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September 12, 2008

City Council Candidate Profile, part 2 of 4: Marie Gilmore

Filed under: Alameda, City Council, Election — Tags: — Lauren Do @ 7:00 am

Marie Gilmore is running for City Council, here is some information that I have compiled about her from various internet searches to help you in making your decision. 

An article on Marie Gilmore after she was first appointed to the City Council to fill the seat vacated by Al Dewitt.   Her educational and community service background:

…Gilmore comes to the council with a Stanford education and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.

In addition to her eight years on the Planning Board, she also served on the Alameda Recreation and Parks Commission and on the Northern Waterfront Specific Plan Committee…

And even though a certain person who has run for for City Council twice said that Marie Gilmore was appointed to fill a “black seat” on the Council, Al Dewitt’s widow had this to say about Marie Gilmore’s appointment:

…Gilmore also was supported by Al DeWitt’s widow, Virginia DeWitt, who said she believed her husband would have wanted Gilmore to replace him at the dais.

“I am convinced that Al would have wanted Marie Gilmore to serve the remainder of his term,” said Virginia DeWitt in a letter read in the council chamber before Gilmore’s appointment. “Not because she is black — but that was important to him — but because she represents so much of Al’s legacy and his ideas.”…

An article about the lead up to her appointment, she was the compromise candidate between the deadlock between Jean Sweeney and Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft.

Marie Gilmore’s answers to the Green Party questionnaire from the 2004 election and her profile from the League of Women Voters website also from the 2004 election.

And finally, here are the answers submitted by Marie Gilmore to Alamedans.com candidate questionnaire, includes a brief biography as well.

If anyone has more information about Marie Gilmore, please feel free to add it to the comments section.  BUT…if you do post something, please make sure to cite your reference and add a link so that others can reference it.

1 Comment

  1. What a great resource thank you for all the information. I am actually writing a paper for school at the moment about Marie Gilmore and I found this a good resource. May I ask can I use some of this blog for my school project?

    Comment by Sue — July 7, 2011 @ 10:11 pm


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