General Election Date: November 6, 2012
Local Races Filing Information
Statewide Propositions as July 16, 2012
Proposition 30 - Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding
Proposition 31 - State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute
Proposition 32 - Prohibits Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Prohibitions on Contributions to Candidates
Proposition 33 - Changes Law to Allow Auto Insurance Companies to Set Prices Based on a Driver's History of Insurance Coverage
Proposition 34 - Death Penalty Repeal
Proposition 35 - Human Trafficking. Penalties. Sex Offender Registration
Proposition 36 - Three Strikes Law. Sentencing for Repeat Felony Offenders
Proposition 37 - Genetically Engineered Foods. Mandatory Labeling
Proposition 38 - Tax for Education and Early Childhood Programs
Proposition 39 - Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding
Proposition 40 - Redistricting. State Senate Districts
City Council (Two Positions* Available)
* City Council member Rob Bonta is a candidate in the 18th Assembly District race. If he wins, a third position would be available to the third place finisher. That person would fill the unexpired city council term until 2014.
City Auditor (One Position Available)
City Treasurer (One Position Available)
School Board (Three Positions Available)
Hospital Board (Two Positions Available)
Peralta Community College District Trustee Area 1 (One Positions Available)
Doug Siden has filed papers for East Bay Regional, Ward 4. No opponent filed papers so he is reelected. Doug Linney has filed papers for East Bay Municipal Water, District. No opponent filed papers so he is reelected.
On August 16, 2012 the Secretary of State conducted a randomized drawing that assigned a numerical ranking to the alphabet to determine a candidate's ballot position. Based on that randomized drawing, the ballots should like those listed below unless there is breakdown in communication like the one in 2004 that saw the City races listed incorrectly.
Occupation: Retired Social Worker
My education and qualifications are: After nearly 50 years of being active in Alameda PTA and the Children's Defense Fund, I decided to run for Alameda School Board. I have been involved with and watched this district since the 1970's. My daughter taught in Alameda for 20 years. It is disheartening to see the focus change from the needs of children to the wants of adults. I am running because I believe a voice must be raised in support of children, We voted for a parcel tax because we believed that our children and teachers needs us to. I served on the Measure A oversight committee. The Board raised the superintendent's salary and refused a teachers a raise. The board is moving the district office and has leased a building for a half million dollars annually.There are alternatives just not one as convenient to the adults We must invest our limited resources in classrooms where they belong I will work in collaboration with teachers, parents, administrators and other school employees to promote investing in better learning environments and working conditions I will use my voice to refocus our administration on what is truly important, - our children and teaching and learning. I ask for your vote.
Occupation: Parent, Businessman
My education and qualifications are: Alameda deserves to be benchmarked against the best Bay Area School Districts - Palo Alto, Cupertino, Piedmont - and that's why I'm running for School Board. My priorities will be focused on 1) quality of education, 2) equity of education for all students across our City, 3) active support for our teachers, 4) District fiscal responsibility, and 5) encouragement of parent participation in their children's education. I intend to address the major challenges the District will face over the next four years which include: rebuilding our schools, some close to 100 years old, lowering our operational costs, increasing our revenue and bringing our teachers pay up to the average teachers' pay across Alameda county. I'll help advocate for securing reliable school funding from the State, adoption of Governor's Brown's weighted student funding, District readiness for the State's new SMARTER Balanced Assessment Testing Consortium, and children's health and safety. My 30 years of management, sales, and system engineering in the high tech industry, combined with extensive knowledge of State and Local funding, State FPPC compliance, plus my extensive volunteer work in Alameda uniquely qualifies me to help make a difference for Alameda Schools.
My education and qualifications are: PhD, Genetics - UC Berkeley JD - UCLA School of Law I ask for your vote for AUSD School Board to help keep Alameda schools great. I am an East Bay native, the product of California public schools, and the parent of an AUSD student. My father was an East Bay public school teacher. A quality education for Alameda students depends on attracting and keeping quality teachers. I want the Board's budgetary decisions to reflect this priority. Beyond merely having open meetings, I want to proactively solicit the opinions of parents and teachers in making Board decisions, and to make the Board more responsive to community needs. While future school funding remains uncertain, I will do the utmost to maintain a quality education for all students, high achieving and special needs, alike. While I would endeavor to improve test scores and graduation rates, I do not want enrichment programs to fall by the wayside. I believe the Board's job is to foster an educational environment where students thrive, not merely produce adequate test scores. Please join me in making Alameda schools the best part of Alameda.
