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Alameda County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
 Smart Voter Len Raphael

Candidate for
Auditor; City of Oakland

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Biographical Highlights
  • 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
  • co-founder
  • member, Coalition for Police Accountability
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Oversee audits of departments and contracts that haven't been audited thoroughly
  • Start now to figure out how to deal with our 2.4 billion of retirement obligations
  • Implement open govt. now: implement reporting of service performance stats instead of making residents wait a year for an obsolete perforance audit
Questions on Issues

The League of Women Voters of Oakland asked questions on the issues of all candidates for this office.
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Key Endorsements
  • Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
  • City Councilmember Noel Gallo
  • City Councilmember Larry Reid
Position Papers
Our fiscal crisis: why Oakland's is worse than other cities
Many people tell me that our fiscal problems are no worse than that of many other cities. In effect, like global warming or earthquake, there's nothing you can really do on a local level to fix the problem. But of course there are things we can do locally for global warmning and to prepare for quakes. If we continue to ignore our fiscal problems, we will not be afford more police, and in turn fail to attract new job creating businesses so we can pay for better schools etc.
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