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Contra Costa, Alameda County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Member, Democratic Party County Central Committee; County of Alameda; Assembly District 15 Voter Information

This contest will only appear on Democratic party ballots.

Results as of Jul 12 3:12pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (195/195)
(391 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.29%)
Candidates (Vote for 9)
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Joel Cohen Click here for more information about this candidate 14714 votes 10.91%

  • Occupation: Public Health Educator
  • Berkeley Democratic Club Board Member
  • CA School Health Centers Assoc Board Member
  • East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club Secretary
  • 7-year Berkeley resident
  • Berkeley Unified School District Measure A Planning Committee Member
  • Develop strategies to increase grassroots efforts to effect state and federal policies around health care, affordable housing, and education
  • Increase voter registration and active participation from the LGBT, at risk, and minority communties
  • Fight for social, racial and economic justice and women's rights to choose
Kathy Neal Click here for more information about this candidate 14701 votes 10.90%
  • Occupation: Central Committee Member
  • Independent Business Owner for over 20 years
  • Former Port Commissioner directing $1.5 billion budget
  • Former Director on 3 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 involvement and mentoring of young people in the political process
  • Strong candidate recruitment , training and support
Jesse Arreguin Click here for more information about this candidate 14155 votes 10.49%
  • Occupation: Berkeley City Councilmember
  • Associate member, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
  • Former Board member, East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club
  • Been a member of the East Bay Young Dems, Cal Dems, John George Democratic Club and Wellstone Democratic Club
  • Lifelong Democrat and progressive activist
  • Increase registration and engage students, young people, and communities of color
  • Connect grassroots activists to the party and utilize technology to improve outreach and engage Democrats
  • Engage young voters and grassroots organizations to make sure that Alameda County provides the margin of victory for Democratic candidates
Elizabeth Echols Click here for more information about this candidate 14069 votes 10.43%
  • Occupation: Central Committee Member
  • Obama Administration Official and former Obama Transition Team Member
  • Former Director, U.S. Green Building Council, Northern California Chapter
  • Former CEO, OpNet Community Ventures (non profit to train low-income youth for careers in technology)
  • Former Clinton Administration Official (worked for Vice President Al Gore)
  • Former Director of Policy, Google Inc.
  • Executive Board Member, National Women's Political Caucus (North Alameda County)
  • Elect progressive Democrats at all levels of government, re-elect President Obama and take back Congress.
  • Promote increased participation in the Democratic Party, especially among youth, women, and people of color.
  • Build a stronger partnership between grassroots activists and the Democratic Party.
Bonnie Wheatley Click here for more information about this candidate 13495 votes 10.00%
  • Occupation: Healthcare Consultant
  • Ed.D, M.P.H., M.A.
  • Chair, Alameda County Public Health Commission
  • Chair, Alameda County Commission on Status of Women
  • Member, California HealthCare Workforce Policy Commission
  • Interim Chair, National Partnership For Action
  • Member, National Cancer Institute IRG A - Cancer Centers
  • Continue to enhance open access to the Democratic Central Committee
  • Assist with strategies to recruit young Democratics to the Central
  • Develop workshops on absentee voting
Andy Kelley Click here for more information about this candidate 13473 votes 9.99%
  • Occupation: Environmental Nonprofit Associate
  • President, East Bay Young Democrats
  • Online Organizer California League of Conservation Voters
  • Communications Chair, Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Empower local Democratic Clubs through resource sharing and regular communication.
  • Encourage use of technology to improve outreach and responsiveness.
  • Engage young voters and community organizations to mobilize our district towards Democratic victories.
Sharon A. Ball Click here for more information about this candidate 13153 votes 9.75%
  • Occupation: Central Committee Member
  • Current CDP Executive Board member
  • Past President, MGO Democratic Club
  • Past President, National Women's Political Caucus-CA
  • Mobilize volunteers in Alameda County to turnout the vote for Democrats in November 2012
  • Strengthen the communications in the 15th AD among the CA Democratic Party, the County Central Committee, the Democratic clubs, and the voters
  • Build coalitions to assure our nation addresses the health care and economic needs of all Americans
Michael Barnett Click here for more information about this candidate 10868 votes 8.06%
  • Occupation: Scientist/Educator
  • Platform Committee of Calif. Democratic Party
  • Former Vice Chair Contra Costa Democratic Party
  • Central Committee of Calif. Democratic Party
  • Founder of two national science education programs
  • Former Resolutions Comm. Calif. Democratic Party
  • PhD
  • Protecting environment and stopping global warming.
  • Recruiting and electing high-quality Democratic candidates.
  • Supporting progressive Democratic ideals.
Beverly Greene 10253 votes 7.60%
  • Occupation: Central Committee Member
Jill Broadhurst Click here for more information about this candidate 9251 votes 6.86%
  • Occupation: Community Affairs Director
  • Mother of 2 public school elementary school children
  • Neighborhood Crime Prevention Chair
  • Oakland City Council Candidate, 2010
  • Rotary Member
  • Vice-Chair of LatinoConnection PAC
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration & Economics
  • Educate voters about candidates and measures
  • Represent the Democratic Party with Integrity and Honesty
  • Increase voter turn out among all groups in the county
Frank J. Castro Click here for more information about this candidate 6393 votes 4.74%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • B.A. - UCLA
  • Community Policing Advisory Board - Oakland
  • Neighborhood Watch Steering Committee - Oakland
  • Executive Board - Make Oakland Better Now!
  • Chair - Greater Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council
  • Electing quality Democratic candidates in national, state and local elections
  • Growing the number of registered Democrats by improving voter outreach
  • Giving Alameda and Contra Costa counties a stronger voice in establishing Democratic policies

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