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July 30, 2014

Thanks for your support

Filed under: Alameda, City Council, Election — Tags: — Lauren Do @ 6:00 am

In what has to be the oddest endorsement list ever, incumbent City Council member Stewart Chen has on his website a list of endorsements from 2012 and from 2014. The only thing that one can possibly do when presented with a list like this is to compare who stopped supporting Stewart Chen from 2012 to 2014.

So far on the list of people who decided to not support Stewart Chen just yet some are Alameda folks, others are not:

  • Beverly Johnson
  • Frank Matarresse (duh!)
  • Karin Lucas
  • Michael McCormick
  • Cathy Nielsen
  • Pat Kernighan
  • Hermy Almonte
  • Robert Raburn
  • Norm Budman
  • Mike Wallace
  • Don Kiang
  • Jennifer Ong
  • William Smith
  • Marty Frates

And in non news, the Firefighters Union has already endorsed folks for the election even though, technically, the filing period has not ended yet so it seems really premature, but I guess they already know who they want to support.


  1. The list of who continues to support him is more interesting, and rather troubling.

    Comment by dave — July 30, 2014 @ 7:41 am

  2. In other election news, Leland Traiman pulled papers yesterday for Mayor. This is strange since he has already pulled and filled for school board. In 2012, he finished fourth in the Hospital Board election. if he files for Mayor, he will tie Vernice Boone who ran three spots, school board, city council and hospital board in 2004.

    For the two City Council seats no one has pulled papers since Jim Oddie, Frank Matarresse and Stewart Chen pulled papers in the first week. No one filed papers yet.

    For the two School Board seats, Mike McMahon, Solana Henneberry and Leland Traiman have pulled and filed papers.

    For three Hospital Board seats, Robert Deutsch, Tracy Jensen and Lynn Bratchett have pulled papers. Kathryn Duke has pulled papers for the one short term seat that is available.

    For BART District 4, Lena Tam, Robert Raburn and Jeffrey Haw have pulled papers. Lena Tam has filed.

    Comment by Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonAUSD) — July 30, 2014 @ 7:46 am

  3. I find it very disturbing to see the Alameda Police Dept. , the Alameda Fire fighters and countless City official which will have to answer to Him . It is a basic conflict of interest .

    We should be entitled to know how many of them working for the City have pleaded GUILTY for defrauding the entire State
    { please do not use the excuse of His Counselor which did a great job from keeping Him out of jail , never the less He is still a convicted felon as such unfit for public office }
    Would you have?
    A former sex offender in charge of juvenile crime unit ,
    A former bank robber as a traffic officer
    A murderer in charge of the crime unit
    An arson as a firefighter .
    After all they all have great experience in their fields ,

    it is time to put a poster outside St Quentin and Pelican Bay , the City of Alameda is hiring experienced required….

    Every single position require a clean Criminal record , He would not even be able to get a job at Target , Home Depot etc ….
    I have a hard time forgetting the day He called an Alameda business man a bad business man as He needed to raise the rent on His tenant which by the way aside of receiving welfare had 2 full time paying job .{gardening , auto detailing among some , little detail} yet the landlord was the one He called a bad business man.

    If the temptation was so good for a few hundreds dollars how about millions of them , Alameda Do not need crooks .

    Comment by Manfred — July 30, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

  4. I would say I agree with #3.

    Comment by Joseph — July 30, 2014 @ 3:44 pm

  5. Leland Traiman has withdrawn his candidacy papers for Alameda school board. He pulled papers for Alameda Mayor on July 29th. If no additional candidates file for the school board, the school district will save approximately $100,000 in election costs.

    Comment by Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonAUSD) — July 30, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

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