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July 29, 2020

Candidate update 2

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:09 am

Add this to the “it just got interesting” files, the most recent City Council update (I’ll do one on the School Board separately) has some interesting additions to the list.  If this list grows and all these people qualify, I’m definitely pulling out the popcorn for the November 2020 campaign.


The newest entry is actually someone who has been around the Alameda long enough to count their time in Alameda in generations and not years.  A former School Board member from 1983-1991, Gig Codiga could be the gauge to see how much old Alameda support still exists.

But more notably, Gig Codiga married into the Godfrey family.  Of those Godfreys. And given the recent attention to the provenance of Godfrey Park on Bay Farm and the resulting campaign to change the name it is unsurprising that a Godfrey adjacent Alamedan would decide that now was the time to try for a seat on the City Council.

The only thing missing from what should be a lively City Council election season is the addition of a former City Councilperson who could ride out a pandemic campaign through name recognition alone.


  1. Which ones are for defunding the police, while giving raises to the firemen, driving police and fire chiefs into retirement and disability, closing Alameda streets, improperly putting pressure on city managers, asking citizens to pay their legal fees, and paying out huge sums of money to former employees?

    Oh wait, that’s the current city council…

    Comment by Nowyouknow — July 29, 2020 @ 10:09 am

    • Gig Codiga, from what I hear, is a Republican. I don’t know much about him or his positions, but I see a large number of Alamedans out there who are desperate for a candidate who can vote like Trish Spencer, but don’t want to deal with Trish Spencer’s wealth of political liabilities. Mr. Codiga could probably tap into that as a path to a council seat.

      Comment by JRB — July 29, 2020 @ 10:42 am

  2. Campaigns will have to develop voter outreach strategies with an eye toward public health concerns. Smaller, less known candidates may struggle if they take these steps. From Facebook:

    Comment by Mike McMahon — July 29, 2020 @ 12:47 pm

    • If a campaign complies with 1 & 2, under what circumstances would 5 come into play?

      Comment by MP — July 29, 2020 @ 1:14 pm

      • #5 could include information tables in public spaces like outdoor shopping centers.

        Comment by Lauren Do — July 29, 2020 @ 2:24 pm

    • Was I just imagining that Facebook was not going to do paid campaign advertising this go around?

      Comment by MP — July 29, 2020 @ 1:16 pm

    • Hey Mike, it’s not “from Facebook” it’s from Marjan Philhour’s campaign. She’s running in the Richmond in SF

      Comment by Gaylon — July 30, 2020 @ 7:17 am

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