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September 17, 2008

City Council Candidate Profile, part 3 of 4: Justin Harrison

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


Quick note before turning the Justin Harrison profile, I have created the 2008 version of the “Who Went Where When” post which details which candidates attended which candidate forums, it is under the Election 2008 Roundup page. 

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

Here is his campaign website, which has undergone some major content tweaks since it was first released, and his blog and a link to his Myspace page and his Myspace page en Espanol! (For some reason, the English Myspace page is coming up en espanol as well, at least the headings are but not the content)

Then of course, my blog post about Justin Harrison’s issues, most of which have been since removed.

Here is some information that was posted by or for Justin Harrison on a website called idealist.org.  He is also a member of a site called On The Move which appears to be some program dedicated to “developing the leaders of tomorrow.”

Also, I remembered that one of the early episodes of Alameda Currents, Justin Harrison was asked to do a “Speakers Corner” segment for the show, he talks about the need for more affordable housing in Alameda, particularly for young people (20 somethings).

Starts around 9:50 on the video embed.

He is also Vice President of the Board of Directors for Alternatives in Action.

A recent Alameda Sun article about him, which talks about him considering running in 2006, interesting that he didn’t recall that it was a MySpace page as opposed to a Facebook page that he created to gauge interest in his possible candidacy.

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

If anyone has more information about Justin Harrison, 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.

7 Comments

  1. Interesting use of Myspace for a campaign. In this instance I would guess the friends section would serve sort of as an endorsement list, which makes one wonder, would you really want to vote for someone endorsed by “that bitch stephanie”?

    Comment by notadave — September 17, 2008 @ 8:58 am

  2. I am voting for the kid just because he isn’t one of the other candidates 🙂

    Comment by Jeff R. Thomason — September 17, 2008 @ 9:47 am

  3. If he gets elected, maybe he can get some space on the base and resurrect his alma mater.

    Comment by Jack Richard — September 17, 2008 @ 9:52 am

  4. Who cares where he went to school. College is overrated. Would prefer that he had some more life experiences, all around (work, volunteer, etc.)

    Comment by James Chen — September 17, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

  5. # 4 “Who cares where he went to school. College is overrated.”

    A statement usually made by those who did not go to college and who do not know that a question mark belongs at the end of a question.

    BTW – James Chen sounds like an ideal candidate for the Alameda superintendent’s position 🙂

    Comment by Jeff R. Thomason — September 17, 2008 @ 4:18 pm

  6. Guess again, Jeffrey. I do agree with you on the Supe’s job.

    Comment by James Chen — September 17, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

  7. I hope that Justin and indeed, all the other candidates for school board and council will post their information on our League of Women Voters election information web site, smartvoter.org. The candidates can go to that site and post their information. We’ve sent them all invitations to do so. This site gets thousands of “hits” each election, because the user can just click on any measure or candidate and get a ton of background information. Users can also enter their address and see their polling place and ballot.
    Thanks to BBA for providing information about the candidates.

    Comment by Kate Quick — September 17, 2008 @ 10:09 pm


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