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Alameda County, CA February 2, 2010 Election
Council Member; City of Piedmont Voter Information

Results as of Feb 16 7:40am
(23 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.3%)

Official Final Results

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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John Chiang Click here for more information about this candidate 2,432 votes 29.3%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • CPA, CFO and finance executive for over 30 years for major companies (incl. Pacific National Bank, MetLife, Bank of America, Arthur Andersen & Co.)
  • 20 years of volunteer service for the City of Piedmont, its Schools, Scouts, and the Community, including many leadership roles
  • 28 year resident, married, wife is Maggie; daughter Julia and son Bryan both were educated through Piedmont's schools
  • Council liaison to the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency; many Piedmont Commissions/Committees (incl. Planning, Park, CIP, Muni Tax, Audit)
  • MBA from UCLA - Finance and Accounting
  • BS from UC Berkeley - Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Priorities:
  • Sound and prudent fiscal management during unprecedented economic times
  • Preservation and maintenance of the quality and beauty of our City
  • Public safety, emergency preparedness and sports field solutions
Jeff Wieler Click here for more information about this candidate 2,167 votes 26.1%
  • Occupation: Business Manager, Columnist
  • 30 years of corporate and non-profit financial mgmt experience
  • 15 years of volunteer service for Piedmont
  • 7 years writing "Piedmontage" column for Piedmont Post
  • Former City Council member
  • M.B.A. from Harvard Business School
  • Bachelors Degree from Princeton University
Priorities:
  • Use my financial expertise to promote cost-efficient use of your tax dollars; continued sound financial management of Piedmont's city services.
  • Use my school management experience to help maintain the existing good relationship between the City and Piedmont's schools.
  • Support youth recreational programs. .
Garrett Keating Click here for more information about this candidate 2,126 votes 25.6%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Scientist, PhD, Cornell University
  • Member, UC Davis Cancer Center
  • Married with 3 children in Piedmont schools
  • city liason to Alameda Solid Waste Authority
  • member, 2009 PUSD Strategic Advisory Committee
  • Civic Center Master Plan Sub-committee
Priorities:
  • fiscal oversight to maintain levels of public service
  • long-term planning for Civic Center improvements
  • improved public participation in government decision-making
Julie Watters Click here for more information about this candidate 1,359 votes 16.4%
  • Occupation: Business Development Manager
  • J.D. from Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia
  • Member California Bar since 1992
  • Married 15 years to Don Watters, son Sam, Host son Antonio
  • International exchange student host family past 3 years
  • School volunteer, Havens Elementary School
  • Campaigned on behalf of Measures B & E for Piedmont Schools
Priorities:
  • Fiscal Responsibility - making budget decisions that build our city budget reserves while preserving public safety services and first-rate schools
  • Responsive Leadership -- providing new leadership that ensures a more transparent and responsive government with a fresh perspective
  • Accessible Government -- improving ability for two-way communication with residents on city projects and initiatives that affect Piedmont residents
Nancy "Sunny" Bostrom Click here for more information about this candidate 188 votes 2.3%
  • Occupation: Deputy Marriage Commissioner, County of Alameda
  • The appointment as a Deputy Marriage Commissioner permits me to marry couples in Alameda County; I performed several hundred marriages in 2009.
  • 50+ year Resident of Piedmont; 1963 Graduate of Piedmont High School. Extensive early and continuing liberal education in Europe, Africa and Asia.
  • Two Associate Degrees, 1983 and '84 from College of Alameda in Sociology and in Psychology, respectively.
  • Decades of independent, continuous volunteer work and financial contributions, averaging about 15 hrs/wk; Causes in Oakland, Alameda, San Francisco.
  • Scope: Feeding the poor and/or homeless; supporting victims of violence, rape, abuse, war, unwed: including U.S. citizens, immigrants, and refugees.
Priorities:
  • Improved public and personal safety and security of all Piedmont Citizens including Seniors, and heightened awareness and specific action plans.
  • Improved executive oversight at City Council level in management of all City affairs.
  • Commitment to education and recreation, and enhanced opportunities for Piedmont Youth and Seniors..

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The LWV Piedmont has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 4 questions on Utilities Undergrounding Project, Role of Citizen Commissions, Blair Park Sports Center, and Piedmontís Balanced Budget.

Events

City Council Candidates Night
Thursday, January 14, 7:30 pm Piedmont City Council Chambers
News and Analysis

Contra Costa Times

Five candidates vying for Piedmont City Council seats
1/7/10
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