The Asian Pacific American Democrat Caucus of Alameda County will be holding

    TWO endorsement meetings for the November 4, 2014 General Election candidates on:

    South County on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:00-4:00PM at ICN TV, 8371 Central Avenue, Newark
    North County on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:00-4:00PM at Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave., 2nd floor conference room, Alameda

    Due to time limitations and the numbers of candidates and contested seats, it will not be possible for us to conduct in-person interviews for all of the responding candidates. We will be reviewing and voting on each and every questionnaire submitted. The questionnaires will be posted here on our website for members’ review prior to the endorsement meetings.

    Democratic candidates have been invited to submit questionnaires from the follow races. You may click on a name to see their completed questionnaire.

    Saturday, September 13 – Newark – 2:00–4:00PM at ICN TV, 8371 Central Avenue

    Congressional District 15*
    Eric Swalwell

    State Senate District 10*
    Bob Wieckowski

    Assembly District 16*
    Tim Sbranti

    Assembly District 25*
    Kansen Chu

    Fremont, Council
    David Bonaccorsi
    Rick Jones
    Raj Salwan

    Newark, Mayor*
    Ray Rodriguez

    Newark, City Council*
    Jack Dane
    Francisco Preciado

    Pleasanton, City Council
    Olivia Sanwong

    San Leandro, Mayor
    Pauline Cutter
    Dan Dillman
    Diana Souza

    San Leandro, City Council
    District 1
    David Anderson
    Deborah Cox
    Ken Pon
    District 3
    Lee Thomas
    District 5
    Corina Lopez
    Mia Ousley

    Union City, City Council
    Pat Gacoscos
    Kashmir Singh Shahi

    Saturday, September 20, 2014 – Alameda – 1:00-4:00PM at Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave., second floor conference room

    Assembly District 15th
    Elizabeth Echols
    Tony Thurmond

    AC Superintendent*
    Helen Foster
    Karen Monroe

    Peralta Community College District Trustees*
    District 5
    William Riley
    District 7
    Richard Fuentes
    Julina Bonilla

    East Bay Municipal Utilities District 3*
    Katy Foulkes
    Marguerite Young

    Bay Area Rapid Transit Board, District 4
    Robert Raburn
    Lena Tam

    Alameda, Mayor
    Marie Gilmore
    Trish Spencer

    Alameda, City Council
    Stewart Chen
    Frank Matarrese
    Jim Oddie

    Alameda, School Board*
    Gary Lym
    Mike McMahon

    Berkeley, City Council
    District 1
    Linda Maio
    Alejandro Soto-Vigil
    District 7
    Sean Barry
    Kriss Worthington
    District 8
    George Beier
    Lori Droste
    Jacquelyn McCormick

    Berkeley, School Board*
    Ty Alper
    Josh Daniels
    Karen Hemphill
    Julie Sinai

    Berkeley, Rent Board Members 5*
    James Chang

    Oakland, Mayor
    Ken Houston
    Rebecca Kaplan
    Bryan Parker
    Jean Quan
    Courtney Ruby
    Libby Schaaf 
    Joe Tuman
    Charles Williams

    Oakland, City Council
    District 2
    Kevin Blackburn
    Abel Guillen
    Dana King
    Andrew Park
    District 4
    Jill Broadhurst
    Annie Campbell Washington
    District 6
    Desley Brooks
    Michael Johnson
    James Moore
    Shereda Nosakhare

    Oakland, School Board Districts*
    District 2
    Aimee Eng
    District 4
    Nina Senn
    Saleem Shakir-Gilmore
    District 6
    Shanthi Gonzales

    * Races that will be reviewed on paper only, candidates will not be interviewed. A recommendation will be provided by the endorsement committee at the of the interviews each day.

    We will also be considering Measure BB.


    Direct recipients of this message are members of good standing and eligible to vote at these endorsement meetings.
    Our by-laws states the process in which an endorsement will be given under Article XI. Endorsements (http://apacaucus.org/downloads/2011/11/APA-Caucus-Bylaws-Rev-Mar-2014.pdf).
    Which reads as such:

    Section 2. All endorsements must get 60% of votes of the eligible members present and voting on the office or issue in question provided that the membership was notified that endorsements would be entertained in its notice of the meeting, and at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. Dual endorsements or ranked endorsements shall be permitted. Additionally, all ballots shall contain spaces for eligible members to vote for “No Endorsement” or to “Abstain” and such votes shall be considered for the purposes of determining the required 60% threshold for endorsement.

    Section 4. Voting rights: Only those members in good standing shall be eligible to vote, to hold office, or to be named as delegates to other bodies. “Good standing” is defined as: 1) member who has renewed membership by January of the current year;  2) member in good standing the prior year who did not renew membership by January of the current year, shall be in good standing if membership is renewed at anytime on or before a meeting where they intend to vote or before appointment as delegate to other bodies; 3) a lapsed member who was not in good standing the prior year, shall be deemed a member in good standing by paying a reinstatement fee as determined by the board and membership fee at least three (3) months prior to a meeting where they intend to vote or appointment as delegate to other bodies, and 4) a new member shall be deemed a member in good standing if membership is attained at least three (3) months prior to a meeting where they intend to vote or appointment as delegate to other bodies.

    For further questions, concerns or to RSVP, contact: karen.fong@sbcglobal.net

    Light refreshments will be served.