September 17, 2011

Former San Leandro Mayor Ellen Corbett Files Papers to Run for Pete Stark's Seat

corbett_thumbnail.jpg On September 13, 2011, California Senate Majority Leader and former San Leandro Mayor Ellen Corbett filed papers to run for Pete Stark's seat in the 15th Congressional District.

The paperwork submitted to the Federal Election Commission was dated September 9, 2011.

Stark, the longest-serving member of the California Congressional delegation was elected in 1973 and has been re-elected 18 times, only twice with less than 60% of the vote.

Corbett was elected to the San Leandro City Council in 1990, two years after losing a City Council campaign. In 1994, she was elected Mayor of San Leandro, defeating the appointed incumbent Mayor John Faria and six other candidates. Corbett served in the California Assembly from 1998 to 2004 was elected to the California Senate in 2006 after defeating John Dutra and Johan Klehs in the Democratic primary.

Corbett resides in San Leandro with her son.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at September 17, 2011 7:33 PM | TrackBack
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