• November 2016 General Election Endorsement Meeting Results

    As a result of our endorsement meeting on Sunday, September 18, 2016, The Asian Pacific American (APA) Democratic Caucus of Alameda County has endorsed the following candidates and initiatives for the November 2016 General Election:

    • 15th Congressional District: Eric Swalwell
    • 17th Congressional District: Mike Honda
    • 15th Assembly District: Tony Thurmond
    • 18th Assembly District: Rob Bonta
    • 20th Assembly District: Bill Quirk
    • 25th Assembly District: Kansen Chu
    • Oakland City Attorney: Barbara Parker
    • Superior Court Judge Office #1: Scott Jackson


    • Alameda City Council: Lena Tam
    • Alameda School Board: Anne McKereghan and Jennifer Williams
    • Berkeley City Council, District 2: Darryl Moore
    • Berkeley City Council, District 5: Stephen Murphy
    • Berkeley City Council, District 6: Susan Wengraf
    • Berkeley School Board: Beatriz Leyva-Cutler
    • Berkeley Rent Board: Leah Simon-Weisberg, Alejandro Soto-Vigil and Igor Tregub
    • Dublin School Board: Amy Miller and Sameer Hakim
    • Fremont Mayor: Bill Harrison
    • Fremont City Council: Raj Salwan
    • Fremont School Board: Dax Choksi and Ann Crosbie
    • New Haven School District: Lance Nishihira
    • Oakland City Council, District 1: Dan Kalb
    • Oakland School Board: Jody London
    • Pleasanton School Board: Jamie Yee Hintzke
    • San Leandro City Council: Bryan Azevedo
    • Union City Mayor: Carol Dutra-Vernaci
    • Union City City Council: Lee Guio


    • A\C Transit District: Chris Peeples
    • Castro Valley Sanitary District – Daniel Akagi
    • East Bay Regional Parks District, Ward 2: Dee Rosario
    • East Bay Regional Parks District, Ward 4: Ellen Corbett
    • Peralta Community College District: Karen Weinstein

    The above candidates received at least 60% of the votes cast for their race.

    The following races resulted in no endorsement because no one candidate reached the 60% threshold.

    • Berkeley Mayor
    • Berkeley City Council District 3
    • Dublin City Council
    • Hayward School Board
    • Oakland City Council, Districts 3, 5, 7 and At-Large
    • Oakland School Board District 3
    • BART Board, Districts 3 and 7
    • Washington Health Care District Director

    The APA Democratic Caucus of Alameda County would like to thank all of the candidates who took the time to submit a questionnaire and seek our endorsement.

    The following positions were taken on the measures that we considered.

    State Propositions:

    • Prop. 51 – $9 B school bond for K-12 and Community Colleges SUPPORT
    • Prop. 55 – Tax extension of Prop.30 to fund education and healthcare SUPPORT
    • Prop. 56 – Cigarette tax SUPPORT
    • Prop. 58 – Bilingual educationSUPPORT
    • Prop. 61 – Prescription drug pricing SUPPORT
    • Prop. 63 – Firearms – prohibit large capacity ammunition magazines SUPPORT

    County/Regional Initiatives

    • Measure RR – BART Bond SUPPORT
    • Measure C1 – AC Transit Parcel Tax SUPPORT
    • Alameda County Housing Bond SUPPORT

    City of Alameda

    • Measure B – Alameda USD Bond SUPPORT
    • Measure L1 – Rent Stabilization Act SUPPORT
    • Measure M1 – Charter Amendment to Establish Rent Control, a Rent Control Board and Regulate Termination of Tenancies – OPPOSE

    City of Oakland

    • Measure HH – Sugar-sweetened beverage tax SUPPORT
    • Measure JJ – Just cause ordinance amendment SUPPORT


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