September 12, 2010

Democrats Endorse Santos, Gregory, Souza

The Alameda County Democrats endorsed incumbent San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos after a day long session of interviews on September 11, 2011. City Councilmember Joyce Starosciak, the only other candidate under consideration at yesterday's interview, failed to get the endorsement, despite support from the local Assemblymember. Santos was endorsed by Democrats when he ran for Mayor in 2006 and Starosciak was endorsed by Democrats when she ran for City Council in 2008.

In the District 5 City Council race, neither Pauline Cutter nor Corina Lopez secured the Democratic endorsement. Cutter was endorsed by the Democrats in her re-election run for School Board in 2006. Cutter's failure to obtain the endorsement is somewhat surprising since Lopez registered as a Democrat after 2008 and Democrats are generally reluctant to endorse new converts over long-time members.

District 1 Councilmember Michael Gregory and District 3 Councilmember Diana Souza, who is unopposed, received the Democratic endorsement last week.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at September 12, 2010 7:35 AM | TrackBack
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