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Alameda City CouncilCandidate for City Council

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Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft

12,474 votes (21.89%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Achieving a viable budget that ensures Alameda's long-term financial stability; stimulating economic growth by creating jobs & housing opportunities, with an emphasis on affordable and workforce housing.
  • Addressing traffic congestion and improving our environment by expanding public transit options and bicycle infrastructure.
  • Maintaining the quality of life that makes Alameda a vibrant, livable city - good schools, safe neighborhoods, great recreational opportunities.



Profession:City Council Member/Arbitrator/Attorney
Member, Alameda City Council — Elected position (2012–current)
Member, City of Alameda Planning Board — Appointed position (2006–2012)
President, City of Alameda Planning Board — Appointed position (2009–2011)
Director, Alameda Hospital/Alameda Health Care District — Appointed position (2000–2006)
Member, City of Alameda Economic Development Commission — Appointed position (2005–2006)


Santa Clara University Law School J.D. (1982)
U.C. Davis B.S., human development (1975)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Alameda Magazine
  • East Bay Express
  • Bay Area News Group (Alameda Journal, East Bay Times - formerly the Oakland Tribune)

Organizations (10)

  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Alameda Police Officers Association
  • United Food & Commercial Workers Local 5
  • UA Local 342 Plumbers & Pipefitters
  • Teamsters Joint Council No. 7
  • Operating Engineers Local 3, District 20
  • Carpenters Local Union 713
  • Building & Construction Trades Council of Alameda County
  • Alameda Labor Counci
  • Alameda Firefighters Local 689

Elected Officials (42)

  • Former Chair City of Oakland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Jonathan Bair
  • East Bay Regional Parks District Board Member Doug Siden
  • EBMUD Director Doug Linney
  • BART Director Rebecca Saltzman
  • BART Director Robert Raburn
  • AC Transit Board Vice President Elsa Ortiz
  • AC Transit Board President Chris Peeples
  • Deputy Mayor, City of San Mateo David Lim
  • San Leandro City Council Member Jim Prola
  • San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter
  • Oakland City Council Member Dan Kalb
  • Oakland City Council Member and Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney
  • Board Chair Girls Inc of the Island City, Member and Past President City of Alameda Library Commission Catherine Atkin
  • Former Alameda Economic Development Commissioner Michael Schmitz
  • Former Alameda Commission on Disability Issues Member Leslie Krongold
  • Former Alameda Commission on Disability Issues Chair Audrey Lord-Hausman
  • Alameda Transportation Commission Member Christopher Miley
  • Former Alameda Social Services Human Relations Board Vice President Henry Villareal
  • Alameda Social Services Human Relations Board Member Mark Sorensen-Squire
  • Alameda Housing Authority Board of Directors Chair Art Kurrasch
  • Alameda Civil Service Board Member Troy Hosmer
  • Former AUSD Board Member Margie Sherratt
  • Former AUSD Board Member Ron Mooney
  • Former AUSD Board Member Bill Garvine
  • AUSD Board Member Gray Harris
  • AUSD Board President Solana Henneberry
  • Former Alameda Planning Board Member Rebecca Kohlstrand
  • Former Alameda Planning Board Member Mike Henneberry
  • Former Alameda Planning Board Member Anne Cook
  • Former Alameda Planning Board Member Dania R. Alvarez
  • Alameda Planning Board Member David Mitchell
  • Alameda Planning Board Member David Burton
  • Alameda Planning Board President John Knox White
  • Former Alameda Mayor Bill Withrow
  • Former Alameda Mayor Beverly Johnson
  • Alameda City Council Member Jim Oddie
  • Former Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker
  • Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle
  • Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan
  • Former State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner
  • State Assemblymember Rob Bonta

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