October 6, 2008

Local Election Endorsement Wrap-Up

With less than a month to go, candidates for the San Leandro City Council and San Leandro School Board have been working to obtain the endorsements of local groups to enhance their chances of success on election day.

In the run-off for the District 2 City Council seat, Ursula Reed has picked up endorsements from the San Leandro Community Action Network (SLCAN), Alameda County Firefighters, San Leandro Police Officer's Association, and the Sierra Club. Linda Perry has the Alameda County Democratic Party endorsement, but it came only after a second meeting when a vote at the initial meeting failed to produce an endorsement. The Alameda County Central Labor Council, a prized endorsement for most local candidates, did not endorse either candidate.

The race for the Area 1 San Leandro School Board seat is between incumbent Rick Richards and Hermy Almonte. The San Leandro Teachers' Association and the local chapter of the California State Employees Association endorsed Almonte while the Alameda County Central Labor Council endorsed both candidates. The Hayward Demos endorsed Almonte, but the Alameda County Democratic Party didn't endorse either candidate. SLCAN recommended Almonte in the Area 1 race.

While there are four candidates for the At-Large San Leandro School Board seat, only Ray Davis and Morgan Mack-Rose seem to be actively campaigning. Mack-Rose has the endorsements of the San Leandro Teachers' Association, the local chapter of the California State Employees Association, the Alameda County Democratic Party, the Hayward Demos, the Alameda County Central Labor Council, and SLCAN. The Sentinels did not endorse either candidate. San Leandro Bytes was unable to find any organizations that endorsed Davis or the other two candidates.

Absentee ballots will start arriving in the next few days, along with a flood of campaign mail. The deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 20, 2008. Voter registration forms are available from the City Clerk at San Leandro City Hall, public libraries, post offices, and DMV offices. Forms can be mailed directly to you by calling the Registrar of Voters at 510-267-8683 or the Secretary of State at 1-800-345-VOTE.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at October 6, 2008 10:46 PM | TrackBack
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Go Ursula!

Posted by: Frank Lynn at October 7, 2008 3:45 PM
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