Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Endorse Libby Schaaf For Reelection As Mayor of Oakland

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But ACDL Picked No One For Oakland City Council District Four

Joel Fried, my friend and the The Alameda County Democratic Lawyers (ACDL) Executive Board member, issued the list of candidates the group’s endorsing in the upcoming November Mid-term Election.

The highlights featured a parade of incumbents, save for one: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was selected for re-election, as was Oakland District Two City Councilmember Abel Guillen, but current Oakland City Councilmember Desley Brooks was skipped over by the surging (in endorsements) Natasha Middleton, and not one of the 10 candidates for the Oakland City Council District Four seat were picked.

My personal feeling about endorsements is that the best way to determine who the best candidate is for the people of Oakland is to ask a subset of the people of Oakland.

Here’s the total list, but at the time, Joel had mistakenly left Mayor Schaaf off of it. I wrote him to ask why there was no endorsement for Mayor of Oakland, and he wrote back “Whoops. The club did endorse Libby Schaaf but she was not on the list that I copied from our Facebook page and so I will have to send out a supplemental email. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.”

Here are the Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club Endorsements for the fast-approaching Tues. Nov. 6 General Election.

Joel Freid
Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club Executive Board Member

FEDERAL OFFICES

13TH Congressional District: BARBARA LEE –ENDORSED
15TH CD: ERIC SWALWELL—ENDORSED
17TH CD: RO KHANNA—ENDORSED

STATE OFFICES

ASSEMBLY

15TH Assembly District: JOVANKA BECKLES—ENDORSED
16TH AD: REBECCA BAUER-KAHAN—ENDORSED
18TH AD: ROB BONTA—ENDORSED
20TH AD: BILL QUIRK- ENDORSED

STATE SENATE

10TH SD: BOB WIECKOWSKI- ENDORSED

CITY OF ALAMEDA

MAYOR—MARILYN EZZY-ASKCRAFT- ENDORSED
CITY COUNCIL—JIM ODDIE- ENDORSED

CITY OF BERKELEY

DISTRICT 1: IGOR TREGUB- ENDORSED
DISTRICT 4: KATE HARRISON- ENDORSED
DISTRICT 7: CES ROSALES- ENDORSED
DISTRICT 8: LORI DROSTE- ENDORSED

CITY OF HAYWARD

MAYOR: BARBARA HALLIDAY- ENDORSED
CITY COUNCIL: SARA LAMNIN AND AISHA WAHAB- ENDORSED
SCHOOL BOARD: NO POSITION

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL

DISTRICT 2: ABEL GUILLEN- ENDORSED
DISTRICT 4: NO POSITION
DISTRICT 6: NATASHA MIDDLETON- ENDORSED

OAKLAND SCHOOL BOARD

DISTRICT 2: AIMEE ENG- ENDORSED
DISTRICT 4: NO POSITION
DISTRICT 6: SHANTHI GONZALES- ENDORSED

OAKLAND CITY AUDITOR

COURTNEY RUBY- ENDORSED

CITY COUNCIL OF PIEDMONT

TEDDY GRAY KING AND TIM ROOD—BOTH ENDORSED

CITY OF SAN LEANDRO

SCHOOL BOARD: MONIQUE TATE- ENDORSED

ALAMEDA COUNTY ASSESSOR

PHONG LA- ENDORSED

AC TRANSIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WARD 3: ELSA ORTIZ- ENDORSED
WARD 4: MARK WILLIAMS- ENDORSED
WARD 5: DIANE SHAW- ENDORSED
AT LARGE: JOEL YOUNG – ENDORSED

BART BD OF DIRECTORS

DIST. 4: ROBERT RABURN- ENDORSED
DIST. 6: ANU NATARAJAN- ENDORSED

EBMUD

WARD 2: JOHN COLEMAN- ENDORSED
WARD 3: MARGUERITE YOUNG- ENDORSED
WARD 4: ANDY KATZ- ENDORSED
WARD 7: FRANK MELLON- ENDORSED

EBRPD

WARD 3: DENNIS WAESPI- ENDORSED
WARD 5: AYN WIESKAMP- ENDORSED
WARD 6: BEVERLEY LANE- ENDORSED
WARD 7: COLIN COFFEY- ENDORSED

PERALTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRUSTEES

AREA 3: LINDA HANDY- ENDORSED
AREA 5: BILL RILEY- ENDORSED
AREA 7: JULINA BONILLA- ENDORSED

Stay tuned.

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