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City of EmeryvilleCandidate for City Council

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Christian Patz

Education Administrator
1,723 votes (16.9%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Accountability is central to good governance. This includes listening to the community and sound fiscal judgement.
  • Liveability- a commitment to community amenities, education, transportation, housing and the economy, as these are the basis of a livable Emeryville.
  • Sustainability- putting systems in place that allow for the community to endure and thrive overtime.



Profession:Director of Special Education
Director of Special Education, Oakland School of the Arts (2016–current)
Trustee, Emery School Board — Elected position (2014–current)


CSU Sacramento Doctor of Education, Education Leadership and Policy Studies (2011)


My family has lived in Emeryville since 2003. I currently serve as an Emery School Board Trustee. I work as an Administrator for Special Education and just started at the Oakland School for the Arts. I received my doctorate in Leadership and Policy Studies from CSU Sacramento. My career and education has taught me how large bureaucracies work. I am comfortable with large budgets, staffing, listening to the community, open meeting procedures, and the other complexities that come with being in city government.


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Council Member Jac Asher
  • Vice Mayor Scott Donahue
  • Mayor Dianne Martinez

Organizations (2)

  • Residents United for a Liveable Emeryville
  • Alameda County Labor Council (AFL/CIO)

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy


I have a track record of voting for a livable Emeryville and speaking out for living wages and affordable housing. I am committed to sustainable growth for our community; be it through encouraging green commuting, working for housing for all income levels and family sizes, and ensuring public green spaces. I have demanded accountability from the entire team at Emery Unified School District. I expect results and not excuses from contractors, developers, and district administration. I

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