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Alameda County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
 Smart Voter Richard Raya

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Oakland; Council District 1

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Biographical Highlights
  • 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
Top Priorities if Elected
  • 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
Questions on Issues

The League of Women Voters of Oakland asked questions on the issues of all candidates for this office.
Read the answers from Richard Raya
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Key Endorsements
  • Oakland's Firefighters, IAFF Local 55
  • Oakland Rising Action, a group of Oakland social justice leaders
  • The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee
Campaign Contact Information

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