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Alameda County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
Council Member; City of Oakland; Council District 2 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 28 11:38am, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (40/40)
(37 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.27%)

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Candidates (1 Elected, Rank Your Choices)
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Abel J Guillen Click here for more information about this candidate 4868 votes 35.93%

  • Occupation: Community College Trustee
  • Municipal Finance Advisor
  • Masters in Public Policy
  • Public Safety
  • Essential Neighborhood Services
  • Affordable Housing and Transit Options
Dana King Click here for more information about this candidate 4448 votes 32.83%
  • Occupation: Retired Broadcast Journalist
  • 2013 Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Dominican University of California
  • 2012 Woman of the Year, Assembly District 10
  • Trustee, Oakland Museum of California
  • Honorary Board Member, Sunny Hills Services
  • Weekly Volunteer, Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center
  • 5 Emmy Awards, 1 Edward R. Murrow Award, 4 RTNDA Awards
  • Safety for all
  • Encourage business growth, jobs and quality affordable, workforce and market rate housing
  • Tackle quality of life crimes and Issues: prostitution, graffiti, dumping and blight
Andrew Park Click here for more information about this candidate 2590 votes 19.12%
  • Occupation: Public University Administrator, UC Berkeley
  • Executive Director, Trybe Inc.
  • D.Min, ABSW/GTU. BA, UC Davis
  • 35-year resident of Oakland. Son of immigrant small business owners.
  • Co-Chair, Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council - NCPC-17
  • District 2 Community Development Block Grant. Central City East Project Area Committee.
  • Verifiable track record in improving neighborhoods, beautifying communities, and driving economic development
  • Safe Streets through working with the community and the police to enable the police to work more FOR the community.
  • Thriving Business Districts through supporting small businesses and making processes predictable and accessible
  • Opportunities for Youth by building around public schools and healthy neighborhood initiatives
Kevin Blackburn Click here for more information about this candidate 1294 votes 9.55%
  • Occupation: Housing Policy Advisor
  • 4th generation Oaklander, has lived in District 2 for 47 years
  • Proven track record as a small business owner, and currently housing policy advisor with the Federal Home Loan Bank
  • Real life and business experience as a coach, non-profit leader and youth mentor, not a politician
  • Smarter Policies to Prevent Crime
  • Providing enough housing for Oakland's working and middle class families
  • Creating safe pathways to school, safe and supportive homework centers, and combating gun violence
Ken Maxey 310 votes 2.29%
  • Occupation: Director Community Relations

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  • Date: Monday, October 6, 2014
    Time: 6 - 9 PM
    Place: Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center 2nd Floor, Fruitvale Transit Village, 3301 East 12th St., near 34th Ave., Oakland 94601
    Sponsor Oakland Latino Network
    Spanish translation provided. Questions?? call (510) 339-8288
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