Occupation: Parent, Education Advocate, PTA Leader, Businessman, Incumbent
My education and qualifications are: As a parent of two children attending public school in Alameda (elementary and high) and third in college, I am passionate about public education. Alameda Unified School District must provide the best for our children, support our dedicated teachers and staff and create graduates ready for college or careers. Despite our budget constraints, we must push our schools even more to provide better choice to parents, reach for higher standards, and improve our sites. As President, I worked with my colleagues to create a Master Plan that does just that, and to ensure Measure A and all monies are spent wisely and appropriately. I will continually strive for excellence, ask the tough questions and demand thorough and transparent answers. I have a proven track record and experience supporting education. I earned the National Lifetime Achievement Award during over 12 years with PTAs, and I have worked with non-profits such as AEF. Futhermore, my AUSD and business experience give me a unique perspective on providing leadership, as well as redesigning our schools to be accountable, effective and efficient in the years and decades ahead. For dedicated, passionate and experienced community leadership I ask you to vote for me, Ron Mooney. www.ronmooney.net
Occupation: Instructor, Ed.D., Alameda Resident
My education and qualifications are: Please vote for me on November 6, 2012. I am excited about students achieving their highest potential in a district where parents, teachers and staff can work collaboratively for this end. My vision for Alameda School District is to improve:) a) team building, b) staff development, c) technology awareness and resources, and d) accountability/transparency of administration at all levels. These are the foci of the 21st century in education of our youth in the public school system. I come to you as a nonpartisan leader with the objective to promote pedagogy in our schools which embraces lifelong learning for our future. I will facilitate decisive action for improvements, particularly where needed in these four areas. My knowledge and experience as a Senator of the Academic Senate Committee, as a Program Director in a CA State School, and as a Co-Chair of their Budget Committee has prepared me for this next step, to serve as your school board representative.
My education and qualifications are: If you are tired seeing School District administrators getting hefty raises and expensive new facilities for their offices while students and teacher do without basic necessities, then I am your candidate for Alameda Unified School District Board Member. I have been a successful local businessman for over 35 years and know how to get the most of a tight budget. I also serve on the Alameda Point Restoration Advisory Board and the Alameda Open Government Commission. My two sons attended Alameda schools for their K-12 educations before going on to graduate with degrees from ULCA and San Francisco State. It saddens me to see all the policy changes that have taken place in the school district since they attended. I believe in fair and open negotiations of all school district contracts. There is nothing more important to our society than to prepare our youth for a challenging future with a strong education. As residents of this great city, you have have a right to know where your hard earned tax dollars are going. With all the reductions in State Funding for schools, our youth need every bang for every buck.To accomplish this, I kindly ask for your support and vote.
Occupation: Retired Business Manager
My education and qualifications are: I have lived in Alameda for 25 years. Our oldest daughter is a Hornet alum and her sister is a Jet via Nea Charter. I have taken community leadership roles in the recent past including: Civil Service Chairperson; President of the Community of Harbor Bay Isle; Campaign Chair for Measure A; and as the dad of the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against the state for failing to properly fund public schools. During a 33-year career spanning several local public agencies, my responsibilities included financial and budget administration, executive recruitment, and labor relations. If elected, I will work hard, focus on pro-active change, and exercise leadership to foster consensus between teachers, administrators, parents, students, and the community at large. The Superintendent's contract and rapidly aging neighborhood schools will be significant tasks the new Board will confront. If you believe as I do that a healthy amount of skepticism and proven leadership skills at a community level is needed, please vote for me. Thank you.
Occupation: Parent, Attorney, Community Volunteer and Children's Advocate, currently serving a Alameda Unified School District Board Member
My education and qualifications are: B.A. U.C. Berkeley (Sociology); J.D., Western State University. Attorney. California School Board Association's Masters in Governance. Co-Chair Alameda Collaborative for Children,Youth and Families, serving 35+ organizations. Former PTA Council President, overseeing all AUSD PTAs, and Substitute Teacher at virtually every AUSD school. My focus is creating an environment where every child has the opportunity to succeed. This requires smaller classes, rich curriculum, diverse electives, and advanced placement, career-technical and vocational courses. I support the education of anti-bullying for all (differently-abled/special needs, ethnicities, gender, LGBTQ, race, religion) to ensure a safe learning environment. Fiscal responsibility is paramount to ensure each dollar is wisely spent benefitting students first. Therefore, I voted against a significant raise for the Superintendent, leasing of new administrative offices, and contracting unneeded consultants. I have the experience to manage during tough economic times and, unlike the other Board members, I support public disclosure of AUSD expenditures. I am a dedicated, compassionate, detail-oriented leader. Together, we can tackle the quality-of-education, equity, and fiscal challenges, while representing diverse interests. I would be honored by your vote. www.votetrish.com
My education and qualifications are: As an Alameda Unified School District teacher and principal (39 years), parent/grandparent, and current School Board member, I have been deeply involved with educational excellence within AUSD for 43 years. My long-term experience and historical perspective within AUSD provide me with the knowledge, training and commitment necessary to lead our district during this critical period. I bring elementary and middle school administrative and teaching experience to complex decision-making. I will continue to respect, value and encourage the involvement and contribution of Alameda's parents, students and community. Giving back to my community, I was a board member of the Alameda Food Bank, Girls Inc. and Alameda Point Collaborative. I serve on the boards of Alameda Family Services, Alameda Community Fund, and the Alameda Multicultural Center. I am also on the Advisory Board of the Boys and Girls Club, the Commission on Disabilities, and was Co-Chair for the Alameda Youth Collaborative. I received the Alameda Red Cross Award for Community Service and the San Francisco Koshland Civic Unity Award. In my roles of service, I built partnerships with AUSD, the City, business and the community. I pledge my continued dedications to you, and ask for you support.
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