April 6, 2008

Democrats Endorse Prola and Starosciak

The Democratic Party endorsed San Leandro City Council candidates Joyce Starosciak (District 4) and Jim Prola (District 6) at its meeting on April 2, 2008. According to the Alameda County Democratic Party web site, the endorsements are "an effort to encourage and support good local candidates." Although the City Council is non-partisan, former City Councilmembers such as Johan Klehs and Ellen Corbett have subsequently been elected to the California State Assembly and Senate.

As with the Alameda County Central Labor Council, there was no endorsement in the District 2 City Council race, where Linda Perry, Ursula Reed, and Charlie Gilcrest are competing. Perry is a member of the Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee for the 18th Assembly District, which makes the endorsements under authority granted by the by the California Democratic Party. The Democrats will meet again and attempt to reach an agreement on an endorsement in the Distict 2 City Council race.

In 2004, the Democratic Party endorsed Surlene Grant in District 2, Joyce Starosciak in District 4, and Tony Santos in District 6.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at April 6, 2008 12:24 PM | TrackBack
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