Election Party slideshow! And some fun political trivia

Election Party slideshow! And some fun political trivia

Michele Ellson

To view our photo slideshow, click the picture above. Photos by Jack Boeger and Donna Eyestone.

We had a great time at The Alamedan's Election Party on Tuesday night at Blue Danube, and we've got the pictures to prove it. A few dozen people stopped by for a glass of wine and the returns, including the mayor, some members of Alameda's City Council, school board and hospital board and a bevy of local candidates. The Alameda Sun's Dennis Evanosky even stopped by early to help us decorate (thanks Dennis!) while The Alamedan's team and Patch's Analisa Harangozo cranked out the night's news.

As part of the fun we held a predictions contest to see if anyone could guess who would emerge victorious from Tuesday's local contests, but no one's crystal ball was clear enough to select all the right candidates (even excepting for any shifts that could take place in the City Council race as the Alameda County Registrar of Voters counts tens of thousands of absentee and provisional ballots). We'll try again in 2014!

This was The Alamedan's first event and we're planning to do more in the future, so stay tuned for details and for your invitation to join us! In the meantime, we never got the chance to test partygoers' knowledge of local political history, so here are the trivia questions we planned to ask (answers here). Also, stay tuned for the latest returns, which we'll be posting daily in this space.

Alameda Political Trivia

1. What two men are considered Alameda’s “founding fathers”?

2. When was Alameda founded, how was our name selected and what does it mean?

3. What former U.S. Senator hailed from Alameda?

4. When did the city’s Measure A pass? When was it amended and how?

5. What form of government does Alameda have and how does that make us different from other cities?

6. How many years was Beverly Johnson on the City Council, including her years as mayor?

7. How many school parcel taxes have Alameda voters been asked to consider since 2000? How many passed? BONUS: Which two shared the same letter?

8. How many times were Alameda voters asked for bond money to construct a new library before one was approved?

9. Name one of the high schools where former state Senator Pro Tem Don Perata taught. BONUS: What subjects did he teach?

10. What former major newspaper publisher lived in Alameda as a child?