questionnaires

Name
Hello everyone, my name is Joana Weber and I am running for City Council in the City of Alameda California.

Name
Stewart Chen

Occupation
City of Alameda Health Care District Board Director

Relevant experience
Seven years on the City of Alameda Social Service Human Relations board, three years on the Alameda County Human Relations Commission, and two years on the Alameda Health Care District Board.

Name
Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft

Occupation
Attorney/Arbitrator

Relevant experience
16 years of community involvement, including 6 years as a Planning Board Member, with 2 years as President, serving on the Economic Development Commission and Alameda Hospital Board of Directors, chairing the campaign to save Alameda Hospital, co-chairing the campaign to build the New Main Library and renovate our branch libraries, and volunteering in our schools.

Name
Jane Sullwold

Occupation
Lawyer (semi-retired)

Relevant experience
Alameda Golf Commissioner, 2005-present (chair, 2007-present)

If elected, what would be your top three priorities?
I could say that I favored making Alameda a “vibrant” community with a ”sustainable” future, and who would disagree? I prefer to be a little more specific. These are my top three priorities:

Name
Jeff Cambra

Occupation
Special Events Producer/ Attorney

Relevant experience
I have been self-employed for 30 years in a variety of businesses. I have a strong background in management and budgeting. I understand that the City must run like a business.

Assistant City Attorney. I have written laws, advised councils, and protected residents in this position.

I am involved with more than 15 different organizations or events in the city. I have a strong connection to the community.

Name
Tony Daysog

Occupation
Urban planner

Relevant experience
Alameda City Council (1996-2006)
CalTrans District 4 Pedestrian Safety Committee (2009-2010)
Alameda Fiscal Sustainability Committee (2008-2009)
Alameda Economic Development Commission (1995-1996)
Education: Master's degree in City Planning from UC Berkeley / BA - US history, UC Berkeley

If elected, what would be your top three priorities?

Priority 1: implement best pension-reform plans now to preclude fiscal crises faced by other cities in California

Name
Gerard Valbuena Dumuk

Occupation
Wildland Firefighter

Relevant experience
Everyone has a certain set of life experiences and skill sets that they can bring to the table. What makes me a great candidate is that I'm an ordinary guy, doing an extraordinary job.

Name
Jon Murphy

Occupation
Instructor at Merritt Community College Oakland

Relevant experience
Teacher for 15 years and Doctor of Educational Leadership

If elected, what would be your top three priorities?
Budget and Spending Accountability with real transparency
Push to Resume Negotiations for Contract between AUSD and AEA
Fight to increase teachers’ salaries equitable to other CA School Districts

Name
Tom Lynch

Occupation
Parent, Businessman, PTA Council President

Name
Barbara Kahn

Occupation
Retired social worker

Relevant experience
Director of youth activities at local social service agency

40 years of school board watching classroom volunteering and working for children’s issues

I served on the Measure A oversight committee, worked on numerous parcel tax campaigns and over my 40 years of involvement with the district I served on committees including interviews for selection of administrators; curriculum advisory; master planning