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Who's Your Pick to Replace Jane Brunner?

Who would you like to see representing Rockridge on the Oakland City Council?

With the November election inching closer, it's coming time for Rockridge residents to choose who they think will best represent their neighborhood.

The Oakland City Council is made up of eight council members, with one member representing each of the city's seven districts and one member serving Oakland at large.

Rockridge residents can vote for District One candidates as well as the candidate-at-large. Oakland City Council members serve four-year terms.

Below, you'll find links to all District One candidate websites as well as what they list as their issues.

  • Craig Brandt - Issues: "Hire more police officers, create jobs in Oakland, support sustainable living policies, pension reform."
  • Dan Kalb - Issues: "Environmental stewardship and growing the clean tech economy, restoring truth in government, protecting the public."
  • Amy Lemley - Issues: "Safer neighborhoods, a strong and dynamic economy, high quality public schools."
  • Don Link - Issues: Vision for Oakland
  • Don Macleay - Issues: "Public safety/crime, environment."
  • Len Raphael - Issues: "Public safety, fiscal security, schools, overhaul Oakland, zoning and building services, economic development."
  • Richard Raya - Issues: "Jobs, safety, education."

*District One Voter Information:

Last day to register in the election: Oct. 22, 2012. Learn how to register here.

Early voting: Starts Monday, Oct. 8

Last day to request a Vote By Mail Ballot: Tuesday, Oct. 30

Look up Alameda County polling places with My Voter Profile.

Cast your ballot by mail or in person at a local polling place.

Share your thoughts on who you want to represent Rockridge and why. What issues are most important to you? Share your thoughts in comments!

Sheila Sanchez September 27, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Welcome to the Patch familia, Rockridge Patch. Nice job, Laila Kearney and Alex Gronke!
Contact: RockRidge@Patch.com September 27, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Thanks so much, Sheila!

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