San Leandro District 1 City Council candidate David Anderson's campaign kickoff will feature former Oakland A's pitcher Vida Blue. Blue played with the A's when they won the World Series in 1972, 1973, and 1974.
Anderson is a retired sheet metal worker and former member of the Oakland School Board. He is challenging incumbent Michael Gregory for the District 1 City Council seat. Gregory was elected in 2006 after opponent Frank Lynn moved out of the District 1 area.
Blue isn't the first celebrity to make an appearance in support of a San Leandro City Council candidate. In 2008, actor Danny Glover appeared at a campaign fundraiser for Ursula Reed. Reed went on to win the District 2 City Council race over veteran Linda Perry in a run-off election.
Anderson's campaign kickoff will be held from 1 to 4pm on August 21, 2010, at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall at 1700 Marina Boulevard in San Leandro.Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at August 20, 2010 8:13 AM | TrackBack