Blogging Bayport Alameda

September 1, 2021

And the winner is…

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:13 am

There doesn’t seem to be that many ballots uncounted left outstanding and so our new Assemblyperson is:

Mia Bonta.

While she started off with a commanding 55% of the vote, throughout the night that lead was slightly shaved off but not in any kind of margins that would allow Janani Ramachandran to catch up.

It looks like Janani R.’s defeat came at the hands of spending too much time and attention to Alameda (which she did very well in) and ignoring San Leandro and Oakland:

Even some of those light blue (shaded as a Janani R win) were small potatoes winning her literally 1 or 2 votes — total — in those San Leandro and East Oakland precincts.

Next up for Alameda will be to fill Mia Bonta’s vacated School Board seat which should be an interesting exercise as all School Board appointments have been in the past.


  1. Alameda Citizens Taskforce has that reverse Midas touch. Candidates they endorse turn into shit. Alameda might have done okay but Janani’s affiliation with ACT proved to be the biggest distraction for her campaign, as people noticed she was trading away her progressive creds to pick up conservative votes.

    Comment by Reality — September 1, 2021 @ 6:56 am

    • I wonder if ACT really wanted Mia and to sink a progressive. But nah, can’t give them the credit for being that smart!

      Comment by Rod — September 2, 2021 @ 7:37 am

  2. I wonder if Janani will decide to run for Alameda City Council?

    Comment by trow125 — September 1, 2021 @ 9:23 am

    • My understanding is Janani is an Oakland resident.

      Comment by Mike McMahon — September 1, 2021 @ 1:22 pm

      • It’s a joke. Janani worked with ACT and spent a great deal of time campaigning in Alameda.

        Comment by Reality — September 2, 2021 @ 7:06 am

      • I had no idea — she seemed to center her campaign on Alameda so I figured she lived here.

        Comment by trow125 — September 2, 2021 @ 3:37 pm

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