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Alameda County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Council Member; City of Oakland; Council District 1 Voter Information

Results as of Feb 1 2:01pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (51/51)
(106 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.37%)

Ranked choice final/initial votes (details)

Candidates (1 Elected, Rank Your Choices)
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Dan Kalb Click here for more information about this candidate 12293/8259 votes 51.7%

  • Occupation: Environmental Policy Director
  • Over 30 Years of Environmental and Good Government Leadership
  • California Policy Director, Union of Concerned Scientists, 2003-2012
  • Sierra Club Chapter Director, 2000-2003
  • Youth Leadership & Community Safety Strategic Planning Task Force Member, Oakland Fund for Children & Youth
  • Board Member, East Bay Jewish Community Relations Council
  • 10 Years as a Volunteer Community Mediator
  • Creating Jobs and Protecting Our Environment
  • Smart Investments in Public Safety
  • Restoring Trust in City Hall.
Amy Lemley Click here for more information about this candidate 11448/7259 votes 48.2%
  • Occupation: Children's Policy Director, John Burton Foundation
  • Co-founder and former Executive Director, First Place for Youth
  • Friend of the Rockridge Library
  • Parent Volunteer, Chabot Elementary
  • M.P.P UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy
  • B.A., University of Chicago
  • Creating safer neighborhoods
  • Establishing a strong, dynamic economy
  • Improving public education
Richard Raya Click here for more information about this candidate /7290/5737 votes 27.6%
  • Occupation: Budget Director
  • Alameda County Public Health Department - Managed $120 million budget and 600 employees during recession, saving $6 million each year
  • PolicyLink - Helped raise over $20 billion for new school facilities by building coalition of developers, community groups, and lawmakers
  • California Forward - Worked with cities across California to develop reforms requiring governments to report results before spending more money
  • REDUCING CRIME by bringing a time-tested national crime-fighting program and more police to Oakland
  • GROWING OAKLAND'S ECONOMY through sustainable development and drawing in more businesses
  • INVESTING IN OUR SCHOOLS to make them safe and successful
Gordon "Don" Link Click here for more information about this candidate /2913/2152 votes 10.5%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • UCSB (AB), UC-Berkeley (CPh)
  • Chair, Oakland Community Policing Advisory Board
  • NCPC Leadership Council
  • Chair, North Oakland's Community Development Board
  • Electrical Contractor specializing in energy efficiency (Controlled Energy)
  • Public Safety
  • Oakland Public Schools (absenteeism, restorative justice program)
  • Smart, Sustainable Economic Development
Len Raphael Click here for more information about this candidate /2290/1907 votes 8.1%
  • Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
  • B.S. and M.S. degrees in accounting and taxation
  • Columbia College, UC Berkeley, Golden Gate
  • author of published articles on Oakland finances
  • Treasurer of Temple Beth Abraham, Board Member Oakland Food Pantry
  • Treasurer Recall Mayor Quan Now
  • Declare a public safety health and fiscal emergency. Add 500 more tightly managed and monitored police officers.
  • Pay for the additional police by reducing police and fire compensation of all police and fire down to the Alameda County pay scale.
  • Reduce the compensation of all other city employees to what the Federal Government pays, without further layoffs
Donald L Macleay, III Click here for more information about this candidate /1937/1862 votes 6.8%
  • Occupation: Machinist/Network Engineer
  • Machinist Union Member, shop steward,
  • Alternative Techonology Development worker in small scale hydroelectricity in Nicaragua
  • Green Party member, activist, candidate
  • Trade school graduate, Montreal Quebec
  • Multi-lingual, French, Spanish, Italian German and Mandarin
  • AA from Laney College, BA from San Francisco State, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Address the crisis facing our Oakland youth in education, housing, employment and getting trapped into the criminal justice system.
  • Reform our city budget with more equitible busines taxes and assured funding for core services in good times and bad
  • Electoral reform of the city council with more representative districts, proportional representation and public campaign financing
Craig Brandt /1386/1386 votes 4.8%
  • Occupation: Parent/Lawyer/Businessowner

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Candidate Forums

  • Date: Thursday, September 20
    Time: 7-8 PM
    Place: Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Avenue
    Sponsor: Rockridge Community Planning Council with the League of Women Voters of Oakland
  • Date: Wednesday, September 19
    Time: 7:30 - 9 PM
    Place: Faith Presbyterian Church, 49th & Webster Streets
    Sponsors: Temescal Business Improvement District & Temescal Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council
YouTube Video of LWVO September 20 Forum KTOP Broadcast of Candidate Forums
  • Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
    Time:1:00 - approx 2:45 PM
    Channel: KTOP, Channel 10
    Sponsor: Sierra Club on July 9, 2012
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