel 10
  • Date:Saturday, May 24
    Times: 11:05 AM and 5:15 PM
    Channel: BETV Cable Channel 33
  • Date:Thursday, May 22
    Time: 12 Noon
    Channel: BETV Cable Channel 33
  • Date: Thursday, April 24
    Time: 7 - 7:45 PM
    Station: KTOP, Cable Channel 10
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