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Alameda County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Councilmember; City of Albany Voter Information

Results as of Nov 25 10:26am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (13/13)
(33 Total Write-In Votes 0.17%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Peggy J Thomsen Click here for more information about this candidate 3907 votes 20.04%

  • Occupation: Teacher
  • Albany City Council 1996 - 2004; Mayor Two Terms
  • City of Albany, Social and Economic Justice Committee, 2005 - present; chair one year
  • Albany Unified School District Measure A Bond Oversight Chair, 2005 - present
  • Albany Unified School District Measure E Bond Oversight Chair, 2008
  • Albany School Board 1978 - 86; 1988 - 96; School Board President Four Years
  • UC Berkeley, PhD, Educational Administration
  • Strongly committed to open, responsive government with active citizen involvement
  • Dedicated to maintaining Albany's small-town character
  • Focused on making sound land-use decisions, which include open and recreational space
Farid Javandel Click here for more information about this candidate 3389 votes 17.38%
  • Occupation: Albany City Councilmember
  • Albany High School Graduate, 1988
  • UC Berkeley Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 1992
  • UC Berkeley Master of Science in Civil Engineering, 1993
  • New Transportation Manager for City of Berkeley
  • Alameda County Congestion Management Agency Board
  • Father of children in Albany Schools and youth sports
  • I support improved safety and mobility for our children, seniors and anyone who walks or bikes in Albany.
  • I support more parks and sports fields throughout Albany for the health of our community.
  • I support open and responsive City government that listens to the views of all citizens.
Robert "Bob" Lieber Click here for more information about this candidate 3286 votes 16.85%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • 1972-Graduated Berkeley High School
  • 1972-75 Military Service-Honorable Discharge
  • 1979 BA-California State University at Hayward. Graduated with High Honors
  • 1986 Diploma-St. Lukes School of Nursing in San Francisco
  • Alta Bates Medical Center 1986 to present
  • Third Dan Tae Kwon Do
  • As a strong leader against the Caruso Waterfront Mall, I was instrumental in saving our shoreline from large-scale development.
  • I support the upcoming waterfront planning process that will involve the entire community in determining a new vision for the waterfront.
  • Bring Albany together around a progressive agenda.
Nick Pilch Click here for more information about this candidate 3022 votes 15.50%
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • Current Chair, Albany Park and Recreation Commission
  • Traffic and Safety Commissioner
  • Co-founder, Albany Strollers and Rollers
  • Sierra Club Outings Leader
  • Software Engineer
  • B.A. Chemistry
  • Reuniting Albany
  • Sustainability - Environmental, Fiscal, Social
  • Protect and enhance open space
Leo Panian Click here for more information about this candidate 2967 votes 15.22%
  • Occupation: Structural Engineer
  • Chair, Albany Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Master of Science Engineering, UC Berkeley 1994
  • Committed to protecting our shoreline, creeks and open spaces Dedicated to a community driven visioning process for the future of our waterfront .
  • Dedicated to strengthening the vitality our local businesses by encouraging more livable and walkable streets and neighborhoods
  • Champion of making sustainability a keystone of community planning and development
Ellen Toomey Click here for more information about this candidate 2894 votes 14.84%
  • Occupation: Graphic Designer
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Honors, Pratt Institute
  • Founding Board Member, SchoolCARE Foundation
  • Economic Sustainability
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Strong Schools

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