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Alameda, Contra Costa County, CA June 3, 2008 Election
State Senator; District 9; 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 (658/658)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Loni Hancock Click here for more information about this candidate 58,433 votes 56.8%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: California Assemblywoman (2002-2008)
  • Chair, Assembly Natural Resources Committee
  • Chair, Select Committee to Bridge the Achievement Gap
  • Chair, Legislative Environmental Caucus
  • Director, Western Regional Office of the U.S. Department Education under President Clinton (1993-2002)
  • Berkeley's First Woman Mayor (1986-1993)
  • Western Regional director of ACTION under President Jimmy Carter
  • Health Care Reform: Fighting for affordable, quality universal healthcare for every Californian.
  • Environment: Making California a leader in combating climate change and developing alternative sources of clean energy.
  • Education: Working to ensure that all our children have a safe and well funded education.
Wilma Chan Click here for more information about this candidate 44,606 votes 43.2%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Educator, UC Berkeley
  • California State Assemblywoman, 2000-2006
  • Assembly Majority Leader, 2002-2004
  • Chair, Assembly Health Committee, 2005-2006
  • Member, Alameda County Board of Supervisors, 1994-2000
  • School Board Member, Oakland School District, 1990-1994
  • Education: full funding, teacher recruitment and access to pre-school
  • Health: affordable, quality Universal Healthcre for all, address racial and ethnic disparities
  • The well being of California families - good jobs, schools, affordable housing, clean air and water

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Candidate Forums

  • Date Tuesday, May 6
    Time 7 PM
    Place Alameda Main Library, Stafford Meeting Room, 1550 Oak Street
    Sponsor Isle City of Alameda Business and Professional Women, Alameda Branch of the American Association of University Women, and the League of Women Voters of Alameda
  • Date Friday, April 11
    Time 7 - 8 PM
    Place Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1
    Sponsor League of Women Voters of Oakland
  • This forum will be broadcast live on KTOP, Cable Channel 10 and rebroadcast several times before the June 3, 2008 Primary Election.
  • The public is encouraged to attend and submit their written questions for the candidates.
  • See for dates of rebroadcasts.
Rebroadcasts of League of Women Voters of Oakland Forum
  • Date:Wednesday, May 28
    Time:3:30 - 4:15 PM
    Channel:KTOP Cable Channel 10
  • Date:Saturday, May 24
    Times: 10:15 AM and 6:30 PM
    Channel: BETV Cable Channel 33
  • Date:Thursday, May 22
    Time: 1:03 PM
    Channel: BETV Cable Channel 33
  • Date: Friday, April 25
    Time: 7 - 7:45 PM
    Channel: KTOP Cable Channel 10
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