Election 2014

Candidates for four open Alameda Health Care District Board seats offer a range of policy and practical health care experience – and a universal desire to continue providing care right here on the Island.

I want to give back to my community by helping us build on our past support of local health care services while proactively engaging in a larger health care system making a significant transformation.

As a doctor of public health and throughout my health leadership career, I have an underlying driving force in my professional and volunteer work: I see health as much more than the absence of illness – I see it as community well-being.

As an incumbent, I feel it is important to continue the work that was started and still needs to be done.

I grew up here in Alameda and I consider it a privilege to give back to my community whenever possible.

We’re opening this week’s (slightly late) Campaign Column with some exciting news: We’re partnering with the Alameda Sun on a pair of candidate debates in September.

This fall, Alameda voters will be asked to consider paying higher property taxes to cover $179.5 million in bonds to upgrade the Island’s schools.

Alameda voters will decide on candidates for the school board after all, as a third candidate for two open board seats filed his paperwork to run on Wednesday.

Assemblyman Rob Bonta scores what could be considered a Democratic pol’s ultimate selfie, with former secretary of state and potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Now that (almost) all of your local candidates have declared, election season is in full swing. And we here at The Alamedan are ready to tell you what you need to know about all the local races to be an informed voter.