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Alameda County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Council Member; City of Oakland; District 4 Voter Information

Results as of Jan 6 2:56pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (45/45)
(/69 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.3%)

Ranked choice final/initial votes (details)

Candidates (1 Elected, Rank Your Choices)
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Libby Schaaf Click here for more information about this candidate 10439/8756 votes 53.0%

  • Occupation: Public Policy Advisor
  • Senior Economic Development Advisor to City Council
  • Chief Aide to Mayor Jerry Brown and Councilman DeLaFuente
  • Port of Oakland Executive
  • Director, Volunteers in Oakland Public Schools at Marcus Foster Institute
  • Appointed to 3 City Commissions; Served on 12 Oakland non-profit boards, including League of Women Voters, MOCHA & Oakland Schools Foundation
  • Attorney at Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May (now Reed Smith)
  • Prevent Crime: Support Chief Batts' strategic, progressive policing; organize and improve neighborhoods.
  • Build a Thriving Economy: promote business-friendly practices; attract living-wage jobs; pass a responsible City Budget.
  • Support Schools: Combat truancy; partner and share resources with OUSD.
Jill Broadhurst Click here for more information about this candidate 5828/4807 votes 29.6%
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
  • Parent
  • Homeowner
  • Library Commissioner
  • Founding Member, Montclair Safety and Improvement Council
  • Founding Board Member, Wildfire Prevention District
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Economics with 10 years of Private Sector Business Experience
  • Accountability
  • Public Safety
  • Economic Revitalization
Melanie M. Shelby Click here for more information about this candidate 3404/2463 votes 17.3%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Former Oakland Housing Authority Commissioner
  • Former Oakland Health & Human Services Commissioner
  • Former Board Member, Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA)
  • Former Education Advisory Member, United Way Bay Area
  • Former Planning Commissioner, City of Citrus Heights
  • Former Economic Development Executive
  • Fiscal Accountability
  • Public Safety
  • Economic Recovery/Job Creation
Daniel Swafford Click here for more information about this candidate /2886/2348 votes 14.1%
  • Occupation: Business Management Consultant
  • 4th Generation Oaklander
  • Founded and Chaired the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council
  • Chaired the Dimond Improvement Association
  • Founded the Dimond District's Oaktoberfest
  • Build active crime prevention councils to unite residents, merchants, and police
  • Grow job opportunies by supporting small business and attracting new industries
  • Introduce strong fiscal standards and policy for an efficient government
Clinton Killian Click here for more information about this candidate /1273/1138 votes 6.1%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Stanford University
  • UC-Berkeley Law school
  • Practicing Attorney
  • AC Transit Board
  • Oakland Planning Commission
  • Reduce Crime
  • Create Jobs, Jobs, Jobs,
  • Improve Quality of life services: schools, city services, parks and fix potholes
Ralph Kanz Click here for more information about this candidate /936/883 votes 4.4%
  • Occupation: Conservation Director
  • Oakland Public Ethics Commission Member 2004-2007 and Chair 2005
  • Friends of Sausal Creek Board Member 2000-2003
  • German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California, President
  • MGO Cemocratic Club, Vice President
  • Balancing the Budget
  • Good Government: Ethics and transparency
  • Public Safety
Jason T. Gillen Click here for more information about this candidate /531/530 votes 2.5%
  • Occupation: Financial Consultant
  • Proud Parent/Loving Husband
  • 10 Years of Finance Experience
  • Developing and Maintaining Fiscal Accountability
  • Providing Support to Public Safety and Neighborhood Services
  • Improving the Quality of Life in District 4

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  Official Information

Ranked Choice Voting

Candidate Forums

  • Date: Friday, October 22, 2010
    Time: 6 - 8:30 PM
    Place: Allendale Recreation Center, 3711 Suter Street.
    Sponsors LDA/LVA
  • Date: Tuesday, Sept 14
    Time: 7 PM
    Place: Joaquin Miller School, 5525 Ascot Drive
    Sponsor: Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association
    Questions were prepared by members of the Neighborhood Association and submitted to the candidates. See for the list of questions.
  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 16
    Time: 7 - 9 PM
    Place: Fruitvale Presbyterian Church, 2735 MacArthur Blvd.
    Sponsors: LWV Oakland, Laurel Village Association, Dimond Improvement Association, Melrose High Hopes NCPC, and MacArthur Metro
    The public is invited to attend and submit their question for the candidates.
KTOP Broadcast of September 16 Candidate Forum
  • Date: Friday, October 15, 2010
    Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
    Channel: Cable Channel 10
  • Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
    Time: 3:30 - 5:30 PM
    Channel: Cable Channel 10
News and Analysis

Oakland Tribune

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