Election 2014

Election Day is Tuesday, and if you're looking for information on Alameda races, you've come to the right place. The Alamedan has assembled a comprehensive guide to local races, and you can check out all our information on our Election 2014 page.

Here's a table of contents:

Candidate questionnaires
Candidate videos
Candidate profiles: Mayor's race
City Council race
School board race
Alameda Health Care District Board race
BART and AC Transit board races
Alameda County schools superintendent race
Measure I school bond
City candidate forum: Story, video, tweet by tweet
School board forum: Story, tweet by tweet
Campaign finance stories: October 8, October 9, October 27
Campaign Column blog posts

Over the past several months, The Alamedan has put together a comprehensive body of information about your local candidates and ballot measures. But with Election Day looming in just a few days, we know your time is running short. So we’ve decided to offer the quick-and-dirty take on candidates for mayor, City Council and school board, and on Measure I, the local school bond.

Updated at 5:16 p.m. Thursday, October 30 in BOLD

With Election Day less than a week away – and formal campaign finance disclosure deadlines safely behind us – independent groups are unleashing tens of thousands of dollars to fund a mountain of last-minute mailers touting (or trashing) local candidates and ballot measures.

City Councilman Stewart Chen has taken the lead in Alameda’s campaign money race, newly released donor disclosure documents show.

As part of our mayoral candidate profile a few weeks ago, we wrote that the Alameda Education Association was backing incumbent Marie Gilmore for mayor.

Looking for information on California propositions and state candidates on the fall ballot? The folks at KQED News and The California Report have put together a handy (and embeddable) guide explaining the half-dozen state propositions on the ballot and offering the quick and dirty on candidates for eight statewide races, reproduced here with their permission.

Two experienced administrators are vying to take over an office that makes few headlines but provides critical services to the Alameda County public education system and local schools.

Members of the City of Alameda Democratic Club are fuming over a mailer the club’s leadership sent to local voters that they say appeared to extend the club’s imprimatur to candidates its members didn’t endorse, while others are upset that the club’s campaign office offers campaign materials from some of the same candidates. A few are so upset they said they’re quitting the club in protest.

A late campaign finance filing shows Councilman Stewart Chen has raised almost as much as the top city candidate for office this this fall.

Mayor Marie Gilmore has out-fundraised challenger Trish Spencer by a five-to-one margin, just-released campaign finance disclosures show, though City Council candidate Jim Oddie appears to have raised more money than any city candidate.

Here's what we know so far.