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Alameda County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Council Member; City of Albany Voter Information

Results as of Feb 1 2:01pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (13/13)
(51 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.28%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Peggy J Thomsen Click here for more information about this candidate 4060 votes 22.00%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Albany City Council, 1996-2004, 2008-present; Mayor, 2 years
  • Albany Unified School District Measure E Bond Oversight Committee
  • Albany Unified School District Measure A Bond Oversight Committee; Chair, 4 years
  • Albany Board of Education, 1978-86, 1988-96, President, 4 years
  • East Bay Sports Field Recreational Authority JPA
  • Albany Prevention Council
  • Provide good basic services and infrastructure within a balanced budget
  • Promote economic and environmental sustainability
  • Promote open, responsive government
Peter Maass Click here for more information about this candidate 3156 votes 17.10%
  • Occupation: General Contractor
  • Albany Planning and Zoning Commission 2006-2012er
  • BA political science UC Berkeley '70
  • Teaching Credential USFS '74
  • Implementation of our Climate Action and Active Transportation Goals
  • Fight for permanent open space on our Shoreline
  • Protect and advance the health and prosperity of Albany
Michael Barnes Click here for more information about this candidate 2966 votes 16.07%
  • Occupation: UC Science Editor
  • B.A. Liberal Arts, 1984, Evergreen St. College
  • M.A. Political Economy, 1986, UMASS Amherst
  • Ph.D. research, UC Berkeley, 1989-93
  • Acting Instructor, UC Berkeley, 1992-93
  • Albany School Board, 2002-06
  • Revise Albany's cell tower ordinance to improve coverage.
  • Bring a scientific approach to Albany's climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.
  • Pass sales tax increase to maintain vital city services/restore mutually respectful and effective relationship between staff and council.
Nick Pilch Click here for more information about this candidate 2908 votes 15.76%
  • Occupation: Software Development Manager
  • Albany Park and Recreation Commissioner (6 years, 3 as chair)
  • Traffic and Safety Commissioner
  • Co-founder, Albany Strollers and Rollers
  • Sierra Club Leader
  • Software Engineering Manager
  • B.A. Chemistry
  • Bringing people together
  • Sustainability - Environmental, Fiscal, Social
  • Looking for revenue opportunities
Gregory Tod "Tod" Abbott Click here for more information about this candidate 2552 votes 13.83%
  • Occupation: Albany Business Owner
  • BA, Philosophy, UC Berkeley, 1988
  • MA, Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1995
  • Web Designer & Developer, 1997 - present
  • Preserving Albany's character and quality of life
  • Aggressively pursuing Albany's climate action goals
  • Supporting Albany's business community
Sheri Spellwoman Click here for more information about this candidate 1672 votes 9.06%
  • Occupation: Homemaker/Fitness Instructor
  • BA Tufts University: English major, Women's Studies minor
  • Environmental Sustainability, Including Local Renewable Energy Development
  • Supporting Low-Income Families
  • Building a Community-Based Economy, and Community in General
Ulan McKnight Click here for more information about this candidate 1089 votes 5.90%
  • Occupation: Business Owner
  • Albany High School Graduate
  • Software Developer
  • Community Advocate
  • Promote Local Business Development
  • Create Affordable Senior Housing
  • Increase Participation In Local Government

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Candidate Forums

  • Forum for City Council candidates: Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 p.m., St Alban's Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington Ave., Albany, in the Parish Hall, Sponsored by St. Alban's Church and Albany Patch
  • Forum for City Council candidates, moderated by Albany High U.S. government students: Thursday, October 25, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Little Theater, Albany High School, 603 Key Route Blvd., Albany 94706
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